Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bates on The 700 Club

Gil and Kelly Bates joined Terry Meeuwsen on The 700 Club this week to discuss their growing family and upcoming reality TV series. Gil and Kelly, parents of 19 children, have one grandchild with another on the way. Their reality series, "Bringing Up Bates," premiers January 1st on UP TV.

42 comments:

  1. hope this show does not change them. duggars say they have not changed but I see a big change in them. look beyond the words. just a thought.

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    1. I agree with you. Much as I like the Duggars, I've seen a big change in them. I hope the Bates' family stay as lovely as they are at the moment.

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    2. I also agree with you. When I first heard that the Bates were doing their own show it made me kind of sad because I like the Bates so much and I hate to think of how it will change them, maybe not at first but over time they will. I have become very disappointed in the Duggars because of how much being celebrity's has changed them and especially their children and not in a good way. I cannot imagine raising my own children in the spot light for the whole world to see and critize and for them to have absolutely no privacy at all! They will never have a quote normal life. ( or as normal as having 19 siblings can be! Lol!)

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  2. I love the Bates family, can't wait till New Years!

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  3. Any Idea how we can watch in uk?

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    1. Purchase the series on Amazon Prime. I don't have cable TV and that is how I watch the Duggars. I will also purchase the Bates when it becomes available. I think you can pre-purchase.

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  4. Thank you for sharing! Such a sweet couple. :)

    ~Jessica G.

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  5. I know Zach & Whitney recently had a baby, but who else is expecting? Erin & Chad? Alyssa & John W.? Thx for clarifying. :)

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    1. Alyssa and John are expecting!

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  6. I hope I can get UP tv, but don't think I can

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  7. I can't wait for the show to start! I think they are such a great family, and can't wait to see their adventures and stories! :)

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  8. @Amy Bridges

    Hi Amy,

    Alyssa is pregnant and due in April 2015. :)

    Lily and Ellie

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  9. Another Good Show on TV!!!!! Encouraging!!!!! Cant Wait!!!!

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  10. @Anonymous

    Change is not bad, change is a part of life and happens regardless of whether you encourage it or not. I believe the Bates and the Duggar families are doing MUCH better with their fame than the Kardasians and so many others out there. Nobody is perfect. Nobody is pushing their beliefs on anybody they're just sharing their lives and beliefs. You have a remote control if you're not happy with what you're watching.

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  11. I love the Bates, just as I do the Duggars. They love God and there family, and they are an inspiration to me.

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  12. Interesting that Alyssa got married in May and expecting only in April, while Jill got married at the end of June and expecting in March! Hopefully Erin will be expecting soon as well.

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    1. That just means that she didnt get pregnant right away like Jill did, nothing strange it all works out.

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  13. We are thankful for the Duggars and the Bates! They are a breath of fresh air on TV.

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  14. I love these people! I am so looking forward to seeing the show!!

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  15. Great to hear another uplifting Jesus centered family will be on tv!! I hope I can get UPtv on our cable package!

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  16. My cable company carries UP, but my current cable package does not. Unfortunate. :(

    SLynn

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  17. Is UP tv available online?? We only have access to Netflix, and they even quit carrying TLC shows! My granddaughter and I fell in love with the Duggers and Bates watching 19 kids and counting. Miss the show terribly!!!!

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  18. can't wait fot this to air looks good, we love the duggars, it is good to see true christian beliefs being aired instead of the filth that is on, and could you help the duggars with their petition and help get the word out, thank you and god bless

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  19. I love the Bates, not to be rzde but they seem more honest and loveable than the Duggars.

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  20. I truly like the Bateses and I am happy they will have a television show, again. I wish them great success! p.s.: love Kelly's updated hair!

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  21. The Duggars are doing Gods work, they have been a blessing and I thank them for being a testimony to following the Lord.

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  22. Kelly looks fantastic!!

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  23. Looking forward to the watching the Bates.

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  24. Will The Bates series be available on itunes?

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  25. I really love the Bates. So glad they've got a show coming!

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  26. I agree with whoever said that the Duggars have changed. Yes they have. And we must remember that every single one of us would change too. We would change not only because we've grown older but yes FAME would change us. Who can stay the same when everybody knows who you are? When your family is a constant topic of conversation? It's the good and the bad and we would all change in the presence of fame. I think they are doing a good job handling their fame all things considered. They are still raising a huge family in the spotlight and doing a darn good job of it.

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  27. @Grace

    Hi Grace,

    We will let you know soon if there is a way to watch online. :)

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  28. I love the Bates and cannot wait!

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  29. Hi From Abbotsford!!
    I posted this before, this the last time, all you need to do to watch this show, if you don't the station, is to put in Google's search, UP TV, don't just say up, you will get the UP's delivery service, then go on their site, and when their show is on you will be able to watch it. It might be a week behind, but you will be able to see it though, because that is how I'm going to be watching it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Thank you very much, Justine. I do not have cable, so I will defintely be watching Bringing Up Bates at UP online!

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  31. Where do Jessa and Ben live?

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  32. How beautiful does Kelly look???? how does she do it wow

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  33. I cannot wait! I adore the Bates family! Kelly looks fantastic!

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  34. Kelly looks amazing!

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  35. So excited about the Bates upcoming show!!! I love watching the Duggars and Bates and how they try to run their family as God would have them to. They have both been very inspiring.

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  36. So excited to hear about the upcoming Bates' show!! Both the Duggars and Bates have been very inspiring. I pray that more Godly shows like this will take off and encourage families to teach their children everything they can about God so that they can grow up with a love for others and ultimately spend eternity in Heaven.

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