OF THE HIT SERIES BRINGING UP BATES
IN 2020UPtv to Celebrate the Bates’ 5th Year
on Television with New Show Open
NEWS: Sundari PR
ATLANTA – November 21, 2019 – UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, announced today that Bringing Up Bates has been renewed for a ninth season. As part of the launch, UPtv is responding to the fans’ requests by giving them a special treat — an updated version of the beloved show open for the new season that will continue to feature the family jumping on a trampoline to the catchy theme song.
“The Bates family has continued to grow dramatically,” said Hector Campos, vice president, content strategy and programming at UPtv. “The family with 19 kids now has 7 spouses and grandchildren number 12, 13 and 14 on the way. We’re excited to follow more birth and love stories and are kicking off the new season in a big way with an updated show open that highlights just how much the family has grown up onscreen.”
The Bates family continues to expand in the new season. After experiencing a heartbreaking miscarriage, Zach and Whitney are thrilled to be expecting their third child, a baby girl. Newly married couple, Josie and Kelton, welcome their first child, and Erin and Chad are making room for Baby #4. Meanwhile, Gil’s recovering from shoulder surgery. Additionally, Katie introduces a new male friend to the family, and love is in the air for Trace.
Bringing Up Bates is produced by Figure 8 Films, the acclaimed family reality television producers of such series as Kate Plus 8, 7 Little Johnstons and many others. Executive Producers are Bill Hayes, Kirk Streb, Deanie Wilcher and Jen Stocks. Executive Producer and Director is Matthew Hightower. Series Producer is Erin Shockey.
UPtv is television’s trusted destination for uplifting cable premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series, that you can watch together. With network series like Gilmore Girls, Reba, Little House on the Prairie and Home Improvement, alongside originals like Bringing Up Bates and Expecting, UPtv’s programming celebrates life’s biggest moments. In addition, UPtv’s award-winning pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos. Based in Atlanta, UPtv is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, and partners with the Aspire network on sales, marketing and other operational services. And UP Entertainment’s UP Faith & Family subscription streaming service has quickly become the fan favorite for its all-ages lineup of family and faith-affirming movies and series.Follow UPtv on the Web at www.Uptv.com on Facebook at
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