The family sits down to share their favorite moments and 20th Bates winner is revealed! The family announces that someone is expecting
A look back at all of the motherly moments for Mother's Day with 19 kids and new perspectives from the family.
The kids relive some of their favorite memories with Back Seat Bates
The family sits down to relive some of their favorite moments with Organized Chaos
Memorable summertime events are recalled by the Bates. Included: an adventure at Dollywood; outdoor summer games; and trips to the lake.
The Bates reflect back on the monster truck ride through the swamp on a Florida adventure.
The Bates family re-live some hilarious and touching moments from their Thanksgiving at Papa Bill and Mama Jane's house.
The emotional journey surrounding the births of the six Bates grandchildren.
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.
A compilation of the best Bates sports moments, as they hit, shoot, tackle, score, wipe-out, and take the prize.
A countdown of the top 25 most viewed clips.
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.
The family members recall the most motherly moments from the series and celebrate Kelly Jo, Whitney, Erin, and Alyssa; enhanced.
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.
Highlights from Season 7, including courtships, marriage proposals, baby announcements, new jobs, new homes, and new adventures.
The Bates' first grandchild causes much excitement for everyone and prompts the girls to plan a baby shower in the series premiere of this reality show spotlighting a family with 19 children living in rural Tennessee.
Erin has sleepover with her siblings so that she doesn't feel so lonely in her house where just she and her husband live; Zach and Whitney prepare for parenthood; and Michaella and her chaperone surprise her boyfriend with a visit to Texas.
The whole Bates clan packs up and heads to the great outdoors! If you think packing for your family is hard... try packing for 21!
Disciplining kids is never easy, but by now, Gil and Kelly have it down to a science with a method they call “Train Up.” Plus Chad and Erin head to the doctors where they are expecting a baby.
Gil, Kelly and the younger kids plant a fall garden. With so many opinions to juggle, deciding on its location, let alone what to plant, is difficult. Meanwhile, budding gospel country singer and songwriter Lawson heads to Nashville to effort his dream of a music career. With one published CD under his belt, he lands a meeting with a record label executive and gets a coveted session with a well-known vocal coach. Back at the Bates house, the garden finally gets planted with Chad’s help and the family eagerly awaits news from Lawson in Nashville.
How does a family of 21 find enough clothes to last through the winter? Get ready for the Bates seasonal clothing switchover, where nothing goes to waste! In the midst of the chaos, the family is asked to sing at a bluegrass music festival... but can they all learn their parts in time?
Zach and Whitney's baby is due in less than 2 weeks, but the nursery is nowhere near ready! Lucky for them, there are plenty of Bates to lend a hand. As Whitney's due-date nears (and passes!) the whole family gets anxious to meet the newest addition to the ever-growing clan. Later, Erin shares surprising news with her parents.
Carlin gets a night out alone with her parents and they have a special surprise for her. Later, the Bates family visits Zach and Whitney as they adjust to being first-time parents. Then, Lawson sings the National Anthem in front of 15,000 people.
Brandon comes for an extended stay. Could his visit could mean bigger things for Michaella and him?
Get ready to give thanks... Bates style! The whole family heads to Gil's parents' farm for a super-sized family dinner. The family joins hands to say what they're thankful for. Someone reveals a surprise.
The family heads to Florida to visit John and Alyssa.
Find out everything you want to know (and then some!) about the Bates as they answer viewer questions and show some hilarious never-before-seen footage.
Gil is turning 50 and the kids want to surprise him with a huge party! Kelly Jo whisks Gil away for a romantic overnight stay while the kids get to work planning the festivities. When the big surprise is revealed, a teary-eyed Gil basks in the warm glow of being surrounded by so many family and friends.
In the season 2 premiere, the family celebrates their special tradition, ‘I Love You Day,’ with surprise gifts (and surprise guests) for the whole family. Gil and Kelly Jo host a special ‘game night’ just for the couples and everyone joins together to prepare for Alyssa’s baby shower!
Gil, Kelly Jo and Michael head to Chicago to see Brandon’s parents. Brandon corners Gil for a ‘heart to heart’ talk in the most unlikely of places! Meanwhile, back in Tennessee, Erin and the kids rush to redecorate their parent’s bedroom before Gil and Kelly Jo get back.
Erin and Chad meet with Dr. Vick to discuss the risk of having a stillbirth and the precautions they must take for the rest of her pregnancy. Later, the couple invites Zach, Whitney and baby Bradley over for dinner while the older boys square off against the younger ones in a giant Airsoft battle!
