The release date for Born This Way season 3 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Born This Way season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. A&E has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series information, plot and cast
Born This Way is a new American documentary series that premiered on A&E on December 8, 2015. The six-episode show is produced by the Bunim-Murray Productions company in partnership with Best Buddies International, an organization that seeks to raise awareness about Down syndrome and promote inclusion. The second season debuted on July 26, 2016.
The series follows a group of seven young people with Down syndrome living in the LA area. These young men and women are pursuing their lives as other young adults do, but doing it in spite of society`s expectations. The show documents their lives as they work, form friendships and romantic relationships and strive to fulfill their dreams. There are also interviews with the family and friends of the seven protagonists incorporated into the storyline. It`s clear that there are challenges along the way to independent living, but the honesty and the humor with which these young adults face these challenges is truly inspiring.
Reception and chances of renewal
This meaningful program serves an important social goal, as it promotes diversity and helps the audience learn about living with Down syndrome. The problem of inclusion and promoting opportunities for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities is one of great significance. The critics consider the series a compelling eye-opener that reminds us of our humanity. Apparently, it is also of interest to the audience, as the first season viewership rose from 0.672 million viewers for the second episode to 0.945 million for the third part. The second season premiered to an audience of 0.75 million viewers and a 0.28 demo rating. There seems to be a good chance for the renewal of Born This Way for another season – for both humanistic and commercial reasons.
Season 2 recap
On September 27, 2016 the highly acclaimed Emmy Award-winning reality series Born This Way concluded airing its second season. The eleven episodes have once again brought some very real and heart-felt drama to the small screen, and the season finale was truly a perfect culmination to the season. The seven members of the cast continue to inspire the audience with their achievements and make the fans root for them on their challenging paths to achieve their dreams. Cristina and Angel finally get married – and the viewers have been waiting for this since their engagement in season 1, Steven’s feelings towards Megan are revealed, Rachel finds love, and Megan’s expectations of what caring for a newborn is like require some adjustment. The final episode aired with an audience of 739,000 viewers and a 0.26 demo rating, garnering lots of emotional social media response. Born This Way has already been renewed for a 10-episode third season to premiere in 2017, so we are patiently waiting to find out what the crew is up to.
UPDATED September 27, 2016: After the powerful, inspiring docuseries Born This Way has scored an Emmy Award for Best Unstructured Reality Series for its second installment, there was barely any doubt that the show will be renewed for another installment. And indeed, the program was commissioned for a ten-episode third season prior to the season two finale on September 27, 2016. Please stay tuned, and we`ll be sure to inform you when a release date is confirmed for Born This Way season 3.