Season 3
Seasonal Information
No. of Episodes: 12
No. of Specials: 4
Originally Aired: July 5, 2011 –
September 20, 2011
Premiere: "Taking It Slow"
Finale: "Pros & Cons"
Cast: Farrah Abraham
Maci Bookout
Catelynn Lowell
Amber Portwood
Season Chronology
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In May 2011, the series was renewed for a fourth season.[1]


Season Three (2011) Episode Number Date Aired
Taking It Slow - Maci confronts Ryan about missing child support payments and he lashes out at her boyfriend. Amber has to choose between Gary and her new boyfriend. Catelynn and Tyler consider moving in together during high school. Farrah makes a big decision. 1 July 5th 2011
To Be With You - Amber and Gary move in together but a fun weekend turns sour. Tyler's family question his decision to move in with Catelynn. Maci considers letting Kyle live with her. Farrah struggles with being away from Sophia because of a weekend modelling job. 2 July 12th 2011
The Last Straw - Amber finds out she's being investigated by police and fears losing custody of Leah. Ryan wants to meet Maci's boyfriend, Kyle. Farrah finds out Sophia's paternal grandmother is suing for visitation rights. Tyler's dad, Butch gets out of jail and reunites with the family. 3 July 19th 2011
Trials and Tribulations - Catelynn struggles to connect with her mother. Amber and Gary meet with Child Protection Services. Maci decides to move away from Kyle and back to Chattanooga. Farrah goes to court. 4 July 26th 2011
Trick or Treat - Maci and Ryan argue at Bentley's birthday whilst Amber breaks down over being seperated from Leah on Halloween. Farrah struggles with being away from Sophia in order to finish school. Catelynn and Tyler hunt for jobs. 5 August 2nd 2011
Terrible Twos - Amber is upset when Gary refuses to celebrate Leah's birthday as a family. Catelynn goes away for a weekend to cope with fears over adoption. Farrah celebrates finishing college by getting a puppy. Ryan discovers Maci's boyfriend, Kyle is living with her. 6 August 9th 2011
Without You - Farrah takes Sophia to visit Sophia's father, Derek's grave. Amber and her mother get into an argument. Maci struggles to keep up with college. Catelynn and Tyler want to invite their birth daughter Carly to their graduation. 7 August 16th 2011
Taking It Up A Notch - Amber goes on a date. Catelynn and Tyler get their parents involved with planning Christmas for Carly. Maci makes a shocking announcement. Farrah tells her parents she's moving to California. 8 August 23rd 2011
As Long As We're Together - Farrah and her parents take a trip to Arizona but argue the entire time. Catelynn reunites with her dad for the first time since the adoption. Amber reaches out to Gary during the anniversary of a tragedy. Maci considers withdrawing from school. 9 August 30th 2011
Stay With Me - Amber gets arrested and kept in jail overnight but discovers there's a no-contact order on her and Gary. Catelynn and Tyler fall out. Farrah takes Sophia to explore moving to Florida. Maci is overwhelmed when Kyle is injured. 10 September 6th 2011
Time Out - Maci has a blowout with Ryan about custody over Bentley. Amber and Gary struggle co-parenting Leah with a no-contact order in place. Catelynn finishes high school and takes Tyler out to celebrate. Farrah's parents try to talk her into leaving Sophia behind when she moves away. 11 September 13th 2011
Pros & Cons - Amber and Gary try to get the no-contact order lifted so they can raise Leah easier. Maci tries to cut Ryan out of her life as he tries to take her to court. Farrah makes an unexpected choice about moving away. Butch moves in with Tyler and Catelynn.  12 September 20th 2011
Season Three Finale: Check Up with Dr. Drew (Part One) - Amber and Farrah reflect on the past year and chat with Dr. Drew 13 September 27th 2011
Season Three Finale: Check Up with Dr. Drew (Part Two) - Catelynn and Maci reflect on the year and chat with Dr. Drew. Ryan and Kyle also share the stage for the first time. 14 October 4th 2011
Unseen Moments 15 October 4th 2011