Twenty-seven years ago Gil and Kelly Jo Bates tied the knot with no plans to have kids. Fast forward 19 kids later and this tight-knit family, seemingly too good to be true, has a tremendous bond but are far from perfect. As you will see, when you have a house full of 19 children, from ages two to 25, daily chaos is multiplied exponentially, but so are the joyful and poignant moments that life can bring.

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Premiere Date: Jan/1/2015

Genre: Family

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Bringing Up Bates season 10 episode 12

Season 10, Episode 12: Never Before Seen On Tv! - Summertime Special

It's always a summer of fun with the Bates! Savor the season with a ton of never before seen on TV moments along with some summertime classics as the Bates enjoy everything from whitewater rafting, camping, shuffleboard, cookouts and more!...

Air Date: Jun 17, 2021

Bringing Up Bates season 10 episode 13

Season 10, Episode 13: Due Dates An Engagement Getaway!

With Whitney and Josie's due dates quickly approaching, the expecting moms meet up to dish about motherhood and work on a craft project for their nurseries. While preparing for a flight lesson, Nathan confides in Lawson that he's hoping to ...

Air Date: Jun 24, 2021

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