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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  1. Trena says

    I love this show! The dynamics and competition between the hosts is off the charts! Good call to renew it. Thank you.

  2. Fran says

    Think sometimes people want to watch easier plots. Black Box and Mind Games could at points be challenging, but I loved it. Especially Black Box!! Great storylines and pray they bring it back!!!!

  3. Anonymous says

    love the show! Maybe better advertising would benefit the ratings. I was unaware of the show until the second season. Love the show!!!!!!

  4. Lisette Machuca says

    I LOVE THIS show!! I can’t wait for it to come back, it is definitely one of my favorite shows

  5. Christa says

    I love this show and watch every episode. I even DVR it when I can’t watch it that night so I don’t miss a moment.

  6. says

    I enjoy the show so much, that the reason why I even came upon this survey is in my search to find out if the show was renewed. I love the energy of the show, and the combined elements of competition and mentoring. So excited that The Taste has been picked up for a third season!

  7. Beth says

    Best cooking competition show out there! The judges don’t resort to the juvenile and petty tactics of shows like MasterChef. Love it.

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