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Season 3 2011 - 2012

  • 2011-09-13T00:00:00-04:00 on NBC
  • 45 mins
  • 12 hours, 48 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama

The third season of the American television series Parenthood officially premiered on September 13, 2011 and ended on February 28, 2012. This season consisted of 18 episodes.

18 episodes

3x01 I Don't Want to Do This Without You

  • Season Premiere

    2011-09-13T00:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Sarah approaches her 40th birthday and turns to Mr. Cyr for support in the Season 3 premiere. Meanwhile, Amber takes a step toward independence; Adam worries about providing for his family and considers joining Crosby for a business opportunity; the adoption process frustrates Julia; and Alex shares a secret with Julia.

Max goes to public school, a move that worries Kristina; Sarah and Mark's relationship progresses while Haddie and Alex's takes a hit; the stress of adoption takes a toll on Julia; and Adam rethinks his career path.

3x03 Step Right Up

  • 2011-09-27T00:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Amber enjoys her independence, while Sarah tries to maintain a connection to her daughter; Jasmine starts dating and wonders about her role in the family; Kristina frets over Crosby and Adam's new venture; Alex has good news; and Zeek counsels Drew on relationships.

3x04 Clear Skies From Here on Out

  • 2011-10-04T00:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Zeek lands a commercial, while Camille ponders her own achievements; Crosby and Adam don't see eye-to-eye over a parenting issue; Drew's first date goes awry; Jabbar and Max clash; Sarah and Mark take things to the next level while Haddie and Alex grow apart.

3x05 Nora

  • 2011-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Kristina goes to the hospital with unlikely company; Julia and Joel receive good news; Crosby is bothered by Jasmine's dates; Seth returns and could put a damper on Sarah's relationship with Mark; and Amber helps Max reconcile with Jabbar.

3x06 Tales from the Luncheonette

  • 2011-10-18T00:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Kristina takes on too much; Adam and Crosby try to impress Cee Lo Green with their new studio; Mark worries about Seth's role in Sarah's life; Zeek creates doubts for Julia and Joel; and Drew takes steps to advance things with Amy.

3x07 Forced Family Fun

  • 2011-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 — 43 mins

Kristina plans a family night but it doesn't go as she expected. Crosby fears Jasmine's date will replace him as Jabbar's dad. Julia steps in Zoe's life and Zeek continues to question Sarah's involvement with Seth.

3x08 In-Between

  • 2011-11-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Amber gets a taste of what her mother had to deal with when she decides to let Seth stay with her. Adam tries to get physical with Kristina while Crosby struggles to come to terms with the idea of another man in Jabbar's life. Drew and Amy decide to take a step forward in their relationship.

3x09 Sore Loser

  • 2011-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 — 42 mins

During an intense game of Braverman charades, Joel and Julia come to the realization they may have spoiled Sydney. Meanwhile, Adam and Crosby celebrate a new client at The Luncheonette and Adam experiences an awkward moment with Rachel. Also, Kristina is concerned about Max's new friends at school, and Drew reaps the consequences of disobeying Sarah's rules.

3x10 Mr. Honesty

  • 2011-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

An inappropriate moment at work disrupts Adam and Kristina’s marriage. Meanwhile, Crosby and Jasmine reconnect after clearing up Jabbar’s misunderstanding of their relationship. In an attempt to boost his college applications, Drew seeks out extracurricular activities and Amber is uncertain about her future. Also, a meeting with Zoe’s boyfriend may jeopardize Julia and Joel’s adoption plan.

3x11 Missing

  • 2011-11-29T00:00:00-05:00 — 42 mins

Kristina and Adam discover harsh consequences come with two full-time jobs; Crosby and Jasmine confront their relationship issues and Sarah and Mark think about future plans.

3x12 Road Trip

  • 2012-01-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 41 mins

Zeek decides to go on a road trip to visit his mother for her 86th birthday and the whole family tags along. However, the disaster bound trip doesn't prove as troublesome as the birthday girl.

3x13 Just Smile

  • 2012-01-10T00:00:00-05:00 — 42 mins

Crosby is frustrated when Adam unexpectedly steals the spotlight for a local newspaper's piece on the Luncheonette. Meanwhile, Amber struggles in a new job and Sarah becomes overwhelmed with thoughts of having a baby. Also, Julia and Joel try to resist interfering in Zoe's personal life.

3x14 It Is What It Is

  • 2012-01-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Zeek gets shocking news from his doctor; Crosby advances on a new relationship; Amber's boss's actions confuse her; Adam and Kristina become concerned about the cost of college; Julia worries Zoe will want to keep her baby.

3x15 Politics

  • 2012-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Mark invites Sarah to a friend's engagement party which stirs up a serious conversation about a baby in their future. Meanwhile, Amber receives a job promotion but questions her own qualifications, Adam and Crosby clash over business strategy for The Luncheonette and Zoe's behavior causes Julia and Joel to question their adoption agreement.

3x16 Tough Love

  • 2012-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

Julia struggles to detach herself from getting too involved in Zoe's life, Kristina reacts to Amber and Bob Little's plans to go off on a weekend business trip together and Max tries to use his Asperger's as an excuse to get out of P.E. Meanwhile, Sarah and Mark's plan to have a baby elicits an unexpected reaction from Drew.

The Bravermans come together to celebrate a momentous event while Julia and Joel strive to overcome the emotional rollercoaster adopting a child has put them through. Also, Crosby and Adam decide on the fate of The Luncheonette and Sarah makes a difficult decision about her future.

3x18 My Brother's Wedding

  • 2012-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 — 43 mins

The Bravermans come together to celebrate a momentous event while Julia and Joel strive to overcome the emotional rollercoaster adopting a child has put them through. Also, Crosby and Adam decide on the fate of The Luncheonette and Sarah makes a difficult decision about her future.