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Move Over Duggars, There’s A New Family With 19 Kids In Town! Meet The Bates

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Mar. 13 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Senior Reporter

Move over Duggars– there’s another family that has 19 children and they’re getting their own TV show too!

Meet the Bates family – dad Gil and mom Kelly Jo are the parents of 18 children with one on the way and in this exclusive sneak peek obtained by you can watch them decorate their huge house for the Christmas holidays.

They’ve been featured as friends of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on their show 19 Kids and Counting before, but this time they have their very own one-hour special The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19, where you can get to know them better.

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A simple, back-to-the-basics family, the Bates’ live a music-filled life in the hills of Tennessee.

They believe that family is the key to happiness, and they’re sure to find it with 19 children under their roof!

“If we’re going to do something we’re going to do it big or not at all,” is their family motto.

They may have their work cut out to keep up with the Duggars though!

As previously reported, after suffering the tragic miscarriage of their 20th child the devout Christians have not ruled out still adding further to their huge brood.

Jim Bob Duggar

Tune in to The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19 Tuesday at 10/9c on TLC.

In the meantime, watch a sneak peek of the Bates family's show on below:

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