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...
Toy Story of Terror
Toy Story lives on!
In October, ABC will air Toy Story of Terror, a 30-minute special that reunites the original voice cast from the Toy Story franchise, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
From Pixar, Toy Story of Terror follows the adventures of the toys post-Toy Story 3, in which a fun road trip takes a very unexpected turn. "Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mom and the toys are in the trunk," executive producer Galyn Susman says. "Mom gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues."
Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore
A&E has ordered a second season of freshman drama Bates Motel, the network announced Monday.
Tom Bergeron, Karina Smirnoff, Jacoby Jones
Dancing with the Stars' Season 16 premiere topped Monday, leading ABC to an easy win.
The two-hour episode drew 16.8 million viewers and a 3.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. It's down four-tenths from last spring's opener, but up 24 percent over the fall's low-rated All-Stars premiere. The show delivered ABC's biggest audience and second-highest rating in the time period since April, according to the network.
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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 ...
A&E's Psycho-inspired series Bates Motel has come to life.
From Lost's Carlton Cuse, the drama is...
Remember when Drew Barrymore's teen princess spilled her guts, literally, in the opening moments of Scream? Or when Jack Nicholson popped his head through the broken bathroom door and so proudly announced, "Heeere's Johnny" in The Shining?
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A&E's upcoming series Bates Motel has found a mother for young Norman Bates — and this time it's not a skeleton in a wig. Vera Farmiga, who carried on a salacious affair with George Clooney in 2009's Up in the Air, will play Norma Louise Bates.
Former Lost producer Carlton Cuse is currently casting Bates Motel, a 10-episode prequel to the 1960 Hitchcock chiller Psycho, to premiere on A&E in 2013.
In this version, Norman Bates is but a boy of 16 showing peculiarities of what's to come. "His mother, Norma, is in her early forties and very hot," says Cuse. "We didn't get to know her in the movie because she was a corpse...spoiler alert!"
A&E has ordered 10 episodes of the Psycho-inspired series Bates Motel, the network announced on Monday.
From Lost's Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights' Kerry Ehrin, the drama is a contemporary exploration of Norman Bates' early years. It will focus on his relationship with his mother Norma and how he became a serial killer.
"We are proud to be partnering with and Kerry Ehrin on their thrilling reinvention of one of the most compelling characters in cinematic history," A&E executives Rob DeBitetto and David McKillop said. "It's a provocative project from two of the best storytellers in the business and we're looking forward to getting started."