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Cop, Out: The Glades Cancelled By A&E

August 31, 2013 Leave a comment

The Glades CancelledTalk about a lousy (non-)wedding gift: Just days after The Glades scored season-high ratings with its Season 4 finale, A&E has officially cancelled the Florida-based procedural.

The series on Monday night wrapped up its fourth season with an audience of 3.4 million total viewers, with 1.1 mil landing in the 18-49 sweet spot — also marking all-time highs for a finale.

Sadly, that season-ender also left groom-to-be Jim’s life in flux, shot as he was by an unseen assailant.

 

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News Briefs: Duck Dynasty’s Season 4 Premiere Broke Cable Ratings Records

August 16, 2013 Leave a comment

… Let’s start this bill off with some quacky news that’s sure to ruffle some feathers and leave others calling fowl! A&E’s reality series Duck Dynasty returned to television last night for its fourth season and *BOOOOOM* set the cable nonfiction-series record for most viewers ever. 11.8 million viewers tuned in to see the family of bearded yahoos get into hillbilly hijinks, up from the 8.6 million who tuned in for the start of Season 3. I’m pretty sure The Walking Dead still holds the viewership record for cable scripted series, with 12.4 million total viewers. [A&E via press release]

 

BUSINESS TIME

… Howz about some USA return dates? White Collar and Covert Affairs return October 17, and Modern Family will make its syndicated debut on USA on September 24. [Deadline Hollywood]

… MTV’s The Real World, an unscripted series about drunken buffoonery, misogyny, and fractured race relations, has been renewed for Season 29. The next round will send seven strangers picked to live in a house back to San Francisco, where the show first filmed 20 years ago. How many upcoming cast members do you think weren’t born when that edition aired? Those with better knowledge of the situation than I say this could be the final season of the long-running reality series, following slumping ratings. [Variety]

… Ryan Murphy has let out some details on how Glee will handle the sudden death of star Cory Monteith. The specifics: There won’t be many details. Monteith’s character Finn won’t die from a drug overdose, like Monteith did, and Glee may not tell viewers how he died at all. “Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died,” Ryan told Deadline Hollywood. “The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.'” [Deadline Hollywood]

… Tina Fey and her 30 Rock friends Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock have another comedy in the works about an all-girls college that admits men for the first time. Several networks are reportedly eying the untitled project. This is the second comedy project from Fey that’s drawn interest this week: On Tuesday, NBC bought another Fey-produced idea about a woman reconnecting with her father, though it sounds like Fey will be more involved with the college comedy. [THR]

… Nickelodeon has canceled Wendell & Vinnie, which was a show on Nickelodeon. [Deadline Hollywood]

Sex and the City creator Darren Star is heading up a project at TV Land. Star will write a comedy based on the book Younger, which follows a recently single 40-something Jersey housewife who pretends she’s 20-something and lands a job at a hot publishing company and re-enters the dating scene where hot and horny guys drool all over her.  [TV Land via press release]

 

CASTING NEWS

… Josh Gad (1600 Penn‘s rampaging bowling ball named Skip) will co-star in FX’s comedy pilot The Comedians, which marks the small-screen return of Billy Crystal as the lead. Crystal plays an aging and fading comedian  who’s paired with a younger, hip, popular comedian played by Gad on a late-night sketch-comedy show. Seinfeld‘s Larry Charles is behind the project. [THR]

… Andy Richter (Conan’s buddy and the original Cabin Boy) will be making a guest appearance on Fox’s upcoming comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Richter will play a doorman at one of the investigation sites on the comedy about goofy cops.  [TV Line]

… You can expect delays on the set of Eastbound & Down. The revived HBO comedy has booked Lindsay Lohan for a guest spot, in which she’ll play the daughter of a character who is getting married in a flashforward. [E! Online]

… Mena Suvari (American Beauty) will head over to NBC’s Chicago Fire for a recurring role. In the firefighter drama, Suvari will play a friend of Dawson’s who helps Mouch run his campaign for president of the Firefighters Union. And yes, she’ll have a steamy thing going with one of the hunks. [Deadline Hollywood]

CSI: Miami‘s Eva LaRue will drop by Criminal Minds in the upcoming season. She’ll play a character named Agent Mays on the CBS procedural, and to prove it, she posted a picture with Shemar Moore and A.J. Cook on Instagram! Celebrities, they’re just like us! [Eva LaRue's Twitter]

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Bates Motel: Grey’s Anatomy Menace to Raise Hell in Season 2

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Michael O'Neill Bates MotelAn infamous Grey’s Anatomy serial killer has made a reservation at Bates Motel.

