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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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david May 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

To do the series justice, u must complete the story if it takes 3-4 seasons.. in the 1st psycho, norman was a grown man, his mother was dead, there was no step brother .. it would b irresponsible to start a story and not finish it


Poppy May 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

The show is suspenseful and full of surprises. The actors are great. It’s amazing how much teenage Norman looks like the grown up Norman.


Poppy May 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm

The show is exciting and suspenseful. There is always a surprise. Don’t cancel the show.


Amila May 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Keep the show!!!!! It’s great and interesting. Television need less reality shows and more suspense. Keep it!!!!


Always have loved Alfred Hitchcock . Suspense is GREAT! Cast is perfect! So unpredictable ! I LOVE AND SO LOOK FORWARD TO IT! April 30, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Always have loved Alfred Hitchcock! Suspense is GREAT Cast is perfect! So UNPREDICTABLE ! PLEAS DONT CANCEL


Sherry April 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

These television people are nuts! They finally get a good show on the air, and then they cancel it! I’m so sick and tired of those reality shows we need something we can dig our teeth into, and this is it. My family waits patiently for the next week to come to see what happens next. Please don’t cancel it. If this show doesn’t have a following yet I would be surprised, but if it doesn’t advertise it more for the second season, and please make sure you put all the shows ondemand with the cable companies because this is where people will look to watch what they haven’t seen yet especially over the summer. Don’t cancel! Thank you.


Misty April 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

This is definitely one of my favorite new shows–please keep it on the air–all of the cast is perfect for their roles–I love it and can’t wait until the next show!! It is very intriguing and it has completely pulled me in!!


connie April 22, 2013 at 11:15 pm

i love this show its full of suspense the cast is great and i look foreward too it every monday night DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW


Mbmama April 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Are you kidding me? This show is great! Love everything about it. DO NOT cancel the Bates Motel !!


Linda April 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Keep the show on the air! Very interesting and different!


cathy April 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Just watched it 4/13 at a friends house..i’m hooked..trying to find it on my home channel..


Cindy April 13, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Def keep on air ….. Very interesting


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JJ Goode March 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

The cast is amazing, and last night’s episode was more than I could’ve hoped for.


Raquel March 19, 2013 at 8:08 am

It’s too early to tell having only seen episode 1. Nevertheless, the first episode was very well written and played out. The cast have been perfectly picked. Can’t wait til next week!


Anonymous April 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Keep the show on the air…Very interesting and different!


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