Bates Motel Gets Renewed for a Second Season

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A&E’s Psycho prequel Bates Motel has been picked up for a second season. In his review, New York’s Matt Zoller Seitz found himself “torn between condemning the series for piggybacking on a classic and promising an origin story it doesn’t really care to deliver, and praising it for avoiding the homicidal Muppet Babies formula and pulling a pretty brazen bait-and-switch.” Now showrunners Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will get at least another ten episodes to help Seitz and everyone else parse it out.

Bates Motel Gets Renewed for a Second Season