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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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    Watch: First 6 Minutes Of 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel'

    When considering a stay at the “Bates Motel,” it’s probably worth remembering that couple who were looking for a quiet night at the start of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Judging by its Gothic ambiance and mentally unstable management, teased in a new 6-minute clip from the upcoming A&E drama, th...

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    Watch: Trailer & Extended Clip From 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel'

    It has to be either the best or the worst idea in television. Though the concept of a Hitchcock prequel starring that kid from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” conjures an image of a slow-motion train wreck, for those who like their characters nutty and their storylines nuttier (a.k.a...

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    Carlton Cuse and Vera Farmiga Reveal How Close 'Bates Motel' Will Keep to 'Psycho' at the TCA Winter Press Tour

    A&E's "Bates Motel" is one of the new year's most intriguing TV additions, a ten-episode prequel to "Psycho" moved up to the present day and executive produced by "Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse. Freddie Highmore plays teenaged Norman Bates, while V...

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    Norman Bates Upgrades To An iPhone In New Images from 'Bates Motel'

    Since being touted this past summer as a spiritual cross between “Smallville” and “Twin Peaks,” it's safe to say the A&E “Psycho” prequel “Bates Motel” is well on its way toward earning that claim. In terms of recent Hitchcock reverence, the series looks to take its tone more toward the bright absur...

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