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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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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The popular A & E show has received an extended stay
  • Production is set to begin in the fall
  • It airs on Monday nights

(EW.com) -- "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.

See the original story at EW.com.

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