Bringing Up Bates

The Bates Family from 'Bringing Up Bates'

The Bates Family from ‘Bringing Up Bates’ | Christopher Martin/UP TV via Getty Images

Bringing Up Bates is an Up TV reality series featuring Gil and Kelly Jo Bates, their 19 children (which is why it’s stylized  “Br1n9ing Up Bates“), and their grandchildren.

The Bates family got their start in reality TV when they appeared on 19 Kids and Counting alongside their friends, the Duggars. After that, they starred in a 2012 TV series called United Bates of America on TLC. Bringing Up Bates premiered on UP TV in January 2015.


  • Genres: Reality-TV
  • Premiere Date: Jan. 1, 2015
  • Cast: Gil, Kelly Jo, Zachary, Michaela, Erin, Lawson, Nathan, Alyssa, Tori, Trace, Carlin, Josie, Katie, Jackson, Warden, Isaiah, Addallee, Ellie, Callie, Judson, and Jeb Bates
  • Where to Watch: Up TV

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