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March TV Calendar

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

March 1 – The unprecedented four-series crossover event featuring Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med and the new series Chicago Justice will air on NBC between 8 and 11 PM

Show Synopsis (Chicago Justice): Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city’s high-stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. At the center of the show is prosecutor Peter Stone (Philip Winchester from Strike Back), the ambitious Assistant State’s Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. Relentless in his quest for justice, it’s more than a job for Stone, it’s a purpose. Son of renowned New York City District Attorney Ben Stone, Stone is shooting at a target that only he can see. This often puts him in direct conflict with Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers from Colony and Rocky franchise), the Cook County State’s Attorney who sees the world through a political prism. While Jefferies believes that a good prosecutor gives the jury and the public a clear, clean and digestible narrative, Stone is convinced the law isn’t always best served in a sound bite. Together with their team, Stone and Jefferies strive to bring some much-needed justice to the city of Chicago. The team also includes Assistant State’s Attorney Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro from UnReal), a passionate newcomer, who’s more flexible and willing to bend the rules to get the right result; Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter from Justified), a tough-as-nails State’s Attorney Investigator that sees each case through the eyes of the victim; and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, formerly on Chicago P.D.), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.

NOTE: Chicago Justice will move to its regular night on March 5 at 9 PM.

March 1 – The season finale of Suits will air on the USA Network at 10 PM

March 3 – Emerald City will air its season finale on NBC at 10 PM

March 4 – The Lifetime original movie Custody will debut at 8 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The film revolves around three women brought together when hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz (Catalina Sandino Moreno from The Affair), has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son. Ally Fisher (Hayden Panettiere from Nashville), a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman (Viola Davis from How to Get Away With Murder), a veteran of the Family Court System. The film also stars Ellen Burstyn, Dan Fogler and Tony Shalhoub.

March 5 – Once Upon a Time will be back at 8 PM on ABC followed by the two-hour debut of the new series Time After Time at 9 PM

Show Synopsis (Time After Time): The series chronicles the adventures of a young H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma from UnReal) as he travels through centuries, decades and days in the time machine he created. While in the pursuit of the charismatic (yet secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson (Josh Bowman from Revenge), better known as “Jack the Ripper,” Wells travels to modern day New York City in search of Stevenson following the doctor’s brazen escape from authorities in Wells’ London home. But instead of the Utopia he imagined, Wells finds a world more aligned with Stevenson’s temperament that leads him on a daring adventure full of mystery, romance and intrigue. The cast includes Genesis Rodriguez (Big Hero 6), Nicole Ari Parker (Rosewood), Jennifer Ferrin (Hell On Wheels) and Will Chase (Nashville).

March 5 – The new NBC drama Chicago Justice will air its official series premiere at 9 PM followed by the season premiere of Shades of Blue at 10 PM

March 5 – The new 8-part FX anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan will debut at 10 PM

Series Details: The anthology series tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the thriller “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The cast includes Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men).

March 5 – The new E! drama The Arrangement will debut at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: The 10-part drama shows what happens when actress Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista from Chicago Fire and The Walking Dead) auditions for the role of a lifetime, she also lands a Cinderella-esque date with A-list movie star Kyle West (Josh Henderson from Dallas). But things get complicated when Megan is offered a 10 million dollar marriage contract and is introduced to Kyle’s secretive self-help organization, The Institute of the Higher Mind. While Megan has a mysterious past she is trying to keep hidden, Kyle has secrets of his own. Terence (Michael Vartan from Alias) runs The Institute of the Higher Mind, a burgeoning self-help organization with a retreat-like campus in Malibu. Kyle credits both Terence and The Institute for his success. In addition to being Kyle’s best friend and closest confidante, Terence also helps manage his career, as his wife, DeAnn (Lexa Doig from Arrow and Continuum), is Kyle’s producing partner. Terence, whose motives are often unclear, created this contract to “protect” Kyle.

March 5 – The season finales of both Mercy Street and Victoria will air on PBS at 8 and 9 PM respectively

March 6 – The season finale of Shadowhunters will air on Freeform at 8 PM

March 7 – The fifth season of The Americans will air on FX at 10 PM

March 8 – The fifth and final 6-episode season of Ripper Street will premiere on BBC America at 11 PM

March 8 – The WGN America period piece drama Underground will return for its second season at 10 PM

March 8 – Designated Survivor will be back for the rest of its debut season on ABC at 10 PM

March 8 – CBS will air the season premiere of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders at 10 PM (taking over for the pulled, new series Doubt that was yanked from the schedule after only two episodes)

March 8 – The season finale of the History Channel series Six will air at 10 PM

March 9 – The Catch will premiere on ABC with the start of its second season at 10 PM

March 9 – The mid-season finale of Nashville will air on CMT at 9 PM

March 10 – The one-hour retrospective “Forever Yours” honoring The Vampire Diaries will air on The CW at 8 PM, followed by the show’s series finale at 9 PM

March 10 – The second season of Hand of God will air online on Amazon

March 12 – The 8-part anthology series American Crime will be back for a third season on ABC at 10 PM

Show Synopsis: When a father, Luis Salazar (Benito Martinez), travels illegally from Mexico into the United States to search for his missing son, he discovers that modern servitude is thriving in the farmlands and agricultural communities. Promised a job and a place to live, these laborers find themselves forced to live in abject poverty. Required to pay for their own food and other essentials, what little money they make is paid back to their employers, and because they will forever be in debt, they can never leave. The cast includes returning actors Connor Jessup, Felicity Huffman, Lili Taylor, Regina King and Timothy Hutton as well as new cast members Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Janel Moloney (The West Wing), Cherry Jones (24 and Transparent) and Dallas Roberts (The Good Wife).

