Season 3 is the third season of Rick and Morty. The season will consist of 10 episodes. It was first announced by [adult swim] in August 2015, and premiered without warning on April 1, 2017 as an April Fools stunt. The first episode was looped for the entire night on its first airing on the channel.
The rest of the season started airing on July 30, 2017, nearly four months after the first episode aired. The season concluded with "The Rickchurian Mortydate" on October 1, 2017
These are the characters present throughout the majority of the episodes within the third season:
- Rick: (voiced by Justin Roiland) - A genius scientist and alcoholic whose inventions and experiments serve as the basis for the episodes.
- Morty: (voiced by Justin Roiland) - Rick's impressionable grandson who is often dragged along on his grandfather's escapades.
- Jerry: (voiced by Chris Parnell) - Morty's insecure father, whose disapproval of Rick's influence on Morty only deepens his marital troubles with Beth.
- Beth: (voiced by Sarah Chalke) - Morty's holier-than-thou mother, a cardiac surgeon for horses.
- Summer: (voiced by Spencer Grammer) Morty's angst-ridden older sister who occasionally joins Rick on his adventures.
These are the characters present in more than one episode within the third season:
- Jessica: (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) Morty's primary love interest, and classmate.
- Tricia Lange : (voiced by Cassie Steele) a classmate of Summer and Morty known for her large breasts.
Characters of the Day
These are the characters present in one episode within the third season:
- Cornvelious Daniel: (voiced by Nathan Fillion) - The Galactic Federation agent tasked with obtaining the formula for inter-dimensional travel from Rick Sanchez's brain.
- Hemorrhage: (voiced by Joel McHale) - The leader of The Deathstalkers on the Post-Apocalyptic dimension who hunts other inhabitants who refused to change with his group's ways.
- Jaguar: (voiced by Danny Trejo) - The trained killer who was tasked with killing Rick Sanchez (in the form of Pickle Rick) in order to 'save' his daughter's life.
- Supernova: (voiced by Gillian Jacobs) a member of The Vindicators.
- Alan Rails: (voiced by Lance Reddick) a member of The Vindicators.
- Million Ants: (voiced by Tom Kenny) a member of The Vindicators.
- Crocubot: (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) a member of The Vindicators.
- Noob-Noob: (voiced by Justin Roiland) a member of The Vindicators.
- Worldender: He was the archnemesis of The Vindicators.
- Logic: (voiced by himself) an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
- Risotto Groupon: (voiced by Clancy Brown) is an antagonist who appear in "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy". He is the assistant manager of a Restaurant.
- Shnoopy Bloopers (voiced by: Tom Kenny): is an alien friend of Rick's who made his first appearance in "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy."
- Gene: (voiced by): the next door neighbor of the Smith Family. He appeared in "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy".
- Lisa and Lisa's Brother: were two alien children who appeared in the episode, "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy." they were seen playing at the restaurant where Rick and Jerry were drinking.
- Toxic Rick: The embodiment of all the things Rick deems to be his negative qualities.
- Toxic Morty: The embodiment of all the things Morty deems to be his negative qualities.
- Stacy: (voiced by ) an adult woman who Morty dated in "Rest and Ricklaxation".
- Jacqueline: (voiced by ) a girl Morty dated and lived with for three weeks in "Rest and Ricklaxation".
- Mitch: (voiced by ) a student at Harry Herpson High School, who Morty taught how to play the trombone.
- Evil Morty: (voiced by Justin Roiland) The new president of The Citadel of Ricks and is known from his appearance in Season 1 “Close Rick-counters of Rick Kind” as the only morty that controlled a Rick
- Mike McMahan: episodes 1, 8 and 9
- Jane Becker: episode 2
- Jessica Gao: episode 3
- Sarah Carbiener: episode 4
- Erica Rosbe: episode 4
- Ryan Ridley: episodes 5, 7 and 8
- Tom Kauffman: episode 6
- James Siciliano: episode 8
- Dan Guterman: episode 8
- Justin Roiland: episode 8
- Dan Harmon: episodes 8 and 10
- Juan Meza-León: episodes 1, 5 and 9
- Dominic Polcino: episodes 2 and 7
- Anthony Chun: episodes 3, 6 and 10
- Bryan Newton: episodes 4 and 8
|1||22||"The Rickshank Rickdemption"||April 1, 2017||0.68|
|The family deals with stuff while Rick escapes work his way on escaping the galactic goverment.|
|2||23||"Rickmancing the Stone"||July 30, 2017||2.86|
|Summer starts acting out. Morty goes through changes.|
|3||24||"Pickle Rick"||August 6, 2017||2.31|
|The family has therapy.|
|4||25||"Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender"||August 13, 2017||2.66|
|Action and heroes.|
|5||26||"The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy"||August 20, 2017||2.29|
|Beth fails as a mother; Summer has body issues.|
|6||27||"Rest and Ricklaxation"||August 27, 2017||2.47|
|Rick and Morty need a break.|
|7||28||"The Ricklantis Mixup"||September 10, 2017||2.38|
|Atlantis, we are coming! A nice little self-contained episode about Atlantis is waiting for the audience.|
|8||29||"Morty's Mind Blowers"||September 17, 2017||2.51|
|Morty's memory is restored. For this reason, we finally learn the truth in this episode.|
|9||30||"The ABC's of Beth"||September 24, 2017||2.48|
|Jerry is lucky with a lady and Beth recalls her childhood.|
|10||31||"The Rickchurian Mortydate"||October 1, 2017||2.60|
|Rick goes on a confrontation with the President.|
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- The season premiered with no warning on April 1, 2017, and the first episode continued to play on loop for the rest of the night causing other [adult swim] programming to be preempted to a week later, such as the fourth episode of Samurai Jack Season 5.
- This season was originally going to be 14 episodes long, but was shortened to 10.
- This is the first and only season of Rick and Morty to not have an Interdimensional Cable episode.
- Every episode this season except for "The Rickshank Redemption" has gotten over 2 million viewers on the initial airing, making it the highest viewed season of the series so far.
- This season aired for 6 months making it the longest aired season (the previous seasons airing over the course of 3-4 months).