Prolific character actor Michael O’Neill, whose stint as a vengeance-seeking, gun-toting widower in the Season 6 finale of Grey’s resulted in one of the highest body counts in the show’s history, is joining the A&E spookfest in Season 2 as a… vengeance-seeking baddie!

He’ll play the recurring role of Nick, a smart and potentially ruthless charmer who is mourning the grisly death of his daughter (R.I.P. Miss bates motel miss watsonWatson) and sets out to exact revenge on the perp responsible (watch your back, Norman).

O’Neill’s other TV credits include The West Wing, 24, The Unit, NCIS, and, most recently, the Sundance Channel sleeper Rectify.

Production on Bates‘ 10-episode second season is currently underway; the show returns in 2014.

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Kathleen Robertson Checks Into Bates Motel

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment
 Kathleen-Robertson-Bates-MotelThe business of White Pine Bay, Oregon just got a little more intriguing.

Kathleen Robertson (Boss) is joining the Season 2 cast of A&E’s Bates Motel as Jodi, a smart, sexy businesswoman and artist who’s as hard-charging as she is successful.

While it’s not yet clear how exactly Robertson’s character will play into the world of Norma and Norman Bates, one thing is certain: Jodi’s a natural born leader who gets what she wants — personally and professionally — and she’s not afraid to use her arsenal of brains, charm and creativity to make things happen.

Alias alum Michael Vartan recently joined the Season 2 cast as a new romantic interest for Norma (played by Emmy nominee Vera Farmiga). Other new characters will include Christine, a local socialite in her late 30s who becomes Norma’s first real friend; and Caleb, Norma’s estranged fortysomething brother who comes to town to coax his little sis into investing in a presumably shady business venture.

Production on Bates‘ 10-episode second season got underway late last month; the show returns in 2014.

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Alias’ Michael Vartan Checks Into Bates Motel as Norma’s New [Spoiler]

July 24, 2013 Leave a comment
 HAWTHORNEMichael Vartan will be filling a key Bates Motel vacancy when the A&E thriller returns for its second season.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Alias alum has been cast as a new romantic interest for Norma (played by Emmy nominee Vera Farmiga).

His recurring character, George, is a charming divorcé who catches Norma’s eye. It’s one of three new roles the show is introducing in Season 2 (Bates is also surrounding Norma with a female BFF and an estranged brother).

Vartan most recently starred opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in TNT’s Hawthorne.

Production on Bates‘ 10-episode second season gets underway this week; the show returns in 2014.

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Bates Motel: Norma’s Getting a [Spoiler]!

July 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Actually, that headline should read Norma’s getting a [Spoiler], a [Spoiler] and a [Spoiler].

Production on the second season of A&E’s sublime Bates Motel begins later this month, and according to some fresh casting intel, three new characters will be checking in — and all of them will have very close ties to Vera Farmiga’s unhinged matriarch.

The freshman trio include George, a recently divorced charmer in his late 40s who could be The One for Norma (but who will probably be dead by midseason); Christine, a local socialite in her late 30s who becomes Norma’s first real friend; and Caleb, Norma’s estranged fortysomething brother who comes to town to coax his little sis into investing in a presumably shady business venture.

Fans will likely hear more about the show’s new additions when the cast and exec producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin hit Comic-Con next week. In the meantime, deposit your casting suggestions in the comments!

Categories: A&E: Bates Motel

Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

June 5, 2013 Leave a comment

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has spawned a spin-off!

By popular demand, we present you with our first-ever Cable Renewal Scorecard, a handy, constantly-updated and easy-to-navigate cheat sheet featuring the current status of more than 100 of the buzziest* non-broadcast (plus PBS) offerings.

(*Due to issues related to length and our own sanity, not every cable series is included).

We’ll be updating this list regularly with the latest industry intel, so we strongly suggest you bookmark this puppy and check back for updates. 

