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.Led by devoted father Gil (49) and his loving wife Kelly Jo (47), the Bates do everything in bulk while staying true to their values and rules for the family -- which means everyone has chores, little to no TV, only dresses for girls (though pajamas are worn in private), strictly side-hugs until marriage (except for front hugs on special occasions), and more. With a grand total of 19 children ranging in age from two to 25, they are the definition of a "big, happy family." But lately -- as viewers will see -- their simple rural lifestyle in Tennessee is in a flurry of transitions, see it all on Bringing Up Bates. Add to my shows

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From the Couch: Thanksgiving 04x25
18.11.2016
 
Supersized: Extra Chili 04x24
11.11.2016
In this all new Supersized episode, get more from the Bates as they attend an event at the fire station that saved Addallee's life when she was a baby.
 
Supersized: Extra Birthday Bash 04x23
04.11.2016
In this all new SUPERSIZED episode, get more birthday fun with Jeb and Trace!
 
And Baby Makes Five? 04x22
28.10.2016
 
Nashville Nights & Country Campouts 04x21
21.10.2016
 
Muddy Buddies 04x20
14.10.2016
It's time to get dirty! The family goes on a messy adventure when they pack up and go mudding on fourwheelers. Can the family's resident daredevil, Nathan, take it easy, or will he end up with his head in the mud? But when the weather takes an unexpected turn the family is in danger of losing their muddy good time. And later, Michaella and Brandon come into town to meet the Bates' newest member, Kaci Lynn!
 
And Baby Makes Five? 04x19
28.10.2016
 
Muddy Buddies 04x18
14.10.2016
It's time to get dirty! The family goes on a messy adventure when they pack up and go mudding on fourwheelers. Can the family's resident daredevil, Nathan, take it easy, or will he end up with his head in the mud? But when the weather takes an unexpected turn the family is in danger of losing their muddy good time. And later, Michaella and Brandon come into town to meet the Bates' newest member, Kaci Lynn!
 
Meet Kaci Lynn Bates! 04x17
30.09.2016
 
Three Pointers and Puppies 04x16
23.09.2016
 
You Can't Spell Paintball Without Pain 04x15
16.09.2016
 
Bates Dish It Out 04x14
02.09.2016
 
Growing Paine 04x13
26.08.2016
 
The 20th Bates 04x12
19.08.2016
 
Bates Make the Grade 04x11
12.08.2016
 
Who's in Charge? 04x10
05.08.2016
 
Birthdays and Boyfriends 04x09
29.07.2016
 
Bates Say the Darndest Things 04x08
22.07.2016
 
The Great Bates Clean-Up 04x07
15.07.2016
 
The Big Chill 04x06
08.07.2016
 
Tough Decisions and Large Ambitions 04x05
01.07.2016
 
Sunshine State Bates 04x04
24.06.2016
 
A LOVEly Day 04x03
17.06.2016
 
Bates Boys Birthday Bash 04x02
10.06.2016
 
Big Family, Big Changes 04x01
03.06.2016
It's a season of change for the Bates family with new loves, new careers, and a new grandbaby on the way! But when Gil undergoes a serious medical procedure, it forces everyone to contemplate what the future holds for them all.

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