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Bringing Up Bates

Specials 2015 - 2018

  • 2015-12-31T21:00:00-05:00 on UP TV
  • 30 mins
  • 8 hours, 46 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Family

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.

17 episodes

Special 1 Best Bates Moments

  • 2015-12-31T21:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

The family sits down to share their favorite moments and 20th Bates winner is revealed! The family announces that someone is expecting

Special 2 Mother's Day

  • 2016-05-05T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

A look back at all of the motherly moments for Mother's Day with 19 kids and new perspectives from the family.

Special 3 From the Couch: Back Seat Bates

  • 2016-05-12T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The kids relive some of their favorite memories with Back Seat Bates

Special 4 From the Couch: Organized Chaos

  • 2016-05-19T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The family sits down to relive some of their favorite moments with Organized Chaos

Special 5 Summer Fun

  • 2016-05-26T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

Memorable summertime events are recalled by the Bates. Included: an adventure at Dollywood; outdoor summer games; and trips to the lake.

Special 6 From the Couch: The Bates Go To Florida

  • 2016-09-08T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The Bates reflect back on the monster truck ride through the swamp on a Florida adventure.

Special 7 From the Couch: Thanksgiving

  • 2016-10-17T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The Bates family re-live some hilarious and touching moments from their Thanksgiving at Papa Bill and Mama Jane's house.

Special 9 Bates Birthing Babies Bonanza

  • 2017-09-04T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The emotional journey surrounding the births of the six Bates grandchildren.

Special 11 The Bate's New Year's Resolutions

  • 2017-12-28T21:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Kelly Jo and the children travel to Chicago to help newlyweds Michaella and Brandon get settled in their new apartment and to see the sites in the Windy City; Zach graduates from the police academy.

Special 12 Bates Sports Special

  • 2018-02-15T21:00:00-05:00 — 46 mins

A compilation of the best Bates sports moments, as they hit, shoot, tackle, score, wipe-out, and take the prize.

Special 13 Fan Favorite Clips

  • 2018-02-22T21:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

A countdown of the top 25 most viewed clips.

Special 14 The Bates Get Candid

  • 2018-05-03T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The Bates family members talk about their experiences shooting the TV series, ``Bringing Up Bates;'' they reflect on the past seven seasons, share funny stories and talk about how their lives have been impacted by being on television.

Special 15 Mother's Day Special - UPdated!

  • 2018-05-10T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The family members recall the most motherly moments from the series and celebrate Kelly Jo, Whitney, Erin, and Alyssa; enhanced.

Special 16 The Bates Royal Wedding Celebration!

  • 2018-05-17T21:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

With five weddings under their belt, the Bates family knows weddings; a celebration of all the great moments from past weddings, including never-before-seen footage of proposals, rings, dresses, and vows.

Special 17 New Year, New Bates

  • 2018-12-27T21:00:00-05:00 — 30 mins

Highlights from Season 7, including courtships, marriage proposals, baby announcements, new jobs, new homes, and new adventures.