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Close Enough Season 3 - What We Know So Far

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Regular Show helped usher in a new era for Cartoon Network. Alongside the likes of Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball, the series brought in a more sophisticated style of animation as well as plenty of jokes that only adults would really understand. This is particularly apparent in Regular Show, which would frequently have references to pop culture of the 1980s and '90s as well as copious amounts of double entendres. With creator J.G. Quintel's newest project, Close Enough, the entendres have been replaced with explicit adult humor you definitely don't want your kids being exposed to. 

The first two seasons are already on HBO Max, and if you grew up with Regular Show and its signature brand of humor, then this is definitely the show for you. Close Enough is similar in structure where episodes tend to begin fairly normal with standard sitcom plots until they evolve into utter absurdity with The Matrix-esque machines and alternate dimensions coming into the mix. 

Regular Show lasted for eight seasons and 261 episodes, and it's easy to see Close Enough hitting those benchmarks as well. As such, here's what we can surmise about Close Enough season 3 so far. 

What's the release date for Close Enough season 3?

With positive reviews and a growing fan base, one can surmise that HBO Max would want plenty more Close Enough in the years to come. Before season 2 was even released, it was announced the cartoon was picked up for another season via this tweet from Bill Oakley, which states, "Season 2 of Close Enough arrives on HBO Max February 25th and, furthermore, I am pleased to finally announce that I am now Head Writer and Executive Producer for the upcoming Season 3!" 

While no release date has been announced yet, fans of the show shouldn't have to wait too long. Season 2 came out relatively quickly after season 1, which dropped on the platform on July 9, 2020. That means there was only a seven-month waiting period between the two. Assuming season 3 follows a similar timeline, it would make sense for it to come out in September or October 2021.

Who's in the cast for Close Enough season 3?

It's expected for the main cast of characters to remain the same going into season 3, and that includes the return of the central family of Josh (J.G. Quintel), Emily (Gabrielle Walsh), and Candice (Jessica DiCicco). They'll be joined by their roommates Bridgette (Kimiko Glenn) and Alex (Jason Mantzoukas). These crazy millennials are often joined in their wacky adventures by their landlord Pearle (Danielle Brooks), her son Randy (James Adomian), and Candice's elementary school teacher Mr. Timothy (John Early). 

In addition to the main cast, the show has had an impressive roster of guest voice actors come onto the show in various capacities, and some of the biggest names the show has been able to land include the likes of "Weird" Al Yankovic, David Hasselhoff, Jane Lynch, Keith David, Rachel Bloom, Nicole Byer, and Tom Kenny. Expect new names to crop up in the third season as plenty of new faces tend to enter the mix from one new episode to the next. 

What's the plot for Close Enough season 3?

In standard sitcom format, each episode tends to have its own unique plot line without much of an overreaching story arc throughout the season. Instead, what usually transpires is that one member of the main cast goes through some kind of crisis, typically related to getting older, raising a child, dealing with new relationships, and other aspects today's millennials can relate to. These common issues are then thrown for a loop when they take an unexpected turn into the absurd with twists that often have a science fiction or fantasy angle. 

We'd anticipate season 3 to follow that same structure with endings that impart words of wisdom for the audience to learn from, including recognizing that it's important to put your smartphone down every so often. Then again, some episodes are just fun parodies of films like Die Hard and Goodfellas. Our guess is that as long as creator J.G. Quintel wants to continue making this silly cartoon, HBO Max will let him.