or


[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.

[via press release from NBC]

NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND RETAILER HOT TOPIC INTRODUCE NEW PRODUCT LINE INSPIRED BY THE A&E HIT ORIGINAL SERIES "BATES MOTEL"

Emmy Award-Nominated Vera Farmiga and Cast Return for Second Season of UTV's 'Psycho' Prequel March 3 (10 P.M. ET/PT)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Mar. 18, 2014 - NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group has announced a partnership with Hot Topic, a fan-favorite retailer of pop culture merchandise, to introduce a collection of apparel and accessories inspired by "Bates Motel" on A&E.

The Bates Motel collection at Hot Topic will include merchandise inspired by the acclaimed drama - including bathrobes, bloody shower curtains and more. They will be available at HOTTOPIC.COM and select Hot Topic stores starting March 18.

The reimagined prequel to "Psycho" follows a teenage Norman Bates and his mother, Norma, who live in an old house overlooking the Bates Motel. Produced by Universal Television, "Bates Motel" returned for its second season on A&E on March 3, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

"'Bates Motel' captured the imagination of television viewers immediately when it premiered, and we are very excited to introduce this clever line of products inspired by the show," said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products. "From a cushy bathrobe to a comforting night light, we think the fans will find these items pretty killer."

"The product ideas for this partnership came easily - we wanted to give fans the experience of walking into Bates Motel," said Cindy Levitt, vice president and general merchandise manager for Hot Topic. "Now they can bring Bates Motel into their rooms at home."

The new Hot Topic merchandise will include an exclusive white waffle cloth cotton robe, a home line featuring a bloody "Bates Motel" shower curtain, bath soaps, a hand towel and a night light. Merchandise will also include classic T-shirts for both men and women and novelty items including a "Bates Motel" key chain necklace. Customers who purchase a "Bates Motel" item will receive a gift with purchase - a post card from Bates Motel.

In addition, A&E is hosting a sweepstakes in partnership with Hot Topic. The sweepstakes allows fans to upload photos of themselves to one of four virtual "post cards," which they can then electronically post on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Pinterest. One lucky winner will receive a trip to Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego; ten other winners will receive product prize packs. Fans can enter for this sweepstakes at HellofromBatesMotel.com.

Bates Motel

"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is. "Bates Motel" is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions, respectively.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing

Universal Partnerships & Licensing oversees NBCUniversal's consumer product licensing, film, home entertainment and television promotions, and corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, television, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the company's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. Universal brings an impressive slate of properties, including two blockbusters, to this year's show - Minions, the spin-off of the phenomenally successful Despicable Me franchise, slated to bow July 10, 2015; and Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking film series, scheduled for release June 12, 2015.

About A&E Network

Now reaching 100 million homes, A&E is the home to 100% original content that inspires and challenges audiences to BE ORIGINAL.A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality, uniquely immersive entertainment ranging from the network's original scripted series, including "Bates Motel," "Longmire" and "Those Who Kill," to signature non-fiction franchises, including "Duck Dynasty," "Beyond Scared Straight" and "Storage Wars. "The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV. For more press information on and photography on the series please visit us at press.aenetworks.com.

About Hot Topic

Hot Topic is a mall- and web-based specialty retailer beloved by rebellious and expressive teens for nearly 25 years. Hot Topic offers music and pop culture junkies' band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories. Hot Topic operates 634 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at hottopic.com. Find Hot Topic on Twitter (twitter.com/hottopic), Facebook (facebook.com/hottopic), YouTube (youtube.com/hottopic) and Instagram (instagram.com/hottopic).





  [march 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BATES MOTEL (A AND E)











[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats NBC's "Fallon" by Its Largest Margin Yet in Homes
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Retains 92% of Its Week-Ago Rating, Despite a Significantly Stronger NFL Game on CBS This Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
WWE(R) Superstar Christian(R) and WWE(R) Hall of Famer Edge(R) Reunite on Syfy's "Haven" in an All-New Episode Airing November 28
Jay Reso will appear in an all-new episode airing November 28, and will reprise the role for two additional episodes airing later in 2015.

[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Wraps CBS Run on Top
The Thursday football franchise heads to NFL Network only beginning next week.

[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC More Than Doubles Its Nearest Non-Sports Competition on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" Will Premiere on Wednesday, November 5
Season 3 consists of 16 thirty-minute episodes: 8 new episodes will air in 2014, and the remainder of Season 3 will air in 2015.

[10/24/14 - 07:09 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network More Than Triples Ratings from a Year Ago
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.