Black-ish

Black-ish

Emmy nominated "black-ish" returns for its third season with the hilarious, but honest Johnson family. Like any parents, Andre "Dre" (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring's childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs. They now realize at least two things: there is a price to pay for giving their children more than what they ever had, and these loving parents are totally unprepared for the fallout.
Emmy nominated "black-ish" returns for its third season with the hilarious, but honest Johnson family. Like any parents, Andre "Dre" (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring's childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs. They now realize at least two things: there is a price to pay for giving their children more than what they ever had, and these loving parents are totally unprepared for the fallout.

Season 3 (24 episodes)

  • 1. VIP

    Original air date: 09/21/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/21/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. Dre decides to take his family to Walt Disney World on a magical, first-class vacation experience he was never able to have as a kid. With the help of a VIP tour guide, Dre and the kids take full advantage of their VIP status. Meanwhile, Bow, Pops, and Ruby set off on their own adventure at Walt Disney World.

  • 2. God

    Original air date: 09/28/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. When Dre discovers Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he undergoes a crisis of faith and leans on family members and coworkers for their input. Meanwhile, Bow's brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and becomes an instant thorn in Dre's side.

  • 3. 40 Acres and a Vote

    Original air date: 10/05/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 10/05/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min. Junior runs for class president, and though he is overqualified for the job, he can't seem to connect with his fellow classmates. Dre becomes his campaign manager and tries to make Junior appeal to the masses. Meanwhile, Pops, Johan, and Jack discuss why they're not voting in the upcoming election, and Bow is worried that Zoey's college essay is not going to get her into college.

  • 4. Who's Afraid of the Big Black Man?

    Original air date: 10/12/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 10/12/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min. After a situation arises at work, Dre's views on how black people are perceived now versus when he grew up are confronted. Meanwhile, Bow wants to spend more time with the kids before the new baby arrives, and gets advice from Pops on how to make them want to be around her.

  • 5. The Purge

    Original air date: 10/26/2016 Runtime: 21:28 min.

    Original air date: 10/26/2016 Runtime: 21:28 min. After Junior embarrasses Dre during a basketball game, Dre decides to remind Junior of his master pranking skills so he'll never challenge him again. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a mischief night during Halloween, where petty crimes become legal.

  • 6. Jack of All Trades

    Original air date: 11/09/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min. When Jack and Diane bring home the results of their career tests, Dre and Bow must come to terms with the fact that Jack may have a blue-collar future. Meanwhile, Ruby is convinced Diane is possessed with a little help from Junior and Zoey.

  • 7. Auntsgiving

    Original air date: 11/16/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 11/16/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min. Pops' older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone's delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

  • 8. Being Bow-racial

    Original air date: 11/30/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 11/30/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. Bow must address unresolved feelings about her own biracial identity when Junior brings home his first girlfriend, who is white. Dre handles a big project for a client at work and relies on Charlie to teach him how to relate to the campaign's white, female point-person. Meanwhile, Zoey needs extra credit for her design class, and asks Jack and Diane if she can remodel their room.

  • 9. Nothing But Nepotism

    Original air date: 12/07/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 12/07/2016 Runtime: 21:32 min. Bow urges Dre to use his connections and secure Zoey a fellowship, but he doesn't want his daughter relying on nepotism. When Bow finds Zoey a place at the hospital, Dre balks at the idea and pulls some strings at Teen Vogue. Meanwhile, Junior loses his job at an arcade pizza joint that the twins love after he reports their unclean practices to corporate.

  • 10. Just Christmas, Baby

    Original air date: 12/14/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/2016 Runtime: 21:31 min. Zoey is college-bound, so Dre sets out to create the best family Christmas ever. Meanwhile, Bow babysits Gigi's newborn and remembers just how difficult mothering a baby is.

  • 11. Their Eyes Were Watching Screens

    Original air date: 01/04/2017 Runtime: 20:53 min.