And now, the Scorecard (grouped by network)…

ABC FAMILY
Bunheads: Season 1 ended Feb. 25; Season 2 renewal could go either way
Baby Daddy: Season 2 premiered May 29; Renewed for Season 3
Chasing Life: Season 1 to debut in early 2014
The Fosters: Season 1 premiered June 3
Melissa & Joey: Season 3 premiered May 29; Renewed for Season 4
The Lying Game: Season 2A ended March 13; Season 2B renewal could go either way
Pretty Little Liars: Season 4 premieres June 11; Renewed for Season 5
Ravenswood: Season 1 to debut in October
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Series finale aired June 3
Switched at Birth: Season 2B premieres June 10
Twisted: Season 1 premieres June 11

A&E
Bates Motel: Season 1 ended May 20; Season 2 to debut in 2014
The Glades: Season 4 premiered May 27
Longmire: Season 2 premiered May 27

AMC
Breaking Bad: Season 5B/Final Season premieres Aug. 11
Hell on Wheels: Season 3 premieres Aug. 3
The Killing: Season 3 premiered June 2; Season 4 renewal is too early to tell
Low Winter Sun: Season 1 premieres Aug. 11
Mad Men: Season 6 finale airs June 23; Season 7 renewal a sure thing
The Walking Dead: Season 4 premieres October 2013

BBC AmericaOrphan Black Season 1 Spoilers
Being Human: Final season premieres July 13
Copper
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Season 2 premieres June 23
Doctor Who: Season 7 ended May 18; Renewed for Season 8
In The Flesh: Season 1 premieres June 6
Luther: Season 2 ended July 2011; Season 3 premieres Sept. 3
Orphan Black: Season 2 to debut in 2014
Ripper Street: Season 1 ended Feb. 24; Season 2 to debut in early 2014

BET
The Game: Season 6 currently airing; Season 7 to debut in 2014
Let’s Stay Together: Season 3 ended May 21; Season 4 to debut in 2014

CINEMAX
Banshee: Season 1 ended March 15; Season 2 to debut in early 2014
Strike Back: Season 2 ended Oct. 2012; Season 3 to debut in mid-to-late 2013

FX/FXX
American Horror Story: Season 2 ended Jan. 21; Season 3 to premiere in October
The Americans: Season 1 ended May 1; Season 2 to debut in early 2014
Anger Management: The 90-episode Season 2 premiered Jan. 17
Archer: Season 4 ended April 11; Season 5 to debut in 2014
The Bridge: Season 1 premieres July 10
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 to debut this fall; Renewed for Season 10
Justified: Season 4 ended April 2; Season 5 to debut in early 2014
The League: Season 4 ended Dec. 20; Season 5 to debut this fall; Renewed for Season 6
Legit: Season 1 ended April 11; Season 2 to debut in 2014
Louie: Season 3 ended Sept. 2012; Season 4 to debut in Spring 2014
Sons of Anarchy: Season 5 ended Dec. 4; Season 6 to debut in fall 2013
Wilfred: Season 3 premieres June 20

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The Borgias: Season 3 finale airs June 16; A shortened Season 4/wrap-up TV-movie is a safe bet
Californication: Season 6 ended April 7; Season 7 to debut in 2014
Dexter: Season 8/Final Season premieres June 30
Episodes: Season 3 to debut in early 2014
Homeland: Season 2 ended Dec. 2012; Season 3 to debut Sept. 29
House of Lies: Season 2 ended April 7; Season 3 to debut in 2014
Masters of Sex: Season 1 premieres Sept. 29
Nurse Jackie: Season 5 finale airs June 16; Season 6 renewal could go either way
Ray Donovan: Season 1 premieres June 30
Shameless: Season 3 ended April 7; Season 4 to debut in 2014
Web Therapy: Season 3 premieres July 22

STARZ
Black Sails: Season 1 premieres Jan. 2014
Da Vinci’s Demons: Season 1 currently airing; Season 2 to debut in 2014
Magic City: Season 2 premieres June 14
The White Queen: Season 1 premieres Aug. 10

SUNDANCE
Rectify: Season 1 ended May 20; Season 2 to debut in 2014

SYFY
Being Human: Season 3 ended April 8; Season 4 to debut in 2014
Continuum: Season 2 premieres June 7
Defiance: Season 1 currently airing; Season 2 to debut in 2014
Haven: Season 3 ended Jan. 17; Season 4 to debut in October
Lost Girl: Season 3 ended April 22; Season 4 to debut in 2014
Warehouse 13: Season 4 currently airing; Season 5/Final Season to debut in 2014

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Cougar Town: Season 4 ended April 9; Season 5 to debut in 2014
Sullivan & Son: Season 2 premieres June 13
Men at Work: Season 2 finale airs June 6; Season 3 renewal could go either way

