23 Episodes 2016 - 2016
Season 4 of the reality show about a couple and their 19 kids opens with bad news: Gil, the patriarch, has a health scare and has to undergo a medical procedure. The whole family gathers around Gil and gives him strength in his time of need. As he recovers from surgery, he also has to deal with the kids wanting to follow their own paths outside of the family: Some of them find new loves, some of them start new families, and some of them decide to try out new careers. However, changes only bring the family even closer together, as they try to help each other fulfill their dreams.
Big Family, Big Changes
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 30 mins
In the fourth-season opener, Gil has a medical procedure and it leads everyone to think about the future.
Bates Boys Birthday Bash
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 30 mins
A birthday is shared by Trace and Jeb, and they celebrate with a boys-only party; Erin and Chad deliver a speech about female empowerment to a group of girls in South Carolina.
A LOVEly Day
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 30 mins
I Love You Day is celebrated by the family, and Tori includes her new boyfriend in the festivities; Ashley has an important talk with Nathan's parents; someone makes a big announcement.
Sunshine State Bates
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 30 mins
Alyssa opens up about Florida and what life is like there for her, John and Allie Jane; Kelly Jo helps Erin and Whitney plan for their baby girls.
Tough Decisions and Large Ambitions
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 30 mins
Lawson goes to Nashville to work on his music career, but his family thinks he's in over his head; Zach and Erin get excited about the impending births of their baby daughters; Nathan announces a surprise regarding his courtship.
The Big Chili
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 30 mins
A fund-raiser's held to benefit a volunteer fire department, and the Bates gather to perform at it; Gil and Jackson help Trace build a practice ring for his trick riding.
The Great Bates Clean-Up
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 30 mins
Spring cleaning gets underway and old toys must be tossed, but problems arise when Gil grows sentimental; Chad puts in some hard labor at the metal yard.
Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Oh My!
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 30 mins
The Bates' wackiest moments are spotlighted.
Birthdays and Boyfriends
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 30 mins
A joint birthday is planned for Allie Jane and Carlin in Florida; Kelly Jo and Gil decide to meet the family of Tori's beau.
Who's in Charge?
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 30 mins
A romantic getaway for Kelly Jo and Gil means the kids are fending for themselves, and problems arise when some of them grow ill; Zach and Whitney host a movie night.
Bates Make the Grade
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 30 mins
Graduation day nears for Carlin and Trace, but Kelly Jo gets sick and can't plan a party for them, so Carlin tries to organize a festive celebration.
The 20th Bates
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 30 mins
A fan bonds with the Bates after winning a contest to be an honorary family member for a day. Activities include doing chores and riding horses.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 30 mins
Carson's first birthday is celebrated by the family, who arrive at Erin's home to help decorate; the boys get sidetracked by the party's entertainment; Kelly Jo gives Katie and Josie their first driving lesson.
Bates Dish It Out
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 30 mins
A no-limits buffet entices the hungry Bates clan; Lawson acquires a high-profile duet partner: Emily Ann Roberts, a former finalist on "The Voice."
From the Couch: The Bates Go to Florida
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 30 mins
A visit to Florida is accompanied by commentary from the Bates clan.
You Can't Spell Paintball Without Pain
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 30 mins
Jackson turns 14 and assists the Bates men on a tree job, and then they guys play paintball to celebrate his birthday; Erin and Chad share their plans to record a new lullaby CD.
Three Pointers and Puppies
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 30 mins
The boys head to camp to play basketball, and the experience of organized sports is new to them; Chad and Erin consider adopting a puppy.
Meet Kaci Lynn Bates!
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 30 mins
Whitney has a ultrasound and it reveals a scary situation: The baby is breech just days before delivery.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 30 mins
A muddy adventure gets underway when the family ride in four-wheelers, but a change in the weather threatens their fun outing; Michaella and Brandon visit their newest niece.
Nashville Nights & Country Campouts
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 30 mins
Lawson gets help with his lawn-care business from his sisters, who are eager to earn some money; Jackson, Warden and Isaiah camp out at the fort; Lawson performs in Nashville.
And Baby Makes Five?
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 30 mins
Erin finishes her album of lullabies in Nashville; Chad and Erin adopt a puppy; an excited and nervous Erin reflects on the difficulties she had during Carson's birth, and she admits she has concerns about her impending labor.
From the Couch: Thanksgiving
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 30 mins
Touching Thanksgiving moments with Papa Bill and Mamma June are reflected upon by the Bates family.
Year End Special
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 30 mins
The Bates reflect on memorable moments from the past four seasons.