‘Bringing Up Bates’ Season 10: When Does the Bates Family Return to TV?

The Bates family is back and bigger than ever. A new season of Bringing Up Bates premieres Thursday, April 8 on UPtv. The 10th season of the extra-large family’s reality TV show features pregnancy announcements, gender reveals, and even possible engagement news. Here’s what we know so far. 

‘Bringing Up Bates’ Season 10 premieres April 8 

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Bringing Up Bates Season 10 premieres Thursday, April 8 at 9 p.m. ET on UPtv. The new season continues to follow Gil and Kelly Jo Bates and their 19 kids. (Yes, they know the Duggar family.)

Gil and Kelly’s married children are continuing to grow their families, and viewers will get to see plenty of pregnancy and gender reveal announcements this season. Alyssa Bates and husband John Website welcomed baby No. 4 in February 2021. And even more babies are on the way.

Whitney Bates and husband Zach Bates are currently pregnant with their fourth child. Josie Bates is expecting her second baby with husband Kelton Balka. Finally, Tori Bates is pregnant with her third child with husband Bobby Smith. All three babies are due in June 2021. 

In addition to baby news, romance is brewing for one of the Bates daughters. Katie Bates and her boyfriend Travis Clark, who announced their courtship in March 2020, aren’t letting a global pandemic stand in the way of their love. Could the pair be ready to take the next big step in their relationship?

Is another Bates boy headed down the aisle?

Couple sitting on hammock in episode of Bringing Up Bates
Bringing Up Bates | UPtv

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Katie isn’t the only member of the Bates family whose love life is heating up. One of the Bates boys might also be headed down the aisle. 

Nathan Bates is courting a woman named Esther, but introducing her to the family is a little intimidating, he admits. 

“Going public with my family is kind of like going public with the world,” he says in a teaser for the upcoming season. 

Meanwhile, Nathan’s older brother Lawson Bates has gone public with his relationship with Tiffany Espensen. She’s an actor who appeared as Cindy Moon in Spider-Man Homecoming and Avengers: Infiniy War, and as Belinda in the Disney XD series Kirby Buckets. 

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Bringing Up Bates is a beloved series on our air and continues to perform strongly,” Hector Campos, vice president, content strategy and programming at UPtv, said in a statement. “With a family as big as the Bates, the relatable, big life moments are never-ending. We’re thrilled to bring our viewers another season to follow along with one of their favorite families as the Bates enter into new relationships, announce new pregnancies and grow businesses, all while also navigating life during a pandemic.”

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