March 14 – The Haves and the Have Nots will air its season finale on OWN at 9 PM

March 14 – The season finale of This Is Us will air on NBC at 9 PM

March 15 – Hap & Leonard will return for a second season on SundanceTV at 10 PM

March 15 – The OWN series Greenleaf will be back for its second season at 10 PM

March 15 – The season finales of Lethal Weapon and Star will air on FOX at 8 and 9 PM respectively

March 16 – The new Crackle series Snatch will debut online today

Show Synopsis: The series centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend. The cast includes Dougray Scott, Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise), Luke Pasqualino (The Musketeers), Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) and Juliet Aubrey (The White Queen).

March 17 – The Originals airs its season premiere on The CW at 8 PM

March 17 – The new Netflix series Marvel’s Iron Fist will debut online

Show Synopsis: Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones from Game of Thrones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. The cast includes Carrie-Ann Moss, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings franchise), Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones) and Jessica Stroup (90210).

March 18 – The Hallmark Channel movie Campfire Kiss will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Feeling disconnected with her teenage son, a protective mother decides to step outside of her comfort zone and take him camping. But as soon as she arrives, she begins butting heads with her cabin neighbor, a single father and outdoorsman who is also in search of a connection with his teen daughter. The film stars Danica McKellar and Paul Greene.

March 19 – The second season of the AMC drama Into the Badlands will get started tonight at 10 PM

March 19 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery movie will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Librarian and real crime buff Aurora “Roe” Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns. She also never wanted to see him dead, but when he winds up murdered, she can’t help but get involved. When other strange things happen around her, she must decipher the personal message in the madness before it’s too late.

March 21 – The OWN series If Loving You Is Wrong will return at 9 PM

March 21 – The season finale of Being Mary Jane will air on BET at 10 PM

March 22 – The new FOX drama Shots Fired will debut at 8 PM followed by the spring premiere of Empire at 9 PM

Show Synopsis (Shots Fired): The series will examine the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. The cast includes Sanaa Lathan (the box office film The Perfect Guy), Stephan James (the box office movies Race and Selma), Helen Hunt (the box office film As Good As It Gets), veteran actor Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Aisha Hinds (Underground and Under the Dome), Will Patton (Falling Skies) and Tristan Wilds (90210).

March 22 – The fourth season of Rogue will premiere on DirecTV at 9 PM

March 26 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie Murder She Baked: Just Desserts will debut at 9 PM

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney) is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson is found murdered, Hannah once again takes it upon herself to find herself to find the killer. The film also stars Cameron Mathison.

March 26 – The PBS mini-series To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters will debut at 9 PM

Mini-Series Synopsis: The two-hour movie follows the Brontë sisters in the eventful three-year period that saw them rise from ordinary, unmarried women, taking care of the household and their widowed father, to the secret authors of the world’s most sensational literature. The cast includes Finn Atkins (EastEnders) as Charlotte, Charlie Murphy (The Last Kingdom) as Anne, Chloe Pirrie (War & Peace mini-series) as Emily as well as Adam Nagaitis (Houdini and Doyle), veteran actor Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) and James Norton (Grantchester).

March 28 – The new BET drama Rebel will debut at 9 PM

Show Synopsis: The series follows Rebel (relative newcomer Danielle Mone Truitt), a police officer who leaves the force after being under an intense Internal Affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner in the hopes of stopping him from gunning down her little brother. Continuing to fight crime as a P.I., Rebel struggles with her brother’s murder while defending herself from the dirty cops who are out for revenge. The cast includes Brandon Quinn (The Fosters), Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time and Breaking Bad), Mykelti Williamson (Underground and Justified) and rapper/actor Cliff “Method Man” Smith.

March 28 – Bones brings its 12-season run to an end on FOX with a 2-part series finale [check local listings for airtime and details]

March 29 – The FX series Legion will air its season finale at 10 PM

March 29 – The new Hulu streaming drama Harlots will debut online today

Show Synopsis: The drama is set in 18th Century London and focuses on Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Last Panthers) struggles to reconcile her roles as brothel owner and mother to daughters Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey) and Lucy (Eloise Smyth from Fortitude). When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville from Maleficent and Cranford), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret must fight back even if it means losing her family and possibly her life.

March 31 – The new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why will debut online today

Show Synopsis: Adapted from the best-selling books by Jay Asher, the streaming series follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette from Lost and Scandal) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (newcomer Katherine Langford) – his classmate and crush – who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. The cast includes Justin Prentice (Awkward), Miles Heizer (Parenthood), Alisha Boe (Teen Wolf and Ray Donovan), Ross Butler (Riverdale), Amy Hargreaves (Homeland), Derek Luke (Rogue and Empire), Kate Walsh (Private Practice) and Brian d’Arcy James (Smash).

March 31 – The series finale of Grimm will air on NBC at 8 PM

March 31 – The season finale of Sleepy Hollow will air on FOX at 9 PM

Mark your calendars!

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, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). She is looking forward to the limited-run returns of Prison Break and 24: Legacy as well as the debuts of Emerald City and Midnight, Texas. Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.