The younger kids get a lesson on “Train Up,” the Bates’ method for discipline, and Gil and Kelly take 11 of them shopping for the ultimate test! Erin takes a trip to the doctor hoping for some good news.
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Expecting: Whitney & ZachEpisode 001BS
In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Whitney & Zach’s journey to parenthood – from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.
Our Wedding Story: Zach & WhitneyEpisode 001WS
Share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Whitney and Zach’s touching vow renewal ceremony! From choosing the perfect gown to fine tuning the final details, be a special guest for the moment they profess their unwavering devotion to one another, again, in front of their family, friends and a few special guests.
Expecting: Erin & ChadEpisode 002BS
In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Erin & Chad’s journey to parenthood-from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.
Our Wedding Story: Michaella & BrandonEpisode 003WS
Follow Michaella and Brandon’s endearing love story every step of the way - from a sweet courtship and charming proposal, to a beautiful wedding ceremony amongst family and friends - full of love, adoration and a long-awaited first kiss.
Expecting: Alyssa & JohnEpisode 003BS
In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Alyssa & John’s journey to parenthood-from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.
Expecting: Tori & BobbyEpisode 004BS
In this special, share in the joy and witness all the heart-touching moments from Tori & Bobby’s journey to parenthood-from the first sonograms and gender reveals to that moment they meet their child for the first time.
Our Wedding Story: Tori & BobbyEpisode 004WS
In this special, share in the joy and witness all the touching moments from Tori and Bobby’s romance-from a sweet courtship and unforgettable proposal, to the wedding of their dreams that is filled with love, happiness, and most importantly, their family and friends.
Our Wedding Story: Josie & KeltonEpisode 005WS
Relive Josie and Kelton’s beautiful and endearing love story - from an enchanting courtship to a romantic proposal at her dream destination, see their journey culminate with a walk down the aisle to say I do!
Our Proposal Story: Carlin & EvanEpisode 006WS
As Carlin and Evan makes plans for their wedding, see all the great moments that led to their big day! From Evan’s serenade courtship proposal to an unforgettable proposal, you’ll fall in love all over again as the Bates family prepares to see another one of their children begin their new life as a married couple.
Meet the BatesEpisode 101
Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 kids, are buzzing about the latest addition to their family; the first Bates grandchild! As the girls prepare to throw a huge baby shower to celebrate, Alyssa gives the family some surprising news of her own and an accident leaves the family shaken.
Courtship & MarriageEpisode 102
Erin invites her siblings over for a sleepover to help ease the transition from a full house to living with only her new husband, Chad. Zach and Whitney get real about becoming parents and Michaella pays a surprise visit to her beau, Brandon, in Texas, with a chaperone in tow.
Bates Go WildEpisode 103
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! Not everyone loves being in the wild and the entire family has different ideas about what “roughing it” really means.
Training Up BatesEpisode 104
The younger kids get a lesson on “Train Up,” the Bates' method for discipline, and Gil and Kelly take 11 of them shopping for the ultimate test! Erin takes a trip to the doctor hoping for some good news.
Nashville SonEpisode 105
Budding gospel country singer/songwriter Lawson Bates heads to Nashville to meet with a record label executive and a vocal coach, while Kelly, Gil and the younger kids start planting a fall garden. But with so many people offering their opinions, the task doesn’t go as seamlessly as Kelly thinks so she calls for back up.
Organized ChaosEpisode 106
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?
Welcome Grandbaby BatesEpisode 107
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.
The Purity RingEpisode 108
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.
Michaella and BrandonEpisode 109
Brandon comes for an extended stay. Could his visit could mean bigger things for Michaella and him?
A Big Bates ThanksgivingEpisode 110
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 Bates Go to FloridaEpisode 111
The family hits the road to visit Alyssa and John in Florida.
All About the BatesEpisode 112
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.
A Birthday to RememberEpisode 113
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.