Monday, April 24, 2017

Special Delivery From Pilot Nathan Bates


Having a brother who can fly a plane sure does come in handy when you're in a long-distance relationship! In this deleted scene from the Bringing Up Bates season five finale, Nathan delivers Bobby Smith into Tori's waiting arms, just in time for the annual Bates Couples Dinner. What do you think of Nathan's landing?


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Photo/video courtesy of UP

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Over Yonder?


Is it "over yonder" or "over there"? The Bates are split on this one, but Gil Bates is adamant that his way is the correct "Southern" way. Check out the video below, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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Friday, April 21, 2017

Double the Trouble

Allie Jane Webster and Lexi Mae Webster

How many of you have pushed a double stroller that's absolutely impossible to maneuver? Alyssa Bates Webster has found one that she loves, and she says it makes life with two kids a whole lot easier. It's the BabyTrend Sit N' Stand. Go ahead and share any tips or words of wisdom you have for surviving life with two children.

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Photo courtesy of Alyssa and John Webster

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watch Bates Episodes For Free


The season five finale of Bringing Up Bates aired last Thursday, and season six premieres June 1st. (Don't worry, Up is airing six super-sized episodes in the meantime--visit our Showtimes page for more details.)

For those who haven't been able to tune in, the network just posted the first three episodes of season five to its website. The links are below.

Note from Up: The full episodes are restricted to U.S. IP addresses only. Those located outside the U.S. will automatically be redirected to the Up homepage.

Bringing Up Bates, Season 5 Episode 1
Bringing Up Bates, Season 5 Episode 2
Bringing Up Bates, Season 5 Episode 3

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Photo courtesy of UP

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bates College/Career Update

 Lawson, Josie, Carlin, Tori, Trace, Nathan

Four of Gil and Kelly Bates' 19 children are married and out of the house, but what about the non-married siblings who are finished with high school but still living at home? They are all preparing for their futures in different ways.

Lawson Bates (No. 4, 24 years old) devotes most of his days to his budding music career, splitting time between Nashville and Rocky Top.

Nathan Bates (No. 5, 23 years old) has been in Mississippi for a few months, working on his commercial and instructor pilots licenses. He took a big test last week and plans to be home for a while.

Tori Bates (No. 7, 21 years old) is in an official courtship with Bobby Smith. She attends The Crown College of the Bible and will graduate with an education degree in May 2018. Tori's current plan is to wait until after graduation to get married. Bobby finishes school in Florida this May and has thought about moving to Tennessee to be closer to his girlfriend.

Trace Bates (No. 8, 20 years old) is also taking classes at Crown. He had hoped to be a trick rider for the Dixie Stampede, but that hasn't worked out yet. He and Tori, Carlin, and Josie enjoy carpooling to school each morning and having each other as a support system. Trace has not announced his major.

Carlin Bates (No. 9, 19 years old) is working on her music major at Crown. (Hear more from her in the video below.) She is also getting to know Evan Stewart of Nashville, although the two are not in an official courtship.

Josie Bates (No. 10, 17 years old) is studying cosmetology at Crown.


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Photo courtesy of lawsonbates.com, video courtesy of UP