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19 Kids And Counting Fan? You’ll Love Bringing Up Bates! 9 Ways The Bates Are Like The Duggars

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:06 p.m. ET

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Move over, Duggars, there’s another religious and huge family about to air their lives on TV! Meet the Bates, the stars of the new UP show, Bringing Up Bates, set to air Jan. 1. Click through to read how similar they are to the 19 Kids And Counting family—who are actually family friends!

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Move over, Duggars, there’s another religious and huge family about to air their lives on TV! Meet the Bates, the stars of the new UP show, Bringing Up Bates, set to air Jan. 1. Click through to read how similar they are to the 19 Kids And Counting family—who are actually family friends!

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Gil and Kelly Jo Bates have 19 kids, aged 2 to 25, some of which who are married and have kids of their own!

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As we already said, they also have a TV show focusing on their family life, which is quite similar to the 19 Kids And Counting way of life. The children are allowed limited television time, must help out with chores and the girls strictly wear dresses—just like the Duggar family rules! The Bates have a website and blog, too!

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The Bates have a huge home in Tennessee and live a simple, conservative lifestyle. Gil owns a tree service, which his sons help with.

The Duggar house in Little Rock, Arkansas

Just like the Duggar family! Jim Bob is also an entrepreneur and has some ties to real estate.

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There are some matching personal story lines, too! Alyssa, 20, is like the Jill Duggar of the family. She just married John Webster, the 25-year-old son of U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), and are having their first child together!

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There’s also Zach and Whitney Bates, who welcomed their first child in October.

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Their storyline is similar to Anna and Josh Duggar, who already have children, too.

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The Bates court, too! Bringing Up Bates will focus on the courtship of 24-year-old Michaella Bates and her boyfriend named Brandon Keilen. They also only allowed to side hug until marriage!

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This current season of 19 Kids and Counting saw tons of courting with Jessa Duggar and her now-husband, Ben Seewald!

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With so many children, a big family is always in need of a babysitter. Enter, Tori Bates, the 18-year-old responsible member of the brood.

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One difference we did spot, though, is 23-year-old Erin. She’s married to Chad Paine and the show will follow their struggles to get pregnant due to health issues.

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Another surprise? They’re family friends! Not only have the Bates appeared on 19 Kids And Counting, the younger Bates boys are friends with the Duggar dudes and they filmed a music video together!

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Will you watch Bringing Up Bates? Let us know in the comments and tweet to us at @OKMagazine!

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