|Created by||Christopher Storer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Running time||20–66 minutes|
|Original release||June 23, 2022 –|
The Bear is an American comedy-drama television series created by Christopher Storer. It premiered on Hulu on June 23, 2022, and stars Jeremy Allen White as a young, award-winning chef who returns to his hometown of Chicago to manage the chaotic kitchen at his deceased brother's sandwich shop. The supporting cast includes Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Abby Elliott, and Matty Matheson. In July 2022, it was renewed for a ten-episode second season, which was released on June 22, 2023.
The series has received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its writing, directing, acting, and production values, as well as its examination of its subject matter. The first season received 13 Emmy nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series and acting nominations for White, Moss-Bachrach, Edebiri, Jon Bernthal and Oliver Platt.
A young chef, Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto, inherits his family's Italian beef sandwich shop after the suicide of his older brother. He comes home to Chicago to run it, leaving behind his world of working in a Michelin star restaurant. He is left to deal with his brother's unresolved debts, a rundown kitchen, and an unruly staff, while dealing with his own pain and family trauma.
- Jeremy Allen White as Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto, an award-winning New York City chef de cuisine, who returns to his hometown of Chicago to run his late brother Michael's failing restaurant.
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard "Cousin Richie" Jerimovich, the de facto manager of the restaurant and Michael's best friend.
- Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu, a talented young chef who joins The Beef as its new sous chef under Carmy.
- Lionel Boyce as Marcus Brooks, The Beef's bread baker turned pastry chef, spurred on by Carmy's mentoring.
- Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina Marrero, an acerbic and stubborn veteran line cook.
- Abby Elliott as Natalie "Sugar" Rose Berzatto, Carmy and Michael's sister and reluctant co-owner of The Beef.
- Matty Matheson as Neil Fak (season 2, recurring season 1), a childhood friend of the Berzattos, and sometimes-handyman for the restaurant.
- Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim, a veteran line cook at The Beef who is close with Tina.
- Corey Hendrix as Gary "Sweeps" Woods, a runner at The Beef.
- Oliver Platt as Jimmy "Cicero" Kalinowski, the best friend of the late father of the Berzatto siblings, whom everyone affectionately refers to as "Uncle", and a major investor in the restaurant.
- Jon Bernthal as Michael "Mikey" Berzatto, Carmy and Sugar's late brother, who struggled with drug addiction before dying by suicide four months before the events of the series.
- José Cervantes as Angel, a dishwasher at The Beef.
- Richard Esteras as Manny, a dishwasher at The Beef.
- Chris Witaske as Pete, Natalie's earnest and naive husband whom most of the family dislikes.
- Carmen Christopher as Chester, the roommate and close friend of Marcus who often visits the restaurant.
- Joel McHale as Carmy's old executive chef in New York City, who was verbally abusive and dismissive.
- Jamie Lee Curtis as Donna Berzatto (season 2), the troubled mother of the Berzatto siblings.
- Gillian Jacobs as Tiffany Jerimovich (season 2; uncredited guest, season 1[a]), Richie's ex-wife with whom he shares a daughter, Eva
- Robert Townsend as Emmanuel Adamu (season 2), Sydney's loving and supportive father who nevertheless has trouble accepting Sydney's choice to follow an inherently risky culinary career.
- Molly Gordon as Claire (season 2), a childhood friend of the Berzattos, on whom Carmy harbored a crush as a teenager.
