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The third season of All American premiered on The CW on January 18, 2021, and concluded on July 19, 2021. It was announced on January 7, 2020.[1]

The season aired on Monday nights at 8:00 PM prior to Black Lightning from February 8 to May 24, and The Republic of Sarah from June 14 to July 19.


At the end of season two, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) decides to return to South Crenshaw High for his senior year with Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) by his side as the new head coach. Together, their plan is to bring home a football championship to save the school. However, in season three that may prove difficult as the high stakes of the Beverly/Crenshaw rivalry become very personal now that it's friend versus friend, and father versus son. Furthermore, the medical mystery surrounding Spencer's injured arm will not only significantly affect his game on the field, but also his relationships off the field too, as they all try to navigate a very complicated, secret-filled senior year at both Beverly and South Crenshaw.



Guest starring

  • Mike Merril as Christian Mosley (1/19)
  • Alondra Delgado as Vanessa Montes (4/19)
  • Erica Peeples as Monique Moore (7/19)
  • Alexis Fields as Denise Patterson (2/19)
  • Hunter Clowdus as JJ Parker (13/19)
  • Erica Peeples as Mo (11/19)
  • Geffri Maya as Simone Hicks (10/19)
  • Alexandra Barreto as Coach Montes (10/19)
  • Sylvester Powell as Jessie "JR" Raymond (1/19)


No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
33 1 "Seasons Pass" Nkechi Okoro Carroll Michael Schultz January 18, 2021
34 2 "How to Survive in South Central" Mike Herro & David Strauss January 25, 2021
35 3 "High Expectations" John A. Norris Kristin Windell February 1, 2021
36 4 "My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me" Jameal Turner Kelli Williams February 8, 2021
37 5 "How Come" Robert D. Doty February 15, 2021
38 6 "Teenage Love" Lorna Osunsanmi & Carrie Gutenberg Nikhil Paniz February 22, 2021
39 7 "Roll the Dice" Mike Herro & David Strauss Dawn Wilkinson March 1, 2021
40 8 "Canceled" Jameal Turner & Cam'ron Moore Avi Youabian March 8, 2021
41 9 "Testify" Robert D. Doty & Micah Cyrus Ryan Zargoza April 12, 2021
42 10 "Put Up or Shut Up" John A. Norris David McWhirter April 19, 2021
43 11 "The Bigger Picture" Nkechi Okoro Carroll & Micah Cyrus Dawn Wilkinson April 26, 2021
44 12 "Fight the Power" Lorna Osunsanmi Crystle Roberson May 17, 2021
45 13 "Bring the Noise" Mike Herro & David Strauss Avi Youabian May 24, 2021
46 14 "Ready or Not" Jameal Turner Nikhil Paniz June 14, 2021
47 15 "After Hours" Kelli Williams Mike Herro & David Strauss June 21, 2021
48 16 "No Opp Left Behind" Cam'ron Moore & Carrie Gutenberg David McWhirter June 28, 2021
49 17 "All American: Homecoming" Nkechi Okoro Carroll Michael Schultz July 5, 2021
50 18 "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" Robert D. Doty Kristin Windell July 12, 2021
51 19 "Surviving the Times" John A. Norris Michael Schultz July 19, 2021




On October 1, 2020, Chelsea Tavares was upped to a series regular.[2]


Critical response



  • On October 2, 2020 production after someone on set tested positive for COVID-19 even they were reported to be asymptomatic .[3]
    • Because of this work was forgo on October 5, 2020 with the intention to resume production the following day. [4]
  • On December 31, 2020 All American's production was set back to January 11, 2021 which was originally intended to start the week of January 4 to resume production to maintain existing testing protocols in preparation to resume production the week of Jan. 11 while the studio continues to review the situation. The production start delay will allow for a 10-day quarantine of those who had traveled for the holidays per LA County guidelines.[5]
  • On February 1, 2021, it was announced that a backdoor pilot episode for potential spin-off series, All American: Homecoming, would be going forward, airing as part of the third season.[6]


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