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'Bates Motel' renewed for a third season

By Sandra Gonzalez, EW
April 8, 2014 -- Updated 2150 GMT (0550 HKT)
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  • The popular A & E show has received an extended stay
  • Production is set to begin in the fall
  • It airs on Monday nights

( -- "Bates Motel" has just been booked for an extended stay at A&E.

The network announced Monday it has renewed the Vera Farmiga-led drama for a 10-episode third season, set to begin production this fall.

The show's second season, which recently revealed a huge (and completely disturbing) twist, premiered a little over month ago, notching 4.6 million viewers, according to numbers from the network.

Bates, which also stars Freddie Highmore as Norman, airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.

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