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[05/06/15 - 10:07 AM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Nominations for the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
Said event will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/09/15 - 09:07 AM]
A&E Network Premieres Two Back-to-Back Original Scripted Drama Series on Monday, March 9
Look for the season three return of the critically acclaimed "Bates Motel" followed by the new original drama "The Returned" at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[11/10/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 10
Updates include: David Shore, Bryan Cranston team for "Sneaky Pete" at CBS; Roseanne Barr to guest on ABC's "Cristela"; and Richard Roundtree to recur on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

[10/22/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 22
Updates include: FOX gives "Red Band Society" four additional scripts; Amanda Righetti boards "The Colony" at USA; and "Bewitched," "Hitch" TV series in the works at NBC, FOX.

[10/21/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 21
Updates include: Christian Slater set as title role in USA's "Mr. Robot"; ABC to bring "Bachelor Party" to the small screen; and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco to star in potential half-hour for NBC.

[10/17/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 17
Updates include: FOX to revive "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"; NBC eyes "Marley & Me" adaptation; and AMC's annual "bake off" features seven potential drama projects.

[10/10/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 10
Updates include: Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson book dramas at CBS; Martin Gero developing a pair of dramas at The CW; and Kathy Griffin in talks to succeed Joan Rivers on E!'s "Fashion Police."

[09/25/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 25
Updates include: Chris Black, Joe Johnston get pilot order for "Lumen" at TNT; Tommy Johnagin to star in multi-camera comedy for CBS; and Rachel McAdams reportedly in talks for HBO's "True Detective."

[08/22/14 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 22
Updates include: NBC shutters midseason drama "Emerald City"; Yahoo! passes on revival of FOX's "Enlisted"; and Michael Seitzman brings "Code Black" to CBS.

[07/25/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 25
Updates include: Robert Kirkman's "Outcast" heads to pilot at Cinemax; Peter Sarsgaard, Mary-Louise Parker to star in NBC's "The Slap"; and first wave of directors set for "Marvel's Agent Carter."

[07/11/14 - 09:30 AM]
NBC, Universal Television Ready to Invade Comic-Con with Panels and Parties
"Constantine," "The Blacklist," "Hannibal," "Grimm" and "Bates Motel" are among the featured programs.

[06/13/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 13
Updates include: Michael Hirst to spearhead Beatles limited series at NBC; Jonathan Adams named series regular on ABC's "Last Man Standing"; and Hulu to stream FOX's "Delirium."

[05/28/14 - 08:00 AM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Nominations for 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
This year's event will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19 and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer.

[05/08/14 - 09:06 AM]
USA Network Announces Cast-Contingent Pilot Pick-Up for the Drama Series "Stanistan"
Plus: the network has commissioned the comedy pilot presentation "Difficult People," starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner.

[05/01/14 - 11:27 AM]
A&E's "Bates Motel" Wraps Season 2 with Live "After Hours" Special Event
Dave Holmes hosts the special, immediately following Monday's season two finale.

[04/29/14 - 11:18 AM]
A&E Network Greenlights New Scripted Drama Series "The Returned" from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America
Carlton Cuse ("Bates Motel") wrote the first episode, and he and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood") will write and executive produce the series.

[04/07/14 - 01:26 PM]
A&E Greenlights Hit Original Series "Bates Motel" for a Third Season
Season three of "Bates Motel" will begin production this fall on 10 episodes.

[03/18/14 - 01:36 PM]
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Retailer Hot Topic Introduce New Product Line Inspired by the A&E Hit Original Series "Bates Motel"
The Bates Motel collection at Hot Topic will include merchandise inspired by the acclaimed drama, including bathrobes, bloody shower curtains and more.

[03/12/14 - 05:40 PM]
A&E Yanks "Those Who Kill" After Two Airings
The network will shift "Bates Motel" to Mondays at 10:00/9:00c going forward.

[02/24/14 - 08:31 AM]
A&E Presents the Special Live Event "Bates Motel: After Hours"
Series stars and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will share their insights into the first episode and answer fan questions about the upcoming season.

[01/24/14 - 07:14 AM]
A&E's "Bates Motel" Re-Opens for a Second Season
Upcoming guest stars include Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Kenny Johnson, Michael Eklund and Michael O'Neil.

