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Watch an Internet couple meet IRL in the premiere of 'Love Prison'

If you took MTV’s Catfish, removed Nev and Max (and all producers, for that matter), added a potentially haunted cabin with no escape, removed all technology, and added six days to the journey, you’d have A&E’s Love Prison. Confused?

In Love Prison, A&E finds couples who have been talking on the internet and brings them face-to-face. Only, they do it in a remote cabin on an island with absolutely no one else around. With cameras in the house following their every move, the couple then spends seven days together to ultimately decide if they want to pursue a relationship. Oh, and they can’t bring their cell phones (or any technology) with them and they only get one hour to spend outside each day.

But before the show premieres at 10 p.m. on Sept. 8, EW has the exclusive first episode, featuring Jeanne and Billy (and at least one shark costume). Watch the full hour below.

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Mark Pellegrino to star in A&E's 'The Returned'

Mark Pellegrino is joining the A&E drama The Returned, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed French series about long-presumed dead people who suddenly begin to reappear, EW has confirmed.

The former Lost star will be reunited with Carlton Cuse, who served as showrunner on the ABC hit. Cuse is writing and executive producing with Raelle Tucker (True Blood).

Pellegrino will play Jack, the father of twins who died in a school bus crash at age 16 and has reappeared, four years later. Deadline first reported the story. READ FULL STORY

A&E Network orders 'Catfish'-like dating series on remote island, more

A&E Network has announced a slate of new non-fiction series and pilots to add to its lineup.

New series include Love Prison, a unique social experiment where an online couple meets for the first time on a remote island with cameras capturing ever moment for one week with no escape, and Dogs of War, a series about the nonprofit organization Paws and Stripes that matches veterans experiencing PTSD with potentially lifesaving best friends. Among the pilots in development is the previously announced Big Brew Theory, from executive producer Mark Wahlberg, which follows four MIT grad students and four MIT undergrads teaming up to create a home grown micro-brewery.

“As our successful long-running franchises continue to be the driving force of the network, we are making a significant investment in growing our unique slate of quality original nonfiction programming,” said David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E..

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'Bates Motel' finale postmortem: EP on what's next for Dylan, that kiss, and the emergence of a 'dark part' of Norman

The season 2 finale of Bates Motel gave viewers a lot to think about: Is the Norman we knew gone for good? Will Dylan take over the drug trade? And what was up with that kiss?!

We caught up with Executive Producer Kerry Ehrin to dissect the finale — kiss included! — and what that ending means for Norman Bates’ journey. Check out our chat below: READ FULL STORY

'Bates Motel' postmortem: EP on Norman's memory, Dylan's [spoiler!], and 'burning flame' between Norma and Romero

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the penultimate episode of Bates Motel season 2, stop reading now!

Just when you thought Bates Motel couldn’t get any creepier, they went and put Norman in a box full of bugs. However, that box ended up being a lot more than just a holding place. It was the place where Norman finally remembered his night with Blaire Watson.

So what comes next for the nice kid with a dark side? Or what about his brother, who just killed the leader of the town’s biggest drug family? We caught up with Bates Executive Producer Kerry Ehrin to talk about what exactly happened in that box, Dylan’s journey, Norma’s chemistry with Sheriff Romero, and more: READ FULL STORY

'Bates Motel': What's next for Cody; plus, watch Norman experience a blackout-inducing flashback -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Despite his love of taxidermy and a very close relationship with his mother, Norman Bates still somehow finds time for a little romance. And during the last episode of Bates Motel, he took his relationship with Cody to the next level. However, we’ve got an exclusive look at Monday’s episode, in which Cody and Norman’s next hangout quickly turns dangerous when her father comes home early. And things only get worse when a memory forces Norman into his darkest state.

But before we get to the clip, we talked with Paloma Kwiatkowski, who plays Cody, about the clip, what’s next for Cody, and more:

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A&E pulls 'Those Who Kill' after two episodes

Apparently, Monday nights are more welcoming to serial killers than those who hunt them.

EW has confirmed that A&E has pulled Chloë Sevigny’s new drama, Those Who Kill, from its 10 p.m. Monday slot after only two episodes. As a result, the network will move Bates Motel back an hour, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The placement of Those Who Kill is still undecided. As of right now, it’s off the network’s schedule.

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg sign on for A&E reality show 'Wahlburgers'

Just call it the real-life Entourage… with extra cheese.

