We discuss whether there will be a Season 3 of the Netflix series The American Barbecue Showdown and its renewed or canceled status.
Meat, fire, plenty of seasoning, and a landscape that reminds me of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre make up some of the elements in this barbecue-based food contest that professes to push eight amateur chefs to their limit.
The show is pretty much what you would expect, and the cast of characters is this show’s selling point.
They are all great at what they do, and with the cash prize of fifty thousand dollars on the line, it is safe to say that the cooks are doing everything they can to be crowned “pit master,” which I’m sure was an Italian sword and sandal movie from 1981.
The series works its way to a head-to-head finale. It is presided over by a panel of judges, including heavyweights in the outdoor culinary world, Melissa Cookston and Kevin Bludso. Hosting the affair is actress and comedian, Michelle Buteau, keeping everything together for the viewers at home.
Cooking shows with a competitive edge have long been part of the TV landscape, and we have the likes of Hell’s Kitchen and Iron Chef to thank for that.
Incredibly, there have been twenty seasons of Hell’s Kitchen, with more to come, proving that when the format works and you get a host like Gordon Ramsay on board, cooking shows can be incredible winners for the production company.
The American Barbecue Showdown uses a tried and tested formula that has so far managed to provide fans with two seasons, but after the recently finished current run, fans are salivating as they wonder if there will be a third season, so here is what we know about the fiery situation so far.
Will there be a Season 3 of Barbecue Showdown – renewed or canceled status
There has been no official news about a third season of the show at the time of writing. However, it is still early days, so don’t lose hope yet, barbecue fans, as there is still a chance that a third cook-off will be green-lit.
Not all the relevant information that Netflix requires is in just now, so if they see a surge in the watched hours of the series, there is a chance that the wheels will start to turn for another run. If it is any consolation, Netflix actively pursues the Reality TV audience. It has other shows like The Circle and Young Famous and African that received new seasons, so the platform does lean into the genre.
In the meantime, there are similar shows out there that you might have missed, so if you are getting your own outdoor cooking facility ready and need more inspiration, you can check out shows like BBQ Blitz, BBQuest, and Fire Masters for inspiration.