The Duggars And The Bates Hang Out On 'United Bates Of America'
- The Bates family headed off for a home-schooling conference where they were excited to see their friends the Duggars on the latest episode of "United Bates of America" (...
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'United Bates of America': Family Welcomes 19th Child
- In a conceptual spin-off of their popular series "19 Kids & Counting," TLC has granted another huge family their own series. The Bates family first appeared with the Dug...
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Gil and Kelly Jo Bates live in the picturesque hills of Tennessee, away from the crush of urban surroundings and free from distractions such as television and video games. But there's always plenty to do, and life is never boring. That's because Gil and Kelly Jo are parents to 19 children -- 10 girls and nine boys -- who fill their life with joy and fulfill their belief that family is the key to happiness. This real-life series welcomes viewers into the Bates household, where a back-to-the-basics existence overflows with activities including chores, singing and -- lo and behold -- spending time with one another.