• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
MAY
1
3 MOS

'Bates Motel' Talk Show 'After Hours' Returns for Season-Two Finale

A&E will revive the discussion special on May 5, including appearances from stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore and executive producer Carlton Cuse.

Bates Motel after hours still - H 2014
A&E
"Bates Motel: After Hours"

A&E is reviving special talk show Bates Motel: After Hours for the drama's May 5 finale.

The post-show discussion, which saw a one-off airing timed to the March premiere, will air at 11 p.m. on Monday immediately after the finale of the sophomore series.

Like the original installment, After Hours has lined up executive producer Carlton Cuse and the cast (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell and Olivia Cooke) for the live special.

The first airing of After Hours fared well in the ratings, though it did not get a direct lead-in from its parent series. The March 3 premiere fetched 719,000 viewers after an episode of the now-shuffled Those Who Kill.

For its part, Bates Motel is averaging 4.1 million viewers in the latest live-plus-7 returns. And with 2.4 million adults 18-49, it remains A&E's biggest scripted effort in the key demo.

Bates Motel has already been renewed for a third season set for 2015.