[11/05/13 - 10:06 AM]
Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs of "2 Broke Girls" Announced as the Hosts of "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards" at the Nominee Press Conference
Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast from Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 8.

[09/10/13 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 10
Updates include: Michelle Monaghan rounds out the cast of HBO's "Open"; FX mulls small screen take on "American Psycho"; and Ron Shelton returns to basketball for Showtime drama.

[08/14/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 14
Updates include: Chris Carter to bring "The After" to Amazon; "Blake's 7" revival eyes new home at Xbox; and Kiernan Shipka cast in Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic."

[08/13/13 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 13
Updates include: Lifetime greenlights "Deliverance Creek" backdoor pilot; Brendan Gleeson to lead HBO's "The Money"; and Sandra Oh to depart ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" at season's end.

[08/06/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 6
Updates include: Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman to exit "The Mentalist"; Justin Kirk cast in FX's "Tyrant"; and Starz's "Marco Polo" eyes new homes.

[07/24/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 24
Updates include: Cary Elwes boards USA's "Horizon"; Ving Rhames joins Lifetime's "Day Late and a Dollar Short"; and Daniella Alonso joins the cast of NBC's "The Night Shift."

[07/24/13 - 11:09 AM]
Victor Garber and Michelle Forbes Star in "The Hunters," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere October 25, Based on Joshua Williamson's Comic Book "Mirror Mirror"
Alexa Vega, Robbie Amell, Keenan Tracey and Dan Payne also star alongside said duo.

[07/23/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 23
Updates include: USA's "Horizon" lands quartet; Terrence Howard boards FOX's "Wayward Pines"; and Adriana Barraza cast in FX's "Saint George."

[07/22/13 - 12:10 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Bates Motel's" Vera Farmiga at San Diego Comic-Con
Check out our visit with the cast and creators of the A&E series during the event.

[07/22/13 - 12:08 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Bates Motel's" Nestor Carbonell at San Diego Comic-Con
Check out our visit with the cast and creators of the A&E series during the event.

[07/22/13 - 12:07 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Bates Motel's" Max Thieriot at San Diego Comic-Con
Check out our visit with the cast and creators of the A&E series during the event.

[07/22/13 - 12:06 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Bates Motel's" Kerry Ehrin & Carlton Cuse at San Diego Comic-Con
Check out our visit with the cast and creators of the A&E series during the event.

[07/22/13 - 12:05 AM]
Video: A Few Minutes With... "Bates Motel's" Freddie Highmore at San Diego Comic-Con
Check out our visit with the cast and creators of the A&E series during the event.

[07/20/13 - 10:38 AM]
Video: A&E's "Bates Motel" at Comic-Con
Check out Freddie Highmore's trip to the original Psycho house.

[07/18/13 - 08:21 AM]
NBC Scores 53 Emmy Nominations, Tying for High Among Broadcast Networks
Leading the charge were "Saturday Night Live" with 17 nominations, including outstanding variety series, and "30 Rock" with 13.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[06/27/13 - 11:19 AM]
Cast of A&E Hit Series "Bates Motel" Checks in at Comic-Con
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell are slated to appear on Saturday, July 20.

[06/04/13 - 05:59 AM]
Victor Garber and Michelle Forbes Start Production on "The Hunters," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere October 25
Alexa Vega, Robbie Amell, Keenan Tracey and Dan Payne also star in the project, which is based on Joshua Williamson's comic book "Mirror Mirror."

[04/30/13 - 11:39 AM]
A&E Is Cable's #1 Network in April
A&E spins the numbers for the month to date.

[04/08/13 - 11:32 AM]
A&E Orders Second Season of the Hit Drama Series "Bates Motel" from Carlton Cuse & Kerry Ehrin
Season two of "Bates Motel" will begin pre-production later this year on ten new episodes slated to premiere in 2014.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[03/19/13 - 11:03 AM]
A&E's "Bates Motel" Opens for Business with 4.6 Million Viewers on Premiere Night
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, March 18.

[01/04/13 - 12:12 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama Series "Bates Motel" on Monday, March 18 at 10PM ET/PT
Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot and Nicola Peltz star in the series, from executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.

