Koffee with Karan Season 3 came back with all the glitz and glamor, actually a lot more. With a totally new set, the show got a total makeover. After a three years’ probation, the show came back on to the screens. On November 7, 2010, the first episode premiered on Star World. After a total number of 22 episodes on 17 April 2011, the season ended with the Koffee Awards as the finale episode.
Unlike the last two seasons, this year showcased the newly married ‘Abhishek Bachchan’ and ‘Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’ in its first episode. It was the first time that both of them were appearing on the screens together after their wedding, which marked Aishwarya's name change for the first time on national television . So, a lot of insights and gossip swirled in, including a lot of talks about the entire gala of their marriage. The biggest highlight of the show was created with two celebrities, namely 'Ranbir Kapoor', and 'Deepika Padukone'. Although both of them appeared in different episodes, their recent spite clearly was visible on camera, and controversies flowed after the two episodes.
‘Ranveer Singh’, who made his debut, also came on the show with ‘Anushka Sharma’. A proud moment on the couch was when ‘Amitabh Bachchan’ came to the show with his daughter 'Shweta Bachchan'. ‘Ajay Devgn’ made his first appearance on the show with this season. This season, ‘Shah Rukh Khan’ was called alone on the episode, because Karan said that Shah Rukh has reached a place where he needed to grace the couch alone at least one time. Some of the other celebrities who came on this season were ‘Madhuri Dixit’, ‘Hrithik Roshan’, ‘Priyanka Chopra’, ‘Sanjay Dutt’, ‘Rajkumar Hirani’, 'Sonam Kapoor', ‘Imran Khan’, ‘Boman Irani’, ‘Farhan Akhtar’, and many more.
It was in this season that for the first time a sports personality was invited. ‘Lara Dutta’ appeared on the show with her then fiancé and now husband ‘Mahesh Bhupathi’.
All the segments of the show were unchanged in this season. The Lie-O-Meter crept back to Karan’s palm. The ever blazing rapid fire came back to create the huge lore of controversies. And at the season finale, the Koffee Awards took place in full glamor and style. This year decision makers for the winners of the awards were popular film critics ‘Sarita Tanwar’, ‘Rajeev Masand’, popular talk show host ‘Koel Purie’, and finally, Karan’s colleague in fashion designing ‘Manish Malhotra’.