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'Bates Motel' Season 2: 'Alias' Alum Michael Vartan Joins As Norma's...

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 23, 2013 @ 9:29 PM
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A&E 'Psycho' prequel 'Bates Motel' checked into Comic-Con 2013 for the first time this past week, though the cast and creators had surprisingly few fresh details from the 2014 season to offer up. That all changes today, as the first of three major new roles for 'Bates Motel' season 2 has been announced to be filled by 'Alias' alum Michael Vartan. So, what special relationship does Vartan's character have to Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga)?

'Bates Motel' Season 2 Spoilers: Meet Norma's Friends and Family!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 10, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
A&E's 'Psycho' prequel thriller 'Bates Motel' will check into Comic-Con 2013 for the very first time next week, sure to offer up plenty of season 2 scoops, but why wait that long? We know 'Bates Motel' season 2 will delve a bit deeper in to the Bates family line, but are you ready to find out who Norma will come face to face with in season 2?

Comic-Con 2013: 'Bates Motel' Panel Is Open for Business!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 27, 2013 @ 2:45 PM
It would prove far too incredible and expensive for a real-life 'Bates Motel' to provide housing to some of the legions of Comic-Con attendees, but we'll more than make do with this latest news. A&E's breakout 'Psycho' prequel TV series will make its first Comic-Con appearance next month, and we know exactly who from the cast and crew will check in to the 'Bates Motel' panel.

'Bates Motel' Season 2 Spoilers: Bates Family Tree, Sheriff Romero Opens Up, and More!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 27, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
Only one week following 'Bates Motel's first season finale cliffhanger, and already we're dying for a look at the prequel drama's second season in 2014. Before then however, series creator and showrunner Carlton Cuse offered up some tantalizing teases of the second season to come, including which additional members of the 'Bates' clan will pop up, and who the series will explore in 'Bates Motel' season 2!

'Bates Motel' Season 2: Will Norman Go Full 'Psycho'?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 20, 2013 @ 11:22 PM
'Bates Motel's first season has come to a close with tonight's finale episode "Midnight," and never has it been more apparent that Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) has a dark future in front of him. The series won't return until 2014, but what can we expect from Norman's dark turn at the climax of tonight's finale? What major story arcs will dominate season 2? Get the inside scoop on future 'Bates Motel' from showrunner Carlton Cuse himself inside!

'Duck Dynasty' is Bigger Than 'American Idol' Now

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 25, 2013 @ 3:38 PM
We've gotten heavily invested in A&E's ongoing original series, with a second season of 'Bates Motel' already ordered, 'Longmire' season 2 soon to start and eventually Chloe Sevigny's 'Those Who Kill,' but it's the cable network's reality series 'Duck Dynasty' that really brings home the...well, duck. The ratings for the reality series third season finale drew A&E's highest ratings ever, nearly beating out 'American Idol,' while remaining cable's number 1 series behind 'The Walking Dead.' Read all about 'Duck Dynasty's' massive success inside!

'Bates Motel' Spoilers: Carlton Cuse Talks Last Night's Killer Reveal

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 23, 2013 @ 10:03 AM
A&E's 'Psycho' prequel 'Bates Motel' has grown far beyond a simple origin tale of Norman Bates in only six episodes, but last night's revelatory "The Truth" threw some major curvature into what we think about the development of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic cinema killer. The twists and turns of last night's episode will no doubt reverberate through the series to come, so what does series creator and showrunner Carlton Cuse have to say about the big reveals? Get the latest 'Bates Motel' spoilers inside!

A&E's 'Those Who Kill' With Chloe Sevigny Gets 10-Episode Order

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 9, 2013 @ 12:19 PM
A&E already scored a major success in the original scripted series market with their adapted drama 'Longmire,' let alone the recent success and season 2 renewal of 'Psycho' prequel series 'Bates Motel.' Now, the cable network is doubling down on its original programming pickup with a series order for 'Those Who Kill,' a Danish-adapted murder drama starring 'American Horror Story: Asylum' player Chloe Sevigny.

'Bates Motel' Season 2 Picked Up at A&E

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 8, 2013 @ 2:20 PM
That Norman Bates may just turn out to be a killer yet. After airing three episodes of its 10-episode inaugural season, A&E has given an early check-in to 'Bates Motel,' renewing its new horror drama from 'LOST' showrunner Carlton Cuse for season 2. The new drama has proved consistently creepy in its portrayal of a young Norman Bates, but will season 2 move the character any closer to his 'Psycho' counterpart? Get the inside scoop on 'Bates Motel's' future inside!

'Bates Motel': Watch the Original 1987 'Psycho' TV Series with Jason Bateman!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 19, 2013 @ 9:26 AM
Last night's 'Bates Motel' premiere earned rave reviews across the board, jump-starting the new franchise to explore a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his relationship with his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), but did you know it wasn't the first attempt to capitalize on a 'Psycho' TV series? NBC first tried with a 1987 'Bates Motel' pilot that featured Bud Cort and a younger Jason Bateman ('Arrested Development') and we have the bizarre pilot for you to check out inside!