According to Deadline, 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.
Sidebar: I watch this. It's not one of my top shows, but I watch.