Will ‘Shiny Happy People’ Season 2 Feature The Bates Family?

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Bringing Up Bates stars Gil and Kelly Jo Bates have been living happily with their 19 children despite the cancellation of their show. Many of the Bates kids kept in touch with fans on social media. However, they can’t seem to escape criticism due to their beliefs. Some Redditors also speculate that the Bates family may appear in the upcoming second season of Shiny Happy People. Keep reading to see the discussion.

Bringing Up Bates: Gil & Kelly Jo Bates Continue To Live Positively

Gil and Kelly continue to share positive updates about her family. The Bringing Up Bates stars celebrated Mother’s Day with Erin in Florida. The loving parents have also participated in several family occasions this month, including Katie’s gender reveal party and Tiffany’s baby shower. Many fans were also impressed by the married couple’s weight loss during their late Mother’s Day tribute post.

Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From The Bates Family Facebook
Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From The Bates Family Facebook

Will Shiny Happy People Season 2 Feature The Bates Family?

Some Bringing Up Bates fans on Reddit react to Shiny Happy People Season 2. According to the poster, the documentary is now listed as a production currently filming in Georgia. But the Reddit user clarified that it won’t necessarily mean they’re covering Georgia’s religious families. Instead, it’s the place where the production hub is based. The poster also mentioned that the producer once showed interest in talking about the Bates family if they had more episodes, suggesting that Gil and Kelly Jo are unsafe from explosive revelations.

Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @carlinbates98 Instagram
Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @carlinbates98 Instagram
  • “I hope they talk about the bates.”
  • “Interesting! Georgia is a huge draw for production companies bc of great tax incentives.”
  • “If production is in Georgia, I bet they’ll cover the Plaths — they’re perfect docuseries fodder.”
  • “It is possible they are looking into Sonny Perdue – former Georgia Governor. I’ve linked a blog entry about his relationship with Gothard and IBLP below.”

Bringing Up Bates: Will The Bates Family Return To Reality TV?

Gil and Kelly Jo have not shared their plans to return to reality TV. However, many of their children have expressed how much they’ve missed filming for the reality show. On January 18, 2022, UpTV announced that it would be parting ways with the Bates family after 10 seasons. Their reason was that they were shifting their focus to new movies and other scripted shows. Meanwhile, some Bringing Up Bates fans are not losing hope that TLC, where their show initially began, will pick them up again.

Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates With Their Kids From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram
Gil Bates & Kelly Jo Bates With Their Kids From Bringing Up Bates, Sourced From @thebatesfam Instagram

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