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Bates Motel: Season Three Renewal for A&E TV Series

Bates Motel season threeA&E has renewed Bates Motel for a third season for 10 episodes. Production will begin this fall.

Season two is currently airing on the cable channel and is averaging 2.33 million viewers each week. That’s down about 15% when compared to the first season’s viewership average.

Here are the details:

A&E GREENLIGHTS HIT ORIGINAL SERIES “BATES MOTEL” FOR A THIRD SEASON

NETWORK ORDERS 10 EPISODES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS CARLTON CUSE AND KERRY EHRIN

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 7, 2014 – A&E Network has picked up a third season of the critically acclaimed original series “Bates Motel,” it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network.

“The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” said McKillop. “The brilliant twists and turns of the past two seasons keep its loyal fan base coming back for more. We are so proud of the show.”

Season two premiered on March 3rd with 4.6 million total viewers and delivered 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54 (based on Live+7 viewing). “Bates Motel” continues to be A&E’s #1 drama series of all time among adults 18-49.

Season three of “Bates Motel” will begin production this fall on 10 episodes.

“Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, and gives viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Series stars Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman.

New episodes of season two of “Bates Motel” currently air every Monday at 10PM/ET.

“Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions respectively.

About A&E Network

Now reaching 100 million homes, A&E is the home to 100% original content that inspires and challenges audiences to BE ORIGINAL. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality, uniquely immersive entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “Bates Motel” and “Longmire” to signature non-fiction franchises, including “Duck Dynasty,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars.” The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.

What do you think? Have you been watching Bates Motel? How long do you think this series should run?

 

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Rena Moretti March 10, 2015 at 8:46 pm

First of all, this isn’t a fam site, so I have as much of a right to be here as you are.

Second, who dies and made you God?

Third, I eat impolite bullies like you for breakfast. Hmmm Hmmmm Yummy!!! :D

Finally, none of your pathetic insults will change the fact that Motel Bates is low-rated or that most of the posts here are from street-teamers.

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Rena Moretti March 10, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Apologies for the typos. :)

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CHARLES HALL March 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

I Totally Love this SHOW!FREDIE is an awesome aactor,he is just 1000% PERFECT for the role of NORMAN.I SO WISH THE SHOW WAS ON FOR 20 EPISODES A SEASON !I really HOPE AND PRAY the show is on for at least 7 to 10 yrs.KEEP THE MYSTERY TWISTED and sorry to say this Norman needs to start killing more!
Keep the RATINGS HIGH!!
Love u all ,from Charlie in STAR,ID

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G. T. March 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm

The Bates Motel is one of the best series on TV, there are twists and turns around every corner. The cast is outstanding and the story is superb. There should be more than ten episodes per season though. Hopefully this wonderful series will continue for many years to come, at least ten years or so. A&E, thank you for giving us Bates Motel. In addition, I hope there will be other shows coming in the future similar to this and the X-Files. Everyone, enjoy the new season that starts tomorrow night. BATES MOTEL FOREVER!

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Rena Moretti March 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm

I continue to be amazed at to why tv.com is the recipient of so many street team “comments”…

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Anonymous March 8, 2015 at 11:20 pm

Please find another “failure” of a show to comment on Rena. Why do you still care so much about our little group who happen to like the show? Rest Rena….rest.

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Rena Moretti March 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm

The point is that I don’t buy they’re from small groups of fans. I think they’re (mostly) from street-teamers.

Regular fans would have no reason to post on an article that’s months old, but street-teamers trying to create a false sense of public enthusiasm…

Ray December 10, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I am looking forward to season 3 here in Canada. I am wondering when the first episode will air. The show has totally engrossed me and the wait is killing me. HaHa

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mrs.molaisin November 21, 2014 at 4:04 am

Good show love it ❤

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Shawn October 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

The acting in this show is so much better than what’s being force fed to us on the networks too. One more thing that makes it a pleasure to watch.

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