We’re going psycho over the news that A&E has renewed Bates Motel for Season 3. A&E gifted the thriller with another 10-episode season on Monday (April 7), nearly a month before the Season 2 finale, which airs on May 5.
“The incredible writing team and talented Bates Motel cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” A&E’s David McKillop said in a statement, per TVLine. “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.”
We fell in love with this creeptastic series two years ago and have been constantly impressed with the performances of Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga as Norman and Norma Bates, respectively. In fact, Vera’s performance scored her a 2013 Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.
If you need any evidence of Bates’ staying power, TVLine points out that the Season 2 premiere was up 15 percent in viewership from the Season 1 average, bringing in 3.1 million viewers. Even better? 1.7 million of those viewers were in the sought-after 18-49 demo.
As long as A&E decides to keep Bates Motel on the air, they can keep the “No Vacancy” sign turned on.
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Bates Motel airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.