TLC is moving back the premiere of a new reality show following the lives of the Bates family in Lake City.
A spokesperson for the cable channel says the new series will now debut 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Originally the show was supposed to pop up in June. TLC didn't have an immediate answer as to why the premiere month has changed.
The series also has a title: "The United Bates of America."
One episode of the series aired in the spring and received descent ratings. According to TLC, "The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19" special episode garnered around 1 million viewers.
Women ages 25-54 seemed particularly fond of the series, according to TLC research.
Production of the series, which features Lake City residents Gil and Kelly Bates with their 19 children, ran through March and April of this year. Cameras followed the family through their typical days of navigating harried schedules and maintaining a household for that many people.
The Bates first came to the public's attention by appearing on TLC reality show about the Duggar clan from Arkansas, "19 Kids and Counting."
Like the Duggars, the Bates are highly conservative. The family doesn't even own a television.
nPicking. Knoxville brothers Greg and Jim Mason are contestants on the "American Pickers" spin-off "Picked Off," a six-part competition series premiering 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, on History.
In it, weekend pickers go head-to-head in a series of elimination challenges to find items they think will fetch top market value. Four teams begin with $100 each to spend on one item with the clock is ticking. The inning team gets $10,000.
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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