TNT
Dallas: Season 2 ended April 15; Season 3 to debut in 2014
Falling Skies: Season 3 premieres June 9
Franklin & Bash: Season 3 premieres June 19
King & Maxwell: Season 1 premieres June 10
The Last Ship: Season 1 to debut in 2014
Legends: Season 1 to debut in 2014
Lost Angels (fka L.A. Noir): Season 1 to debut in 2014
Major Crimes: Season 2 premieres June 10
Monday Mornings: Officially cancelled
Perception: Season 2 premieres June 25
Rizzoli & Isles: Season 4 premieres June 25
Southland: Officially cancelled

TV LAND
The Exes: Season 3 premieres June 19
Happily Divorced: Season 2B ended Feb. 13; Season 3 is a long-shot
Hot in Cleveland: Season 4B premieres June 19; Season 5 to debut in late 2013
The Soul Man: Season 2 premieres June 19

USA NETWORK
Burn Notice: Season 7/Final Season premieres June 6
Covert Affairs: Season 4 premieres July 16
Graceland: Season 1 premieres June 6
Necessary Roughness: Season 3 premieres June 12
Psych: Season 7 finale aired May 29; Renewed for Season 8
Royal Pains: Season 5 premieres June 12
Suits: Season 3 premieres July 16
White Collar: Season 4 ended March 5; Season 5 to debut in fall 2013

Longmire 2×02 Promo ‘Carcasses’ (HD)

May 28, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Glades Season 4 Promo HD

May 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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Bates Motel 1×10 Promo Midnight (HD) Season Finale

May 14, 2013 Leave a comment

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A&E, History Channel and Lifetime – Projects announced at Upfronts

May 10, 2013 Leave a comment

A&E Networks, which is enjoying a banner year thanks to the success of Duck Dynasty, Vikings and The Bible, unveiled a slate of new projects at its upfront presentation Wednesday, including a miniseries about Houdini starring Adrien Brody in the title role and reality shows about the real-life Hatfields and McCoys and stay-at-home dads.

A&E will air Modern Dads follows four stay-at-home dads (some married, some single) and the trials and tribulations they go through in their daily lives. The network has also picked up Those Who Kill, a serial killer drama based on a Danish series, produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and starring Chloe Sevigny and James D’Arcy. It will premiere in 2014.

New programming for the History Channel includes a reality series based on the real-life Hatfields and McCoys. Piggybacking on the networks’ 2012 miniseries about the feuding families, Hatfields & McCoys, the new show will track two clans as they debate going into business together.

Adrien Brody will also star as Houdini in a two-day miniseries about the escape artist. A premiere date was not announced. Another scripted miniseries, Sons of Liberty, will focus on the events surrounding the Revolutionary War.

Lifetime unveiled Hillbetties, a country music reality show about aspiring female musicians, and announced that its previously-announced miniseries Bonnie and Clyde — starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in the title roles, as well as Holly Hunter and William Hurt — will premiere simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel later this year.

The network also aired clips of previously-announced series Devious Maids, the new soap from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, which premieres in June, and Witches of East End, starring Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Julia Ormond, which will premiere later this year.

Categories: A&E, HISTORY, LIFETIME

Bates Motel 1×09 Promo ‘Underwater’ (HD)

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Bates Motel 1×08 Promo A Boy and His Dog (HD)

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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New Shows This Week: 28th April _ 4th May

April 28, 2013 Leave a comment

AU SHOWS

 

A Place To Call Home

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Seven ( Australia)
Airs: Sundays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 28, 2013

Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home is a sweeping drama of one woman’s journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family’s confrontation with a changing era.  A romantic saga based in the fictional town of Inverness – home to the Bligh family estate Ash Park – with a landscape as vast and dramatic as the people who live there.

 


Wentworth

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: SoHo ( Australia)
Airs: 08:30 pm
Runtime: 52 Minutes
Premiere: May 01, 2013
Episode Order: 10

We all know Bea Smith ruled Wentworth Detention Centre. She was gutsy and fearless. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Where did the confidence and fortitude come from that enabled her to get there, and what injustices and misadventures fuelled her determination to do it? Wentworth is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea’s early days in prison. Set in the present day, it’s a modern re-imagination of Prisoner.

 



UK SHOWS

 

Vicious

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 29, 2013
Episode Order: 6

Vicious is a comedy series featuring ageing partners, Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in a small Covent Garden flat for the past 50 years. Their lives now mainly consist of reading books, walking their dog and arguing.

 


The Job Lot

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 29, 2013

The Job Lot is a comedy series set in a West Midlands job centre. The show stars Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey and Jo Enright.