- Ricky Staffieri as Theodore Fak (season 2), Neil's brother
- Alex Moffat as Josh (season 2), a line cook hired by The Bear
- Mitra Jouhari as Kelly (season 2), Claire's friend
- Maura Kidwell as Carol (season 2), Cicero's partner
- Amy Morton as Nancy Chore, a scrupulous health inspector (season 1, "Hands")
- Molly Ringwald as the meeting moderator of the Al-Anon meetings that Carmy attends. (season 1, "Brigade")
- Will Poulter as Luca, a Copenhagen-based dessert chef who trains Marcus (season 2, "Honeydew")
- Bob Odenkirk as "Uncle" Lee Lane, Donna's scheming on-and-off boyfriend and business partner of Cicero (season 2, "Fishes")
- Sarah Paulson as Michelle Berzatto, cousin of Michael, Carmy and Natalie. (season 2, "Fishes")
- John Mulaney as Stevie, Michelle's boyfriend (season 2, "Fishes")
- Olivia Colman as Chef Terry, the executive chef at Ever, the fine dining restaurant where Richie stages. (season 2, "Forks")
- Sarah Ramos as Jessica, the maître d' at Ever (season 2, "Forks")
- Andrew Lopez as Garrett, a waiter and Richie's mentor at Ever. (season 2, "Forks")
- Rene Gube as the GM of Ever (season 2, "Forks")
- Adam Shapiro as the chef de cuisine of Ever (season 2, "Forks")
Season 1 (2022)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"System"||Christopher Storer||Christopher Storer||June 23, 2022|
|In the summer of 2022, James Beard Award-winning chef Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto returns home to Chicago to manage The Original Beef of Chicagoland, a rundown River North restaurant owned by his brother Michael, who recently died by suicide. His brother's best friend, Richie Jerimovich, and the stubborn staff resist Carmy's efforts to modernize the restaurant. Carmy hires Culinary Institute of America-trained chef and Chicago native Sydney Adamu, who wants to help him fix the restaurant because it was her father's favorite.|
|2||2||"Hands"||Christopher Storer||Christopher Storer||June 23, 2022|
|In a flashback, Carmy works at a fine dining restaurant in New York City where his boss verbally abuses him. In the present, Carmy attempts to overhaul the menu as he faces continued resistance from the staff members who fail to show him respect. Carmy's sister, Natalie Berzatto, attempts to help but struggles to connect with him. After a health inspector discovers multiple safety and sanitation issues, the restaurant is given a "C" rating. Carmy discovers how poorly the restaurant has been managed, and that his brother owed $300,000 to their family friend, Jimmy (referred to as "Uncle Cicero"). Cicero offers to buy the restaurant from Carmy, who refuses the offer but promises to pay back his brother's loan. Sydney wants to be paid as a proper sous-chef. Richie reveals to Sydney that Michael wouldn't allow Carmy to work in the restaurant when he was younger and that he shot himself in the head four months earlier.|
|3||3||"Brigade"||Joanna Calo||Christopher Storer||June 23, 2022|
|Carmy attends an Al-Anon meeting in an attempt to better understand his brother's struggles with addiction. At the restaurant, he introduces a Brigade de cuisine style kitchen and relies on the ill-prepared and increasingly frustrated Sydney to manage it. After initial failures, the staff begins to connect to their new roles, particularly Marcus, the passionate baker. Carmy and Sydney clash over how to best run the restaurant.|
|4||4||"Dogs"||Christopher Storer||Sofya Levitsky-Weitz||June 23, 2022|
|Carmy and Richie cater a children's birthday party for Cicero. Carmy creates homemade Ecto cooler, which is accidentally spiked with Richie's Xanax, causing the children to fall asleep in the yard. When Carmy tells Cicero about the Xanax, Cicero responds that he actually doesn't mind. Meanwhile, Sydney bonds with the restaurant staff and begins to earn their respect. Marcus becomes passionate about his new chocolate cake program.|
|5||5||"Sheridan"||Joanna Calo||Karen Joseph Adcock||June 23, 2022|
|Carmy and Sydney agree to create a new dinner menu to increase profits. As they prepare to open for lunch, a toilet backs up. Carmy calls Fak, Richie's friend, to fix it. Fak wants to be an employee but his interview with Richie culminates in a fight which Carmy breaks up. Fak reveals that Richie has been selling cocaine in the alley behind the restaurant; Richie explains that this got the business through the COVID-19 pandemic but agrees to stop. As Marcus rushes to bake cakes, a fuse blows and the restaurant's operations cease. When Fak informs Carmy it will cost over $5,000 to replace a damaged condenser, he asks Richie to get the money by selling cocaine one final time. Sydney saves the day by running an outdoor lunch service using a makeshift barbecue setup.|
