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[TV] “Bates Motel’s” Drama Expands Into Third Season

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.



  • djblack1313

    i really liked most of season 1 (god awful Bradley’s scenes not included. thank god she’s gone) but season 2 has been mostly filler and not very interesting. it was only in ep 5 (out of a 10 ep season!!!) that things got kind of interesting. i hope season 3 is better.

    there should be no filler eps in a 10 ep season. HANNIBAL not only makes every episode count but it makes every frame of film in each ep count. BATES should follow that M.O.

    • K-Dogg

      Completely agree, on all counts dj….My goodness, Hannibal is an absolute GEM !!!!

      • djblack1313

        RIGHT?! so fucking good! and yet horror fans don’t seem to be interested in it. i’m praying we get a 3rd season.

  • WolfQueen

    I agree about Bates Motel. And I am loving this season of Hannibal MUCH more than the first season. I’m just glad they’re not focusing so much on Will’s “RainMan” persona. That drove me nuts last year. But loving this season. I think it’s the only thing that has made me go “EEEWWW” in a long time too, which is surprising because I thought I was desensitized to everything. I guess I was wrong. LOL.

  • Darkness69

    I have to say I tuned out after episode 1 of the first season – I’ll give it another try soon. In the meantime, I’ll swoon over Hannibal as well and say it’s the best damned series currently on TV! Brilliant second season so far (and I keep thinking about that final scene in the finale)!

  • LovelyAndreaH

    I really love this drama. Specially its Genre. Probably, this drama will make it to the top of myGreatest TV Dramas of all time list.

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