Bringing Up Bates DROPPED by UPtv despite network promising another season

Bringing Up Bates DROPPED by UPtv despite network promising another season
Bringing Up Bates DROPPED by UPtv despite network promising another season

Bringing Up Bates - the reality show centered around Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 children - has been dropped by UPtv. 

The cable channel revealed on Tuesday that it would not be moving forward with the series, despite them previously announcing that season 11 would be going ahead, and was set to premiere next month. 

'We will not be premiering Bringing Up Bates season 11 on UPtv as planned as we will be focusing our programming in 2022 on movies and a new scripted series to be announced soon,' UPtv said in a statement.

They've been shown the door: Bringing Up Bates - the reality show centered around Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 children - was dropped by UPtv on Tuesday

They've been shown the door: Bringing Up Bates - the reality show centered around Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 children - was dropped by UPtv on Tuesday 

'When we premiered Bringing Up Bates, the series was focused on parents with 19 kids who were teenagers and young children. The cameras were there to capture the love, laughs and big life moments, as the family continued to grow.'

'Thank you to Gil and Kelly Jo Bates for welcoming viewers into your family's home over the past ten seasons.'

The statement concluded: 'Thank you to the fans who tuned in every Thursday night to be part of the journey. We're looking forward to continuing to uplift you with our programming in the future.'

The gang pictured in 2014: (L-R, standing) Erin, Lawson, Michael, Trace, Kelly Jo Bates, Gil Bates, Jeb (on Gil's shoulders), Nathan, Carlin, Ellie, Tori, Judson (being held by Zach), Alyssa, (L-R, seated) Jackson, Isaiah, Addallee, Katie, Warden, Josie and Callie (sitting on Josie's lap)

The gang pictured in 2014: (L-R, standing) Erin, Lawson, Michael, Trace, Kelly Jo Bates, Gil Bates, Jeb (on Gil's shoulders), Nathan, Carlin, Ellie, Tori, Judson (being held by Zach), Alyssa, (L-R, seated) Jackson, Isaiah, Addallee, Katie, Warden, Josie and Callie (sitting on Josie's lap)

In their own statement, the Bates family told UsWeekly: 'As the next year

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