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Bringing Up Bates, tagged "The Other Duggar Family," is a new reality television show chronicling an East Tennessee family of 19 children ranging in ages from 2-25. The Bates children are nine boys and ten girls. Parents Gil and Kelly Jo Bates open up their home and private moments. Follow the family as they celebrate marriages and births as they welcome the first grandbabies. Experience the love they have for one another as they face tragedies and heartache, dealing with accidents and miscarriage.

Gil and Kelly Jo, as well as the children, speak openly about their faith in God. Bringing Up Bates is in their second season.

Thursdays 9:00 PM et/pt on UP
7 Seasons, 133 Episodes
January 1, 2015
Family, Reality
Cast: Lawson Bates, Nathan Bates, Gil Bates, Kelly Jo Bates
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Bringing Up Bates Full Episode Guide

  • It has been love at first sight for Tori and Bobby, but ever since Bobby moved to TN, Tori has been eager for him to propose. While an engagement ring might be burning a hole in Bobby's pocket, he still needs to come up with the perfect proposal.

  • Erin reveals to her husband Chad some very unexpected news. Whitney balances motherhood, with her new career as a Realtor. Later, Erin bakes a cake with her younger sisters and lets them in on a secret!

  • A total eclipse is coming. Before the event, Brandon gives the kids an interactive science lesson, demonstrating how the moon blocks the sun during an eclipse.

  • Bobby finally moves to Rocky Top so he can be closer to Tori. Before he lands in Tennessee, he stops by a Florida jewelry store to pick up Tori's engagement ring. Meanwhile, Tori and some of her siblings try to ready the camper before Bobby arrives, but plumbing issues may dampen his move in date. Later, Bobby's parents visit the Bates family home for the first time.

  • Michaella and Brandon moved out of their tiny one bedroom apartment into a new rental house. Kelly Jo and Erin pay the young couple a visit and lend a hand with decorating their new space.

  • Evan has the green light to officially court Carlin, he puts his courtship proposal plan in motion; Bobby makes a stop at a jewelry store in Florida; Josie celebrates a milestone birthday.

  • In this all new special, join the Bates in celebrating a Happy New Year as they take a look back at the incredible moments of the past year as well as set their resolutions for the exciting year to come!

  • In this special FAN EDITION episode, we'll feature viewer tweets and social content. Join the conversation and see YOUR comments on air!

  • A look at Tori and Bobby's romance. Included: the beginning of their relationship; their courtship; and their romantic proposal.

  • A special episode.

  • In the Season 6 finale, the Bates go white-water rafting while on vacation. Later, Gil is in for a big surprise when Bobby pulls him aside and asks him for permission to propose to Tori.

  • The family go on vacation in West Virginia, but Tori's down in the dumps; Evan and Carlin has a big talk with Gil and Kelly Jo; Kelly Jo attempts to overcome her fear of heights.

  • Erin explores new terrain when she heads to Chicago to see Michaela; the kids compete to make the best homemade ice-cream flavor; Michaela confides in Erin about her challenges with getting pregnant.

  • Zach organizes a camping trip in hopes of having some bonding moments with his brothers; Zach gets an unexpected call; Kelly Jo, Erin and Whitney gather up the younger kiddos for a swimming lesson.

  • Now that Nathan is a certified flight instructor, he's moved back to Rocky Top, TN to teach flight lessons; Kacie Lynn is turning the big One; a power outage leads to an impromptu slumber party and game night.

  • Bobby's big graduation party; a few rounds of disc golf; Bobby and Tori discuss their future together; Josie gets the chance to spend some time with Kelton.

  • Now that Lawson's wrapped up recording his country album, he's taking the next step with his career and making a music video, co-starring actress Sadie Robertson. But can he turn his song about heartbreak into a high quality music video? Meanwhile, Kelly Jo thinks it's time the middle boys receive a manners lesson so they can become gentlemen. After giving them a few pointers, like making sure to always say please and thank you, the boys take their mom out for a special lunch and put their manners skills to the test!

  • With 19 kids you never know what's going to happen! And as we've seen, the Bates kids are chock-full of hilarious sayings and entertaining moments. Here's a look back at some of the funniest and wackiest things the Bates kids have said and done, updated with even more fun clips and mishaps!

  • A car-washing fund-raiser is held by the Bates in order to raise money for firefighters, and Zach instructs the kids on how to properly wash a car; Chad and Erin begin their search for a fixer-upper.

  • Erin and Chad have expanded their family with twin pygmy goats, but having extra kids means more household chores; Gil and the younger kids stop by to help paint the goats' new shed; Gil and the kids reconfigure a safer design for the zip line.

  • On this special “Newlywed” Episode of “Bringing Up Bates,” we’ll see how well the younger Bates couples know their partners! Can they guess their spouse’s favorite meal? How about their dream vacation destination? Let’s hope they’ve been paying attention to each other over the years, otherwise things could get awkward!

  • Kelly Jo cashes in on her ‘I Love you Day’ gift from Gil and wants him to clean up the shed. Can Gil complete the project in a timely fashion and without any complaints?

  • Erin, Tori, Carlin, Whitney, Josie and Katie join together for a self defense class and engage in a little friendly competition; Gil gathers the kiddos for a "Car 101'' lesson; double date night for the married couples.

  • Bobby and Tori are making plans for the future; Bobby is hoping to move from Florida to Tennessee to be closer to Tori; Bobby interviews for jobs and looks for a place to live; Kelly Jo takes the boys to a martial arts class.

  • Carlin and Katie hit the road to spend time with Evan and his family; Evan and the girls have fun at an indoor skating park; Carlin and Evan work on a special song for Evan's family; Jackson gets his learner's permit.

  • It's Wedding time - but who is walking down the aisle? Love is blooming for the Bates, with Carlin finding a 'special friend' in Evan and Tori and Bobby deepening their bond. And even the married couples have big news, especially Erin and Chad. Will their family be growing by two?

  • We relive the births of Whitney, Erin, and Alyssa's children and their emotional journeys.

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