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By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

Every Monday, Rachel will pick a TV show, actor/actress or storyline you need to watch out for that week.


Even though it’s the first installment of this feature, I’m already going to bend the rules a bit.

A&E’s series Bates Motel doesn’t premiere until March 18, but a lot of exciting information about it was unveiled this weekend at the winter Television Critics Association press tour — so much so that I’m dying (pun intended) to tell you about it.

The drama, which is a prequel of sorts to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho, stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland). It is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (ABC’s Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (NBC and DirecTV’s Friday Night Lights).

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