Hit TV Series, Bringing Up Bates, Renewed for 11th Season Exclusively on UPtv




ATLANTA – Sept. 14, 2021 – UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, announced today that a new season of Bringing Up Bates will premiere Thursday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Bringing Up Bates is a family reality series that centers around Gil and Kelly Jo Bates and their 19 kids. Now entering its 11th season, Bringing Up Bates continues to be full of major life moments and changes for everyone in the family. In a first for the hit series, the new season will feature a Bates son getting married as Nathan Bates and Esther Keyes say “I do.” The new episodes will also include wedding planning and the big day for Katie and her fiancé Travis Clark. Will Lawson and Tiffany be next? In addition to significant others being welcomed into the family, are there more Bates babies on the way to join grandbabies number 15, 16 and 17, who were welcomed in June 2021? Season 11 will also highlight Carlin and Whitney continuing to grow Bates Sisters Boutique and will showcase new homes including Alyssa’s in Florida.

“Bringing Up Bates continues to outperform its prior seasons in the ratings because the Bates are beloved by our viewers and fans who watch the series weekly and engage with the family on social media,” said Hector Campos, vice president, content strategy and programming at UPtv. “We repeatedly hear from viewers how much they appreciate the Bates family and that they look forward to spending time with their favorite large family each week for an entertaining and uplifting safe haven on television.”

UPtv will continue to offer fans opportunities to interact with the Bates directly through weekly Facebook Lives leading into new premiere episodes. Additionally, the network will be launching a gift card giveaway to the Bates Sisters Boutique during the season.

Viewers can watch all prior seasons ahead of the season 11 premiere on UP Entertainment’s streaming service, UP Faith & Family.

Bringing Up Bates’ 10th season was the highest rated season ever with HHs and Women/Persons 25-54. 1 The series ranked #3 in the time-period with W25-54 among ad-supported cable networks2.


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 Mary Wilcher. Executive Producer and Director is Matthew Hightower. Series Producer is Erin Shockey.

Source: Nielsen, L7: 1Bates S10 Premiere TC avg Cov AA% (HH 0.7, W25-54 0.7, P25-54 0.5) vs all other Season Premiere TC averages. 2Bates S10 Premiere TC avg time-period rank among ad-supported cable networks, W25-54 Cov AA%.


About UPtv
UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, is one of the premier brands from UP Entertainment, LLC. UPtv is the trusted destination for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories of love, laughter and relationships, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. UPtv’s award-winning pro-social initiative, “UPlift Someone,” has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos and dedicated UPlift Someone Facebook page. Additionally, UP Entertainment is home to the subscription streaming service, UP Faith & Family, featuring the best in faith affirming and family-friendly entertainment anytime, anywhere, as well as AspireTV, the leading network for Black and urban lifestyle programming. UP Entertainment in partnership with PixL Dos, also manages and distributes Cine Romántico, a free ad-supported television (FAST) channel featuring the best of Hollywood TV romance movies in Spanish.

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