United States of Tara

Series Summary
Suburban housewife and mom Tara Gregson sometimes just doesn't seem like herself, and with good reason: She's living with dissociative identity disorder, a condition that causes her to shift between multiple identities without warning. Her loving husband, Max, copes with the situation as best he can, but neither he nor their teenage kids, Kate and Marshall, can be sure who will greet them when they come home: Tara herself, or "T," a flirty teenager; Buck, a beer-swilling Vietnam vet with a violent streak; Alice, a perfect TV mom right out of the 1950s; or other alter egos in this dark comedy created and written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody ("Juno").

Air Dates: 2009 - Present

Genres: Comedy

Network: SHOW

  • Season 3, Ep. 12 : The Good PartsJun 20, 2011

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    Tara and Max go to Boston for help from an expert; Neil and Charmaine prepare to move to Houston; Kate receives a life-changing proposal; Marshall considers his future.

  • Season 3, Ep. 11 : Crunchy IceJun 13, 2011

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    All alters but one disappear; Marshall moves in with his grandmother; Kate spends time with Evan; Neil asks Charmaine to move.

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : Train WreckJun 6, 2011

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    Max and Marshall return home; Tara hides her new alter; Neil gets a job in Texas.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Bryce Will PlayMay 23, 2011

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    Dr. Hattaras and Tara seek the help of another professional; Marshall's short film hurts his father's feelings; Charmaine spends time with a group of mothers; Kate continues her relationship with Evan.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : Chicken 'n' CornMay 16, 2011

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    A corn maze scare; Tara's new alter; Max and Marshall's trip to N.Y.

ratings & reviews

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  • As promising as the early episodes in Season 2 are, the over-the-top nature of "Tara" remains. Show More

  • In the Gregson family she celebrates an individualist, nonconformist spirit in a decidedly orthodox way, ending up with a diverting rather than affecting product. Show More

  • Creator Diablo Cody ("Juno"), in writing a family that's been living for a long time with a skewed idea of normal, shows how resilient people can find the funny in situations that to outsiders might seem tragic. Show More

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