    Original air date: 01/04/2017 Runtime: 20:53 min. When Diane stumbles onto some websites that give her more than she bargained for, Dre and Bow take action. Concerned that the internet is corrupting their children, Dre and Bow decide to make their home an internet-free zone and deal with the backlash.

  • 12. LEMONS

    Original air date: 01/11/2017 Runtime: 23:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2017 Runtime: 23:32 min. The nation is still reeling after the outcome of the presidential election, and tensions are particularly high at Dre's work. Much to his frustration, they haven't been able to get anything done since election night - eight weeks ago. Meanwhile, Junior is dealing with a disenfranchised student body as class president, and when he is asked to deliver Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at school, Pops teaches him there is more to the speech than Junior thought.

  • 13. Good Dre Hunting

    Original air date: 01/18/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/18/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min. Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

  • 14. The Name Game

    Original air date: 02/08/2017 Runtime: 20:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/2017 Runtime: 20:32 min. Dre and Bow have a gender reveal party, and Dre is thrilled because it's his turn to name the baby. Meanwhile, Zoey's plan to have an anti-Valentine's Day with her friend Shelly is thwarted when Junior asks Shelly out on a date.

  • 15. I'm A Survivor

    Original air date: 02/15/2017 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 02/15/2017 Runtime: 21:31 min. When Dre goes back to Compton for a funeral, he is reunited with his old crew and struggles with survivor's remorse for the friends he left behind. Meanwhile, Bow becomes self-conscious when Ruby criticizes her parenting style.

  • 16. One Angry Man

    Original air date: 02/22/2017 Runtime: 21:25 min.

    Original air date: 02/22/2017 Runtime: 21:25 min. Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

  • 17. ToysRn'tUs

    Original air date: 03/08/2017 Runtime: 21:30 min.

    Original air date: 03/08/2017 Runtime: 21:30 min. Janine gives Diane a white Girlstory doll for her birthday, and when Bow tries to return it for a black doll, she is shocked by the limited options offered. Dre blames the lack of representation of African Americans in the media, but realizes that he has prejudices of his own. Meanwhile, Ruby enlists the help of Junior to be her Spades partner.

  • 18. Manternity

    Original air date: 03/15/2017 Runtime: 21:02 min.

    Original air date: 03/15/2017 Runtime: 21:02 min. Dre considers taking paternity leave after he realizes that Zoey is arguably the best child and their bond developed while he was unemployed when she was born. Meanwhile, Bow tries to hide her pregnancy in order to get a promotion, and Ruby convinces the kids that their nanny, Vivian, is stealing from them.

  • 19. Richard Youngsta

    Original air date: 03/29/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 03/29/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min. Dre is excited about doing a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby provide feedback suggesting it plays on stereotypes. Meanwhile, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food.

  • 20. What Lies Beneath

    Original air date: 04/05/2017 Runtime: 20:04 min.

    Original air date: 04/05/2017 Runtime: 20:04 min. Dre's sister Rhonda is in town, and he feels a little jealous of her close relationship with Pops. Dre and Bow urge Zoey to take Junior to a high school party, and things get out of hand. Meanwhile, the twins feel like they're soon to be forgotten, and decide to live life to the fullest.

  • 21. Sister, Sister

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min. Bow's sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she's leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

  • 22. All Groan Up

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 21:27 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 21:27 min. When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin feeling worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they've had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

  • 23. Liberal Arts

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min.

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 21:32 min. Dre tearfully drops Zoey off to college for her two-day orientation, and she hits it off with fellow incoming freshman Miriam after they ditch the campus tour. When Zoey finds out that Dre never turned in her housing application, she pays a visit to President Schock and Dean Parker to plead for mercy.

  • 24. Sprinkles

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 20:51 min.

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 20:51 min. Initially wary, Dre embraces throwing Bow's baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable. However, his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN with a headache and discovers she is having complications.