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A&E renews 'Bates Motel' for Season 3

Cast of "Bates Motel"
Cast of "Bates Motel"
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for A&E

Bates Motel” has been a shocking hit among the key demographic of 18-49. Season 1 garnered huge ratings with the series premiere and Season 2 fell just slightly. Fans are invested in the lives of Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman (Freddie Highmore) Bates. The show is set to be a prequel to the “Psycho” movie, which features Norman Bates as an adult. According to an April 7 report from Deadline, “Bates Motel” has been renewed for a third season. Production for Season 3 will begin in the fall.

Fans are excited to learn that “Bates Motel” will be sticking around at least one more season. Right now the second season has just three episodes left before the season finale. There are plenty of things happening in White Pine Bay, and both Norma and Norman are right in the middle of it all. It appears that Norman may have killed Cody's father, leading fans to believe there may be consequences for his actions. Emma is building relationships, but is still ultimately linked to Norman. Dylan has found himself in the middle of a pretty interesting situation with his boss.

This season is less intense than the first season, but there is more going on this time around. “Bates Motel” airs on the A&E network Monday nights at 9 p.m. CT.

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