Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 18, 2013
Status
Final Season
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
A&E TV Network

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Bates Motel

After the death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel in the picturesque coastal town of White Pine Bay, giving herself and her son Norman a chance to begin anew. Shy Norman is reluctant at first, but with the help of his mother he begins to open up to others and make new friends. Some locals, however, aren't as friendly and welcoming to the Bates.

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Bates Motel Concluding With Season 5

A&E has confirmed that Bates Motel will be closing its doors after its fifth season. The announcement was made earlier today during the veteran drama's San Diego Comic-Con panel, which leaves the show with 10 episodes in 2017 to wrap things up.
The impending end of the Psycho prequel was expected by many after key events at the end of Season 4. According to Executive Producer Carlton Cuse, Season 5 will explore ways in which Bates Motelintersects with the events of Psycho, as well as specific differences that will distinguish the TV series from the movie.

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  • With the airing of Bates Motel, this marks the third time a replica of the Psycho house has been built. The first replica was built for Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) (TV). The second…
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    With the airing of Bates Motel, this marks the third time a replica of the Psycho house has been built. The first replica was built for Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) (TV). The second replica was built in Winnemucca, Nevada in 2010 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Psycho.
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  • SPOILER: Bradley Martin's demise mirrors that of Marion Crane. Bradley steals a couple thousand - whereas Marion stole $40,000 - and goes on the run. But, each falls into the hands of Norman…
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    SPOILER: Bradley Martin's demise mirrors that of Marion Crane. Bradley steals a couple thousand - whereas Marion stole $40,000 - and goes on the run. But, each falls into the hands of Norman Bates (as "Mother"). Additionally, Bradley's license plate number, NFB 418, is the same as that of Marion Crane's second car.
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  • When Ryan Hurst was offered the role of Chick Hogan, he thought it was too similar to other characters he had played before, so he told showrunner Kerry Ehrin that he would accept the role if…
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    When Ryan Hurst was offered the role of Chick Hogan, he thought it was too similar to other characters he had played before, so he told showrunner Kerry Ehrin that he would accept the role if he could make it personal.
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