 



US SHOWS

 

Inside Amy Schumer

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Romance/Dating | Sketch/Improv
Status: New Series
Network: Comedy Central ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 30, 2013
Episode Order: 10

Take a journey into the provocative and hilariously wicked mind of Amy Schumer as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life in the new series “Inside Amy Schumer.” Through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the street candid interviews, Schumer tackles various themes such as “Denial,” “Getting Your Way,” and “Threesomes.” She was recently featured as one of Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch” and her one-hour special, “Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff,” was one of COMEDY CENTRAL’s highest-rated and most-watched stand-up specials in 2012, drawing over 1.6 million total viewers for its premiere. In 2011, Schumer released her first album “Cutting” on COMEDY CENTRAL Records. Her film credits include “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley and opposite Parker Posey in “Price Check.” (Source: Comedy Central)

 


Family Tools

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 01, 2013
Episode Order: 10

Mixing family with business is never easy, and Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) is about to learn that lesson the hard way. When Jack’s father, Tony (J.K. Simmons), has a heart attack and is forced to hand over the keys to his beloved handyman business, Jack is eager to finally step up and make his father proud. Unfortunately Jack’s past career efforts have been less than stellar, so everyone seems to be waiting for him to fail. His new job isn’t made any easier by Tony’s rebellious, troublemaker assistant, Darren (Edi Gathegi), and Darren’s flirtatious sister, Liz (Danielle Nicolet), who works at the local hardware store. Yet with the support of his Aunt Terry (Leah Remini) and his oddball yet endearing cousin Mason (Johnny Pemberton), Jack Shea may just find his true calling right at home. (Source: ABC)

 


Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: MTV ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 02, 2013

“Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” — With his showy manner and snarky style, the viral-video star Bo Burnham isn’t to everyone’s taste. But what he displayed in this scripted show—playing a version of himself as a young man trying to make it as an Internet star (complete with meta touches, like Stone filming scenes from his fictional life)–was funny and unusual. (Source: MTV)

 


Maron

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: IFC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 03, 2013
Episode Order: 10

Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of sobriety, his life and career are turning around. “MARON” explores a fictionalized version of Marc’s life, his relationships, and his career, including his incredibly popular WTF podcast, which features conversations Marc conducts with celebrities and fellow comedians. Neurosis intact, Maron is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny. (Source: IFC)

 

Bates Motel 1×05 Promo “Ocean View” (HD)

April 9, 2013 Leave a comment

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A&E Extends Bates Motel’s Stay With a Season 2 Renewal

April 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Norman Bates has enjoyed his time at Bates Motel so much, he’s decided to stay another year. A&E has renewed the psychological drama for a second season, with the announcement coming just three episodes into the show’s run, and conveniently on the day that the fourth episode is scheduled to air (10pm! A&E! Tonight!). Season 2 will run for 10 episodes and premiere in 2014.

The Psycho prequel drama stars Freddie Highmore as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma Bates. Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights‘ Kerry Ehrin are the brains behind the series. Though the audience for Bates Motel has dropped since the show debuted to 4.5 million viewers (across multiple airings), it set A&E records and is still looking good for the network.

Early reviews have been mild to positive, with a general consensus that the show has the potential to be pretty good once it really finds its footing. I liked most of the pilot and some of the subsequent episodes, but didn’t find the show strong enough to crack my regular watch list. Maybe a lazy Sunday marathon is in store. What do you think?

Categories: A&E: Bates Motel

Bates Motel 1×04 Promo “Trust Me” (HD)

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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Bates Motel 1×03 Promo “What’s Wrong With Norman” (HD)

March 26, 2013 Leave a comment

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Bates Motel 1×02 Promo “Nice Town You Picked, Norma” / This Season on Bates Motel (HD)

March 19, 2013 Leave a comment

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Pilot Scoop: Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins to Star In A&E’s X-Files-esque Drama Occult

March 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Mulder and Scully, redux?

Josh Lucas (The Firm) and Lynn Collins (True Blood) are set as the co-leads of Occult, A&E’s drama pilot produced by Michael Bay and written by celebrated X-Files scribe James Wong, TVLine has learned.

The project centers on a FBI agent (Lucas) who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with a female agent (Collins) who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force.

lynnIn addition to his starring role in NBC’s short-lived drama The Firm, Lucas appeared in the films Glory Road, Beautiful Mind and Poseidon.

Collins, meanwhile, played Jason’s ill-fated Season 1 ex Dawn on True Blood. She also co-starred alongside Matthew Fox in UPN’s Haunted.

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