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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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{ 107 comments… read them below or add one }

Sonny Hodges September 12, 2013 at 12:07 am

Best actors on tv. Really like Bates Motel. Keep it going !!!!!!!


M Finkelstein September 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I love this show – it’s actors are fabulous. Do not cancel as I will be pretty upset.


Caroline Corbin August 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

I love this TV series…and was hooked from the very first episode!! Please don’t cancel this one anytime soon…I would be a faithful watcher :D I vote to keep the show and to bring it back for many more seasons to come!! High-Five!!!


Amy Cooke August 27, 2013 at 1:33 am

Please keep this series going. Absolutely love it.


jeni August 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm

when is bates starting up again in its new season


admin August 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Sometime in 2014. No date yet.


Kristin Anderson July 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE this show, it would break my heart if it got canceled!!


alexstar July 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

renew it !


Cathi June 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

P.O.S., not worth watching. I was looking forward to this series, but was sorely disappointed. I wouldn’t miss it.


Margaret L. June 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

I like the show! It’s a bit twisted in Hitchcock tradion, but it shows the resilience of a rather complicated woman surviving life’s obstacles with weird things happening to her. Although it spends too much time reviewing the past episodes. I hope it isn’t cancelled.



Charles White June 18, 2013 at 12:33 am

I could not believe that I had watched the last show. I turned on the tv the next Monday and my heart dropped. “It’s Over!!!


barbara June 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

Please please renew!


Tere Garrett June 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I looked forward to this show every Monday.
and I don’t watch TV. It would be Crazy to cancel


Sandy Cramer June 7, 2013 at 1:03 am

This is one show worth keeping. We look forward to every night that it is on. Please keep this one going!!!!!!!!!!!


Hossein June 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

omg, please don’t cancel it. I really love this serial


Elena walker June 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

Please don’t cancel this show, I relly love it , it’s a new twist of the old tale, it’s intriguing and misterious. The cast is very good and the story line can stay interesting if the writers use their imagination and not get in the rut. I personally vote for bringing it back next season. Two thumbs up!!!!


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