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Bates Motel: Season Five Ratings

14 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The curtain is about to come to a close for the Bates Motel TV show on A&E. There's no need to worry that this series will be cancelled any longer and the series' creators have been allowed to bring the story to a conclusion. The ratings have been dropping for awhile. Will Bates Motel go out with a ratings rebound or, will they drop even lower? Stay tuned.Set in the small town of White Pine Bay in Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a troubled young man, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), and his unique relationship with mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). The A&E series also stars Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, and Olivia Cooke. Recurring players include Kenny Johnson, Ryan Hurst, Rihanna, Brooke Smith, Isabelle McNally, and Austin Nichols.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The »

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Bates Motel: Should the A&E Series End? How About a Sequel?

21 February 2017 10:10 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The fifth and final season of Bates Motel just premiered on February 20th, but is now the right time to end the A&E Psycho prequel series?The drama stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, the troubled son of Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga). The cast also includes Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Michael O’Neill, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Eklund, and Mike Vogel.Read More… »

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Bates Motel: A&E Showrunner Teases the Final Season, Series Ending

21 February 2017 6:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Most of us know the ending to Psycho, but how will Bates Motel end? Recently, showrunner Kerry Ehrin spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the final season of the A&E TV series.As reported earlier, the final season of the Psycho prequel will feature Rihanna as Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in the original Alfred Hitchcock film. The new season will also feature an episode written by star Freddie Highmore.Read More… »

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‘Bates Motel’ Boss Discusses Season 5 'Psycho' Overlap, Rihanna's "More Personal" Marion Crane

20 February 2017 8:04 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This article contains spoilers from the season five premiere of Bates Motel, “Dark Paradise”]

Bates Motel finally returned for its fifth and final season on Monday night, but some time has passed since viewers last left Norman (Freddie Highmore) imagining his dead mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) playing the piano at Christmastime.

The season five premiere showcased a very different mother-son relationship, a slightly contentious and manipulative offering that has been masterfully concocted inside Norman’s head. As Norman tried to move on with everyday life as the motel manager and create a niche for himself in town with some other »

- Amber Dowling

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Bates Motel: Five Things You Didn’t Know about Freddie Highmore

20 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Bates Motel returns for its fifth and final season tonight on A&E.  Bates Motel is currently in season 5 and fans are expecting big things from both the premiere and entire season.  We’ve been teased about how Norman Bates will be interacting with his mother and Vera Farmiga has confirmed that there will be plenty of surprises this season.  One surprise will be the appearance of Rihanna who is set to play Marion Crane, the woman who screams in the shower in the original Alfred Hitchock movie Psycho.    Crane was perceived as a main character despite only being in the

Bates Motel: Five Things You Didn’t Know about Freddie Highmore »

- Nat Berman

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‘Bates Motel’ Review: Season 5 Does Right By Alfred Hitchcock By Ditching His Original Ending

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bates Motel” could not exist without “Psycho,” but soon it could feel like the other way around. Part of the brilliance within Kerry Ehrin’s deep exploration of Alfred Hitchcock’s characters is how even in the modern day — and even while always promising an ending independent of the film’s narrative — it feels as though we’re being given crucial backstory to a character we only came to know as a pervert, murderer, and psychopath — in that order. Fifty-seven years later, “Bates Motel” is filling in the details by fleshing out Norman’s motivations, psychological state, and ultimate descent into madness.

[Editor’s Note: The below analysis contains spoilers for “Bates Motel” Season 4, but not the new season.]

The final season is steeped in more Hitchcockian lore than ever. There’s a subtle nod to the iconic shower scene in the first episode, when Norman mentions how he just finished installing new curtains. We get our first glimpse of Norma’s permanent residence, or at least »

- Ben Travers

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‘Bates Motel’ Review: Season 5 Does Right By Alfred Hitchcock By Ditching His Original Ending

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bates Motel” could not exist without “Psycho,” but soon it could feel like the other way around. Part of the brilliance within Kerry Ehrin’s deep exploration of Alfred Hitchcock’s characters is how even in the modern day — and even while always promising an ending independent of the film’s narrative — it feels as though we’re being given crucial backstory to a character we only came to know as a pervert, murderer, and psychopath — in that order. Fifty-seven years later, “Bates Motel” is filling in the details by fleshing out Norman’s motivations, psychological state, and ultimate descent into madness.

