The first season of Growing Belushi was as entertaining as it was educational, but fans are concerned the series may be cancelled by Discovery.

If you haven’t watched Growing Belushi, a three-part series about actor Jim Belushi’s legal marijuana farm, I highly recommend giving it a go.

Jim’s personality and outlook on the legal marijuana business, mixed with extremely informative segments about cannabis, has made this show a hit with viewers.

However, with only three episodes being produced, many fans are worried that the series may have been smoked by Discovery before it had a chance to truly get growing.

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Has Growing Belushi been cancelled or renewed?

  • At the time of writing, Growing Belushi has not been renewed for a second season, nor has it been officially cancelled by Discovery.

Unfortunately, there remains little official information regarding the future of Growing Belushi, we think that renewal is pretty likely.

Whilst we don’t have the exact figures for how many people tuned into Growing Belushi, it’s pretty obvious from social media just how popular the series has been with viewers.

Plus, the social conversation around legal cannabis and the dispensary industry isn’t going anywhere, so shows like this should remain popular over the next few years.

Thankfully, Belushi himself is committed to the future of the show, saying he would like to make 100 episodes that includes travelling to Israel, South Africa and Canada.

“There’s so much science involved, and the business is moving so rapidly and expanding in a global manner that it should be documented, and I’m going to do it.” – Jim Belushi.

Growing Belushi season 2 release date…

  • A release date for season 2 has not been announced, but if Growing Belushi is renewed, we would expect a second season to premiere in early 2021.

The three-episode first season may have been too short for viewers, but this type of production also makes it much easier to produce a show like this – meaning the turnaround for a second season may not be too long.

Plus, in terms of resources, we doubt that the series is expensive to make in comparison to other Discovery originals – which in the current climate, only bodes well for a second season.

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There may be an issue with travelling to different locations and filming because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we doubt it would affect season 2 too much.

An optimistic prediction for a season 2 release date would be February 2021, but surely a more appropriate premiere would be April 20, 2021. We will bring you updates on the future of Growing Belushi as soon as more information is confirmed.

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Tom Llewellyn
Tom Llewellyn

As the resident-geek at HITC Entertainment, Tom covers everything from anime and manga to Korean dramas and World TV. Tom boasts an undergraduate degree in both Animal Behaviour from Aberystwyth University and a postgraduate degree Science Communications from UWE Bristol and has over 5 years’ experience in writing about the weird and wonderful world of global entertainment.

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