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On the Set: Creepy Secrets Behind Bates Motel's Second Season

Max Thieriot, Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore

The sun is sinking behind Bates Motel's Vancouver set as cameras prepare to shoot Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) scaling the familiar stone steps leading up to her iconic hilltop home. Spying an approaching flock of crows, the director instructs Farmiga to "wait for the birds" to enter the frame before commencing her ascent. At this point, one half expects the silhouette of ... read more

Actress Joan Fontaine Dies at 96

Joan Fontaine

Actress Joan Fontaine, who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock movies Rebecca and Suspicion, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 96.

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Exclusive Video: Raising Hope Gets "Hitchcock-ed Out" for Rear Window Tribute Episode

Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton

Raising Hope fans are in for a scare this Friday (9/8c, Fox) when the sitcom pays tribute to the king of suspense, director Alfred Hitchcock, and his 1954 classic film, Rear Window.

In the episode, titled "Murder, She Hoped," Burt (Garret Dillahunt) becomes... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Bates Motel's Scary New Set

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore

In its second season, A&E's Bates Motel will introduce the infamous fruit cellar where Mother's stuffed body...

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TV Guide Magazine's 60th Anniversary: Record-breaking Photographer Gene Trindl

Alfred Hitchcock

With a repertoire including Merv Griffin, Steve McQueen, the Monkees and the Brady Bunch, Gene Trindl holds the record for shooting TV Guide Magazine covers — more than 200 of them! We went behind the lens with the late photographer's grandson, Skylar Schofield, who calls Trindl's impressive roster of cover images his "ultimate résumé."

Steve McQueen, Wanted: Dead or Alive, May 30, 1959
"He never really watched too much television, because it was weird for him to see his subjects [as stars], even though that's what he was trying to capture," says Schofield of legendary Hollywood macho man Steve McQueen (posing on our cover for his hit Western Wanted: Dead or Alive). "He really respected people who were true craftsmen."

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Star Wars Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Dies at 99

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Gilbert Taylor, the veteran British cinematographer behind Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove, has died, the BBC reports. Taylor was 99.

His wife, Dee, says he died on Friday with... read more

Summer TV Homework: 12 Shows to Catch Up on Before the Fall

Hayden Panetierre, Connie Britton

Summer is here and school is out! But like any good teacher, we have assigned some homework. (Don't worry, the beach will still be there tomorrow.)

With more great TV than ever available in so many different places, it's easy to miss a show or two. Below, we've hand-picked a dozen that you might not have noticed or simply didn't have the time for during the regular TV season. But they deserve your attention. Behold the 12 shows you should catch up on this summer:

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A&E Orders Second Season of Bates Motel

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore

A&E has ordered a second season of freshman drama Bates Motel, the network announced Monday.

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Bates Motel: How Does Norman Bates Become a Psycho?

Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga

Like Norman Bates of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Psycho, the producers behind A&E's new drama series Bates Motel seem to be of two minds.

A&E's prequel, which premieres Monday at 10/9c and stars Finding Neverland's Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates, seeks to tell audiences how a young man grows up to be a taxidermy-loving killer. The answer posited by Hitchcock's film is that Norman was driven insane by his overprotective mother ...
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Keck's Exclusives First Look: Norman Bates Gets Creepy in Bates Motel

Freddie Highmore

What happens in a motel bathroom on the March 18 premiere of A&E's Bates Motel foreshadows the grisly fate that one day befalls the tragic fugitive Marion Crane. And though it will be a while before young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) dresses up in his mommy's clothes, there are other warning signs of... read more

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