Run's House

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Season 3

Run's House is an American reality television series created by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan, Will Griffin, John Davies and Sean Combs which follows the family of rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons a.k.a. "Reverend Run".

The series aired in the USA on MTV from 13 October, 2005 to 14 July, 2009. There are 59 half-hour episodes in six seasons.

Run's House originally aired in South Africa on DStv's MTVbase and MTV channels. It later began airing on SABC3 and SABC1, beginning with Season 3 on both channels. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 3 originally aired on MTVbase from 10 September to 5 November, 2007, on Mondays at 21h00. It aired on MTV from 13 October to 8 December, 2008, on Mondays at 20h30.

Season 3 aired on SABC3 from 4 February to 1 April, 2011, on Fridays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are nine episodes in the third season. 

Season 3

In its third season on MTV, America has returned to its favourite Hip-Hop family Run's House.

The Simmons family has charmed audiences for two laughter-packed seasons, allowing MTV cameras into their home to capture real stories from their everyday lives.

With a unique blend of grounded family values, and a hip-hop royalty lifestyle, this family's everyday lives are anything but ordinary.

Through laughter and heartache, Rev Run and his family prove over nine episodes that a family that prays together, stays together.

Season 3 Episodes

Episode 1: Give Me Strength

In its third season, America has returned to its favorite Hip-Hop family Run's House.

The Simmons family has charmed audiences for two laughter-packed seasons, allowing cameras into their home to capture real stories from their everyday lives.

With a unique blend of grounded family values, and a hip-hop royalty lifestyle, this family's everyday lives are anything but ordinary.

Through laughter and heartache, Rev Run and his family prove over nine brand new episodes that a family that prays together stays together.

Episode 2: Hangin' with Run

Rev Run notices that Jojo isn't spending much time at home, instead, opting to hang out with his friends away from home. Rev then challenges Jojo with a bet that will prove "home is where the fun is."

Meanwhile, Angela is given the opportunity to have 6 more issues of Angela's Rundown. But after cancelling a class to make time for a magazine photo shoot, Angela has to learn how to balance both college and work.

Episode 3: Weight a Minute

Angela feels fat and actually thinks she needs to lose fifteen to twenty pounds. Vanessa thinks she's nuts for thinking she needs to lose that much weight and tells Mom and Dad.

After Vanessa attempts to teach Angela about diet and exercise, the girls end up debating each other's methods until they decide to bring in an expert to settle their differences.

Back at home, Diggy is embarrassed that Run picks him up at the bus stop in the Rolls Royce. Rev is confused by Diggy's embarrassment and attempts to teach him an important lesson.

Episode 4: Sneaker Pimps and Mini Moguls

Russy tells Run he wants to make more money by selling the toys he no longer uses. Run wants to encourage the "mini-mogul" in Russy, so he allows him to have some friends over for a garage sale, while teaching him a business lesson along the way.

Angela and Vanessa have a design idea for a shoe and pitch it to Daddy. Run won't hear their idea until they can convince his partners.

With the help of one of Run's partners, Rasheed, the girls muster up the courage to nail a great design idea and pitch it to Run and Uncle Russell.

Episode 5: To Catch a Thief

Vanessa and Angela are in desperate need of money to decorate their apartment. And after Jojo fails his driving test for the second time, Run takes this opportunity to make the girls work for the cash by teaching Jojo how to drive.

Russy has been driving people crazy "stealing" things around the house. From car keys to remote controls, Russy strikes when they least expect it.

In an effort to catch Russy red-handed, Diggy and Run hide a video camera. In the end, they reveal what Russy has been up to, and it isn't good!

Episode 6: Home Alone

With the release of Justine's children's book fast approaching, Run suggests a quiet, peaceful weekend away, to help her prepare for an upcoming book reading. To make matters worse, Run enlists Jojo to watch the boys in their absence.

Justine argues that Jojo is too young to baby-sit overnight but Rev insists that everything will be just fine. Rev does everything in his power to keep his plan in place and Justine relaxed.

Angela and Vanessa go shopping to redecorate their apartment and get embarrassed when their card is declined at the store.

Episode 7: Rev's Birthday Suit

Run's birthday is coming up and he's conflicted about how to celebrate. After running into a rap-star friend that he used to tour with, Rev gets to thinking about how he would celebrate birthdays in the old days...when he was "Run".

Justine grows tired of his selfpity and decides to mobilize the kids to work on setting up a surprise birthday party that will rock Run's world and prove that Rev's place in the hip-hop community is golden.

Episode 8: Family Albums

Justine gets the performance bug and suggests laying down an R&B track in the studio. Justine seeks the guidance of Jojo, who supports her as she meets and records with a famous music producer (Rockwilder).

Russy is at it again, but this time he's destroying school clothes rather than Gameboys. Run enlists the girls to take Russy shopping for new clothes.

Out with the girls, Russy is distracted by the new Nintendo Wii, and the hijinx begin.

Episode 9: Times Are Changin'

Rev and Justine decide that they are finally ready to move forward with adopting a baby. While Justine worries about the details of the adoption, Jojo applies to college and is determined to gain acceptance.

Vanessa gets her best acting opportunity yet, for a role on a soap opera.


Note: broadcast dates for the first two seasons are unavailable.

Season 3 (9 episodes)

Channel: MTVbase | Premiere: 10 Sep 2007 | Finale: 5 Nov 2007 | Mondays, 21h00
Channel: MTV | Premiere: 13 Oct 2008 | Finale: 8 Dec 2008 | Mondays, 20h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 4 Feb 2011 | Finale: 1 Apr 2011 | Fridays, 20h30

Season 4 (15 episodes)

Channel: MTVbase | Premiere: 14 Jun 2008 | Finale: 20 Sep 2008 | Saturdays, 20h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 8 Apr 2011 | Finale: 15 Jul 2011 | Fridays, 20h30

Season 5 (10 episodes)

Channel: MTV | Premiere: 20 Jul 2009 | Finale: 21 Sep 2009 | Mondays, 22h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 6 Jul 2012 | Finale: 21 Sep 2012 | Fridays, 21h30/21h00

Season 6 (9 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 28 Sep 2012 | Finale: 23 Nov 2012 | Fridays, 21h00

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