Bates Motel: Renewed for Season 4 AND 5!

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A&E has made is official: The doors to Bates Motel will not be closing any time soon.

The network announced today that is has renewed the Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore-anchored drama for two more seasons.

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Co-creators Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse have said all along that they had five seasons’ worth of story to tell, not that A&E has confirmed an end date for the series.

The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E.

“We are thrilled to bring fans two more seasons to witness the next stages of Norman’s transformation into the most notorious psychopath in cinematic history."

Bates Motel‘s fourth season is slated to air in early 2016, followed by Season 5 in early 2017.

A&E has also announced it has canceled The Returned.

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Bates Motel Quotes

Oh and by the way? My mother died. Here's your lunch.

Norma

Dylan: Norman's 18. He should not be sleeping in the same bed as his mom.
Norma: You're overreacting. He just fell asleep. It's not a big deal.