Our favorite podcast team is at it again on Only Murders in the Building, as they have a brand new murder to solve and a wide range of new suspects to consider.
The mystery/comedy series has become one of the most acclaimed shows on TV, with its first season nominated for 17 Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for both Martin and Short (Gomez was nominated, along with Martin and Short, as a producer on the show). So it was no surprise that it was cited as one of WTW's most anticipated 2023 summer TV shows.
It's almost time to tune back in and try and figure out who killed Ben, so let's go over everything you need to know about Only Murders in the Building season 3.
When is the next Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode?
The Only Murders in the Building season 3 finale is now available to watch on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 plot
After having already solved two murders in their building, the podcasting trio of Charles (Martin), Mabel (Gomez) and Oliver (Short) are back at it here.
As we saw at the end of last season, the leading man to Oliver's new play dies on stage on opening night. It appears that the killer is someone involved in the show, so the Only Murders team starts to dig into the show's cast of theater actors with big personalities and potentially even bigger secrets to figure out who is the murderer among them.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 recaps
Here are the synopses for all of the released episodes of Only Murders in the Building season 3:
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 1, "The Show Must..."
"Curtain up on season 3! And leading man down! After Ben Glenroy's collapse on stage, Charles, Oliver & Mabel piece together the show's first days with a suspicious cast & crew to determine if foul play was involved. Spoiler alert..." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 1 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 2, "The Beat Goes On"
"Mabel, Oliver & Charles attend Ben's lavish memorial full of fans and those with more dubious motives. As the actor's sudden death is mourned, Oliver works to revive his shaky Broadway show." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 2 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 3, "Grab Your Hankies"
"Oliver races to bring new life to his show as Mabel's investigation into the actual murder collides with a surprising ally. Charles bonds with the cast and Loretta proves her voice is invaluable." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 3 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 4, "The White Room"
"Charles' stage fright reaches unimaginable heights, involving a break from reality and multiple baby dolls. Mabel is confronted by a mysterious individual from her past with a pivotal proposal." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 4 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 5, "Ah, Love!"
"Date night! New York proves itself both a jewel box and a fish tank of romance as Charles, Mabel & Oliver take their relationships to the next stage. And dating can reveal many hidden secrets, too..." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 5 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 6, "Ghost Light"
"All roads lead back to the Goosebury Theater during a nerve-rattling thunderstorm. With Howard as their jittery guide, they track a legendary ghost who's haunted the theater for generations. Boo." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 6 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 7, "CoBro"
"Charles finds an unexpected source for a major clue. A Broadway icon comes knocking at Oliver's door. And Mabel forms an alternate trio to pursue a lead that shed lights on Ben's bro and CoBro history." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 7 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 8, "Sitzprobe"
"On the day of the show's most critical rehearsal, the pressure mounts. A familiar official returns to upend the case, Loretta's complex past threatens to upend all else and Charles must finally sing his number without losing his marbles." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 8 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 9, "Thirty"
"Having amassed a plethora of clues, suspects and theories but no concrete answers about Ben's murder, the trio devise a peculiar method of recreating the final moments of his life." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 9 recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 episode 10, "Opening Night"
"Charles, Mabel and Oliver race to entrap the killer on opening night. As the musical thrills its Broadway audience, the trio brave further twists and turns from behind, above and all around the stage." Read WTW's Only Murders in the Building season 3 finale recap.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 cast
It wouldn't be Only Murders in the Building without Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short leading the way as our favorite amateur sleuths/podcasters Mabel, Charles and Oliver. All three return to once again solve a mystery that they are right in the middle of. But who is going to be joining them?
Joining them as new additions to the season are a number of big names. First is Paul Rudd as Ben Glenroy, who we saw as the murder victim at the end of season. There is also Meryl Streep as one of the actresses in the show, Loretta, and a potential suspect.
Also new to the Only Murders cast is Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) as Tobert, Ashley Park (Joy Ride) as Kimber, Jason Veasey (Flatbush Misdeameanors) as Jonathan, Gerald Caesar (Dear Evan Hansen) as Ty, Linda Emond (The Patient) as Donna, Wesley Taylor (Smash) as Cliff, Allison Guinn (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as K.T., Adrian Martinez (Renfield) as Gregg and Don Darryl Rivera (Let the Right One In) as Bobo. The trailer also shows Matthew Brodercik appears in the season, but in an undetermined role (could he be the latest celebrity playing a version of themselves after Sting and Amy Schumer?)
There are also going to be a number of familiar faces returning for this season, including Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Detective Williams, Andrea Martin as Joy, Michael Cyril Creighton as Howard, Jackie Hoffman as Uma and Jane Lynch as Sazz Pataki. Nathan Lane and Amy Ryan previously confirmed that they are not appearing in Only Murders in the Building season 3.
Only Murders in the Building season 3 trailer
Watch the official trailers for Only Murders in the Building season 3 right here:
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.