|6||6||"Ceres"||Joanna Calo||Catherine Schetina & Rene Gube||June 23, 2022|
|Sydney develops a risotto meal for an upcoming dinner menu, but Carmy rejects it; Sydney serves it to a customer anyway. Sugar comes to the restaurant to figure out the restaurant's unpaid taxes and she and Carmy search for the missing documents. Marcus continues to work hard on developing donuts but finds himself behind on restaurant work. The restaurant has its windows shot out by stray gunfire, and Richie asks the local gangsters to find out who did it. Later, the gangsters get into a scuffle, which Sydney breaks up by offering them leftovers; Richie feels left out and unneeded because of Sydney's success and calls the police on the gangsters.|
|7||7||"Review"||Christopher Storer||Joanna Calo||June 23, 2022|
|Ebraheim reads aloud a very positive review of the restaurant, which especially mentions the risotto that Sydney served (unknowingly) to a food critic. Tina's son gets suspended from school and she brings him to the restaurant to learn culinary skills. Just before the lunch rush, the team learns that Sydney left the preorder option active on their newly computerized to-go service, generating more orders than they can fill. Carmy gets angry with Sydney and Marcus. Sydney accidentally stabs Richie in the chaos and announces her immediate resignation as Carmy begins to mentally deteriorate.|
|8||8||"Braciole"||Christopher Storer||Christopher Storer & Joanna Calo||June 23, 2022|
|Carmy attends an Al-Anon meeting and shares that he started in the restaurant business because his brother didn't let him work at The Beef. Sydney and Marcus meet at her apartment and discuss their futures after they both quit due to Carmy's outburst. The Beef hosts a bachelor party, where a fight breaks out and Richie is arrested for nearly killing a guest. The man recovers and Richie is charged with aggravated assault. Marcus returns to work and Carmy apologizes. Carmy accidentally starts a stove fire and takes no action, and the other chefs extinguish it. Richie gives Carmy a letter left to him by Michael, which includes a spaghetti recipe with the direction to use smaller cans of tomatoes because they taste better. Carmy opens one of the cans and finds hundred-dollar bills hidden inside; they close the restaurant for the day, open all of the cans, and find more hidden money. Sydney returns after Carmy sends her a text with an apology and suggestions for improvements to her risotto dish. Carmy hangs a sign announcing that The Beef is closed and that a new restaurant called The Bear will be opening soon.|
Season 2 (2023)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|9||1||"Beef"||Christopher Storer||Christopher Storer||June 22, 2023|
|Carmy and Sydney begin to develop a menu for The Bear and bring in Natalie as project manager for renovations. Needing additional funds, they ask Cicero for a $500,000 loan. He agrees, with the condition that, if it is not paid back in 18 months, he can take ownership of the property, estimated to be worth $2 million. They develop a plan to open in three months.|
|10||2||"Pasta"||Christopher Storer||Joanna Calo||June 22, 2023|
|Construction delays occur, including the discovery of a mold problem. Sydney has dinner with her father, who expresses his concerns about her choice to open a restaurant. With Sydney now the chef de cuisine, she asks Tina to be her sous-chef, to the latter's delight; she sends Tina and Ebra to culinary school. Meanwhile, Carmy reconnects with his childhood friend Claire, now a resident in emergency medicine, but purposely gives her a wrong phone number.|
|11||3||"Sundae"||Joanna Calo||Karen Joseph Adcock & Catherine Schetina||June 22, 2023|
|Carmy continues to attend Al-Anon meetings, where he discusses his struggle to find time for leisure and enjoyment. He and Sydney prepare their menu, but realize they have to get out of their routine and sample food at other restaurants. Carmy spends time with Claire instead of going with Sydney, so she goes to restaurants around the city to sample dishes. Gathering inspiration, she also receives feedback from a former colleague, who stresses the importance of having a business partner she can trust. Sydney returns to The Bear and becomes upset when she discovers Carmy has been making decisions without consulting her.|
