Happy New Year and Free Discussion January, 2015

Happy New Year everyone.  I would never have believed it when this blog was turned over to me all those years ago that we'd still be talking about the Duggar and Bates families going into 2015.  

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Bringing Up Bates (UP Network)

We'll see what the interest is in their new show before deciding on a thread for each episode.

First episode airs tomorrow at 9 PM.  Some may have it On Demand.

Meet the Bates:

Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 kids, are buzzing about the latest addition to their family; the first Bates grandchild! As the girls prepare to throw a huge baby shower to celebrate, Alyssa gives the family some surprising news of her own and an accident leaves the family shaken.

Duggar New Year

We've had a request to make predictions for the Duggars in 2015.  Guess away!

Happy holidays to everyone also.  I'll be out of town for most or all of the next week so please be patient if I'm slow to get to the blog.  For those who've asked the grandchildren are doing fine including the new one and thank you.

Fourth M DC Duggar is on order

It was announced during The Little Couple tonight that Anna is not surprisingly pregnant again.  She's about nine weeks so due in July.  Later articles have begun claiming she's due in June.


Free Discussion, December, 2014

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:00 PM, Episode 30, Amy's Nashville Dreams

Cousin Amy returns for a new special as she continues to pursue her music career. Amy performs on a sold out showboat dinner cruise then celebrates her 28th birthday with her Duggar family. Plus, we get a behind the scenes look at her new music video.

62 minutes

The viewers didn't want to see Amy.  1.138M viewers and a .3 rating.

Tuesday, November, 18, 2014, 9:00 PM, A Reveal to Remember

The DC Duggars make it to Chicago in the nick of time for David & Priscilla's gender reveal party! Who will be right, Team Boy or Team Girl? Later, the family enjoys the sights of the "Windy City" and caps off their trip with a camping excursion.

61 minutes

2.210 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:00 PM, DC Duggars Hit the Road

Josh, Anna, and their 3 little ones are heading to Chicago, RV-style, to visit Anna's sister Priscilla and her husband David for a special party. Along the way, they'll visit a series of quirky stops, but will RV issues put a damper in their trip?

61 minutes

1.779 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Free Discussion, November, 2014

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:01 PM, Dishing With the Duggars

It’s been 10 years since the Duggar family opened up their home to television viewers. In this special, the entire family takes a look back and watch some of the series best moments, sharing their thoughts insights about their favorite moments.
60 minutes

Tuesday, November 4, 2014,9:00 PM, Jessa's Engagement

With two Duggar weddings down and 17 to go, is the family ready for another set of nuptials? Ben plans a special surprise scavenger hunt proposal for Jessa with each challenge relating to a special moment in their courtship.

61 minutes

Jessa's Wedding

Things have been quiet about Jessa's wedding. However, it's supposedly this Saturday.  Where is it, who is in the wedding party, will the MOG outshine the MOB again?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:00 PM, Jill's Wedding

The big day is finally here... Jill & Derick are getting married! With hundreds of volunteers to help with everything from decorating to finishing the cake, they're aiming for this super-sized wedding to go off without a hitch.

121 minutes

Really a double sized episode after dragging this out for an entire season?

4.497 M viewers and a 1.l5 rating.  Second only to Sons of Anarchy in the rating and the most cable viewers of the day.  They probably got a bonus for the episode.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 9:00 PM, All About Jill

Jill Duggar is about to become Jill Dillard! See her very special bridal shower, where she spends time with the mamas and babies she's met through her work as a midwife. Could the next shower for Jill be a baby shower?

61 minutes

Really?  An episode all about Jill as if this entire season hasn't been all about Jill?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00 PM, Wedding Countdown

With only one week to go, the Duggars are counting down the days until Jill's wedding! From securing a rehearsal getaway car to filling up their new home with furniture purchased at a local auction, this super-size family is in full-on wedding mode.

61 minutes

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 9:31 PM, Duggar Derby

The family is gearing up for their big derby race! But first, Jessa & Ben practice their parenting skills and take the littlest Duggars out for a day of fun. When race day arrives, which team will finish first and be crowned the Duggar Derby champion?

30 minutes

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 9:00 PM, Duggars in Cuffs

To celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary, Jim Bob & Michelle go on a triple date with Jill & Derick and Jessa & Ben and have a big surprise planned. Meanwhile in DC, Josh gets back on track with his fitness goals by running a 5K.

31 minutes

Free Discussion, October, 2014

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9:31 PM, Duggar To-Do's (sic)

Jill and the girls go look for the perfect wedding shoes for her bridesmaids. Meanwhile, Josh & Anna make a very special "Duggar" wedding gift. And Jim Bob and the boys tackle laying down the carpet for the newlywed's first home.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9:00 PM, Duggar Girls Go Glam

The oldest Duggar girls share some sisterly time trying out hair & makeup for Jill's upcoming nuptials. Then, they're off to search for the perfect bridesmaid attire. Can Jill find a bridesmaids dress that fits her vintage feel while staying modest?

31 minutes

New Bates Show

They have a new show starting in 2015 on a Christian network called UP (for uplifting) that is carried by Direct TV and Dish and some cable companies.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:00 PM, Jill Says Yes to the Dress

Michelle and the oldest Duggar girls are off to D.C. for a very special mother/daughters trip... it's time to buy Jill's wedding dress! Meanwhile, Jim Bob and John David take Derick and Ben on a guys' getaway to rock climbing and zip lining.

61 minutes

Ratings:  2.503 M viewers and a 1.0 rating.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:31 PM, Duggars Decorate & Diet

When Josh's old trainer Steve shows up at their front door unexpectedly, what will Steve learn about Josh's current eating and excercising habbits? Later, Jinger uses her photography skills to snap engagement photos of Jill and Derick.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:00 PM, Duggar Dirty Jobs

With Ben Seewald having moved in, Jim Bob puts Jessa's beau to work with a full list of jobs for the day. Can Ben get them all done, or will his first day on Duggar duty be his last? Meanwhile, Jill & Derick go wedding band shopping.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:31 PM, Duggar-sized Wedding Planning

Less than three months away, Jill and Derick are making some big decisions! From cake tasting to touring venues, will they hit the sweet spot for their Duggar-sized dream wedding? Over in DC, Anna has her hands full with her little ones.

30 minutes

Ratings:  2.682 M viewers and a 1.1 rating.