Archer: Season 3 (2012)

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Season 3
Archer

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The smart writing and excellent voice cast continue to make Archer a highly enjoyable and hilarious comedy.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 333

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 22, 2011

Part 2 of 3: On the tropical island, Archer has emerged as Pirate King and must deal with it. Meanwhile, his ISIS colleagues keep up their attempts to rescue him. Sort of.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2012

Cyril is promoted to field agent, and Malory institutes a strict drug-testing policy at ISIS. The staff doesn't think much of either development.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2012

ISIS teams with the Mounties to transport a captured Canadian terrorist on a train.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2012

Archer's surprise birthday present—a high-tech "spy" car—leads to many other surprises, none of them good.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2012

Malory turns to Archer and Lana for help when she finds herself in a compromising situation with the Italian prime minister.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2012

Ray's younger brother is in trouble with a crooked sheriff in the West Virginia backwoods, and Archer must come to the rescue.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2012

Archer's sexcapades compromise his effectiveness as an agent—yet again—and this time it's really serious.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2012

Archer's dead fiancée, Katya, miraculously reappears—in Krieger's lab.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2012

In Part 1 of the Season 3 finale, Archer and his ISIS colleagues boldly go to the final frontier to prevent a catastrophe aboard the International Space Station.

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Series 3 of this animated comedy begins with a mourning Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) hiding out on a tropical island. Later, Malory (Jessica Walter) finds herself in a compromising situation with the Italian prime minister, and the ISIS team attempt to prevent a catastrophe aboard the International Space Station. Other series regulars include Lana (Aisha Tyler), Cyril (Chris Parnell) and Pam (Amber Nash), while Burt Reynolds provides a voice cameo in "The Man From Jupiter."

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Critic Reviews for Archer Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

I just consumed the first four episodes of the new season without taking a break, thoroughly enjoyable empty calories, and now I'm thirsty.

Sep 15, 2011 | Full Review…

Good start to the third season, and from what I sampled, it builds from there.

Sep 15, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Though the show doesn't reinvent itself in its third season, offering more of the same compacted outlandishness, the familiarity is very much welcomed.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I think its jokes are predictable and its '60s-era styling is tired.

Sep 15, 2011 | Full Review…

Smart writing, great voice cast, cool animation and, just so you understand, still more smart writing.

Sep 15, 2011 | Full Review…

Beyond the befitting animation, the show is such a well-crafted mesh of creator Adam Reed's impeccably clever comedic writing and the nuanced personalities the voiceover cast gives this group of severely misguided spies.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Archer is truly hitting is comedic stride in season 3.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Smartly-written, expertly performed, and perfectly structured, season three of Archer ups the series' game substantially.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It's good to have the ISIS team back.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

If the first four episodes of Season Three are any indication, this could be Archer's best season yet.

Sep 15, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

We're off and running with another season of great animation, skillful voice acting and hilariously foul-mouthed fun.

Sep 15, 2011 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Archer: Season 3

  • Jul 11, 2020
    I absolutely binged this tv series! I love it's banter and level of humour! Really looking forward to what comes next
  • Sep 03, 2019
    While it's not as strong as the first two seasons, it's still amazing.
  • Jan 02, 2019
    Excellent comedy. The entire cast is a talented set of voices and the artwork is entertaining. The relationships are constantly surprising and entertaining. A must watch for the mature adult who doesn't want to be too mature. A constant improvement after each series, it makes being an adult with a sense of humor a great existence.
  • Jan 17, 2018
    If the early Archer was more scattershot and less consistent (not really a problem in my opinion though), Season 3 brings it into the consistent structure, interpreting broader narratives while never straying from the strong characters that run the show.
  • Mar 17, 2017
    Season 3 of 'Archer' doesn't deviate much from the general status quo but what it does right is keep the ball rolling with a continuous slide of gags that seem ingrained in every line of dialogue recorded.
  • Mar 11, 2016
    Hilarious show that seems to get funnier with each season. It's always outrageous and uses great guest stars (along with the regulars), to voice absurd characters. It makes for terrific binge watching.
  • Sep 21, 2015
    It doesn't get much funnier then Season 3 of Archer, thanks to outstanding writing and hilariously irreverent characters.
  • Apr 13, 2014
    Just when you thought Archer's formula would grow a little stale for it's third year, the show ranked up it's creativity and became better still. Being bookended by two series of arc episodes, the show definitely suggests it's become a bit more ambitious, yet also realizes that it's foremost a laugh-fest, which it is a mile-a-minute. Enlisting some great guest talent this season as well (from David Cross to Burt Reynolds), the show is pure medicine for those lacking an alternative comedy fix, and it's slick animation is only complemented by slicker writing. Filthy fun in the very best sense.

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