[Editor’s Note: The below analysis contains spoilers for “Bates Motel” Season 4, but not the new season.]

The final season is steeped in more Hitchcockian lore than ever. There’s a subtle nod to the iconic shower scene in the first episode, when Norman mentions how he just finished installing new curtains. We get our first glimpse of Norma’s permanent residence, or at least »

- Ben Travers

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‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Premiere A Highmore Tour De Force

17 February 2017 4:36 PM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Bates Motel Season 5 premieres Monday night with Freddie Highmore delivering career-best work as the troubled Norman Bates. Bates Motel closed its fourth season by delivering the highly anticipated death of »

- Clarence Moye

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‘Bates Motel’: Meet Four Real Norman Bates — Watch

17 February 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The fifth and final season of “Bates Motel” is near, and to celebrate, A&E has shared a clever video titled “Meet the Real Norman Bates,” featuring four men whose real name is Norman Bates. “I’ve had this name for the last 76 years. It’s my name!” says one of the Norman Bates on the clip.

The four men share experiences to show what it’s like to live with the name Norman Bates. “If you go into a church, when the pastor calls you up, that looks crazy when you’re walking up to the front and every is looking at you like, ‘Norman Bates?!’ They’re in church, so they’re not gonna tell you what they’re thinking, but you know what they’re thinking,” says another Norman Bates.

Read More: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane inv‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer

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‘Bates Motel’: Meet Four Real Norman Bates — Watch

17 February 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The fifth and final season of “Bates Motel” is near, and to celebrate, A&E has shared a clever video titled “Meet the Real Norman Bates,” featuring four men whose real name is Norman Bates. “I’ve had this name for the last 76 years. It’s my name!” says one of the Norman Bates on the clip.

The four men share experiences to show what it’s like to live with the name Norman Bates. “If you go into a church, when the pastor calls you up, that looks crazy when you’re walking up to the front and every is looking at you like, ‘Norman Bates?!’ They’re in church, so they’re not gonna tell you what they’re thinking, but you know what they’re thinking,” says another Norman Bates.

Read More: Rihanna Debuts as Marion Crane inv‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Trailer

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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Film Review: ‘My Name Is Emily’

15 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Irish writer-director Simon Fitzmaurice made his debut feature, “My Name Is Emily,” after falling into paralysis with Als, which forced him to use an iris-recognition program to communicate with his cast and crew. While it’s often problematic to draw connections between on-screen action and off-screen biography, there’s no denying that Fitzmaurice’s sensitive road picture teeters on the precipice between life and death, to the point where all other considerations seem small and irrelevant.

Following a 16-year-old girl who ventures cross-country to liberate her father from a mental institution, the film thrums with an urgency that’s both asset and liability, at once invested with deep feeling and undone by a barrage of flashbacks, allusions, and counterintuitive bits of wisdom. Though it world premiered at the Toronto film festival in 2015, “My Name Is Emily” finally reaches U.S. theaters a month after a documentary about its director, “It’s Not Yet Dark, »

- Scott Tobias

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Bates Motel Season 5 Review

14 February 2017 8:37 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided before broadcast.

In its fifth and final season, Psycho prequel series Bates Motel will finally catch up with the timeline of its cinematic precursor. What the show’s creators choose to keep or change from the original film looks to be half the fun of this season, making it especially exciting for fans of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 seminal masterpiece and grandfather of the slasher genre.

Last season’s shocking penultimate episode saw Norman Bate’s (Freddie Highmore) attempted murder-suicide result in the death of his mother (Vera Farmiga). If there was any question as to the presence of Norma Louise Bates going forward, those are answered quite emphatically during the opening moments. Jumping in time almost two years since the end of last season, we begin with Norman and Mother having breakfast together. The meeting clearly shows Norman is no longer himself but a combination of both mother and son. »

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Bates Motel producer teases Psycho shower scene for Rihanna’s Marion Crane

10 February 2017 2:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just over a week to go until the fifth and final season of Bates Motel gets underway, Entertainment Weekly has released another look at Rihanna’s Marion Crane in the Psycho prequel series; take a look below…

See Also: Marion Crane featured in new trailer for Bates Motel season 5, watch it here

Executive producer Kerry Ehrin also revealed a little bit more information on the character: “Is there a shower scene? All I can tell you is that we pulled Psycho into Bates Motel, not vice-versa. That was always the goal and the fun of it. You will have to watch and find out!”

