Bringing Up Bates is an American reality show which is streamed on Up TV. The story is centred around Kelly and Gil Bates. along with 19 children and the extended family. The series debuted in 2015.
The reality show will not be returning with Season 11, the family and the crew completed the shooting but it is not going to be aired. A statement was released by the Up Tv spokesman, “We will not be showing Bringing Up Bates season 11 on UPtv as scheduled as we will be focusing our programming in 2022 on movies and a new scripted series to be announced soon.”
The network added, “When we premiered Bringing Up Bates, the series was focused on parents with 19 kids who were teenagers and young toddlers. The cameras were there to capture the love, jokes, and important life milestones, as the family continued to grow. Thank you to Gil and Kelly Jo Bates for bringing viewers into your family’s home over the past 10 seasons.”
For the unversed, the show concluded its Season 10 in June 2021.
The Bates Family also stated that “God’s timing is always perfect” and they are all set to see the future of the family, “The previous ten seasons of filming with Bringing Up Bates have been a fantastic adventure for our family. We never planned or aspired to be on TV, but we are forever thankful to UP for all of the friendships we have created as a consequence,”
They also commented on showcasing the family and the real lifestyle on television, “Filming and opening up our home has been both gratifying and challenging, but there are not enough words we could say to demonstrate appreciation for the excellent film team and all of the personnel who have committed so much time into making this show happen. They have become family and have influenced us forever. We are also appreciative for all of the support we have received over the years from folks who have watched the show and have reached out to message us or pray for us.”
The family concluded with a final statement thanking the fans which stated, “the experiences we’ve shared together as a family and for the lessons we’ve learned along the way.”
Bringing Up Bates Plot
Gil and Kelly Bates got married in 1987 and neither of them planned to have kids but time changed and both were parents to 19 children. Life is full of difficult changes from toddler to the 20s and all of them use to live under one roof. The family faces many challenges and is always trying to resolve them.
Being part of parenthood, the couple decided to put some ground rules on children like limited watching time for TV or girls wearing dresses. Gil runs a tree service where he has employed his few sons and Kelly stays at home, makes meals for the family, does laundry, and looks after their schooling. Slowly the family grows and issues like career, love life, babies are all addressed in the show.
Bringing Up Bates Season 10 Synopsis
While many know that the show was all set for Season 11 but is now shelved, here we walk down the memory lane and relive the last season.. Bringing Up Bates Season 10 starts with Alyssa and John organising a distant gender reveal party of the fourth child. Nathan will invite his girlfriend home to meet his family. The season ended with Whitney and Josie’s due date approaching and Travis planning to surprise Katie with a destination engagement in the Florida Keys.