A&E announced today that brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have inked a deal to appear in and executive produce a new unscripted series called Wahlburgers, which will go behind the scenes of their family’s Boston-based burger joint. Donnie broke the news about the series during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show Monday night. (And yes, that was indeed one of the most ’90s sentences ever written.)

In addition to the two most famous Wahlbergs, the show will also feature real-life characters including their brother Paul, who serves as the restaurant’s executive chef, their spitfire mother Alma, and Wahlberg cousin Johnny Alves — a.k.a. the real Johnny Drama.

Wahlburgers, produced for A&E by 44 Blue Productions, will premiere Jan. 22 at 10:30 p.m. Watch Donnie give a few hints about the show in the clip below.

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A&E developing reality show with Channing Tatum

The next step after exposing the world of male strip clubs? Descending into a bordello-themed New Orleans nightclub, naturally.

EW has confirmed that Channing Tatum is developing an hourlong reality pilot for A&E that revolves around Saints & Sinners, a Bourbon Street bar/restaurant that Tatum opened with friend and business partner Keith Kurtz last fall. Tatum and Kurtz will executive produce, as will Original Media’s Charlie Corwin.

Saints & Sinners offers “food, spirits, music, and a sinfully good time,” according to its website. “Styled after the famous red-light district bordellos and burlesque halls of New Orleans’ Storyville era, Saints & Sinners is Tatum’s tribute to the city’s ribald, good-time reputation.”

Expect lots of wrought iron, red accents, and brightly-colored drinks in martini glasses. Just don’t count on seeing Tatum’s famous abs; it’s currently unclear whether the actor will appear in the prospective series.

'Longmire' hits season high in ratings heading into finale

As A&E’s Longmire heads toward its season 2 finale on Monday, it continues to improve with viewers. This week’s penultimate episode hit a season high in the show’s key demo, adults 25-54, with 1.38 million viewers in the demo and a 1.16 rating.

Monday’s episode, in total, had 4.12 million viewers, its best performance since the season 2 premiere back in May. And with adults 18-49, Longmire roped in 997,000 viewers and a .79 rating. All in all, it remains one of A&E’s most-watched scripted series among total viewers.

The Longmire season 2 finale airs Monday at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.

A&E original series season premieres get ratings boost

After a successful first-season run for Bates Motel, the network it calls home experienced a bump in series ratings for the season premieres of two of its other original programs — Longmire and The Glades.

Over Memorial Day weekend, the pair of A&E original dramas debuted to larger audiences than their previous seasons.

Longmire showed a five-percent increase in viewership over last year in its sophomore year debut, with a total of 4.3 million viewers. The show, based on a book series, chronicles the life of Sheriff Walt Longmire as he solves crimes and deals with his personal life after the death of his wife.

The Glades kicked of its fourth season with 3.3 million viewers, six-percent higher than last summer’s premiere. Featuring a police detective who flees false accusations in his Chicago department, the show is set in South Florida where victims are killed by poisonous snakes and hurricanes.

'Duck Dynasty' season finale heads to Hawaii -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

After a season of lizards, beards, Louisiana, and a lot of money, the Duck Dynasty clan is going to Hawaii. Aloha, Robertsons! (That’s the episode title.) In the third season finale of A&E’s massively successful reality series, the family heads off for a vacation — there’s an itinerary and everything. Surfing! Massages! Willie maybe almost drowns; Uncle Si maybe falls in love with the seasonal clothing.

Take a look at three more exclusive images from the finale, plus a bonus clip, below.

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'Bates Motel': Freddie Highmore on playing a young Norman: 'People will probably start hiding the kitchen knives'

Poor Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore). He’s a teenager being forced to move to a new coastal town under the watch of his imperious, entrancing mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga).

Oh, and they’re buying a motel.

These are the bones of A&E’s Bates Motel, a 10-episode “prequel” of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) that fills in the boyhood details of Norman, long before he began wielding a knife. The result is a razor-edged psychological thriller powered by uncertainty: What’s the deal between Norman and Norma? What’s the deal with the town?

It was that quality that attracted Highmore to the project: “You’re trying to discover what goes on inside their minds, what makes these characters tick and what side of the line does Norman and Norma’s intimate relationship fall?” he says. “And I liked the way that things are kind of suggested and hinted at as opposed to being too explicit.”

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