Gil and Kelly Jo take Trace and Josie to the orthodontist to get braces, and Gil reveals how he can afford orthodontia for so many kids. Later, Kelly Jo’s mother Meema announces that she wants to live closer to the kids. So Kelly Jo takes her house hunting, but the task proves tougher than anyone could have imagined.
With Erin and Chad’s due date looming, the whole family gathers for their baby shower. Erin’s friend Kelsey comes for the occasion and helps put together a sentimental surprise that leaves Erin speechless. Nathan and Lawson’s friends from New York, Ashley and Anastasia, also visit and the kids have fun showing these city folk a real country adventure!
The Bates celebrate two joyous occasions in a special episode! First, Gil and Kelly Jo fly to Florida to see Alyssa and John and welcome their new granddaughter, Allie Jane, to the world. Then, a few days later, they’re off to Washington, DC, where Brandon plans to propose to Michael using an elaborate scavenger hunt that will have her trekking all over the city!
Erin has been experiencing early contractions, so she and Chad rush to their doctor, to find out what’s wrong. Meanwhile, Michael and Brandon discover how stressful it can be to plan a wedding long distance via video chat.
The family takes us inside the rewards and challenges of homeschooling so many kids, each with a different learning style. Kelly talks candidly about her daughter Addee’s hearing disability and we get a glimpse into the special relationship between Addee and her sister Ellie. Then Gil leads the boys through a hard-core PE class!
Michael and Brandon meet with a wedding planner to go over all the details of their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Chad comes up with a clever plan to make some extra money before the baby arrives.
Erin and Chad have their final appointment with Dr. Vick and anxiously await the arrival of their baby. Since the delivery is a high-risk procedure, the family is on pins and needles, hoping and praying that all goes well.
It’s time for the annual family lake trip! The kids waste no time jumping into the lake, swimming, boating and skiing! But what starts out as a perfect day soon turns to disaster when thunder strikes and the family has to head for the hills!
Michael takes Kelly Jo and her sisters into town to look for a wedding dress. But after hours and hours of searching, she gives up. None of the dresses are right. The wedding is only 2 months away and Michael is starting to get nervous!
When you have 19 kids, it’s hard to spend one-on-one time with any of them. But it’s not impossible. Kelly makes a point to spend the day with Trace, while Gil and Josie take off for a father/daughter adventure. Afterward, the whole family gathers together as Addee and Ellie celebrate their birthdays with a joint swim party!
Lawson gets the opportunity of a lifetime – to perform at the world famous ‘Dollywood,’ in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. While he does his sound check on stage, the rest of the family enjoys the theme park and keeps an eye out for Dolly herself!
In this one hour special we meet the lucky winner of the ‘Be the 20th Bates’ contest and highlight their day with the Bates family! We’ll also be counting down the very best moments of the past year and get an exclusive look at the upcoming season.
The past year has been one of enormous change and growth for the Bates. In the Season 3 premiere, the Bates clan rallies together to help Michaella finally find the wedding dress of her dreams. Later the family braves a stormy outdoor wedding for Kelly Jo's sister, and celebrates Gil's dad, Papa Bill, with an awesome 4th of July birthday party!
With Michaella's wedding quickly approaching, Kelly Jo and Gil wager to see who can get in shape to look their best for the big day. While Kelly Jo enlists Tori to motivate her and help with workouts, Gil finds his coach, Lawson, uses a more hands off approach to whip him into shape.
With the big wedding just days away the family is busier than ever. Gil and Kelly take the kids to the park for some rollerblading and playground exploring. Erin hosts a laughter filled candle making party for Michaella and her bridesmaids. Nathan, Lawson, and Trace take Brandon on an outing to the skating rink, but an accident on the ice could put the wedding in jeopardy.
The wedding of Brandon and Michaella is just days away; a look back at Brandon and Michaella's relationship and courtship, from their first days together to the romantic proposal.
The day that Michaella has been waiting for is here! But after months of planning it’s a bittersweet moment for the Bates family, who realize she’ll soon be leaving home. There’s lots to do before 800 guests arrive to celebrate and see Michaella and Brandon say, ‘I do’ and finally share their first kiss.
Michaella and Brandon travel to Montana for a romantic honeymoon exploring the great outdoors; Gil treats his youngest daughters to a dinner date; Zach comes home from the police academy for a home cooked meal with Whitney and Josie.
