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[TV] “Bates Motel” Renews Its Lease For A 2nd Season!

A&E’s “Bates Motel” will be sticking around for at least a little bit longer. Maybe a lot longer. The network has renewed the show for 10 additional episodes set to air next year.

The premiere of “Bates Motel” garnered 4.5 million total viewers and 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 18-49, based on Live+7 viewership, making it the most-watched original drama debut in the key demos in the network’s history.

A&E’s “Bates Motel,” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”), is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

“Bates Motel” airs on A&E Mondays @ 10/9c.



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  • K-Dogg

    Please tell me if I’m on my own here…..I LOVE Farmiga, want to love this show, but I really don’t like how far-fetched this Twilight – Zone -y Town is, way too much. I want to believe that Norman Bates wasn’t just a product of a fucked up town. I realize that there’s more to it, but I’m just saying….Also, would have MUCH PREFERRED this to have taken place in the 50’s.

    • Aaron Emery

      You’re not on your own here! I haven’t watched all of last weeks yet but from the first 2.5 episodes I have a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe I just wasn’t paying enough attention but I can’t figure out why the fuck that man was driving a car while lit on fire!! Also, I would have really loved it if it was in the 50’s and led up to, or even passed, the Marion Krane story. ‘Psycho’ was simple and brilliant. This seems way over-plotted!
      I do love Farmiga though!

  • djblack1313

    i love this show. K-Dogg & Aaron, i DO agree that the writers need to settle down a bit. as Aaron aptly said it seems a bit too over-plotted. and HELL YES!!….Vera Farmiga is fucking awesome!

  • Zombie-Killa

    MILDLY excited for this. I dunno. My interest level just took a huge dive after the pilot. I’ll still watch a second season, though!

  • ThunderDragoon

    That’s great news! Loving the show so far.

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