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Bates Motel

bates motel TV showNetwork: A&E
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 18, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Keegan Connor Tracy, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, and Richard Harmon.

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TV show description:
This TV series is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s most well-known film, Psycho. It provides an intimate portrait of how Norman Bates’ psyche unraveled through his teenage years — including his intricate relationship with his mother and how she helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all.

Norma Louise Bates (Vera Farmiga) is a resilient, intelligent, beautiful, and complicated woman. A contemporary single mother, she is emotionally complex and utterly devoted to her Norman. She’s constantly juggling her own needs and some hardcore baggage, all while trying to create a new home in a new town for herself and her son.

Smart, quietly funny, handsome and sometimes shy, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) is a 17 year old boy who has an intensely close bond with his mother. He’s resistant to starting over in White Pine Bay, but begins to change his mind as he starts to spread his wings. His mother isn’t the only woman in his life.

Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke) is a quirky, pretty, intelligent 17 year old girl who has cystic fibrosis and is also an “old soul.” She gets an almost immediate crush on Norman and always finds her way to his doorstep.

Meanwhile, Bradley Martin (Nicola Peltz) is a beautiful, popular, and affluent, 17 year old who befriends Norman out of kindness. She’s soon surprised to find herself drawn to him in other, deeper ways.

At school, Miss Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy) is Norman’s compassionate and beautiful Language Arts teacher. She’s taken with Norman as a student but senses he may have some deep emotional issues that are going unchecked.

Things get more complicated at home for Norman when his half-brother from Norma’s first marriage shows up. Dylan Massett (Max Thieriot) is an edgy outsider in the family dynamic. He’s a lost soul and a drifter who finds himself, by necessity, drifting back into their troubled lives.

Sheriff Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell) is the “moral” center of the town, although morality is often a shifting line here. Imposing and discerning, he gets involved in Norma Bates’ life after an unfortunate incident at the motel.

Deputy Zack Shelby (Mike Vogel) is young, handsome, and clear-eyed. He has an immediate attraction to Norma and finds himself drawn into her life and wanting to take care of her.

Series Finale

Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Bates Motel TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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{ 96 comments… read them below or add one }

Catchie Crider December 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Please DO NOT cancel Bates Motel. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show.


ParkP December 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Do not cancel. Love this show. Love Psycho and love this show, explaining how we got to there. Need it to come back and soon.


Stephanie December 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm

I hope they return to the air soon…’s as bad as waiting for Mad Men!!!!!! Truly great writing and superbly acted I think it’s one of the best shows on TV!


Amaranda November 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Love this show. One of the best shows! Love everything about it. Freddy Highmore and Vera Farmiga are excellent in this show. They draw you in.


jo ann November 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

LOVE the bates motel. Acting is incredible (Vera especially). Don’t cancel it. Very popular among my friends’


Joe Mohler November 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I can’t believe that this show is not back yet. What a great production. Get with it.


Anonymous November 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

Love it


Roger Wirsing November 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

A wonderfully crafted series that should NOT be cancelled.


Regenia t. davis October 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I say renew it I loved the show The big brother keeps them together


deborah jenning October 26, 2014 at 7:50 am

I don’t miss a show. The cast is amazing and the suspense is awesome. I hope the network will reconsider and give us many more seasons to enjoy. Thank for this unique style of entertainment. Love it!


carol October 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

I think the show should stay on. I really enjoyed the show. Can’t wait.


Barbara October 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I love this show. Love the plots, the actors, great change from the norm. Please tell me it’s not over!!!!


Amber September 30, 2014 at 1:15 am

I love The Bates Motel. I think all of the actors are superb, extremely talented and so is the director. Getting intense… very engaging and interesting! Can’t wait for it to start again!


Delores Dees September 24, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I love this show. all the actors a7 actress’ are excellent in their parts. I hope there will be a third series.


Poodys Amy September 21, 2014 at 1:30 am

Vera Farmiga is so talented. I love her show. Her sister is awesome to Taissa Farmiga love her in American horror story. Vera congrats on your award for show, you deserve it!!!!


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