Judson turns five and gets a brand new bike for his birthday; Erin heads to Nashville to record a Christmas album; Lawson, Nathan, and Trace get a visit from a couple of The Dixie Stampede trick riders and learn some tricks of their own.
Kelly Jo and the kids travel to Chicago to visit newlyweds Michaella and Brandon and help them get settled in their new apartment, and see the sites in the Windy City; Zach graduates from the police academy.
It’s chaos at the Bates’ home as the gang packs up and heads to Florida for some fun in the sun. The family hits the beach to play, build sandcastles, and snorkel for the first time. The boys try their luck fishing for dinner, but not everyone is so sure about the catch of the day ending up on their plate.
Inspired by Zach, the Bates decide to go through police training of their own with some help from the local Sheriff’s department. Later, Lawson has a singing gig at a local hospital. And Chad helps Erin design the CD cover for her latest Christmas album.
With the three eldest sisters out of the house, the remaining girls decide it’s time to redecorate their bedroom. And Zach and Whitney are doing a little redecorating of their own as they head out to shop for a new couch to spruce up their home. Later the girls test out a new recipe for dinner.
Time is flying and the Bates’ first grandbaby, Bradley, is turning one! Kelly Jo and the girls look for gifts, but their outing goes overboard and quickly turns into a shopping spree. Lawson puts his best face forward at a photoshoot for his new album. Later, the family gathers for Bradley’s birthday party and Whitney shares a big announcement.
Whitney and Zach have their first ultrasound; Gil and Kelly celebrate their wedding anniversary with a romantic dinner; Nathan calls a family meeting to share some exciting news.
A few of the Bates head to visit their friends, Ashley and Anastasia at the Big Apple; exploring Time Square and the Brooklyn Bridge.
When you have 19 Kids, Mother’s Day certainly takes on new meaning! This special highlights all the most motherly moments throughout the series from mom of 19 Kelly Jo, to the new moms Whitney, Erin and Alyssa! With new perspectives from the family, you’ll see why being a mom in the Bates family is such an important role!
The Bates are back to lend their colorful commentary to yet another memorable episode! Watch as they give real-time commentary and even let you in on what exactly was going through their minds when they visited the Police academy in Tennessee!
The Bates are back to lend their colorful commentary to yet another memorable episode!
Just in time to kick off the summer, we’re re-living all the best Bates moments from summer! From playing kick-ball to lake trips to riding coasters at Dollywood, we’ll see how the Bates family loves to have fun in the summertime!
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.
In the fifth-season opener, the Bates head to North Carolina to pick up Warden, Jackson and Isaiah from camp, and Tori's boyfriend gives the family a special tour of camp. Alyssa surprised the family with news that she was pregnant with Lexi Mae.
The Bates visit Florida so that Tori can spend time with Bobby, who has a big surprise for her.
From beach trips to lake trips to camp and water gun fights, the Bates family knows how to have fun in the good old Summertime; a look at the best Summer moments yet.
In the sixth-season opener, love is blooming for the Bates as Carlin finds a special friend in Evan and Tori and Bobby deepen their bond. Also, Erin and Chad have big news.
Carlin and Katie hit the road to spend time with Evan and his family; Evan and the girls have fun at an indoor skating park; Carlin and Evan work on a special song for Evan's family; Jackson gets his learner's permit.
Bobby and Tori make plans for the future, which includes Bobby moving to Tennessee after graduation; Kelly Jo takes Jud and Jeb to a martial-arts class in order to add structure to their roughhousing; Bobby and Tori have dinner with Gil and Kelly Jo.
A self-defense class ignites friendly competition among several of the Bates sisters; Gil gathers the kids for a Car 101 session.
Gil must clean the shed when Kelly Jo cashes in on her "I Love You Day" gift from him, but this project is no easy task; Nathan gets sidetracked; Carlin paints lines on the new basketball court; Trace plays a pickup game with a few college players.
The younger Bates couples see how well they know their respective partners.
Erin and Chad have expanded their family with twin pygmy goats, but having extra kids means more household chores; Gil and the younger kids stop by to help paint the goats' new shed; Gil and the kids reconfigure a safer design for the zip line.
The Bates family organizes a car-washing fundraiser to give back to the heroic volunteer firefighters who responded to their emergency situation; Zach gives a tutorial on the do's and don'ts of properly washing a car.
A look back at some of the funniest and wackiest things the Bates kids have said and done, updated with even more fun clips and mishaps.