|12||4||"Honeydew"||Ramy Youssef||Stacy Osei-Kuffour||June 22, 2023|
|Two months before the planned opening, Carmy learns from Natalie that she is pregnant. Richie and Fak continue to lead construction efforts, while Sydney begins screening new employees. Meanwhile, Marcus is tasked with developing three unique desserts for The Bear. He temporarily leaves his terminally ill mother to travel to Copenhagen to learn from Luca, a skilled pastry chef, and the two quickly form a kinship. Luca recounts being humbled about his level of talent after working with a more skilled chef (implied to be Carmy) and how he has since found a better balance between honing his craft and appreciating life outside the kitchen. Marcus is inspired by the experience, while growing feelings for Sydney.|
|13||5||"Pop"||Joanna Calo||Sofya Levitsky-Weitz||June 22, 2023|
|Sydney continues developing the menu with help from Tina, who is thriving in culinary school, although Tina is troubled when Ebra stops attending. Natalie convinces Cicero to expedite permit applications. Claire accompanies Carmy to drop off a liquor license application, where the pair bond. She convinces him to accompany her to a party, where Carmy realizes Claire represents the release and enjoyment he has been searching for. After the party, Carmy takes Claire to see the restaurant, walking in on an argument about Richie stealing electricity from a neighboring building. When the restaurant clears, Carmy and Claire share their first kiss.|
|14||6||"Fishes"||Christopher Storer||Joanna Calo & Christopher Storer||June 22, 2023|
|Approximately five years before The Bear is set to open, Carmy returns from Copenhagen to spend Christmas with his family and friends. Michael and Carmy warn Natalie not to ask their alcoholic and volatile mother Donna about her mental state. Donna drunkenly prepares a meal based on the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Richie asks Cicero for a job, which Cicero later grants him. Carmy's cousin Michelle encourages him to stay with her in New York to pursue his career, noticing how the dysfunction in his family weighs on him. As they await dinner, the group debates the origin of the Seven Fishes tradition. Lee, Donna's on-and-off boyfriend whom Michael resents, offers his interpretation, but an intoxicated Michael repeatedly throws forks at him. Natalie asks an upset Donna if she is okay—Donna has an emotional outburst and leaves. Michael throws another fork at Lee when he scorns Donna's behavior and a fight nearly occurs, only to be interrupted when Donna crashes her car into the dining room.|
|15||7||"Forks"||Christopher Storer||Alex Russell||June 22, 2023|
|Richie is sent by Carmy to Ever, an upscale fine dining restaurant, for the week as education. Richie is deeply skeptical of the restaurant and annoyed by having to wake up before dawn to meticulously clean forks. After seeing how dedicated the restaurant's staff are to their customers he has a change of heart, becoming enthusiastic and learning to expedite a busy dinner service. At the end of the week Richie is sad to leave and asks about staying on permanently. Before leaving, he meets the owner, Terry, who recounts the origins of the restaurant and how she overcame professional setbacks. Terry assures Richie that he has good people skills and that Carmy believes in him.|
|16||8||"Bolognese"||Christopher Storer||Rene Gube||June 22, 2023|
|Ten days before opening, Carmy and Sydney are panicking over their inability to pass the fire suppression test. Ebra returns, reconciles with Tina, and agrees to take over the restaurant's takeout sandwich window. Richie returns with a newfound sense of purpose and Marcus returns from Copenhagen with a new dessert menu. Richie apologizes to Natalie for the way he has treated her, and they begin interviewing front-of-house candidates. Sydney begins to see Claire as a threat to Carmy's focus. Fak realizes that Michael disabled the fire suppression system when he tried to commit insurance fraud by burning down the restaurant. Fak fixes it in time for the test and they pass, allowing the restaurant to open. Carmy, realizing he loves Claire, makes her dinner.|
|17||9||"Omelette"||Christopher Storer||Joanna Calo & Christopher Storer||June 22, 2023|