[12/05/12 - 10:24 AM]
A&E Network and Executive Producer Carlton Cuse Announce Contest for Fans to Create the "Bates Motel" Title Sequence
The contest begins today, December 5 on www.facebook.com/BatesMotelAETV and runs through Thursday, January 3.

[12/03/12 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 3
Updates include: Bell Media passes on third season of "The L.A. Complex"; Andy Bobrow books "Rookie" at ABC; and Newt Gingrich to cameo on NBC's "Parks & Recreation."

[10/12/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 12
Updates include: Mimi Gianopulos to star in ABC Family's "Continuing Fred"; Erin Richards lands lead in FOX's "Lifestyle Lemonaid"; and Adult Swim orders seventh season of "Robot Chicken."

[10/11/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 11
Updates include: TNT cancels "The Great Escape"; Michael Bolton to star in potential ABC comedy; and Carlton Cuse to develop "The Sixth Gun" at NBC.

[10/02/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 2
Updates include: Mike Vogel, Nestor Carbonell to visit A&E's "Bates Motel"; Jeffrey Nachmanoff lands "Hostages" pilot at CBS; and Drea de Matteo to star in Lifetime's "Stalkers."

[09/19/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 19
Updates include: James Gandolfini to star in HBO's "Criminal Justice"; Netflix acquires Ricky Gervais-led "Derek"; and Rachel Boston joins Lifetime's "Witches of East End."

[09/14/12 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 14
Updates include: Freddie Highmore to play Norman Bates on A&E's "Bates Motel"; Jim Gaffigan to topline potential CBS comedy; and Jenna Dewan joins Lifetime's "Witches of East End."

[09/12/12 - 12:20 PM]
A&E Orders Season 4 of the Hit Original Scripted drama "The Glades"
The new season will begin production soon and will premiere in 2013.

[08/27/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 27
Updates include: Vera Farmiga heads for A&E's "Bates Motel"; Nickelodeon cancels "How to Rock"; and Tom Bower boards NBC's spin-off of "The Office."

[07/02/12 - 10:48 AM]
A&E Network Orders "Bates Motel" to Series - Network Bypasses Pilot Process to Order 10 Episodes
Pre-production and casting will begin immediately on the project, from Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.

[03/09/12 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 9
Updates include: Claire Forlani to lead "Scruples" at ABC; Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin join A&E's "Bates Motel"; and Matt Letscher is the latest to The CW's "Carrie Diaries."

[01/13/12 - 11:19 AM]
A&E Network in Development on Two Scripted Formats - "Bates Motel" and "Those Who Kill"
"Bates Motel" serves as a prequel to the most famous fright film of all-time, "Psycho."







BATES MOTEL (A&E)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/18/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its third season on 5/11/15; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from A&E's press release, January 2015) A&E Network presents two original scripted series' premieres on Monday, March 9 with the season three return of the critically acclaimed "Bates Motel" followed by the new original drama "The Returned" at 9PM and 10PM ET/PT respectively. "Bates Motel," returns for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and Freddie Highmore (Norman). This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman's waning ability to stay in denial about what's happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leaves Norma (Vera Farmiga) reluctantly more aware of Norman's mental fragility and is fearful of what he is capable of. From executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "The Returned") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") "Bates Motel" serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and provides viewers with an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates unravels through his teenage years. After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman's fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman's half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Estranged brother and uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm ("Mad Men," "Desperate Housewives"), Tracy Spiradakos ("Revolution") and Ryan Hurst ("Sons of Anarchy") arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn't feel right, but spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family -- and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke) also determined to find out what is happening to Norman becomes more emboldened, fearless, goes after the things she wants. Familiar face, Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates
· Max Thieriot as Dylan Bates
· Nestor Carbonell as Zach Shelby
· Nicola Peltz as Bradley Kenner
· Olivia Cooke as Emma
· Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Keegan Connor Tracy as Miss Watson
· Mike Vogel as Royce Romero
· Richard Harmon as Richard Slymore
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Cipriano as CRTR
· Carlton Cuse as EP
· Kerry Ehrin as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Carlton Cuse Productions
· Universal Television