TVLine Items: Bates Motel to Open This Spring, Community Fave to Shake It Up and More!

Bates Motel Season 1 SpoilersBates Motel will soon be open for business.

A&E announced Friday that its buzzy Psycho prequel series will premiere Monday, March 18 at 10/9c.

VIDEO | Watch Bates Motel‘s First Look

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Parenthood), Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as a modern-day Norman Bates and his infamous mom. Mike Vogel (Pan Am), Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and newcomer Olivia Cooke also co-star.

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* Community‘s Shirley surely would meet this news with a “That’s nice.” Yvette Nicole Brown will guest-star on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up, playing a psychic, TVLine has learned. Brown will appear in the 19th episode of Season 3.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear in 30 Rock‘s Jan. 31 series finale, per The Washington Post. She joins fellow guest stars Julianne Moore (Game Change) and Ice T (Law & Order: SVU).

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Fresh off of his run on Starz’s ill-fated Boss, Kelsey Grammer is considering a new TV gig — with funnyman Martin Lawrence by his side. As reported by Deadline, the two are in talks to star in and produce a multi-cam comedy for Lionsgate TV.

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Comments (9)

  • Yvette Nicole Brown is no stranger to kids’ TV. She was recurring as Helen on Drake & Josh, which she reprised for Victorious, does voicework for Pound Puppies and guest starred on True Jackson

    Comment by Scott – January 4, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Community‘s Shirley surely would meet this news with a “That’s nice.” Yvette Nicole Brown will guest-star on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up, playing a psychic”, I’m sure she’d call psychic powers the devil’s work, lol

    Comment by Michael Sacal – January 4, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Democrats should get back to work instead of trying to become TV stars. Thats a disgrace SMH

    Comment by D – January 4, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The less “work” people like her do, the better off we will be.

      Comment by Drew – January 4, 2013 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes I’m sure what will amount to a 5 minute cameo probably took weeks to film. Totally not possible that it took less than a day to film, right?

      Comment by Amanda – January 4, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • While I agree with your sentiment, instead of saying Democrats shouldn’t be trying to become TV stars, can we just say politicians shouldn’t be trying to become TV stars? Let’s not forget Republican John McCain made an appearance on Parks and Rec this year. But yes, I don’t like it when politicians do these kinds of things unless they are retired, as it makes harder for our already divisive society to take them seriously when they are appearing on sitcoms. As you have just proved.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – January 4, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The problem is that the politicians (and many of the people who follow them) don’t know the difference between Washington and Hollywood. Politicians aren’t celebrities, they’re servants. Yet they get their private jets and their pay raises while voting to take food off of the tables of the people that they swore to serve. You have people voting for politicians just because they’re “cool” or whatever, and they ignore the fact that this isn’t just a TV show, this is someone with the power to seriously f-up your life.

        Democrat. Republican. It doesn’t matter. Too many of them are more interested in taking care of themselves and playing movie stars than they are in fixing the mess that they created. If I sound bitter, it’s because I kinda am. There’s no sign that things will be getting better anytime soon.

        Comment by Drew – January 4, 2013 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d rather Democratic politicians shooting cameos than Republican ones shooting wads in airport bathrooms or driving around drunk.

      Also, I feel bad for Martin Lawrence having to associate with that piece of trash Kelsey Grammar.

      Comment by Jane – January 4, 2013 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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