“Let me just preface by saying it’s one of my favorite films,” Ehrin continues. “But Marion is a woman written in the ’50s by a guy. It was very  much our goal to show you what’s going on in her head to give her more complexity… »

- Amie Cranswick

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See Rihanna as Marion Crane in New Images from Bates Motel’s Final Season

9 February 2017 2:59 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following last month's reveal of Rihanna as Marion Crane, EW is back with new images of the singer/actress' take on the iconic Psycho character.

You can view EW's new images below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more coverage of Bates Motel ahead of the final season's premiere on Monday, February 20th at 10:00pm Et on A&E.

At Comic-Con 2016, Daily Dead and several other journalists spoke with Bates Motel executive producers / writers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, and they shared their thoughts on casting Rihanna as iconic Psycho character Marion Crane:

Carlton Cuse: We've been talking about putting Marion Crane in the show for a long time.We were very concerned about it because we wanted to make sure that we could do our own version of it. Funny, we ran all these things, people pitching actors who looked like [Janet] Leigh. We wanted to define »

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Bates Motel: A&E Teases Rihanna in Final Season

1 February 2017 5:07 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"You shouldn't be living here alone." A&E has released a new first look at the upcoming final season of Bates Motel.As reported earlier, the final season of the Pyscho prequel will feature Rihanna as Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in the original Alfred Hitchcock film. The new season will also feature an episode written by star Freddie Highmore.Read More… »

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Rihanna portrays Psycho's Marion Crane in Bates Motel final season trailer

1 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Bates Motel has, up until now, acted as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, aiming to show audiences how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unraveled through his teenage years. The dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), has led us to this moment in the trailer for the final season, where... Read More »

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Rihanna’s Marion Crane featured in new trailer for Bates Motel season 5

1 February 2017 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you a first look at Rihanna in Bates Motel, and now with just under three weeks to go until the fifth and final season premieres, A&E has debuted a new trailer for the Psycho prequel series which gives us another look at Marion Crane; take a look below…

See Also: Bates Motel gets four creepy season 5 posters

This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, »

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Rihanna Plays Marion Crane in Bates Motel Season 5 Promo

1 February 2017 4:03 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

We’ve gotten some small hints on what to expect from season 5 of Bates MotelAbout a week ago we shared an interview with Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore where Farmiga mentioned how big a role “mother” will play in the upcoming season.  While producers have kept the two actors in the dark,  they hinted that we will see their relationship develop in ways we never imagined.  In a new trailer that’s just been released we see none other than Rihanna step in to play Marion Crane. For those you might recall, Marion Crane is the central character that made

Rihanna Plays Marion Crane in Bates Motel Season 5 Promo »

- Nat Berman

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‘Bates Motel’ Trailer: First Look At Rihanna As Marion Crane

31 January 2017 3:20 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“Can I get a room?” We’re getting our first look at Rihanna as the iconic character Marion Crane ahead of the premiere of the fifth and final season of A&E’s Psycho prequel Bates Motel on February 20. Marion is one of several new characters who find their way to Bates Motel this season to further complicate Norman’s life. Season 5 picks up picks up nearly two years after Norman (Freddie Highmore) murdered his mother. He’s now a grown man, living a double life. Publicly… »

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Rihanna Makes Fiery 'Bates Motel' Debut as Marion Crane -- Watch Her First Scene!

31 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Rihanna is checking in to Bates Motel.

One day after the first photo of RiRi in the all-female Ocean’s 8 was unveiled, new footage of the singer’s official debut on Bates Motel is here.

The 28-year-old entertainer will play Janet Leigh’s iconic role of Marion Crane from Psycho in the A&E drama’s fifth and final season, and her anticipated introduction -- released via a minute-long trailer on Tuesday -- is a doozy.

Related: Rihanna Is Playing Janet Leigh's Iconic 'Psycho' Role on 'Bates Motel'

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“Can I get a room?” Marion (Rihanna), soaked to the bone, asks Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) one stormy evening.

“Yeah, absolutely,” Norman responds, taking his pick of the room keys, before we see him peeping through a haphazardly-drilled hole in the wall. Creepy.

Related: 'Ocean's 8' First Look! See Sandra Bullock, Rihanna and the Rest of the Crew in [link »

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