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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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Kevin April 24, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Season 4? Do we know yet


Anonymous April 22, 2015 at 2:42 am

I love the show do not cancel


mike April 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

love this show, got have more


Miller March 17, 2015 at 6:35 pm

What the Heck are the ratings for Bates Motel season 3?


bridget February 3, 2015 at 12:03 am

Fabulous cast, BTW!


bridget February 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm

I would looove for Bates Motel to resume sometime soon. I appreciate the complexity and unpredictability of the compelling story line — great writers! — and the charm that the actors bring to the unique characters they play. Blah blah blah: I could go on and on — and on.


charolette January 28, 2015 at 1:15 am

Don’t cancel. The best show.


Kathy January 26, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Love this show PLEASE do not cancel!!!


Fonda January 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Love this show. What a great way to add interest to the original Psyco movie. Now we know why Norman was so deranged


Richard January 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Please don,t cancel this show. It is a good show.


Ann Marie Oliva January 6, 2015 at 4:35 pm

great series great acting and drama .should be up there with supernatural and walking dead. please don’t cancel it.


Maggie Braden January 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Please, please don’t cancel this intriguing series.


Pamela January 1, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Hooray! There will be a season THREE! Thanks love this show!!!!


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