ABC switched TGAH to Friday nights for its 3rd season, and based on the numbers from the 2nd year only ordered half a seasons worth of episodes. Traditionally a bad night for this type of programming, it was made even worse when the show was scheduled opposite NBC's new series Knight Rider (the 1st series to seriously challenge Dallas in ratings) and Dallas on CBS. TGAH's new season debuted on Oct. 29, 1982 almost as late as season two. Right off in the season premiere the "green-guys" return and Ralph is given a new instruction book and we finally get to see the inside of the eerie craft. The preview after the episode This is The One The Suit Was Meant For was for the wedding episode;
ABC, noticing the quickly declining ratings, replaced the previewed episode that next week with the Carlini episode, and after the 4th episode of the 3rd season, the series was yanked from ABC's line-up. ABC saved the wedding episode for the series return on Jan. 6, 1983. After airing 5 episodes in the new Thursday night timeslot the network once again pulled the series and replaced it with two sitcoms that had worse ratings than TGAH. Although stating the series would return it never did and was cancelled. The 4 remaining episodes never aired uncut on the network and didn't see the light of day until 1st airing in syndication.