TV preview: Don't check into 'Bates Motel'

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With a few exceptions, prequels are generally a bad idea. Including Bates Motel, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1960 horror film "Psycho." It's about teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). "It's a beautiful love letter between a mother and her son," Farmiga said. Ick.

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The Biggest Loser

The winner is announced, and Utahn Jackson Carter is still in the running.

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Celeb-reality show featuring "stars" learning to high-dive. Really.

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J.R.'s will is read, and there are some surprises.

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Pretty Little Liars

There are several shocking revelations in the season finale.

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Oliver's ex, the Huntress, is out for revenge.

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World According to Dick Cheney

This documentary, which debuted at Sundance, will alternately please and enrage the ex-veep's fans and foes.

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Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake

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Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz

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Amazing Race

Will Utahns David and Connor O'Leary be forced to quit?

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Walking Dead

A traitor tries to sabotage the governor's deadly plans.

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Emily's past catches up with her.

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