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Bringing Up Bates Season 5 Episodes

16 Episodes 2017 - 2017

The reality show about a couple and their 19 kids is back for its fifth season, where the Bates take on new and exciting challenges. Zach and Whitney continue their struggles at parenting two kids; Erin and Chad adjust to their new baby; Lawson launches his concert tour; Alyssa shares exciting news with her family; Tori and Bobby move their relationship to a new level; Carlin and Josie deal with a new college and new careers; Trace fights hard to be able to work at the Dixie Stampede. While they help their children with their lives and their plans for their future, Gil and Kelly Jo also pursue their dream of building a church.

Episode 1

Summer Lovin', Guitar Strummin' and a Surprise a Comin'!

Thu, Jan 5, 2017 60 mins

In the fifth-season opener, the Bates head to North Carolina to pick up Warden, Jackson and Isaiah from camp, and Tori's boyfriend gives the family a special tour of camp.

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Episode 2

Plans, Bands and Mashed Potatoes!

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 30 mins

Surprise-party plans get underway for Kelly Jo's 50th birthday; Lawson invites his band over to practice; the boys want to install a real basketball court in the yard; Erin gives Warden a cooking lesson.

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Episode 3

A Birthday and a Birdie

Thu, Jan 19, 2017 30 mins

Katie receives a purity ring; Mama Jane meets the babies; Kelly Jo and Gil share good news about their new congregation location; three Bates men compete for bragging rights on the golf course.

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Episode 4

Doggy Dilemmas

Thu, Jan 26, 2017 30 mins

Erin's siblings help her by training her puppy; progress is made on the Bates' basketball court ; Michaela and Brandon discuss what their life has been like in Chicago; Lawson and Emily Ann perform at the children's hospital.

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Episode 5

Surprise! Kelly Jo's Big 5-0!

Thu, Feb 2, 2017 30 mins

Kelly Jo gets a big surprise for her 50th birthday, which involved months of planning by the whole family.

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Episode 6

I Donut Know What I'd Do Without You!

Thu, Feb 9, 2017 30 mins

The Bates visit Florida so Tori can spend time with Bobby, who has a big surprise for her.

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Episode 7

Shakeups, Steaks, and Showtime!

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 30 mins

Lawson prepares for a tour and his CD release by performing at a big charity concert, which comes with its own set of pressures; Zach and Whitney go out on a date night while Zach's siblings babysit his kids.

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Episode 8

Sweet Home Spartanburg

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 30 mins

Kelly Jo visits her hometown of Spartanburg, S.C., showing the kids her old house and her high school and introducing them to her childhood friends. Also: Alyssa and John prepare for the arrival of their new baby in Florida.

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Episode 9

Fire Trucks and Diaper Dumps

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 30 mins

A house fire erupts in the family's laundry room, and the family investigate who is responsible; Kelly Jo spends some quality time with Michaela in Chicago before they head to Florida for Alyssa's baby shower.

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Episode 10

Loads of Laundry and Lots of Lessons

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 30 mins

The family live in a hotel temporarily while their home is repaired in the wake of a fire; the Bates head to Ark Encounter to get their minds off of things; Gil and Kelly Jo try to help the little boys understand the true dangers of a fire.

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Episode 11

Bike Racks, Barbers & Big Duets!

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 30 mins

Lawson visits North Carolina during his album tour, and he and Nathan check out the "real" Mayberry; Gil teaches the younger boys to build a bike rack out of logs. Later, the family reunite in North Carolina to help Lawson with his concert preparations.

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Episode 12


Thu, Mar 23, 2017 30 mins

The Bates go skiing for the first time at a resort in Virginia, and the kids take lessons before hitting the slopes.

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Episode 13

Working up an Appetite

Thu, Mar 30, 2017 30 mins

The family's basketball court nears completion, but the boys must follow instructions properly; Carlin and Josie endure the pain of having their wisdom teeth pulled out; the family enjoy some comfort food and give thanks for being back in their house.

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Episode 14

The Cubs Land in Chicago!

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 30 mins

The young boys go to Chicago, where Michaella and Brandon babysit them while Gil and Kelly Jo are in Australia; Josie takes college courses to pursue her cosmetology license, and she looks for a sibling willing to undergo a makeover.

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Episode 15

A New Baby Born and Love All Around!

Thu, Apr 13, 2017 30 mins

Alyssa has a checkup as her due date approaches, and the Bates travel to Florida to await the baby's arrival; the Bates sisters have a spa day and dish about Carlin's new boyfriend; the Bates honor Mama Jane on I Love You Day, which has a farm theme.

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Episode 16

Mother's Day: Now With More Kids!

Thu, May 11, 2017 30 mins

The most motherly moments of the series are showcased with a celebration of moms, including Kelly Jo, Whitney, Erin and Alyssa.

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