Watch With Amanda: First look at Bates Motel, Chevy Chase drops out and more TV news!

A&E has released their first photo of the upcoming much hyped Psycho prequel, Bates Motel. The photo features a teenage Norman Bates played by Finding Neverland‘s Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as his Mother. The series from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) is scheduled to air some time in 2013 and gives a contemporary look at Norman’s earlier years, including his storied relationship with his mother all while revealing how the infamous serial killer came to be. Are you excited for this one?

First Look: A&E’s Bates Motel

The Walking Dead has cast Wire album Chad Coleman to play the well-known character Tyreese. Fans of the comics will know Tyreese is a prominent member of Rick’s crew and acted as a second in command to Rick following Shane’s death. Tyreese is rumoured to appear in Episode 8 this season.

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Pierce Hawthorne is officially leaving Greendale Community College. According to Deadline, Chevy Chase and the producers of the NBC cult comedy Community are parting ways by mutual agreement. With the departure being effective immediately, Chase won’t appear in 1 or 2 episodes of Community’s upcoming 13 episode fourth season. The departure doesn’t come as much of a surprise with controversy surrounding Chase and creator/former showrunner Dan Harmon, as well as his outspoken displeasure with the show. He told The Huffington Post UK in an interview this fall, “It was a big mistake! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want … The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.” NBC recently announced the show would be returning on February 7th for the Season 4 premiere and will be airing in the Thursday @ 8 PM time slot.

And I leave you today with the Game Of Thrones teaser trailer to get you hyped up for March 31st. Sorry no footage or spoilers, but it’s still exciting!

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