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New 'Bates Motel' Details: 'Psycho' Only An "Inspiration?"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 04, 2013 05:49 PM
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With the Television Critics Association press tours ongoing, earlier today we were treated to the reveal that A&E would in fact premiere its upcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel' on March 18. The series has a considerable amount of buzz going for it, particularly with former 'LOST' show-runner Carlton Cuse at the helm, but Cuse spoke out today that the 'Bates Motel' story in its modern context may not necessarily treat Hitchcock's film as canon. Find out how 'Bates Motel' differs from the source material inside!

'Bates Motel': A&E Officially Announces Premiere Date

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 04, 2013 02:33 PM
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Certainly one of the more intriguing new series we've been keeping an eye on is that of A&E's forthcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel,' re-imagined for the modern day with Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as Norman Bates and his mother Norma, respectively. Previously the network has announced that the series would make its debut in March 2013, but how would you like to find out the official premiere date? Learn when you'll check into 'Bates Motel' inside!

'Bates Motel' Trailer: See Norman Bates Go 'Psycho!'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 14, 2012 11:36 AM
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Many were skeptical at the idea of bringing a young Norman Bates to the small-screen for 'Psycho' prequel 'Bates Motel,' but the more we see of the A&E series, the more it seems tantalizingly dark. We've seen a number of photos from the pilot, and some seriously disturbing teasers, but nothing quite gets the blood pumping like the first official trailer of 'Bates Motel!' Learn what made Norman Bates 'Psycho' with the new trailer inside!

'Storage Wars' Star Sues A&E, Calls Show A "Fraud"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 11, 2012 05:30 PM
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Fans of reality TV often walk a strange tightrope, accepting in the back of their minds that the events being presented are somewhat staged, or even edited to appear more dramatic than they really are. That line isn't often called into question, but 'Storage Wars' star Dave Hester is fighting back against A&E for his recent dismissal, the cause of which was apparently complaints to the show's producers of “fraud on the public." Does his $3.75 million dollar lawsuit have a case?

'Bates Motel' Contest: Design the Show's Title Sequence!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 05, 2012 01:53 PM
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We've been keeping our eyes on A&E's forthcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel,' which to date has assembled an impressive cast and put together some seriously creepy teasers of its 2013 premiere. That said, we never thought we'd have a chance to actually take part in the show! Showrunner Carlton Cuse has announced a new contest that lets fans get their 'Psycho' on, designing the title sequence to be featured in the show itself! Will you be the one to design the look of 'Bates Motel'?

'Bates Motel' Releases First Teasers: The Bodies Are Already Piling Up

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 30, 2012 02:45 PM
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We're definitely keeping an intrigued eye on A&E's forthcoming 'Psycho' prequel series 'Bates Motel,' which takes a prequel approach to examining a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), albeit one taking place in our modern day. The first pictures released from the series, set to debut in 2013, were suitably creepy, but they're nothing compared to the dark and ominous first teasers from 'Bates Motel.' Get a burning look at the new series inside!

'Bates Motel' Scares Up Creepy New Photos; Norman Bates With an iPhone?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 27, 2012 11:47 AM
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Could the future skeleton of Norman Bates' mother wind up with her own Twitter account?  That's the question we've been wondering after viewing the first batch of photos from A&E's upcoming 'Psycho' prequel TV series 'Bates Motel,' which explicitly confirm the story to take place in modern day.  New photos from the network show off Freddie Highmore's creepy Norman Bates, along with the core cast unaware of young Norman's burgeoning psychosis, so how would you like a first look at 'Bates Motel?

'Bates Motel' Preview: Get Your First Look at Young 'Psycho' Norman Bates!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 20, 2012 12:07 PM
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While A&E's brand of original programming continues to grow after the success of 'Longmire,' one series we're particularly excited to check out is that of 'Bates Motel,' a prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's famous film 'Psycho' that follows a young Norman Bates living with his mother.  We've heard some pretty cool castings from the series, including Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as the titular Bates family, but how would you like a first look at a young 'Psycho' killer in action?  Check out the first photo of the new Norman Bates!

'Psycho' Prequel 'Bates Motel' Casts 'The Killing' Star To Menace Norman Bates

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 12, 2012 02:39 PM
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Norman Bates wasn't really a 'Psycho,' guys.  He was just a love-lorn teenager!  At least, that's the story A&E will tell in 2013, when its prequel TV series 'Bates Motel' explores the early years of the young 'Psycho' killer, particularly his teen years in high school.  Former 'The Killing' star Richard Harmon is the latest to join the cast of the forthcoming series, playing Bates (Freddie Highmore)'s high school rival, but what could have possibly come between them?

'LOST' Star Nestor Carbonell Checking Into 'Bates Motel'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 25, 2012 08:20 PM
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The moment that A&E first announced that 'LOST' co-creator and show-runner Carlton Cuse was headed back to TV, we started counting the days until a former 'LOST'ie turned up on the project.  With A&E's psycho prequel TV series 'Bates Motel' set to go before the cameras any day with an array of stars already cast, guess what formerly immortal Island-dweller, and Mayor to Gotham City is checking in for a stay at 'Bates Motel?'