Bates Motel Renewed for Season 2

Bates Motel Renewed Season 2Bates Motel won’t be checking out of A&E anytime soon.

The cable network picked up a second season of the Psycho prequel on Monday.

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The drama, which stars Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his ill-fated mother Norma, was renewed only three episodes into its freshman season.

The cumulative ratings of the series’ premiere last month (4.5 million total viewers) made it the most-watched original drama debut in the network’s history.

Pre-production on 10 new Season 2 episodes will begin later this year; they’ll air in 2014.

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32 Comments
  1. Osmely says:

    But 10 new episodes for this season? or the next season will have 10 episodes?

  2. J says:

    Yes to more farmiga

  3. Andy says:

    Great news. I am really enjoying it so far.

  4. Et al says:

    Best show on tv right now. This is fantastic news.

  5. Zorkel567 says:

    Glad to see this. Hope Hannibal picks up ratings soon.

  6. Shannon says:

    I am very excited! Freddie Highmore has been quite impressive in his portrayal of such a classic quirky character as Norman Bates. I am loving seeing Norman is his formative teenage years. I think he and Vera Farmiga are brilliant together. So close and destructive and unhealthy! Definitley makes for great tv!

  7. Brooke says:

    Interesting. I can’t really tell just yet where it’s going, but I’m glad the writers have a definite 2 seasons to plan for.

  8. kirads09 says:

    It’s strangely addicting and riveting. Love how they are playing this and so glad it got a Season 2.
    BTW – over the weekend watched the orig Psycho. Freddie really does have the Norman Bates smirks, twitches and mannerisms down – in a creepily good way.

  9. Whatever says:

    Great News !

  10. Ruby says:

    EXCELLENT. I love this show!

  11. Rod says:

    I think that the show really show u that there are people go thru life the same
    Way today ,I also think that the actors is doing a good job , hope it will return

  12. Tenney says:

    There is something so weird and odd about the Norma and Norman characters and their relationship that at times it makes me uncomfortable watching it. There’s just such an oddness about the two of them separately as well as together to the point where I don’t like them, yet I can’t stop watching them and at times even rooting for them. It speaks to just how fantastic Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore are in these roles.

  13. Tony says:

    Wow, I thought this was a limited run series. I’m very excited, my favorite show right now.

  14. Fool Me Twice says:

    After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any way you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  15. Amanda Forque says:

    Why only 10 episodes?????? I need more!!!! It’s too good for such a short season!! Can we get 12… 13 maybe???

  16. winchestergal05 says:

    2014!! HOLY COW! I cant wait that long…please move up the premiere date…and if you could make it more than 10 episodes that would be FANTASTIC!

  17. Dory says:

    I have not been following the show but this evening I saw some reruns. There is some real good acting.

  18. Alyssa says:

    I love this show but why is season 2 coming out in 2014 that’s a long time of a wait .

  19. Amanda says:

    i LOVE bates motel but I think that hain to wait over seven months for only 10 more episodes is a bit time excessive…

  20. Samantha says:

    I jumped so excited to hear season 2 was approved! But why so few episodes? More more more! This is the most addicting tv show I have ever watched! It’s amazing how all the characters have such a mysterious gloom about them, they all act so well together!! Please move the date closer , 2014 is so far from now!!! MAJOR FAN!!!!

  21. Asashii Fustazi says:

    yeah more tv shows we have to wait 9 months to see again, hmmm, wait until all 3 seasons are finished and watch it then, once again sorry, dont watch shows on their original airing if i have to wait almost a year to see the next episode!!!!

  22. G.Gray says:

    Luv the Bates Motel series. Can’t you make Season 2 faster than 2014???? Don’t keep us hanging like this! One of the best series on TV!!!!

  23. Misty says:

    I can’t believe we won’t see anymore until 2014!!!!!! Ugh!

  24. Anna bashiri says:

    Oh nooooo we have to wait till 2014. That sucks. Can’t you speed things up on it

  25. Dawn Kaskey says:

    2014 that is too fricken long !!

  26. Karen says:

    I miss my show! Can’t wait for it to come back

  27. Joy says:

    Can’t wait!!!! Loved season one!

  28. Kaye Balko says:

    You finally put a good show on that everyone likes and then you cut it short and have to wait tooo long to see it again. When all the other shows that we hate, you put them on over and over and over. Please run the good ones more often and take those other reality show off.

  29. Jennifer says:

    ok but when does it comes back on i know 2014 but what month and day

  30. Linda conder says:

    When will season two start on A&E tv?

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