March TV Calendar

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The following list provides the dates of the returning cable and major network dramas as well as new cable and major network dramas, made-for-TV movies and mini-series that will air during March:

March 2 – The season finale of Suits will air on the USA Network at 10 PM

March 2 – Rosewood will return with its spring premiere on FOX at 8 PM

March 2 – The new SundanceTV drama Hap and Leonard will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Set in the late 1980s, the series is a darkly comic swamp noir story, based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the 6-hour series follows Hap Collins (James Purefoy from The Following), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams from The Wire and Boardwalk Empire), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Christina Hendricks from Mad Men) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem.

March 3 – A special preview of the new ABC drama The Family will air at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge: is he really who he says he is? The cast includes Joan Allen (The Bourne franchise), Andrew McCarthy (the classic film Pretty in Pink), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Liam James (The Way Way Back), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Floriana Lima (Allegiance and The Mob Doctor) and Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire).

March 4 – The fourth season of House of Cards will premiere on Netflix

March 6 – Once Upon a Time will air its mid-season premiere at 8 PM, followed by the time period premiere of the new drama The Family at 9 PM and the mid-season premiere of Quantico will air at 10 PM all on ABC

March 6 – The very last (EVER!) episode of Downton Abbey will air on PBS at 9 PM

March 7 – Bates Motel returns for its fourth season on A&E at 9 PM followed by the debut of the new thriller series Damien at 10 PM

Show Synopsis (Damien): The series follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (Bradley James from Merlin), the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film “The Omen,” who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, he must now come to terms with his true destiny: that he is the Antichrist. The cast includes Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time), David Meunier (Justified), Megalyn Echikunwoke (The 4400 and The Following) and Omid Abtahi (Those Who Kill and Last Resort).

March 8 – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air its mid-season return on ABC at 9 PM followed by the debut of the new drama Of Kings & Prophets at 10 PM.

Show Synopsis (Of Kings & Prophets): One thousand years before Christ, the first king of the Israelites, Saul, struggles to unify the 12 Israelite tribes and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks. The prophet Samuel relays a message from God to King Saul that he must destroy one of Israel’s ancient enemies. But when Saul defies that message, Samuel prophesies that the Lord will tear the kingdom of Israel from him and choose another in his place. In time, Saul comes to realize that his greatest threat will not come from his enemies, but from the shepherd, David. The series stars Ray Winstone (The Departed), relative newcomer Olly Rix, Simone Kessell (Terra Nova), Jeanine Mason (Bunheads), Haaz Sleiman (Killing Jesus and Covert Affairs), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (The Originals) and Nathaniel Parker (Merlin) [among others].

March 9 – The season finale of American Crime will air on ABC at 10 PM

March 9 – The new WGN America series Underground will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The period piece drama tells the story of revolutionaries of the Underground Railroad who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side. The large cast includes Aldis Hodge (Leverage and Turn), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights and True Blood), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Alano Miller (Jane the Virgin), Jessica De Gouw (Arrow and Dracula), Amirah Vann (Tracers and Girls), Marc Blucas (Necessary Roughness), Mykelti Williamson (Justified), Adina Porter (The 100), Theodus Crane (Christmas in Conway), Renwick Scott (Treme), Johnny Ray Gill (Rectify), Reed Diamond (Wayward Pines) and James Lafferty (One Tree Hill).

March 11 – The second season of Bosch will premiere on Amazon

March 15 – The season finale of The Haves and Have Nots will air at 9 PM followed by the return of the OWN drama If Loving You is Wrong at 10 PM

March 16 – The mid-season premiere of Nashville will air on ABC at 10 PM

March 16 – The new CBS series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The spin-off series is about the specialized International Division of the FBI that is tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad. The show stars Gary Sinise (CSI: NY), Alana de la Garza (Forever and Law & Order), Daniel Henney (Three Rivers), Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris and The Walking Dead) and newcomer Annie Funke.

March 16 – The Americans will be back for its fourth season on FX at 10 PM

March 17 – The season finale of How to Get Away With Murder will air on ABC at 10 PM

March 18 – The second season of Daredevil will premiere on Netflix

March 20 – Elementary will move to its new night and time on CBS at 10 PM

March 20 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2 will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Molly Callens (Katie Findlay from How to Get Away With Murder) and Ryan Kelly (Wyatt Nash from Petals on the Wind) are two young students who share a profound friendship their first semester in college. This second part finds them 7 years later with Ryan returning home from being on the road touring as a professional singer and Molly working at her father’s corporation. The cast includes Ted McGinley and Faith Ford.

NOTE: Part 1 of this movie will air at 7 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries prior to the part 2 9 PM debut.

NOTE: There will be an encore of both parts of this movie on Hallmark Channel on March 27 at 5 and 7 PM.

March 21 – The series finale of Lost Girl will air on Syfy at 10 PM

March 22 – A special preview of the new series Heartbeat will air on NBC at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: This medial series follows the professional and personal life of world-renowned heart transplant surgeon Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George from Grey’s Anatomy and The Slap). The cast includes Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer), D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) and Shelley Conn (Terra Nova and The Lottery).

March 22 – Stitchers will return for its second season of Freeform (the new home of ABC Family) at 10 PM

March 22 – The Flash and iZombie will be back with new episodes on The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively

March 23 – Heartbeat will move to its regular time slot on ABC at 8 PM

March 23 – Arrow and Supernatural will be back with new episodes at 8 and 9 PM respectively on The CW

March 24 – The new ABC drama The Catch will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos from The Killing) is LA’s top private investigator, but when her fiancé (Peter Krause from Parenthood) cons her out of millions and disappears, Alice goes on a private mission for payback. The cast includes Alimi Ballard (Numb3rs and CSI), Jacky Ido (Taxi Brooklyn) and Sonya Walger (Lost and FlashForward).

March 27 – The 6-part second season of Grantchester will premiere on PBS at 9 PM followed by the premiere of the final 9-episode season of Mr. Selfridge at 10 PM

March 30 – The new Hulu drama The Path will premiere

Show Synopsis: The series follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. The cast includes Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Minka Kelly (Almost Human and Friday Night Lights), Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break), Sarah Jones (Alcatraz) and Michelle Monaghan (Source Code).

March 30 – The spring premiere of Empire will air on FOX at 9 PM

March 31 – The new CBS drama Rush Hour will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The series is a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise about a maverick LAPD detective (Justin Hires from 21 Jump Street) and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong (Chinese actor Jon Foo from the film Tekken) who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. The cast includes Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Aimee Garcia (Dexter) and Page Kennedy (Backstrom).

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Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Killjoys, The Brave, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Fosters. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.