Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bates Family to Return to Reality TV

The Bates family has two big announcements to make. (Just to clear things up right now, they are not expecting their 20th child...yet.)

1. Zach, the oldest of Gil and Kelly Bates' 19 children, and his wife, Whitney, welcomed the first Bates grandchild into the world yesterday.

first Bates grandchild
 Zach and Whitney Bates with son Bradley Gilvin Bates

2. Do you remember TLC's United Bates of America, which aired in 2012? Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 children are set to star in another reality TV series. Bringing Up Bates premieres on UP TV on New Year's Day. Watch a video preview below:

In case you are unfamiliar with the Bates family, here's a family photo:

Birth order: Zach (& wife Whitney), Michaella (& boyfriend Brandon), Erin (& husband Chad), Lawson, Nathan, Alyssa (& husband John), Tori, Trace, Carlin, Josie, Katie, Jackson, Warden, Isaiah, Addallee, Ellie, Callie, Judson, Jeb

Photos: Bates family