TCA Winter 2013: A&E's Bates Motel' to Premiere March 18

Network Also Greenlights ‘Rodeo Girls' to Series

A&E will premiere its new Psycho prequel drama Bates Motel on Monday, March 18 at 10 p.m., the network announced Friday.

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights), Bates Motel stars Vera Farmiga and Freddy Highmore in a story of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years and his intricate relationship with his mother.

The network has also greenlit Rodeo Girls, placing an eight-episode order for the series from The Weinstein Co. that follows women of the pro rodeo circuit as they travel the country competing.

Rodeo Girls is executive produced by Meryl Poster, Barbara Schneeweiss, Roe Baker and Darcy Lapier for The Weinstein Company and Stephen Land for Jupiter Entertainment. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Lily Neumeyer and Devon Graham.