American Crime: Season 3 (2017)


Season 3
American Crime

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American Crime offers a unique anthology series filled with surprising revelations and compelling inter-connected narratives that opt for original, emotional human commentary instead of tired arguments over current events.



Critic Ratings: 31


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User Ratings: 306

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Air date: Mar 12, 2017

Season 3 of this anthology series begins, and is set in North Carolina, where undocumented workers toil away for little reward; a woman starts to question the methods of the family farm she married into; and a social worker tries to make a difference.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2017

Jeanette grows suspicious of her family's intentions surrounding a devastating fire that killed several of their undocumented workers. Meanwhile, Shae is urged to testify against her former pimp by Kimara; Isaac looks out for Coy as he adjusts to a harsh new life on the farm; and Luis' search for his missing son continues.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2017

Luis gets to the Hesby Farm and learns important information about his missing son, while Coy's outlook on life is forever changed when he witnesses a terrible accident. Elsewhere, Shae reconsiders her decision to stay in a shelter; Kimara hears difficult personal news; and Jeanette and JD decide to attend a rally for workers. é

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Air date: Apr 2, 2017

Luis learns his son's fate as Coy devises a plan to get himself off the farm. Meanwhile, Jeanette pleads her case to Laurie Ann about the working conditions in the field; and business owner Nicholas Coates struggles to make a profit in a difficult market as his wife decides to hire a Haitian woman to be their son's nanny.

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Air date: Apr 9, 2017

Shae mulls another abortion as Dustin introduces her to online sex work. Meanwhile, Jeanette makes a life-altering decision; Kimara finds a new troubled girl to help; Nicholas and Clair's world continues to crumble; and Gabriella has a scary incident that makes her realize how dangerous her new life is.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2017

Nicholas is distraught with the reality of his failing business and takes his frustration out on Clair, who becomes increasingly controlling over Gabrielle. Elsewhere, Jeanette looks for a job while continuing to live with her sister Raelyn; Kimara faces a moral dilemma; and Shae feels she's being shortchanged for her work in the Webcam house, which leads to a tragic confrontation.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2017

In the Season 3 finale, Kimara counsels Dustin to tell the police about the crime that occurred in the Webcam house. Meanwhile, Clair and Nicholas profess their innocence to detectives and claim Gabrielle is the one to blame; and Jeanette is forced to consider the cost and sacrifice of social change.

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Cast & Crew

Connor Jessup
Coy Henson
Felicity Huffman
Jeanette Hesby
Richard Cabral
Isaac Castillo
Timothy Hutton
Nicholas Coates
Benito Martinez
Luis Salazar
Lili Taylor
Clair Coates
Regina King
Kimara Walters
Dallas Roberts
Carson Hesby
Tim DeKay
JD Hesby
Kurt Krause
Dustin Eagers
Mickaëlle X. Bizet
Gabrielle Durand
Cherry Jones
Laurie Ann Hesby
S. Zylan Brooks
ADA Amanda McKay
Sandra Oh
Abby Tanaka
Sean Blakemore
Reggie Pollard
Emily Bergl
Judge Janice Rhodes
John Ridley
Executive Producer
Michael J. McDonald
Executive Producer
Julie Hebert
Executive Producer
Moisés Zamora
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Critic Reviews for American Crime Season 3

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (22)

This anthology series may be the best dramatic show on broadcast television these days, daring as it does to work with both nuance and timely topicality.

Mar 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This season is the starkest and grimmest yet with its depictions of migrant worker and teen girl trafficking.

Mar 10, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

American Crime manages to sidestep well-worn arguments about immigration and other hot-button topics with a set of compelling, interlocking stories that challenge viewers to see in new ways the people we so often manage not to see at all.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

It feels like one story is beginning as another ends, which would be a slightly new trick for American Crime, and one more reason fans would have to stick around.

Mar 9, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Another brilliant, powerful, moving season of one of TV's best.

