April 7, 2014

A&E announced today that Bates Motel has been renewed for a third season. The network has ordered 10 new episodes of the show, which currently ranks as its #1 drama series of all time in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Season 2 of Bates Motel premiered last month, with new episodes airing Monday nights at 10:00pm. Production on the show's third season will begin in the fall for an expected return in 2015.

Update: Season 3 of Bates Motel will premiere on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:00pm.