Lawson takes the next step with his career and makes a music video, co-starring actress Sadie Robertson; Kelly Jo thinks it's time the middle boys receive a manners lesson so they can become gentlemen.
Bobby's big graduation party; a few rounds of disc golf; Bobby and Tori discuss their future together; Josie gets the chance to spend some time with Kelton.
Now that Nathan is a certified flight instructor, he's moved back to Rocky Top, TN to teach flight lessons; Kacie Lynn is turning the big One; a power outage leads to an impromptu slumber party and game night.
Zach organizes a camping trip in hopes of having some bonding moments with his brothers; Zach gets an unexpected call; Kelly Jo, Erin and Whitney gather up the younger kiddos for a swimming lesson.
Kelly Jo, Erin, Carson and Tori head to Chicago to visit Michaela and Brandon and take in a few sights; Carlin, Josie and Katie are on babysitting duty while mom's away.
The family is headed to an adventure resort on the rim of West Virginia's New River Gorge; Tori's down in the dumps because Bobby won't be joining her on this trip; Carlin is extra excited to have her boyfriend Evan along for the ride.
The Bates family continues their thrill seeking vacation at Adventures on the Gorge, in West Virginia; a high level white water rafting course; Gil is in for a big surprise when Bobby pulls him aside.
A look back at Tori and Bobby's romance from the beginning of their relationship, through their courtship, all the way up to their romantic proposal.
Evan has the green light to officially court Carlin, he puts his courtship proposal plan in motion; Bobby makes a stop at a jewelry store in Florida; Josie celebrates a milestone birthday.
Michaella and Brandon move out of their one-bedroom apartment and into a new house; Kelly Jo and Erin pay the young couple a visit to lend a hand with decorating their new space; Chad offers is job to Bobby.
Bobby finally makes the big move to Rocky Top, Tenn., so he can be closer to Tori; before he touches down in Tennessee, he stops by a Florida jewelry store to pick up Tori's engagement ring.
In anticipation of the total solar eclipse, Brandon gives the Bates kids an interactive science lesson, demonstrating how the moon blocks the sun.
Erin reveals unexpected news to her husband, Chad; Whitney balances motherhood with her new career as a realtor; Whitney gets advice from her new boss; Trace practices basketball drills with his college buddies.
Now that Tori and Bobby are officially engaged, they're hoping to move up their wedding date; for Nathan's birthday party, the Bates brothers hit the water for some fun in the sun; in wedding planning mode, Tori hunts for a wedding dress.
Kelly Jo assembles a wedding planning team; Tori desires a winter wonderland wedding; Lawson, Nathan and Trace spend some time at the ranch, catching up and riding horses; Isaiah celebrates his 13th birthday with an epic laser-tag battle.
The entire family gathers for a family picnic; Gil discovers some mysterious envelopes; Kelly Jo, Tori and her sisters meet up at Renee's Bridal Shop to try on customized bridesmaid and wedding dresses.
The Bates and the Paines are ready to renovate; subcontractor Chad works on a fixer upper; Erin provides input on interior decorating; Zach and Whitney make a decision to buy a home that needs some work.
Gil takes Tori out for special father/daughter outing; now that Josie is working toward her cosmetology license, Whitney takes Kaci Lynn to her aunt for her very first hair cut.
Kelly Jo and her sisters have planned a bachelorette beach getaway for the bride-to-be; Bobby recruits some of the younger Bates boys to help him move out of the camper.
The Bates head to South Carolina for their annual Thanksgiving tradition with Papa Bill and Mama Jane; Josie and Kelton try to gather the courage to ask Gil and Kelly Jo's permission to officially court.
Tori has her final wedding dress fitting and she sits down with Carlin to come up with a hairstyle for her special day; Gil, Nathan, and the middle boys get to work on cutting and trimming trees for Tori and Bobby's winter wonderland wedding decor.
At Christmas time, the family hustles to take care of last-minute winter wonderland decorations for Tori and Bobby's wedding day; when the big day arrives, everyone is full of emotion, especially Gil as he prepares to give his daughter away.
After a picture-perfect wedding ceremony, Tori and Bobby head out for their honeymoon; upon arriving in California, the newlyweds take a romantic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and set sail for a picturesque boat ride on the Monterey Bay.
