For those who didn't see yesterday's post, we want to make sure you know that season four of Bringing Up Bates will continue into the fall. And we have more exciting news to share...
UP just announced that Bringing Up Bates has been renewed for a fifth season! The show is growing in popularity, and season four is outperforming season three. As of now, the network has ordered 13 new episodes from the production company, to air in 2017.
In the same press release, UP also announced that another hit original series, Growing Up McGhee, will return for a second season.
UP executive vice president and general manager Amy Winter shared why she believes the two families have been so successful on reality TV:
“Bringing Up Bates and Growing Up McGhee truly speak to our audience with the perfect blend of heart and humor. They are brand-defining series that deliver on UP’s promise to bring viewers great stories about families of all shapes and sizes. These lovable families have welcomed viewers into their homes each week, and we are excited to continue the journey with them and experience all of the love, laughter, excitement, and chaos in their ever-changing and highly entertaining lives.”
We love the network's description of Bringing Up Bates:
Led by devoted father Gil and his loving wife Kelly Jo, the Bates do everything in bulk while staying true to their values and rules for the family. But lately – as viewers will see – their simple rural lifestyle in Tennessee is in a flurry of transitions as this remarkable and ever-growing family continues to navigate life’s triumphs and challenges.
Photo courtesy of thebatesfamily.com, UP