Community: Season 3 (2011 - 2012)


Season 3

Critics Consensus

The Greendale study group take some of their boldest swings -- though not all connect -- in this freewheeling third season that nevertheless continues Community's streak as the gold standard for fiendishly clever television.



Critic Ratings: 22


Audience Score

User Ratings: 465
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Air date: Sep 22, 2011
Air date: Sep 29, 2011
Air date: Oct 13, 2011
Air date: Oct 6, 2011
Air date: Oct 27, 2011
Air date: Nov 3, 2011
Air date: Nov 10, 2011
Air date: Nov 17, 2011
Air date: Dec 1, 2011
Air date: Mar 15, 2012
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.


Joel McHale
as Jeff Winger
Chevy Chase
as Pierce Hawthorne
Gillian Jacobs
as Britta Perry
Yvette Nicole Brown
as Shirley Bennett
Danny Pudi
as Abed Nadir
Alison Brie
as Annie Edison
Donald Glover
as Troy Barnes
Ken Jeong
as Ben Chang
Jim Rash
as Dean Pelton
John Goodman
as Vice Dean Laybourne
Giancarlo Esposito
as Gilbert Lawson
Rob Corddry
as Alan Connor
Taran Killam
as Cory Radison
Pavel Sfera
as Bono Impersonator
John Hodgman
as Dr. Heidi
Irene Choi
as Annie Kim
Larry Cedar
as Cornelius Hawthorne
Martin Starr
as Professor Cligoris
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Critic Reviews for Community Season 3

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

Remains the smartest, weirdest show on TV... [Community] is deliberately constructed so that Harmon and his writers can drape complex and unrelenting TV-sitcom tropes and pop-culture references all over its scaffolding.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

You have one of the most solid cast that just works... This is the funniest comedy on television.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 3 was full of great stories, enjoyable character growth and some incredibly strong, memorable episodes.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Felt like it was having difficulty deciding how to grow, both in terms of characterization and format... With everything Community had already accomplished in two seasons, Season 3 floundered a bit.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

How many sitcoms have enough brilliant, funny, sweet, and heart-achy episodes to allow for the possibility of debate? That's how good Dan Harmon's sitcom has been so far.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

I want Harmon to get to keep making his show, but I'll be grateful whether he does or not. Because if I can get three seasons on DVD of a show that never spoiled, or went sour-panicky, or phony-warm, I'll be entirely satisfied.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Week after week, Community brings depth, story, and character exploration surpassing most network comedies... It's not a stuffy intelligence; it's just brilliantly innovative.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

If you want a good belly laugh, tune in.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

What I clearly failed to take into account was Dan Harmon and company's commitment to returning Community to status quo as soon as possible.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

Sony can criticise Harmon all they want for not making the show commercial enough, but he certainly developed the lives of these characters beautifully over three seasons.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Community: Season 3

  • Jan 04, 2015
    Community fully embraces its weirdness, but suffers ever so slightly for it. Still a fantastic season of television.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2018
    Geat! A high-point for Chase in the series.
  • Nov 15, 2018
    Season 3 finds Community coasting a little, although there's plenty great writing to keep viewers entertained.
  • Aug 01, 2018
    not super funny but still super creative (about 3 viewings)
  • Sep 11, 2016
    The series embraces its silliness more than ever, and while it mostly benefits the show, it occasionally pushes its quirkiness to tiresome levels.
  • Jun 02, 2015
    Wonderful in its obscurity.
  • Apr 07, 2015
    So dedicated to delivering an onslaught of creative, off the wall comedy are the creators that quite often they miss the mark, making for an inconsistent season. But sticking with it yields rewards, as there are just as many golden episodes as there are misfires.
  • Feb 15, 2015
    Community’s critical success was unfortunately not match with commercial success. This season was marred by airing delays, executive meddling, and general jerkishness on the part of NBC. Fans stayed loyal, however, and this was apparently enough to keep the show on the schedule. There are more plot elements introduced in this season. Pierce begins the year ostracized from the study group, Troy and Abed get a new roommate in Annie, and that ridiculous Glee Club won’t shut up about regionals (I thought this WAS regionals). Fear not though, they’re still the wonderful, offbeat, pop-culture-referencing group you’ve come to know and love. Favourite episodes are, as always, the experimentally structured ones. “Remedial Chaos Theory” remains the only episode to be nominated for an Emmy award, and once you watch it, it’s plain to see why. “Pillows and Blankets” is a great watch for anyone who’s ever seen a Ken Burns documentary (so, basically anyone who went to school). “Basic Lupine Urology” is a hilarious Law & Order spoof. “Digital Estate Planning” is a nostalgia-filled video game that surprises and delights at every turn. Community is about to go through some big changes, and this this is the last season in the show’s original mold. Definitely a buy (and don’t forget to subscribe to Leonard’s Food Reviews).
  • Oct 10, 2014
    En liten tröst när jag sett alla 6 säsonger av Parks and rev på några sjukdagar. Denna är inte i närheten av så bra som den men absolut ett okej tidsfördriv och knäppskön för det mesta :)
  • Sep 04, 2014
    It's a bit too heavy. And I miss the days when this show was more about life at a Community College, not all this craziness with Chang and whatnot. Still, it's an amazing show. Well worth your time. And it is quickly becoming near and dear to my heart... Sorry I got emotional. 8.5/10

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