Bringing Up Bates
Kids & Family
A family reality-TV program featuring Gil and Kelly Jo Bates as they raise their 19 children with love, humor, and faith no matter the situation.
S01:E01 - Meet the Bates
The girls throw a huge baby shower to celebrate.
S01:E02 - Courtship & Marriage
Erin invites her siblings over for a sleep over; Zach and Whitney get real about becoming parents.
S01:E03 - Bates Go Wild
The Bates clan packs up and heads to the great outdoors.
S01:E04 - Training Up Bates
The younger kids get a lesson; Gil and Kelly's method for discipline.
S01:E05 - Nashville Son
Lawson Bates meets with a record label executive and a vocal coach; planting a fall garden.
S01:E06 - Organized Chaos
The Bates seasonal clothing switchover; bluegrass music festival.
S01:E07 - Welcome Grandbaby Bates
The family helps get the nursery ready for the baby; Erin's surprising news.
S01:E08 - The Purity Ring
Carlin gets a night out with her parents; Zach and Whitney as parents.
S01:E09 - Michaella and Brandon
Brandon comes for an extended stay with Michaella.
S01:E10 - A Big Bates Thanksgiving
A super-sized family dinner at Gil's parents' farm.
S01:E11 - The Bates Go to Florida
The family hits the road to visit Alyssa and John in Florida.
S01:E12 - All About the Bates
The Bates answer viewer questions; hilarious never-before-seen footage.
S01:E13 - A Birthday to Remember
Kelly Jo whisks Gil away for a romantic overnight stay, while the children plan his birthday party.