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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:30 PM, Nesting and Room Re-do




30 minutes

Ratings:  3.230 M viewers and a 1.2 rating.  Poor Josie.  She has guaranteed exposure for every health situation she faces.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:00, Family Dinner





30 minutes

Ratings:  2.898 M viewers and a 1.1 rating.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:00 PM, European Honeymoom

Featuring fan comments, fun facts, and exclusive scenes - Ben and Jessa explore Paris, Rome and Venice on their European honeymoon. While the newlyweds are away, the rest of the Duggar clan prepare to get the couple's house renovated.

60 minutes


Ratings:  2.572 M viewers and a .8 rating.

Unreality of the Duggar Reality

As requested, a place to list the unreality of the Duggar show.


The Lies Behind the Shows

I just saw an article about reality TV that might be interesting to some readers.  I wish all the Duggar blind believers could read something like this about 19 Kids.

Josiah's Courtship

AKA What the special announcement really is.

People article.

Free Discussion, April, 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!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 9:00 PM, Duggars Say I Do




60 minutes

Ratings:  1.951 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Dillard Baby

Since he may be making his appearance now, here's a thread for the little guy.

An ambulance was seen at the Dillard residence earlier today.

Birth watch is apparently on and real this time.  Derick posted on their website that Jill is having contractions.  ETA:  Derick please learn to write clearly.  Another false alarm.  Braxton Hicks only. 

He's arrived: People

Birth article: People 4/14

Jill clarifies a little:  People 4/15


Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:30 PM, Birthing Class and Teamwork

Back to the grind, Michelle and the little ones take dog Bubba for a bath. Joy delegates chores now that Jill and Jessa are out of the house. Anna sews up a present for the newlyweds, Jessa and Ben while Jill and Derick attend their first birthing class.

30 minutes

2.287 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:00 PM, Jill's Having a....

Jill and Derick Dillard find out the gender of Baby Dilly! Jill's buddy group throws a Duggar-sized reveal party for the whole family. They even plan a surprise for Derick's mom, who is 400 miles away in Omaha. What will it be… a baby boy or girl?

30 minutes

2.229 M viewers and a .7 rating.