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.
Alyssa and John get a visit in Florida and share their plans about expanding their family; Jackson, Warden and Isaiah work on a fort.
Lawson travels to Nashville to make exciting new plans for his music career; Nathan shares some unexpected news.
The Bates family performs at the annual Volunteer Fire Department Chili Fundraiser.
Taking a look back and highlighting the funniest and wackiest things the Bates kids have said and done.
Allie Jane and Carlin share a big birthday bash back in Florida; Kelly Jo and Gil meet Tori's boyfriend's family.
The Bates kids are in charge while Kelly Jo and Gil take a much needed vacation; a movie night at Zach and Whitney's house.
Trace and Carlin get their high school diplomas; Kelly Jo falls ill while planning the graduation party.
The 20th Bates contest winner embarks on a day-in-the-life of a Bates from doing chores to riding horses.
Grandbaby Carson is turning one with a celebration; Erin hosts the party while Kelly Jo arrives with the party's entertainment.
The family heads to an all you can eat buffet; Lawson works on his new album with inspiration from Emily Ann Roberts.
The Bates reflect back on the monster truck ride through the swamp on a Florida adventure.
Jackson is turning 14 and helps on a tree job; Erin and Chad record a new lullaby CD; the guys play paintball to celebrate Jackson's birthday.
The Bates boys go to basketball camp; a competition between the brothers; Chad and Erin look for a new puppy.
The family gets ready for Kaci Lynn's arrival; Whitney gets an ultrasound and finds out the baby is breach.
Jackson's paintball party and a visit from Meemaw.
The family goes on a messy adventure mudding on four wheelers; the weather takes an unexpected turn; Michaella and Brandon come into town to meet the Bates' newest member, Kaci Lynn.
Lawson shines up his boots for a gig in Nashville; Jackson, Warden and Isaiah camp out in their favorite spot; Lawson takes the stage at a venue in Nashville.
Erin and Chad are days away from meeting their little girl; Erin heads to Nashville to finish her lullaby album; Erin and Chad get a puppy.
More birthday fun with Jeb and Trace.
Get more from the Bates as they attend an event at the fire station that saved Addallee's life when she was a baby.
Join the Bates family as they re-live some hilarious and touching moments from their Thanksgiving at Papa Bill and Mamma June's house.