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    Why Dramas Like 'Bates Motel' Are So Important for A&E, Even When the Network's Topping the Reality Rankings With 'Duck Dynasty'

    A&E's General Manager David McKillop explains why scripted programming is still so important to the network even when it has one of the biggest reality hits on air, and why he loved the Vera Farmiga freakout supercut.

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    Producer Says Showtime Wouldn't Let Writers Kill 'Dexter,' Hannah Gets A Grandma On 'Girls' & More

    As widely derided as the "Breaking Bad" finale was praised, Showtime's "Dexter" serial killer drama also came to an end recently, and many fans were not happy. While we're still a season behind, even someone not following the show only had to turn to social media over the run of its final episodes, ...

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    Watch: A Creepy Season Two Teaser for 'Psycho' Contemporary Prequel 'Bates Motel'

    Carlton Cuse's "Psycho" prequel series "Bates Motel" is coming back for a second season on A&E in 2014, the first having won accolades for stars Vera Farmiga (as Norma Bates) and Freddie Highmore (as young Norman).

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Season Finales for 'Bates Motel,' 'Nashville' and 'Rectify'

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Mad Men," "Game of Thrones," "Veep," "The Borgias," "Family Tree," "Nurse Jackie" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    A&E Renews 'Bates Motel' for Another 10-Episode Season

    Darling Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) will continue their uncomfortably close relationship for another season. A&E has renewed its "Psycho" prequel series "Bates Motel" for a second 10-episode season.

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    'Bates Motel' Checks In For A Second Season On A&E

    Trend alert!? Are we headed for full blown prequel-itis on TV? With NBC experiencing a nearly-there hit with the actually pretty decent "Hannibal" (they're going to rerun the pilot this Wednesday night, before airing the second episode on Thursday), A&E has already gone ahead and declared "Bates Mot...

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    'Bates Motel': When Being a Prequel Becomes Only a Question of Foreshadowing

    A&E's drama "Bates Motel" is, at least in theory, a prequel to the classic 1960 film "Psycho." It's centered around the creaky motel of the title with the iconic house looming behind it, and it has for a main character a sweet but troubled teenage boy named Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) whose clos...

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    Criticwire TV: Critics React to 'Girls' Finale, 'Bates Motel' and 'Parks and Rec'

    Our first installment of Criticwire TV rounds up critics' reactions to "Girls" and other recently aired shows.

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    Where Will TV Fit Into SXSW?

    Anyone wandering through the first floor of the Austin Convention Center during SXSW this year could have spent an entertaining few minutes watching people take pictures on the "Game of Thrones" throne set up next to the display of posters from the Film portion of the festival.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Jane Campion's Mystery Miniseries and Carlton Cuse's 'Psycho' Prequel Both Premiere

    This week on television, both Jane Campion's mystery miniseries "Top of the Lake" and A&E's "Psycho" prequel series "Bates Motel" have their premiere.

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