Bates Motel


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###Bates Motel

Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Rating: TV-14-LSV
Running Time: 40–47 minutes per episode
Number of Seasons: 5
Number of Episodes: 50
Vintage: March 18, 2013 – April 24, 2017

Plot Summary: A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

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Bates Motel: Norman Bates -The Story of a Sweet Boy | A&E

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Bates Motel: Designing Bates Motel | A&E


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Season Overviews

<b>Season 1</b>

Original Release: March 18 – May 20, 2013

Season 1 follows Norma and Norman Bates as they buy a motel after Norman’s father dies. On one of the first nights of the two owning the motel, the former owner breaks in and sexually assaults Norma. Norman knocks the attacker out, and Norma stabs him to death. She decides it’s best not to call the police and to cover up the murder. She and Norman dispose of the body. He complicates the cover-up by keeping a belt that belonged to the victim. When the town sheriff and his deputy notice that a man has gone missing, Norma and Norman must keep them from digging too far.

<b>Season 2</b>

Original Release: March 3 – May 5, 2014

Season 2 follows the aftermath of Norman’s teacher’s murder, as her mysterious past comes to light. Meanwhile, Norma finds herself making dangerous decisions in order to keep the motel running and preventing the impending bypass. Bradley’s search for her father’s killer leads to the extremes, and Dylan learns the disturbing truth about his parentage.

<b>Season 3</b>

Original Release: March 9 – May 11, 2015

Season 3 focuses on Norman’s waning deniability about what’s happening to him, and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leave Norma more aware of her son’s mental fragility and fearful of what he is capable of. Meanwhile, Sheriff Romero begins to distance himself from the Bates family after he suspects Norma is lying to him about her husband’s death.

<b>Season 4</b>

Original Release: March 7 – May 16, 2016

Season 4 follows Norma as she becomes increasingly fearful of Norman, going to great lengths to find him the professional help he needs. This complicates their once unbreakable trust as Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. Meanwhile, Sheriff Romero once again finds himself drawn into Norma and Norman’s lives.

<b>Season 5</b>

Original Release: February 20 – April 24, 2017

Season 5 begins two years after the death of Norma. Publicly happy and well-adjusted, Norman struggles at home, where his blackouts are increasing and “Mother” threatens to take him over completely. Meanwhile, Dylan and Emma find themselves drawn back into Norman’s world, and Romero hungers for revenge against his stepson.


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###Bates Motel Descends Into Darkness for Season 3
March 09, 2015 6:00 am

###Bates Motel and The Returned: A Creepy Combo
March 09, 2015 6:00 am

###What’s Worth Watching: Bates Motel’s Creepy Return
March 09, 2015 6:00 am

###Best Lines on TV This Week: Bates Motel - "I like women. Maybe from spending so many years so close to my mother."
March 28, 2015 6:00 am

###What’s Worth Watching: Bates Motel’s Norma Gets Leverage
April 06, 2015 3:00 am

###Bates Motel: 'The Noose Is Tightening on So Many Levels’
April 06, 2015 6:00 am

###TV’s Best Lines This Week: Bates Motel - "Can’t a woman get in a mood for one night without the whole world coming to a freakin’ end?"
April 25, 2015 6:00 am

###2015 Spring Finale Preview: What’s About to Happen on All Your Favorite Shows (Bates Motel)
May 06, 2015 6:00 am

###What’s Worth Watching: Going Psycho at Bates Motel
May 11, 2015 3:00 am

###A&E Announces Premiere Date for Bates Motel
January 06, 2016 3:00 pm

###Norman Gets Nearer to His ‘Psycho Psyche’ on Bates Motel
March 07, 2016 9:00 am

###Best Lines on TV This Week: Bates Motel
March 12, 2016 11:00 am

###Bates Motel: Nestor Carbonell on the Wedding of Romero and Norma Bates
March 21, 2016 9:00 am

###Ask Matt: Crazy About Bates Motel
March 22, 2016 9:45 am

###Bates Motel: Star Freddie Highmore on Writing Monday’s Pivotal Episode
May 02, 2016 10:33 am

###Bates Motel: Norman and Norma’s ‘Weird’ Relationship Gets Weirder
May 06, 2016 12:05 pm

###Bates Motel: Producers and Star Discuss Shocking Episode 'Forever’
May 10, 2016 10:20 am


#5

###Ask Matt: Bates Motel Getting Psycho
May 18, 2016 9:45 am


#6

###Ask Matt: Bates Motel Post-Norma
May 24, 2016 9:45 am


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###SDCC: Rihanna Joins ‘Bates Motel’ For Final Season
July 22nd, 2016


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###Ask Matt: A Famous Marion Checking Into Bates Motel
August 23, 2016 9:45 am


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###Go a Little Mad with the Bates Motel Season 5 Trailer
JANUARY 9, 2017


#10

###Ask Matt: Is There a February Drought of New TV? (Bates Motel)
January 10, 2017 9:45 am


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###Freddie Highmore: New Season of ‘Bates Motel’ Delves Deeper Into Norman’s 'Imaginary Life With Mother’
February 19, 2017 4:00 pm


#12

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###Best Lines on TV This Week (Feb. 17 - Feb. 23): Bates Motel
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#15

###Ask Matt: Lightning Round (Bates Motel)
March 10, 2017 9:45 am


#16

###Best Lines on TV This Week (March 3 - March 9): Bates Motel
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###Best Lines on TV This Week (March 10 - 15): Bates Motel
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###Rihanna’s Salute to Marion Crane Shakes Up 'Bates Motel’
March 20, 2017 10:45 am


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###Best Lines on TV This Week (March 17-23): Bates Motel
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###What’s On: Bates Motel
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