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

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Bates Motel Renewed for Season 2

Bates 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.

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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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