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


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:


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.


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.


'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.”


'Storage Wars' participant Mark Balelo has died

Mark Balelo, an auction house owner featured on the A&E reality TV show Storage Wars, has died, EW has confirmed. He was 40.

Balelo was arrested over the weekend for alleged possession of a controlled substance, TMZ reports. He was reportedly distraught after being released from jail. According to TMZ, an autopsy will be conducted tomorrow.

UPDATE: A statement from A&E released to EW: “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Mark’s family.”

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A&E orders supernatural Michael Bay pilot

A&E is pairing up with producer Michael Bay for a new pilot with a supernatural twist.

EW confirms that Occult, written by James Wong (American Horror Story, X-Files), has been given a cast-contingent pilot order from the network, which today also renewed its drama The Glades.

The show, which is still in its early stages, centers on an FBI agent who returns to work after an extended absence, stemming from a breakdown he experienced while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Upon his return, he’s placed on a new occult-centric task force with a new partner, who specializes in the subject.

Earlier this summer, A&E ordered another spooky drama, which is based off Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Vera Farmiga is set to play the notorious Mrs. Bates.

Geena Davis on ‘Coma’ miniseries: It’s ‘much creepier and spookier’ than ’78 movie
Norman Bates’ mother cast in A&E’s ‘Psycho’ series

Geena Davis on 'Coma' miniseries: It's 'much creepier and spookier' than '78 movie

Geena Davis remembers the 1978 thriller Coma for it’s “visually arresting” creepiness.

But as audiences prepare to tune in to the four-hour miniseries of the same name, premiering tomorrow night on A&E, she warns: “It’s even creepier and spookier.”

The miniseries, produced by Ridley Scott along with late brother Tony Scott, is an updated — and largely different — version of the original movie and the book on which it is all based. But the core remains the same: A young medical student (Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose) begins looking into why patients are falling into a coma during routine surgeries and, suffice to say, while she’s correct in her assumption, there’s much more to the story than she bargained for.

Davis, who declined to comment about the producer’s passing, plays chief of psychiatry Dr. Agnetta Lindquist, who “may or may not be involved in the nefarious things that are happening.” And that was part of the character’s appeal, she says. “I thought that it would be fun to play a part with questionable morals.”

Watch our chat with Davis below:


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