Bates Motel: Renewed for Season 3!

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Bates Motel won't be shutting its doors any time soon.

A&E announced today that the critically-acclaimed drama has been renewed for a third season.

Distracting Norman

Said David McKillop, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network, via statement in announcing the news:

"The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television. 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."

Bates Motel Season 2 kicked off on March 3rd with 4.6 million total viewers, delivering 2.6 million among adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.

The series airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. EST. It's very good.

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Bates Motel Quotes

Norma: I hear ya, but I can't take care of my self, I'm a mother. Now I have to go talk to my horrible brother. You know what? I have no choice because it is important to my sons.
James: Yeah? And what about your own needs?
Norma: Parents do not have needs. You ever read the book The Giving Tree? It's about this tree and this kid keeps coming and taking stuff from it his whole life until there's nothing left but a stump and then the kid sits on the stump. That's being a parent.

Did it ever occur to you that if you keep treating people like they're fragile, it might keep them from every getting stronger?

Dylan