The BEST episodes of Bringing Up Bates

Every episode of Bringing Up Bates ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Bringing Up Bates!

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.

Last Updated: 2/4/2023Network:UP TV
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A Wedding Worth the Wait
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - A Wedding Worth the Wait

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/21/2019

Carlin's fairytale wedding is just days away; emotions are running high and the clock is ticking; with her bridesmaids by her side, Carlin gets ready to walk down the aisle.

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A Bride, A Groom and a Love That's True!
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9.33
3 votes

#2 - A Bride, A Groom and a Love That's True!

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/14/2019

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.

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Bike Racks, Barbers & Big Duets
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9.00
1 votes

#3 - Bike Racks, Barbers & Big Duets

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/16/2017

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Home Sweet Home & Nathan's New Love
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9.00
2 votes

#4 - Home Sweet Home & Nathan's New Love

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/13/2021

Tori and Bobby recently purchased a home and give Michaella, Brandon, Zach and Whitney a tour of their new "home sweet home." It's also countdown to Baby #4 for Alyssa and John! Later, the Bates Sisters' Boutique has a new workspace in downtown Rocky Top! Finally, while on a tree job, Nathan updates Zach and Gil on how things are going with his new love, Esther.

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Smitten in the Smoky Mountains
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9.00
2 votes

#5 - Smitten in the Smoky Mountains

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/15/2021

Katie's turning twenty and celebrating with her boyfriend, Travis. How is the couple navigating their relationship in the age of COVID? Is there an engagement in their future? Meanwhile, The Bates Sisters' Boutique decides to purchase a storefront and are figuring out plans to renovate the space! Katie, Travis, Gil, Kelly Jo, Lawson, Isaiah and the younger kids head to the Smoky Mountains.

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A Great Bates Getaway
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9.00
2 votes

#6 - A Great Bates Getaway

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/23/2020

It's a great Bates getaway, when the entire family, along with Katie's friend Travis and Trace's girlfriend Chaney, head to Gatlinburg, Tenn. for some family fun in the great outdoors; fitting this massive clan under one roof is a mighty task.

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Texas or Bust?
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9.00
2 votes

#7 - Texas or Bust?

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/2/2020

Trace, Gil, and Kelly Jo are Texas bound where Trace is planning to ask Chaney to be his girlfriend, and the pressure is on to make it a memorable moment; they spend quality time in the Lone Star State with Chaney's family enjoying Tex-Mex.

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Happy News and Health Concerns
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9.00
2 votes

#8 - Happy News and Health Concerns

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/26/2020

Carlin and Evan head to the doctor for their first ultrasound; Carlin has the same blood disorder as Erin and she begins to worry about the pregnancy; Carlin joins Erin and Whitney at their new boutique.

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It's a Boy & Maybe One More?
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2 votes

#9 - It's a Boy & Maybe One More?

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/11/2019

It’s a mad rush as Gil, Erin, Carlin, and Lawson attempt to make it to the hospital before Tori gives birth to baby Kade. After having contractions all day, Tori is ready to push! Bobby comforts Tori through her delivery and the couple shares an emotional moment together when baby Kade touches Tori’s face for the first time. After several weeks have passed, the entire family gathers at the Bates house so everyone can finally meet Baby Kade in person and celebrate the Christmas holiday. During the festivities, Gil has an unexpected surprise for the family…but Josie has an even bigger surprise in store for her parents!

Ready or Not, Baby Kade Is on His Way!
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9.00
2 votes

#10 - Ready or Not, Baby Kade Is on His Way!

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/4/2019

To celebrate Zach's birthday, the guys hit the road for some fun in the mud; between four wheeling and skeet shooting, Gil gets news that baby Kade is on his way; Kelly Jo and Bobby are by Tori's side, but the rest may not make it in time.

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A Newlywed Nest & Trace Put to the Test
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9.00
2 votes

#11 - A Newlywed Nest & Trace Put to the Test

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/21/2019

Josie and Kelton settle into their new apartment; while Kelton is away at work, Josie decorates their living room in a bohemian style; Gil and Kelly Jo take Addee to an audiologist for a check-up; Jud and Jeb experience indoor rock climbing.

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Newlyweds: Rookies vs. Pros
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9.00
2 votes

#12 - Newlyweds: Rookies vs. Pros

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/21/2019

The older couples have been married for several years, while the newlyweds are still getting used to married life; Whitney tries to name Zach's favorite snack; Michael tries to remember the first gift she received from Brandon.

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Bate & Switch
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9.00
2 votes

#13 - Bate & Switch

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/7/2019

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.

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The Maine Event
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9.00
2 votes

#14 - The Maine Event

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/2019

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A Sweet Shower & A Surprise Switch!
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9.00
2 votes

#15 - A Sweet Shower & A Surprise Switch!

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/24/2019

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A Proposal to Plan & Wedding To-Do's!
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9.00
1 votes

#16 - A Proposal to Plan & Wedding To-Do's!

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2019

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.

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Ultrasounds, Wedding Vows & a Bride to Be?
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9.00
2 votes

#17 - Ultrasounds, Wedding Vows & a Bride to Be?

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/2019

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.

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Can You Have a Wedding Shower Without the Bride & Groom?
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9.00
2 votes

#18 - Can You Have a Wedding Shower Without the Bride & Groom?

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/29/2018

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.

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Beaches, Boats and Bates
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9.00
2 votes

#19 - Beaches, Boats and Bates

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/3/2016

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.

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Road Trip Romance
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9.00
2 votes

#20 - Road Trip Romance

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/8/2017

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.

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Sibling Revelry
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9.00
2 votes

#21 - Sibling Revelry

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2017

A self-defense class ignites friendly competition among several of the Bates sisters; Gil gathers the kids for a Car 101 session.

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He Said, She Shed
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9.00
2 votes

#22 - He Said, She Shed

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/29/2017

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.

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Stop, Drop and Wash
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9.00
2 votes

#23 - Stop, Drop and Wash

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/20/2017

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.

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MORE Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Oh My!
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9.00
2 votes

#24 - MORE Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Oh My!

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/27/2017

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.

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Lawson and Sadie's Big Breakup
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9.00
2 votes

#25 - Lawson and Sadie's Big Breakup

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/3/2017

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.

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