Vera Farmiga Checks into A&E’s Bates Motel

Before she became a big-time movie star in films like “The Departed” and “Safe House”, Vera Farmiga spent her fair share of time on TV. Most people won’t remember this, but she was the female lead in the U.S. version of “Touching Evil”, which co-starred “Burn Notice’s” Jeffrey Donovan before both of them made it big. She went on to join the NBC action show “Uc: Undercover”, another personal favorite of mind that got the shaft. I guess both her shows getting canceled was the best thing to ever happened to Farmiga, who went on to the movies. She even recently made her directorial debut on the indie drama “Higher Ground”. But it appears Farmiga is missing TV, because she’s now signed to return to TVland as the female lead in A&E’s original TV series “Bates Motel”, the cable net’s prequel series to

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