Tori and Bobby’s wedding might be behind them, but Kelly Jo isn’t slowing down! She’s finally getting eye surgery to correct her vision. But how will the Bates household hold up while she’s in recovery mode? Meanwhile, tis the season for love, as the family preps for this year’s “I Love You Day” festivities. Will the “growing old together” theme lead to some unexpected costumes? And will the single Bates boys finally secure a seat at the table for the couples’ dinner?
Now that many of the older girls have moved out of the house, it's Carlin's turn to tutor her younger siblings; Gil and the family head to Myrtle Beach, S.C., so the children can meet Mama Jane's side of the family for the first time.
To celebrate his 16th birthday, Jackson heads to the department of motor vehicles to take his driver's test; Erin and Chad Paine prepare for the arrival of baby number three, Everly Hope; Trace gets a flying lesson from brother Nathan.
Now that Michaella and Brandon have more spacious digs, it's Addee, Ellie and Callie's turn to visit their big sister in Chicago; Michaella gives the girls their first sewing lesson, then they paint ceramics at a pottery studio and visit the zoo.
After graduating from cosmetology school, Josie lands a new job at a salon; Trace stops by for a trim; Tori and Bobby meet up with Gil and Kelly Jo to discuss their plans to move to Nashville, Tenn.; Erin and Chad spend time with Carson and Brooklyn.
Gil and Kelly Jo gear up to be on hand for the birth of Erin and Alyssa's third child; Lawson and Trace prepare for their upcoming rodeo performance; Jackson helps Chad with a construction project at Noble Metals.
KJ heads to Florida to be by Alyssa's side on her due date; Lawson and Trace head to Indiana to participate in their first rodeo variety show performance and demonstrate their trick riding skills while engaging in some brotherly competition.
Now that Alyssa's given birth to her third child, Erin's up next; before her big due date, the Bates sisters treat her to a pedicure; later, Erin's strong contractions have Chad rushing to the hospital.
Now that the older girls are coupling up, Gil and Kelly Jo decide to give the younger kids a lesson on being perfect chaperones; the clock is ticking for Tori and Bobby's big move to Nashville, Tenn., and they go apartment hunting in the city.
Since Tori’s left the family nest, she’s desperately in need of a cooking lesson before she and Bobby move to Nashville, so Erin volunteers to give her a few pointers. Meanwhile, now that the older boys have moved on to new careers, it’s time for the middle boys to get schooled on the Bates Family Tree business, learning to cut and climb trees. Finally, it’s a milestone moment for Tori, Trace and Josie, as they graduate from college, and begin the next chapter in their lives.
Eager to move forward with the next phase of their relationship, Josie and Kelton meet up with Zach and Whitney for advice; Tori and Bobby visit Dr. Vick and experience their first ultrasound; the Bates' church outgrows its space.
Kelton meets up with his buddy Bobby to look at engagement ring settings for Josie; family members lend a helping hand to load up the moving truck for Tori and Bobby; Whitney hunts for the perfect Vow Renewal dress.
Kelton reaches out to Gil and Kelly Jo to discuss ideas on where he should pop the question to Josie; the Bates' church undergoes a massive renovation with the help of the ministry group Carpenters for Christ.
The Bates family gathers in Tennessee to learn the gender of Tori and Bobby's first child; Kelton works on finalizing the details of his proposal to Josie; over breakfast with their children, Zach and Whitney discuss their Vow Renewal ``to do'' list.
Kelton plans to pop the question to Josie at her dream destination; Zach and Whitney meet up at the flower shop to discuss final details for their vow renewal.
Newly engaged Josie plans her fall wedding; Tori and Bobby are expecting their first child; happily married couple Zach and Whitney renew their vows; Carlin's still head over heels for Evan.
After finding her dream wedding dress online, Josie wants to visit the designer's showroom in New York City to try on the dress; Evan and Carlin break tradition and look at wedding rings together.
Evan meets with Erin and Kelly Jo to brainstorm on where he should pop the question to Carlin; Josie and Kelton settle on an outdoor space for their wedding; Erin and Chad stop by Zach and Whitney's house after learning about Whitney's miscarriage.
It's a sweet surprise for Katie's 18th Birthday as her family celebrates the occasion with pizza and ice cream; soon-to-be newlyweds Josie and Kelton shop for an apartment they can share together once they're married.
It's the next chapter in Josie and Kelton's love story, as the countdown to their wedding ceremony begins; Josie tries on her dress one final time before the big day; Gil and Lawson pick up the 8-foot metal arch for the couple's outdoor ceremony.