UPtv has terminated the broadcast of Bringing Up Bates.
The program, which was scheduled to debut its 11th season in February, was canceled, the network said on Tuesday.
According to a statement from UPtv that PEOPLE was able to get, “We will not be showing Bringing Up Bates season 11 on UPtv as scheduled since we will be focusing our programming in 2022 on movies and a new scripted series to be revealed soon.”
“When Bringing Up Bates first aired, it was centered on parents who had 19 children, including small children and teens. As the family grew, cameras were there to document the joy, laughter, and significant life events. Gil and Kelly Jo Bates, thank you for allowing us to see your family’s home for the past 10 seasons “Then the statement went on.
“We salute the supporters who remained up late every Thursday to see the adventure. In the future, we look forward to uplifting you with our programs “The statement came to an end.
The reality TV series have been renewed for season 11 by UPtv in September.
Zach, Michaela, Katie, Erin, Lawson, Carlin, Nathan, Alyssa, Tori, Trace, Josie, Jackson, Warden, Isaiah, Addallee, Ellie, Callie-Anna, Judson, and Jeb were raised by Gil, 57, and Kelly, 55. were followed in their daily life by viewers.
The Bates family appeared on the Duggar family’s 19 Kids and Counting before obtaining their own TLC show United Bates of America in 2012. The two families, who are both basic Baptist Christians, decided to go to Missouri together during a season 5 episode that aired in 2011. (Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have nine daughters and ten sons, compared to Bates’ ten daughters and nine sons.)
The number of Bates children who have married and started families of their own since the first episode of Bringing Up Bates aired in January 2015 has only increased the size of the family.
The Bates family released a statement on Tuesday in response to UPtv canceling their show.
In the upcoming year, our family will encounter several brand-new developments. The fact that the network will produce more scripted family series and won’t be renewing a contract to shoot additional episodes of Bringing Up Bates is one of the major changes for us. We are excited about the future for both the network and our family because we know that God’s timing is always perfect.” the family stated in a statement that PEOPLE was able to receive.
“The ten seasons of shooting with Bringing Up Bates have been a fantastic journey for our family.” We never anticipated or wanted to be on television, but we will always be thankful to UP for the friendships that have been made possible as a consequence. There are not enough words we could use to express our gratitude for the incredible film team and all of the personnel who have dedicated so much time to make this program happen, even though filming and opening up our house have been both gratifying and hard “they added to their statement.
They are now like family to us and have changed us forever. We are also appreciative of the support we have received throughout the years from people who have watched the show and have gotten in touch with us to say prayers or send messages.
“Most of all, we are thankful to God for the experiences we’ve shared as a family and for the lessons we’ve learned along the road,” the Bates wrote as they finished their statement. The memories we have are indeed a blessing to us. We anticipate that the upcoming chapters of our lives will be filled with many exciting new experiences. In the days to come, we pledge to keep you informed about our life, and we trust that God will richly bless every one of you. Our priority is that every one of us works hard to increase our knowledge of God and our faith.
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