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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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Cherie andrews August 29, 2014 at 12:30 am

Love this show!!! When does it return????


Anonymous August 19, 2014 at 2:28 am

My whole family loves Bates Motel. Even me at my age watched it with the kids (adult kids). We hope it comes back, very good series.


tom June 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Excellent acting and plot. Do not cancel. The program is only a slight second to Mad Men


Misty June 3, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Omg…why did this show have to cancel? I always looked forward to watching it on A &E. I’m so sad :(. I finally found a show I liked and now it’s gone. This sucks!


Psycho July 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

Can’t you read? it’s not been cancelled!

On April 7, 2014, Bates Motel was renewed for a 10-episode third season


manush May 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

Love love love bates motel best actors i don’t want this series to end


Anonymous one May 12, 2014 at 4:09 am

Very entertaining but the shows on air time is so short.
It’s on cable watch a couple of shows and puff it’s off the schedule what goes.?


Newrider April 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

I would vote to keep/renew Bates Motel. I’m not certain which of the ‘big 3′ owns/runs A&E, but considering the state of network TV as of the last few years, it would be hard to understand canceling Bates, which has both good acting and good writing. That combo seems to have escaped network TV.


anne April 15, 2014 at 10:17 am

cant wait for Monday nights! great show!


CD April 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Please don’t take this show off. My sister and I cant wait for Monday nights.. Love the show


Anonymous March 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I love this show. Have always loved the movie Psycho and this TV show is great. Actors are great!!


Dawn March 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Love this show, hope it does NOT get cancelled. Very talented people playing the roles.


Pamela C. Royal March 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm

great show.


Jim February 28, 2014 at 5:54 am

Ecstatic about season 2 great characters and I have always loved a good back story. Hope for season 3,4,and 5.


Pamela C. Royal March 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Hi, just love Bates Motel, .. Last year, I did not have A & E, and could not watch it, so on Sunday, I did order it, and watched a bunch from last year, and now have it taped to watch every Monday night.
I would just LOVE to send in some of my original music for this show. has some under A.P. & + some dark/scary Instrumentals.
If this is possible, please let me know.. thanks for your time, Pamela (604) 532 9203 in Vancouver.


Anonymous February 16, 2014 at 2:15 am

great show look forward to season 2.


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