'Bates Motel' To End After Season 5
All good prequels must come to and end.
Norman Bates shall still be a part of our lives at least for two more seasons.
A&E has renewed Bates Motel for two more seasons consisting of a total of 20 episodes. Production on the two seasons will start later this year and the episodes will begin airing in 2016.
A&E just aired the premiere episode of its new series The Returned. The show is an adaptation of the French series Les Revenants, which was broadcast internationally with the title The Returned. The series follows residents in a small town whose lives are disrupted when people who have been dead for many years begin reappearing. One of the stars of the series is veteran actor Mark Pellegrino. The pilot for The Returned was written by Carlton Cuse who also worked with Mark on the hit series Lost.
Looks like there are going to be some fans not happy with the network today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, A&E has decided to cancel Longmire after three seasons.
Longmire starred Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff. It was the networks most watched original series of all time which makes this move a bit of a surprise.
"We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together," A&E said in a statement.
The good news is that the series will be shopped around to other networks to be possibly picked up for another season. In it's third season, Longmire was averaging 3.4 million viewers per episode.
A&E Network has given the greenlight to ten episodes of the new original scripted drama series “The Returned,” a co-production of A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America. Carlton Cuse (“Bates Motel”) wrote the first episode, and he and Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”) will write and executive produce the series. Casting will begin immediately. The announcement was made today by David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E Network.
“The Returned” is based on the popular and International Emmy®-award winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo. “The Returned” focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur.
A&E Network’s critically acclaimed hit series “Longmire” returns for a third season on Monday, June 2 at 10 PM ET/PT. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley.
“Longmire” continues as the network’s #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).
A&E Network has picked up a third season of the critically acclaimed original series “Bates Motel,” it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network.
“The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” said McKillop. “The brilliant twists and turns of the past two seasons keep its loyal fan base coming back for more. We are so proud of the show.”
After only two episodes on A&E, Those Who Kill was pulled from their schedule after lackluster ratings. The premiere episode attracted only 1.4 million viewers and a 0.5 in the all important 18-49 demographic. The second episode did worse attracted only 900,000 total viewers and a 0.3 in the 18-49 demo.
Now the series is getting a second chance as it will move to LMN on March 30th. The pilot episode will premiere at 8pm and the second episode will premiere at 9pm, followed by a new episode at 10pm.
Those Who Kill is based on the Danish television series Den som dræber and follows Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloe Sevigny) as she partners with a forensic psychologist (James D’Arcy) to track down serial killers and investigate her father, a Pittsburgh judge who she believes killed her long-missing brother.
After only airing two episodes of its freshman drama Those Who Kill, A&E brass have decided to pull the series from its Monday night 10pm slot behind Bates Motel.
The series premiere of Those Who Kill starring Chloe Sevigny drew a soft 1.4 million viewers, down from the series debuts of A&E’s Bates Motel (3 million).
According to Deadline, A&E will give the series another chance with a relaunch at another time most likely finishing up the 10 episode first season.