For as much as we enjoyed the first season of A&E's 'Psycho' prequel series 'Bates Motel,' it seems criminal we should wait until 2014 for our next stay at the iconic getaway. Nonetheless, producers have continued to make the wait worth our while with and impressive pool of talent, the latest among them booking a 'Bates Motel' season 2 stay to be former 'Boss' star Kathleen Robertson.
Among some of the more direct news to come out of Starz' TCA press tour panel, including an exceptionally early renewal for Michael Bay pirate drama 'Black Sails,' the premium cable network offered up a few updates on some of its more skeptical properties. 'Spartacus' creator Steven S. DeKnight's 'Halo' meets 'Band of Brothers' project 'Incursion' remains very much in play, though 'Boss' and 'Magic City' fans have a bitter pill to swallow.
Seeing as pirates tend to take what they want without fear of reproach, it should come as little surprise that Starz's forthcoming 'Treasure Island' prequel 'Black Sails' has already pilfered itself a second season, a full five months before the pilot premiere even airs to the general public. Still, will the Michael Bay-produced series live up to its promise?
For as much critical acclaim (including a Golden Globe for Kelsey Grammer) as Starz's 'Boss' managed to garner in its two season run, it seems even mayors can be a slave to ratings. The pay-cable network has opted not to move forward with a third season of the under-performing Chicago mayoral drama, in spite of a cavalcade of stars hire to beef up its buzz. So what are the Starz brass saying of the cancellation, and what might it make room for?