|The Bear is set for its soft opening, for family and friends only. Sydney feels pressured to impress her father. Carmy begins to second-guess the plans and forgets to have the handle of the walk-in refrigerator replaced. Natalie informs Carmy that she has invited their mother. Richie and Natalie see the restaurant is fully booked for two weeks, but need to increase reservations to stay profitable. Cicero delivers the official business license to Carmy. Carmy apologizes to Sydney for his lack of focus, and gives her a custom chef's coat. With the team prepared and the restaurant ready to launch, Richie opens The Bear for business.|
|18||10||"The Bear"||Christopher Storer||Kelly Galuska||June 22, 2023|
|On family and friends night, Richie runs the front of house while Sydney runs the kitchen. Issues begin to mount: the restaurant runs out of forks, Sydney and Marcus are forced to assist when a line cook disappears, and the walk-in refrigerator handle breaks, trapping Carmy inside. Richie successfully takes over expediting. Pete, Natalie's husband, sees Donna outside, but she refuses to go in, feeling she does not deserve to witness her children's success. Pete accidentally reveals Natalie's pregnancy to Donna before she leaves. Trapped in the fridge, Carmy spirals into self-loathing and rants about how his relationship with Claire has ruined his focus in the kitchen. Claire overhears him and leaves in tears. Richie sees her leave and has a heated argument with Carmy through the refrigerator door. Carmy is devastated when he plays a missed voicemail from Claire earlier in the day, in which she confesses her love for him. The service ultimately ends successfully, Marcus receives a gift from Luca (although he misses numerous panicked calls from his mother's nurse), and Sydney feels stressed yet emboldened by the successful opening night.|
The Bear has a soundtrack of 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s alternative and mainstream rock classics, chosen by the show's creator Christopher Storer and executive producer Josh Senior. Some of the songs featured on the show include Chicago-based Wilco with "Spiders (Kidsmoke)", "Impossible Germany", "Via Chicago", and "Handshake Drugs", Radiohead's "Let Down", Van Morrison's "Saint Dominic's Preview", Pearl Jam's "Animal" and "Come Back", Sufjan Stevens' "Chicago", John Mayer's "Last Train Home", Refused's "New Noise", The Breeders' "Saints", The Replacements' "Bastards of Young", Counting Crows' "Have You Seen Me Lately?", Genesis' "In Too Deep", John Mellencamp's "Check It Out", and R.E.M.'s "Oh My Heart" and "Strange Currencies".
According to the streaming aggregator Reelgood, The Bear was the second-most-watched program across all platforms during the week of July 13, 2022, the most watched program during the week of July 22, 2022, and the seventh-most-watched program during the week of July 27, 2022. According to the streaming aggregator JustWatch, The Bear was the second most streamed television series across all platforms in the United States during the week ending July 3, 2022, the second during the week ending July 17, 2022, According to FX, the first season was the most-watched comedy series in the network's history.
According to the streaming aggregator Reelgood, The Bear was the second most watched program across all platforms in the United States during the week of June 22, 2023, and the most during the week of June 29, 2023. According to JustWatch, The Bear was the most streamed television series across all platforms in the United States during the week ending June 25, 2023. According to FX, the second season was the most-watched season premiere in the network's history.
|1||100% (78 reviews)||88 (24 reviews)|
|2||99% (92 reviews)||92 (42 reviews)|
Both seasons of The Bear have received widespread critical acclaim. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the overall series holds a 99% approval rating. Meanwhile, on Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the overall series has received a score of 90 out of 100.
For the first season, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 8.7/10, based on 78 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Like an expertly confected sandwich, The Bear assembles a perfect melange of ingredients and stacks them for optimal satisfaction—and thankfully keeps the crust-iness for extra flavor." Metacritic gave it a weighted average score of 88 out of 100 based on 24 critic reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".
