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United Bates Of America

Factual Entertainment & Reality / 1 x 60' & 8 x 30' / HD, Airline, DVD, Non-Theatric


United Bates Of America follows Gil & Kelly Jo Bates and their large brood of 19 children, ranging in age from 6 months to 23 years old. Each episode explores a new adventure with the Bates family as they manage everyday life in the hills of Tennessee and the inevitable chaos that ensues with 10 girls and 9 boys running around under one roof.

The series begins with newborn Jeb’s emotional homecoming from the hospital and the unavoidable adjustment of adding another child to the family along with the children planning for their much-anticipated annual Valentine’s ‘I Love You Day’ gift exchange soiree. Over the course of the series, Kelly Jo and Gil share their love of music and family values, from homeschooling their children, to goofing off while building chicken coops and white-water rafting.

While the Bates family makes the country life look easy, they aren’t without their struggles. See how the family copes with the older boys working at Gil’s dangerous tree-cutting business, and when Kelly Jo is hospitalized, can the family function smoothly without her?