Mar 9, 2017 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

I was thoroughly invested, and deeply impressed once again by show creator John Ridley's ambition. Gradually, the plots begin to connect more clearly, and we begin to see how all the social problems that Ridley has set loose are linked.

Mar 8, 2017 | Full Review…

While these stories might not be ripped from the headlines, the subject matter and performances feel all too real.

Dec 26, 2017 | Full Review…

While certainly exposing the plight of undocumented workers, the drug epidemic among rural teens, and the realities the sex trade, this season seems to be more about the ways in which we, as a society, have forced people to be trapped.

Dec 26, 2017 | Full Review…

A central theme of the new season is the attempt, by a handful of compassionate people, to make up for the faceless, arbitrary cruelty of America's institutions.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

American Crime season 3 is sharply scripted, captivating and as timely as anything on your television screen.

Mar 7, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Sandra Oh, Cherry Jones and Janel Moloney are also part of the drama, definitely worth a spot on your Sunday night.

Mar 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The degree to which you can be moved and involved by American Crime depends on the degree to which the importance of its message and the fine performances of its stars outweigh the show's often crushing heaviness.

Mar 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Crime: Season 3

  • Dec 16, 2018
    Loved it! This show is amazing! the actors are so versatile and it's interesting to see them play different roles. The storylines of this season were captivating. I enjoyed Regina King's storyline the most.
  • Jun 30, 2017
    Excellent series, in the middle of Season 3. Love Regina King. Love, love,love!!!
  • Jun 21, 2017
    American Crime does not leave you baffled by its ending… Yes you will be surprised, but the story is so compelling you await the next step and not the finale (this isn’t Big Little Lies). With any level of sensitivity you are forced to ponder every character’s situation and most likely judge thereafter. With regards to current issues, American Crime will someday be recognized as the most socially conscience - remaining thought provoking and worth while show in the history of television.
  • Jun 20, 2017
    have seen the other 2 seasons and loved them and season 3 fell sub party the previous 2 season. there was also only episodes. very little suspense and too much dialogue.
  • May 24, 2017
    The acting is usually good and the individual plots are for the most part strong, but because of the multiple threads, neither the plots nor the characters are developed much. A bit over-orchestrated and at times too close to being a soap-opera, and the final scene is simply both too easy and too heavy. The plots involve overlapping characters, but the plots do not interlock, and the result is a strong sense of authorial manipulation in creating a theme. This sense becomes overwhelming when all of the accused from each thread are brought together, by complete coincidence, before the same judge on the same day, in the same courtroom. I liked many of the scenes, but each of the plots could have become a separate film. Collecting them together and interweaving them seemed to have little purpose--they did not comment on each other. In each, the victimized are further victimized and the bad folks are caught and may or may not be redeemed. That last part is the most worrisome. The shows sympathies really seemed to be more with the middle-class and well-to-do than with the victims, since much more screen time was given to them, and the script as concerned with questions over the saving of their marriages as with the deaths and disfigurement of the victims.
  • May 20, 2017
    Just finished season 3 after finding the other two years on Netflix. Simply the best network drama series (ABC) in years if not decades. Brutally honest portrayal of moral dilemmas in American life. Writing, acting and directing are superb. Warning: No Hollywood endings.
  • May 19, 2017
    Best show on network TV! Excellent cast, subject matter is relevant, writing is top-notch.....hope this show goes on for a very long time.
  • May 09, 2017
    This is the only television series that not only touches on but digs deep into so many sensitive, shunned, and simply ignored topics in every episode that many people in our country choose to turn a blind eye and deaf ear on; but should be discussed on a daily basis.. I love this show, along with it's accuracy on race relations, ethnic prejudices, immigration, addictions, sexual preferences, and social economic prejudices and the stigmas placed by society against them.
  • May 05, 2017
    American Crime is a vehicle for performances and storytelling, like most films and television shows should be, but don't always deliver. This show delivers the performances and storytelling to the MAXIMUM! Well done, ABC. Well done indeed.
  • May 01, 2017
    One of the best show on! I wish it had more episodes.

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