The American Film Institute named it one of the ten best television programs of the year. The Guardian named it number one of the best 100 TV shows of 2022 and described it as "the best workplace drama since Mad Men". The Bear appeared in the top ten on numerous publications' "Best of 2022" lists, including first for The A.V. Club, BBC, People, and TVLine, among others.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds an approval rating of 99% with an average rating of 9.3/10, based on 92 critic reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "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." Metacritic assigned it a weighted average score of 92 out of 100 based on 42 critic reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".
|2022||American Film Institute Awards||Top 10 Programs of the Year||The Bear||Won|||
|Gotham Awards||Outstanding Performance in a New Series||Ayo Edebiri||Nominated|||
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite Bingeworthy Show of 2022||The Bear||Nominated|||
|2023||AACTA International Awards||Best Drama Series||The Bear||Nominated|||
|Best Actor in a Series||Jeremy Allen White||Nominated|
|Black Reel Television Awards||Outstanding Supporting Performance, Comedy Series||Ayo Edebiri||Pending|||
|British Academy Television Awards||Best International Programme||The Bear||Nominated|||
|Cinema Audio Society Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series – Half Hour||Scott D. Smith, Steve Giammaria, Patrick Christensen, Ryan Collison, Connor Nagy (for "Review")||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Comedy Series||The Bear||Nominated|||
|Best Actor in a Comedy Series||Jeremy Allen White||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Ayo Edebiri||Nominated|
|Directors Guild of America Awards||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series||Christopher Storer (for "Review")||Nominated|||
|Dorian TV Awards||Best TV Comedy||The Bear||Nominated|||
|Best Supporting TV Performance - Comedy||Ayo Edebiri||Won|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy||The Bear||Nominated|||
|Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy||Jeremy Allen White||Won|
|Golden Reel Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Short Form||Steve "Major" Giammaria, Jonathan Fuhrer, Evan Benjamin, Annie Taylor, Leslie Bloome (for "Review")||Won|||
|Hollywood Critics Association Creative Arts TV Awards||Best Casting in a Comedy Series||The Bear||Pending|||
|Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||Jon Bernthal||Pending|
|Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards||Best Streaming Series, Comedy||The Bear||Pending|
|Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Jeremy Allen White||Pending|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Ebon Moss-Bachrach||Pending|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Ayo Edebiri||Pending|
|Best Directing in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Christopher Storer (for "Review")||Pending|
|Best Writing in a Streaming Series, Comedy||Christopher Storer (for "System")||Pending|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best New Scripted Series||The Bear||Won|||
|Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series||Ayo Edebiri||Won|
|Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||Jon Bernthal (for "Braciole")||Pending|||
|Oliver Platt (for "Dogs")||Pending|
|Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)||Sam Lisenco, Eric Dean, and Emily Carte (for "System")||Pending|
|Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series||Jeanie Bacharach, Jennifer Rudnicke, Mickie Paskal, AJ Links||Pending|
|Outstanding Picture Editing for a Single-Camera Comedy Series||Joanna Naugle (for "System")||Pending|
|Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation||Steve "Major" Giammaria, Evan Benjamin, Jonathan Fuhrer, Annie Taylor, Chris White, Leslie Bloome, Shaun Brennan (for "Review")||Pending|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation||Steve "Major" Giammaria, Scott D. Smith (for "Review")||Pending|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Comedy Series||The Bear||Pending|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Jeremy Allen White||Pending|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Ebon Moss-Bachrach||Pending|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Ayo Edebiri||Pending|
|Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||Christopher Storer (for "Review")||Pending|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Christopher Storer (for "System")||Pending|
|Producers Guild of America Awards||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy||The Bear||Won|||
|Satellite Awards||Best Drama Series||The Bear||Nominated|||
|Best Actor in a Drama / Genre Series||Jeremy Allen White||Nominated|
|Set Decorators Society of America Awards||Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Half-Hour Single-Camera Series||Eric Frankel, Merje Veski||Nominated|||
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Edwin Lee Gibson, Corey Hendrix, Matty Matheson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Jeremy Allen White||Nominated|||
|Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Jeremy Allen White||Won|||
|Television Critics Association Awards||Program of the Year||The Bear||Nominated|||
|Outstanding New Program||Won|
|Outstanding Achievement in Comedy||Won|
|Individual Achievement in Comedy||Ayo Edebiri||Nominated|
|Jeremy Allen White||Nominated|
|Writers Guild of America Awards||Comedy Series||Karen Joseph Adcock, Joanna Calo, Rene Gube, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Alex O'Keefe, Catherine Schetina, Christopher Storer||Won|||
|Episodic Comedy||Joanna Calo and Christopher Storer (for "Braciole")||Nominated|
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