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:



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

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

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  1. Debbie Wilcox says

    This is the best show on TV. I hope they cone out with season 4. When will season 3 be available for purchase. I love this show. Freddie and Norma are perfect for this role, especially Freddie.

  2. Rena Moretti says

    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!!! 😀

    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.

      • mary says

        love this show leaves me sitting on edge of my seat every monday.please keep new series coming,the actors playing these parts are great.need to have full season not part of one thats why your losing ratings people think you pulled production ,stop playing around make it a perement thing. last year i couldn’t understand why it just stopped,kept looking for it on other channels different time when i couldn’t find it i thought why did they cut a great series,then what year later it starts again for only 10 episodes–no wonder you lost ratings and viewers stop playing around make it a full series PLEASE

  3. CHARLES HALL says

    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

    • G. T. says

      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!

      • Rena Moretti says

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

        • Anonymous says

          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.

          • Rena Moretti says

            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…

  4. Ray says

    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

  5. Shawn says

    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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