Bringing Up Bates fans were devastated to learn that the series has been suddenly canceled by UPtv. The news broke on Tuesday, January 18, just weeks before Season 11 was set to premiere on the network. Fans were looking forward to seeing many big moments for the family, including several births and a couple of weddings, too.
Because the premiere was less than a month away, filming and production were well underway. Production reportedly spent a ton of money on the new season before pulling the plug. Now, it doesn’t seem like the already filmed episodes will be available to stream anywhere. This sudden cancelation was deemed “unusual” by someone associated with the network.
So, now, Bates fans are taking to social media to share their thoughts with other fans, as well as UPtv.
Bates fans threaten to dump UPtv.
On social media, Bringing Up Bates are sharing how they really feel about UPtv canceling the series. Petitions are circulating, while other fans are contacting UPtv directly via email, phone, or their website’s contact form.
Some fans have already canceled their subscriptions to UPtv’s channel and their streaming service, UP Faith & Family. One Facebook user writes, “I hope they actually read these. I also called the numbers for UPtv someone else posted and left messages. This is heartbreaking.
Other fans are sharing which shows they think should be canceled instead of Bringing Up Bates. They are mentioning shows like Sister Wives, 90 Day Fiance, and Teen Mom, though those are not UPtv series.
Below, you can see the many comments circulating on Facebook and other social media platforms at this time. It looks like fans are serious about making their voices heard. Plenty more comments are rolling in across all social media sites.
It’s unclear how these efforts could affect the fate of the show. The network already acknowledged that the show had a large fan base and was a huge driver for ratings. We’ll have to wait and see if anything changes.
Fans are also hopeful that another network, like TLC, might pick up the canceled show. For now, however, UPtv’s decision to cancel Bringing Up Bates still stands.
So, are you dumping UPtv, too, after they canceled Bringing Up Bates? Or will you stick around to see the new content the network releases? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. For more news about the Bates family, be sure to come back to TV Shows Ace.
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