Bates Motel

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Bates Motel First Look: Can Kathleen Robertson Solve Dylan's Problems?

Kathleen Robertson and Max Thieriot

Bates Motel's Dylan Massett has seen better days.

Not only is Dylan (Max Thieriot) working for a family drug operation that is on the verge of war with a rival family, but he also recently learned that he's the product of incest between his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) and her (alleged rapist) brother Caleb (guest star Kenny Johnson). Fortunately, a little light may be coming into his life.

Bates Motel: What's next for Dylan after the daddy bombshell?

On Monday's episode (10/9c, A&E), Dylan meets Jodi Wilson (Beverly Hills, 90210 and Boss alum Kathleen Robertson), the head of the drug family and his de facto boss.... read more

Bates Motel: What's Next for Dylan After the Daddy Bombshell?

Max Thieriot

Norma's going to have some explaining to do on Monday's episode of Bates Motel.

The previous episode ended with a huge confrontation between Norma (Vera Farmiga) and her oldest son Dylan (Max Thieriot), who was furious that Norma wouldn't give her estranged brother Caleb (guest star Kenny Johnson) a second chance. When Norma tried to explain that Caleb raped her repeatedly as a child, Dylan flew off the handle and called Norma a liar, which led to a brawl between Dylan and his half-brother Norman (Freddie Highmore). As the fight escalated, Norma was forced to drop a major bombshell... read more

A&E Pulls Those Who Kill After Two Episodes

Omid Abtahi, Chloe Sevigny

A&E is pulling freshman drama Those Who Kill after just two episodes, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, sophomore drama Bates Motel will take over Those Who Kill's former Mondays-at-10/9c berth beginning March 17. A new timeslot for... read more

Ratings: Almost Human, Castle Hit Lows

Michael Ealy, Karl Urban

Almost Human closed out on low note.

The Fox series wrapped up its freshman run Monday to a series low 5.6 million and a 1.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. The Following (5.1 million, 1.7) followed, inching up a tenth from its series low last week.

NBC won the night with The Voice (15.6 million, 4.5) and The Blacklist (11.1 million, 2.7), which dropped read more

Bates Motel Reopens for "Super-Intense" Second Season

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore

It's gonna be a bright, sunshine-y day on Season 2 of Bates Motel — at least temporarily. 

When the second season of the A&E drama kicks off (Monday, 9/8c, A&E), four months have passed. It's summer in White Pine Bay and Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) can't hold back the smile that comes from having her motel completely booked. But there's one cloud that Norma just can't shed: Norman (Freddie Highmore) remains fixated on the death of his teacher Miss Watson, whose grave he visits far too often for Norma's liking.

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Of course,  all signs in the Season 1 finale suggested it was Norman, distraught from a terrible night at a school dance and vulnerable after being shown affection by Miss Watson, is responsible for his dear teacher's death. Or is he?

"The story of what happened to Miss Watson is very much, at this point, a story of perception," executive producer Kerry Ehrin tells TVGuide.com. "We saw [everything] through Norman's point of view at the end of the last season, and this season, we unravel that.... read more

Monday Review: A&E's Kill-er Women, Mom, Human Finale, Castle, Jeopardy!

Max Thieriot, Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore

A&E certainly has an eye for talent, with the brooding Chloë Sevigny joining the electrifying Vera Farmiga in back-to-back Monday psycho- (or Psycho) dramas. Unfortunately, the former Big Love scene-stealer is not nearly as well served by the unpleasant formula dreariness of Those Who Kill (10/9c), an adaptation of a Danish series that takes a by-the-numbers approach to some truly ghastly serial-killer action.

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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

Mega Buzz: Scandal Revenge, Crazy Mommy Issues and Once's Proposal

Kerry Washington, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ginnifer Goodwin

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams.

I need some Scandal scoop ASAP! — Jennie
The campaign will be in full swing when the show returns, but Fitz may not make it out unscathed. He'll have to deal with both someone swearing vengeance against him and resurfacing old rumors. In unrelated news, you will see some interesting nudity in the midseason return.

Got any scoop on The Crazy Ones? — Lindsay
I've learned exclusively that... read more

CBS Orders Terrorist Drama from Bates Motel Producer

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CBS has given a pilot order to a terrorist drama from Bates Motel's Kerry Ehrin, TVGuide.com has learned.

When... 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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Premiered: March 18, 2013, on A&E
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The teenage years of Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."

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