TV News: Bates, Anarchy, Glades, Ship

Bates Motel
A&E have just released the first poster for their upcoming “Psycho” prequel series “Bates Motel” which is set during the formative years of Norman Bates. While Norman has yet to be cast, Vera Farmiga is already set to play his mother Norma. [Source: THR]

Sons of Anarchy
The Season 5 premiere of FX’s drama series “Sons Of Anarchy” drew 5.37 million viewers, with 3.5 million adults in the key 18-49 demo last night. That number is the largest Live+Same Day audiences in the series’ history, up 10% in total viewers and 9% in the key demo from last season’s premiere.

With two encores, the episode had a combined 7.5 million total viewers (4.86M in 18-49). It’s expected when Live+7 data becomes available, the SOA fifth-season premiere will likely rank as the most-watched single telecast ever on the network. [Source: Deadline]

The Glades
A&E has renewed “The Glades”, its Florida homicide procedural starring Aussie actor Matt Passmore, for a fourth season.

The show is up 5% year-over-year (based on Live+7 figures). Combined with freshman drama “Longmire”, which has already been renewed, the pair have helped A&E become ad-supported cable’s No. 1 network on the night among total viewers during their summer runs. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Last Ship
Filmmaker Jonathan Mostow (“U-571,” “Terminator 3”) has signed on to direct and executive produce the action drama pilot “The Last Ship” at TNT and Platinum Dunes. Michael Bay is also serving as executive producer.

Based on the novel by William Brinkley, the story centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. [Source: Deadline]