As the TV season continues to roll out this year, the following are shows that are returning to the winter line-up, cable shows that will be back with new episodes, new shows that will debut, time slot changes and season finales. Please use the following as a guide for your viewing pleasure for March:
March 1 – The new NBC drama Awake will debut at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and Brotherhood) stars as a detective who finds he is leading a complex double life that defies reality. He is involved in a car accident that seems to have killed both his son (Dylan Minnette) and wife (Laura Allen), yet his mind creates an ingenious coping mechanism in which he now lives two separate lives – one where his wife survived and the other where his son did.
March 2 – The season (possible series) finale of A Gifted Man will air on CBS at 9 PM
March 3 – The first original movie We’ll Take Manhattan will air on the Ovation network at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Set in the 1960s world of fashion photography, the film explores the relationship between ground-breaking British photographer David Bailey and his model and muse Jean Shrimpton, particularly during their legendary New York photo shoot for British Vogue in 1962. The film stars Aneurin Barnard (Spring Awakening) and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Jean Shrimpton.
March 3 – The Lifetime movie Blue-Eyed Butcher will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Lisa Edelstein (House) stars as tough Texas prosecutor, Kelly Siegler, in a film that follows the story of Susan Wright (Sara Paxton), a beautiful young wife and mother of two who violently kills her husband (Justin Bruening) in their Houston home after years of alleged abuse. But Siegler is skeptical of the woman and forcefully argues Susan is a cunning, doe-eyed sociopath, who has used her good looks to try to get away with anything in life — even murder. This film is based on a true story.
March 4 – The second season of the A&E drama Breakout Kings will air at 10 PM
March 4 – Army Wives will be back with its two-hour season premiere on Lifetime at 9 PM
March 4 – The new ABC drama GCB will debut at 10:01 PM
Show Synopsis: Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), once the ultimate high school “mean girl,” is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Reluctant but desperate, Amanda has no choice but to turn to her mother, Gigi (Annie Potts), for help. Gigi, the quintessential proper Dallas socialite, wants nothing more than to have Amanda back and to give Amanda’s two teenage kids a good southern upbringing. The problem is that Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago and is hesitant about re-entering this world of opulence, status and salacious rumor mills. She is hopeful for a new start, but soon finds it’s not that easy to escape your past in this tightknit community. The cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Miriam Shor, Jennifer Aspen and Marisol Nichols as well as David James Elliott, Mark Deklin and Brad Beyer.
March 5 – Alcatraz is expected to air back-to-back episodes on FOX at 8 and 9 PM (check your local listings for airtimes)
March 5 – The season finale of The Lying Game will air on ABC Family at 9 PM
March 6 – Jane By Design will air its spring finale on ABC Family at 9 PM
March 8 – The Finder will air its spring finale on FOX at 9 PM
March 10 – The HBO film Game Change will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The film will chronicle the 2008 Republican presidential ticket of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) and Sen. John McCain (Ed Harris).
March 10 – The period piece mini-series Cloudstreet will debut on the Ovation Channel at 8 PM
Mini-Series Synopsis: The six-part mini-series will air each Saturday night after March 10 and is based on the award-winning and best-selling novel by Tim Winton. Set in and around Perth, Western Australia during the 1940s and 1950s, the film tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
March 10 – The Lifetime movie Of Two Minds will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The film follows the story of the challenging relationship between Billie (Kristin Davis) and her younger schizophrenic sister, Elizabeth aka Baby (Tammy Blanchard). After their mother dies, Billie takes responsibility by moving Baby in with her family, including her husband, their teenage son and young daughter. At first, Baby and the family work to adjust to their new living arrangement. However, after a disturbing incident involving her son and Baby, it becomes clear to Billie that she and her family are not equipped to handle Baby’s illness, ultimately forcing her to make the difficult decision to do what’s best for her sister and her family. Louise Fletcher co-stars.
March 11 – Harry’s Law will move to its new night and time tonight at 8 PM
March 12 – Alcatraz will move to its new timeslot at 8 PM on FOX
March 15 – The preview episode of Touch will be reaired on FOX at 9 PM
March 15 – The debut of the new ABC drama Missing will air at 8 PM
Show Synopsis: Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd) learns that her son, Michael, disappeared while studying abroad, and it’s a race against time when she travels to Europe to track him down. A surprising turn of events reveals just how far one mother will go to protect her family. The cast includes Sean Bean, Cliff Curtis, Aunjanue Ellis and Nick Eversman.
March 15 – The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle will be back on The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively with new episodes after a short break
March 16 – New episodes of Nikita and Supernatural will return to The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively after a short break
March 16 – Fairly Legal will return for its second season on USA Network followed by the final season of In Plain Sight at 9 and 10 PM respectively
March 17 – The made-for-TV movie Chasing Leprechauns will debut on the Hallmark Channel at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Michael Garrett (Adrian Pasdar), a New York corporate troubleshooter, is ready for a well-deserved vacation from his stressful job; but his demanding boss has other ideas and sends Michael on an unusual assignment – to travel to a small town in Ireland to close a deal on a smelting plant construction site that is believed to be inhabited by leprechauns. Needing to find a way around the antiquated law considered legend in the town, Michael sets out to get the approval of the town’s resident leprechaun expert, local pub owner Sarah Cavanaugh (Amy Huberman), and soon finds that is easier said than done.
March 18 – The Walking Dead will air its season finale on AMC at 9 PM
March 19 – The season finale of Pretty Little Liars will air on ABC Family at 8 PM
March 20 – The spring finale of Switched at Birth will air on ABC Family at 8 PM
March 20 – The River will air its season finale on ABC at 9 PM
March 20 – The season finale of Southland will air on TNT at 10 PM
March 22 – Touch will air its official series premiere on FOX at 9 PM
March 23 – The spring return of Fringe will air on FOX at 9 PM
March 25 – Luck will air its season finale on HBO at 9 PM
March 25 – Mad Men will be back for its fifth season with a two-hour premiere at 9 PM
March 26 – ABC Family will welcome back the returns The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It at 8 and 9 PM respectively
March 26 – The two-hour season finale of Alcatraz will air on FOX at 8 PM
March 28 – Whitechapel returns to BBC America for a new season of episodes at 10 PM
March 29 – The Finder is expected to end its run on FOX at 9 PM
March 30 – CSI: NY will air its spring premiere on CBS at 9 PM
March 30 – Syfy will air the season finale of Merlin at 10 PM
March 30 – Spartacus: Vengeance will air its season finale on Starz at 10 PM
Mark your calendars!