Will there be a Season 3 of The Bear?

June 27, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Will there be a Season 3 of The Bear – renewed or canceled status

We discuss whether there will be a Season 3 of the Hulu and FX series The Bear and its renewed or canceled status. 

Boy does the Hulu and FX series The Bear stand out among an oversaturated network, cable, and streaming content crowd. The second season of the Berzatto family saga brings out tense nerves, sweaty palms, and the feeling that everything is spiraling out of control for both the characters and the viewer.

I’ve said it once, so I’ll repeat it: The Bear is an American classic. There’s not another television show that produces this amount of anxiety-ridden tension without so much of a hint of action like physical fights or car chases. The feelings are raw, tender, and very real. However, The Bear reinvented itself this year because it became about the individual characters’ journeys of self-discovery.

With such immense acclaim for the show and the cast, The Bear seems like a candidate for a surefire renewal — or is it?

Will there be a Season 3 of The Bear – renewed or canceled status

As of this writing, the network has not renewed The Bear. However, according to multiple published reports, the implication is that the Christopher Storer series’ third season order is practically a done deal. Per the entertainment website Decider:

“A rep for the show told Decider that there are currently no updates on Season 3, but that’s not to say the series won’t return with more delectable storylines, preferably in Summer 2024, since The Bear is now one of TV’s greatest seasonal traditions.”

After the entire second season dropped on June 22nd on Hulu, the series currently has a perfect 100% rating on the aggregate ratings website Rotten Tomatoes, with 37 reviews. The audience score is also impressive, at 91%, with over 100 reviews. Incredibly, The Bear still needs to receive a negative review on the site, with its freshman season receiving identical scores.

The website’s critic’s consensus says, “Instead of reinventing the menu, The Bear’s second season wisely opts to toss its lovable characters into another frying pan of adversity, lets ’em cook, and serves up yet another supremely satisfying dish.” At Ready Steady Cut, our own M.N. Miller called The Bear’s second season “An American classic,” while Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times says the second season reaches “greatness.”

Viewership data has yet to be published to establish The Bear’s popularity. Websites such as Flixpatrol and Nielsen currently have no analytics on the new season ready to view. However, the series is remarkably different from the market average, with 12.6 times more popular than the average. According to Parrot Analytics:

“The audience demand for The Bear is 12.6 times the demand of the average TV series in the United States in the last 30 days.”

Prediction: The Hulu and FX series The Bear is almost certain to receive a third season.

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