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The Taste: Season Three Renewal for ABC Series

The Taste TV show on ABC: season threeFOX won’t be the only network with a cooking competition next season. ABC has renewed The Taste for a third season.

The Taste is a culinary competition that pits professional and amateur cooks against one another in weekly challenges. The most recent judges/mentors were Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson. Brian Malarkey, the winning coach from the first season, was replaced by Samuelsson.

The show’s first season averaged a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.51 million viewers. It was renewed for a second season which started airing this past January. The sophomore year drew just a 1.1 demo rating (down 32%) with 3.69 million (down 18%).

Despite this very poor performance, the network has decided to bring The Taste back for a third season. It’s slated to return mid-season, likely as a timeslot placeholder.

What do you think? Do you like The Taste? Are you glad that it’s coming back for a third season, or do you think it should been cancelled instead?


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Beth August 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Love this show. So happy it was renewed.


Anonymous August 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Love the taste!


hdsnake August 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Poor ratings for The Taste only means that most Americans have no taste. This show rocks and Bourdain is a food god.


Larry August 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm

I really enjoyed the show. I look forward to season 3. Maybe they can get rid of the arrogant frenchman and have a more personable chef take his place.


hdsnake August 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Arrogant? Frenchman? You’re being redundant. :)


Patty August 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Love the show


Barbara Hankins August 9, 2014 at 3:51 am

We all love the taste. … we record it & the 4 if us watch out on our days off. We can only hope Nigella picks some winners next season. She’s a real sweetheart!


Tasha August 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm

I love this show! Very happy it was renewed.


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