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Bringing Up Bates

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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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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Meet the Bates (Part 2)

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Jan 1, 2015
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Meet the Bates (Part 2) Jan 1, 2015 Part 2 - Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 kids, are buzzing about the latest addition to their family; the first Bates grandchild!

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Season 01, Episode 01 Meet the Bates

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Jan 1, 2015
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Meet the Bates Jan 1, 2015 The Bates' first grandchild causes much excitement for everyone and prompts the girls to plan a baby shower in the series premiere of this reality show spotlighting a family with 19 children living in rural Tennessee.

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Season 01, Episode 01 Meet the Bates (Part 1)

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Jan 1, 2015
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Meet the Bates (Part 1) Jan 1, 2015 Part 1 - Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 kids, are buzzing about the latest addition to their family; the first Bates grandchild!

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Season 01, Episode 02 Courtship & Marriage

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Jan 8, 2015
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Courtship & Marriage Jan 8, 2015 Erin has sleepover with her siblings so that she doesn't feel so lonely in her house where just she and her husband live; Zach and Whitney prepare for parenthood; and Michaella and her chaperone surprise her boyfriend with a visit to Texas.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Bates Go Wild

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Jan 15, 2015
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Bates Go Wild Jan 15, 2015 The whole Bates clan packs up and heads to the great outdoors! If you think packing for your family is hard... try packing for 21!

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Season 01, Episode 04 Training up Bates

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Jan 22, 2015
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Training up Bates Jan 22, 2015 Disciplining kids is never easy, but by now, Gil and Kelly have it down to a science with a method they call “Train Up.” Plus Chad and Erin head to the doctors where they are expecting a baby.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Nashville Son

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Jan 29, 2015
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Nashville Son Jan 29, 2015 Gil, Kelly and the younger kids plant a fall garden. With so many opinions to juggle, deciding on its location, let alone what to plant, is difficult. Meanwhile, budding gospel country singer and songwriter Lawson heads to Nashville to effort his dream of a music career. With one published CD under his belt, he lands a meeting with a record label executive and gets a coveted session with a well-known vocal coach. Back at the Bates house, the garden finally gets planted with Chad’s help and the family eagerly awaits news from Lawson in Nashville.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 All Together Again (Part 1)

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Jun 4, 2015
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All Together Again (Part 1) Jun 4, 2015 Part 1 - In the season 2 premiere, the family celebrates their special tradition, "I Love You Day," with surprise gifts (and surprise guests) for the whole family.

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Season 02, Episode 01 All Together Again

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Jun 4, 2015
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All Together Again Jun 4, 2015 In the season 2 premiere, the family celebrates their special tradition, ‘I Love You Day,’ with surprise gifts (and surprise guests) for the whole family. Gil and Kelly Jo host a special ‘game night’ just for the couples and everyone joins together to prepare for Alyssa’s baby shower!

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Season 02, Episode 01 All Together Again

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Jun 4, 2015
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All Together Again Jun 4, 2015 In the season 2 premiere, the family celebrates their special tradition, 'I Love You Day,' with surprise gifts (and surprise guests) for the whole family. Gil and Kelly Jo host a special 'game night' just for the couples and everyone joins together to prepare for Alyssa's baby shower!

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Season 02, Episode 02 Future in Laws?

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Jun 11, 2015
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Future in Laws? Jun 11, 2015 Gil, Kelly Jo and Michael head to Chicago to see Brandon’s parents. Brandon corners Gil for a ‘heart to heart’ talk in the most unlikely of places! Meanwhile, back in Tennessee, Erin and the kids rush to redecorate their parent’s bedroom before Gil and Kelly Jo get back.

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Season 02, Episode 03 High Risks, High Hopes

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Jun 18, 2015
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High Risks, High Hopes Jun 18, 2015 Erin and Chad meet with Dr. Vick to discuss the risk of having a stillbirth and the precautions they must take for the rest of her pregnancy. Later, the couple invites Zach, Whitney and baby Bradley over for dinner while the older boys square off against the younger ones in a giant Airsoft battle!

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S02 E04

Jun 25, 2015
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Movin' in with Meema Jun 25, 2015 Gil and Kelly Jo take Trace and Josie to the orthodontist to get braces, and Gil reveals how he can afford orthodontia for so many kids. Later, Kelly Jo’s mother Meema announces that she wants to live closer to the kids. So Kelly Jo takes her house hunting, but the task proves tougher than anyone could have imagined.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Blessings... and New Beginnings?

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Jul 2, 2015
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Blessings... and New Beginnings? Jul 2, 2015 With Erin and Chad’s due date looming, the whole family gathers for their baby shower. Erin’s friend Kelsey comes for the occasion and helps put together a sentimental surprise that leaves Erin speechless. Nathan and Lawson’s friends from New York, Ashley and Anastasia, also visit and the kids have fun showing these city folk a real country adventure!

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