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BRINGING UP BATES Will Not Premiere Season 11 on UPtv

BRINGING UP BATES Will Not Premiere Season 11 on UPtv

By Movieguide® Contributor

UPtv’s beloved Bates family is not returning for another season.

“We will not be premiering BRINGING UP BATES  season 11 on UPtv as planned as we will be focusing our programming in 2022 on movies and a new scripted series to be announced soon,” the network shared in a statement that was also posted to the official BRINGING UP BATES Instagram.

“When we premiered BRINGING UP BATES, the series was focused on parents with 19 kids who were teenagers and young children. The cameras were there to capture the love, laughs and big life moments, as the family continued to grow. Thank you to Gil and Kelly Jo Bates for welcoming viewers into your family’s home over the past ten seasons . Thank you to the fans who tuned in every Thursday night to be part of the journey. We’re looking forward to continuing to uplift you with our programming in the future.”

The announcement is a surprise for fans because in September 2021, UPtv announced the series would return for season 11 in February.

Last September, Hector Campos, vice president, content strategy and programming at UPtv stated, “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 family on social media.”

In a statement shared with People Magazine, the Bates family wrote:

As the next year begins, our family will be experiencing a lot of new changes. One of the biggest changes for us is that the network will be moving toward producing more scripted family shows and will not be renewing a contract to film new BRINGING UP BATES episodes. We realize God’s timing is always perfect and we are looking forward to what the future holds for our own family, as well as the network! The last 10 seasons of filming with BRINGING UP BATES have been an amazing journey for our family. We never expected or aspired to be on TV, but we are forever grateful to UP for all of the friendships we have formed as a result. Filming and opening up our home has been both rewarding and challenging, but there are not enough words we could say to show appreciation for the amazing film crew and all of the staff who have invested so much time into making the show possible. They have become family and have impacted us forever. We are all so grateful for all of the encouragement we have received over the years from those who have watched the show and have reached out to message us or pray for us. Most of all, we are thankful to God for the experience we’ve shared together as a family and for the lessons we’ve learned along the way. We feel very blessed to have these memories. We look forward to the next chapters of life unfolding before us with lots of new adventures. We promise to keep you updated on our lives in the days ahead and pray that God will richly bless each of you. Our greatest desire is that we would each strive to learn more about God and to grow in his grace.

The Bates family remains silent on their official personal Instagram account @thebatesfam. As of this writing the most recent post announces the birth of daughter Erin and husband Chad Paine’s baby girl on January 18.

BRINGING UP BATES was developed following their show UNITED BATES OF AMERICA in 2012 on TLC.