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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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Chris Dycio September 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

So glad this was renewed. It has been a long time since I really looked forward to the next “episode” of anything, especially on the Networks. I don’t watch Reality shows either. This is the exception. IMHO, here are shows that should be kept on air even with lower “DEMO” ratings, because 18-49 yr. olds are not the only viewers in the world. Can’t wait ’till the “boomers” get their stats back.


Susan September 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I love love love this show!!! It is the best cooking show that has ever been on TV! I can’t wait for it to come back on……anxiously waiting!!!


Dejuana Smith September 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

I love this show!!! I am hooked. I never missed a show or season. Nothing came between me n the taste every Thursday night. It’s nice to see people exploring and sharing their ideas and recipes!!! Please don’t cancel this show!!! It’s the best.


kerri September 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I love The Taste! Can’t wait for it’s return!love


Jean September 2, 2014 at 9:43 am

I love the show and happy it’s back. Hope it hangs on for a fourth season!!


Anonymous August 27, 2014 at 8:42 am

LOVE this one! I don’t get people don’t watch it?!


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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