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black-ish Season 3 Episodes

24 Episodes 2016 - 2017

The Johnsons' commitment to teach their children about their heritage and how to embrace their success as a wealthy family continues in Season 3. Dre (Anthony Anderson) gets more and more involved with politics, deciding to be an active part of the community to show his family that things can change if enough people want it. Meanwhile, Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) has to balance her job, her pregnancy and her children's needs, which, as they get older, are as complicated as ever. As for the kids, Zoey (Yara Shahidi) has a crisis of faith and it's up to her family to show her that God is real and accept that she might just be on a different path; and Junior (Marcus Scribner) starts dating a white girl, prompting his family to face their feelings about biracial couples. Laurence Fishburne also stars as Dre's dad and Tyra Banks makes a return appearance as Dre's childhood friend.

Episode 1


Wed, Sep 21, 2016 30 mins

In the third-season premiere, Dre takes the family to Walt Disney World for a first-class, VIP vacation. Meanwhile, Bow, Pops and Ruby set off on their own adventure inside the resort.

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Episode 2


Wed, Sep 28, 2016 30 mins

Dre undergoes a crisis of faith after discovering that Zoey has been questioning her belief in God and turns to his family and coworkers for advice. Meanwhile, Bow's brother visits the family after living abroad and immediately begins to agitate Dre.

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Episode 3

40 Acres and a Vote

Wed, Oct 5, 2016 30 mins

Dre becomes Junior's campaign manager after his son decides to run for class president. Meanwhile, Pops, Johan and Jack discuss why they won't vote in the upcoming presidential election; and Bow worries about Zoey's college essay.

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Episode 4

Who's Afraid of the Big Black Man?

Wed, Oct 12, 2016 30 mins

A situation at work leads Dre to discuss how black people are perceived differently than during his youth. In an effort to be more open-minded about his community, Dre joins the Homeowners' Association. Meanwhile, Bow wants to spend time with her kids before the new baby arrives.

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Episode 5

The Purge

Wed, Oct 26, 2016 30 mins

Junior embarrasses Dre during a basketball game, which leads Dre to remind his son of his pranking skills in hopes that he won't challenge him again. Meanwhile, the neighbourhood takes part in Mischief Night; and Ruby goes too far with the kids.

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Episode 6

Jack of All Trades

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 30 mins

Dre and Bow realise that Jack may have a blue-collar future in store when the twins bring home their career-test results. Meanwhile, Ruby's convinced that Diane is possessed.

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Episode 7


Wed, Nov 16, 2016 30 mins

Pops' older sister joins the family for Thanksgiving, but Ruby's not happy to see her ex-sister-in-law. Meanwhile, Dre and Bow take a vacation before the new baby is born; and the kids try to uncover Ruby's reason for disliking their great aunt so much.

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Episode 8

Being Bow-racial

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 29 mins

Bow addresses unresolved feelings about her own biracial identity after Junior brings home his first girlfriend. Meanwhile, Dre asks Charlie to help him relate to a white, female client at work; and Zoey remodels the twins' room for extra credit in her design class.

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Episode 9

Nothing but Nepotism

Wed, Dec 7, 2016 30 mins

Dre's initially reluctant to help Zoey secure a fellowship using his connections, but he gets her an opportunity at Teen Vogue after learning that Bow found her a place at the hospital. Elsewhere, Junior loses his first job at an arcade after reporting their unclean practices to corporate.

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Episode 10

Just Christmas, Baby

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 30 mins

Dre's determined to have the best Christmas ever in light of Zoey being college-bound. Meanwhile, Johan and Gigi join the family to celebrate the holiday; and Bow babysits Gigi's newborn, triggering memories of how difficult caring for an infant can be.

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Episode 11

Their Eyes Were Watching Screens

Wed, Jan 4, 2017 30 mins

Dre and Bow fear their children are being corrupted by the Internet, so they ban it from their home. And then the backlash begins.

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Episode 12


Wed, Jan 11, 2017 30 mins

The outcome of the presidential election leads to high tensions and low productivity at Dre's workplace. Meanwhile, Pops teaches Junior about the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech after he's asked to deliver the message at school.

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Episode 13

Good Dre Hunting

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 30 mins

Bow convinces a reluctant Dre to give therapy a shot in hopes of coping with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes the kids' life coach.

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Episode 14

The Name Game

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 30 mins

Dre and Bow throw a gender-reveal party, and Dre's excited that it's his turn to name the baby, but he chooses a culturally-significant name that Bow and Ruby object to. Meanwhile, Zoey's plan for an anti-Valentine's Day with her friend is thwarted when Junior asks her on a date.

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Episode 15

I'm a Survivor

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 30 mins

Dre travels to Compton, to attend a funeral, where he reunites with his old crew and struggles with survivor's remorse. Elsewhere, Bow doubts her parenting skills after being criticised by Ruby.

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Episode 16

One Angry Man

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 30 mins

Dre is forced into jury duty but realises his civic responsibility when the defendant is a young African American. Elsewhere, Bow allows her kids to swear in the house after noticing that they are more honest with her that way.

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Episode 17


Wed, Mar 8, 2017 30 mins

Bow's shocked to see the lack of black dolls available after Diane receives a white doll as a birthday present. Dre blames lack of media representation, but he soon realises his own prejudices. Meanwhile, Ruby enlists Junior to be her Spades partner.

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Episode 18


Wed, Mar 15, 2017 30 mins

Dre considers taking paternity leave after concluding Zoey is their best child because he was unemployed when she was born. Meanwhile, Bow attempts to hide her pregnancy to get a promotion; and Ruby convinces the kids that their nanny is a thief.

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Episode 19

Richard Youngsta

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 30 mins

Dre is excited about doing a campaign with a popular rap star, but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby suggest it plays on stereotypes. Meanwhile, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food, but realises they may be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.

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Episode 20

What Lies Beneath

Wed, Apr 5, 2017 30 mins

Dre feels jealous of his sister's close relationship with Pops. Meanwhile, Dre and Bow urge Zoey to take Junior to a high-school party; and the twins feel like they're soon to be forgotten, so they start to live life to the fullest.

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Episode 21

Sister, Sister

Wed, Apr 26, 2017 30 mins

Bow's sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn't have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she's leaving for university; and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

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Episode 22

All Groan Up

Wed, Apr 26, 2017 30 mins

Zoey gets accepted to several colleges around the country, leading Dre and Bow to reflect back on memories they've had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around. Meanwhile, Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

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Episode 23

Liberal Arts

Wed, May 3, 2017 30 mins

Dre drops Zoey off to university for her two-day orientation, where she hits it off with a fellow freshman after they ditch the campus tour and meet a guy at the Black Student Union booth; and Zoey finds out Dre never turned in her housing application, so she pays a visit to the president and dean to plead for mercy.

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Episode 24


Wed, May 10, 2017 30 mins

In the Season 3 finale, Dre throws Bow's baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable, but his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN with a headache and discovers she is having complications.

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