_nOEUogI7pQ

March 2016 TV premieres include new shows “Underground,” “Hap and Leonard,” “The Real O’Neals” and “Damien,” among many others. Returning series to look out for include “Daredevil,” “Empire,” “Vera” and others.

Yes, it’s another month with a ton of worthwhile viewing. Not only are there new shows to watch, there’s a new network, Viceland, which brings real-life stories, doc style, to the small screen on a daily basis.

On the scripted front, WGN America’s “Underground” turns the story of the Underground Railroad into an action show in which a group of people challenge the South’s system of slavery, escaping to the North and helping others to follow in their footsteps.

“And Then There Were None,” a new adaptation of the Agatha Christie thriller, airs on Lifetime and tells the story of strangers who think they are invited to a secluded island to relax, but instead face treachery and murder.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks, so check out the calendar below. I’ll keep adding as I learn about more premieres.

 

March 2016 TV premieres

All times Central.

Tuesday, March 1

7 p.m.

  • “The Big Interview,” AXS TV (episode premiere; Phil Collins sits down with Dan Rather)

8 p.m.

  • “Space Men,” PBS (“American Experience” premiere; before NASA space travel Project Excelsior sent Captain Joseph Kittinger 100,000 feet above earth with a balloon)
  • “What on Earth?” Science (season finale)

9 p.m.

  • “Noisey,” Viceland (series premiere; host Zach Goldbaum takes look at music scenes around world)
  • “Tour Group,” Bravo (docu-series premiere; 11 travelers explore exclusive destinations around globe)
  • “The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition,” Lifetime (series premiere; “celebrity” mothers/daughters get therapy)

10 p.m.

  • “Weediquette,” Viceland (series premiere; Krishna Andavolu chronicles emerging marijuana economy)
  • “One Year in Space,” Science (special; a look at Scott Kelly’s year on the International Space Station)

10:27 p.m.

  • “One Year in Space Live,” Science (special; watch live as Scott Kelly returns to Earth after a year in space)

 

Wednesday, March 2

7 p.m.

  • “A Year in Space,” PBS (2-part special; tracking Scott Kelly mission to spend a year on the international space station from training to his return)
  • “Predator Road Trip: Hyena Breakout,” Smithsonian (Part 2 of 2)
  • “Rosewood,” Fox (midseason premiere)

7:30 p.m.

  • “The Real O’Neals,” ABC (series premiere; family members’ eyes are opened when truths are revealed in new sitcom; another ep airs at 8:30 p.m.)
  • “Lab Rats: Elite Force,” Disney XD (series premiere; bionics meet superpowers to form one incredible team in “Lab Rats”-“Mighty Med” combo spinoff)

8 p.m.

  • “Expedition Unknown: Searching for Shangri-La,” Travel (2-part special; Josh Gates searches for the legend; Part 2 March 9)

9 p.m.

  • “Hap and Leonard,” Sundance TV (series premiere; two best friends, a femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers search swamp for lost loot)
  • “Gaycation,” Viceland (series premiere; Ellen Page & Ian Daniel explore the LGBTQ experience around the world)
  • “Suits,” USA (season finale)

10 p.m.

  • “Balls Deep,” Viceland (series premiere; VICE producer Thomas Moore embeds himself into the lives of others)
  • “Watch What Happens Live,” Bravo (1,000th episode)

 

 

Thursday, March 3

7 p.m.

  • “Condemned,” TCM (27-film programming event; every Thursday in March, TCM airs films labeled “condemned” or “objectionable” by the Catholic Legion of Decency)

8 p.m.

  • “Mary Mary,” WEtv (season 5 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “The Family,” ABC (series premiere; member of political family returns years after he was presumed dead, but is it really him?)
  • “F*ck, That’s Delicious,” Viceland (series premiere; life and eating habits of rapper Action Bronson)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Flophouse,” Viceland (series premiere; standup from inside the communal homes of up-and-coming comics)

10 p.m.

  • “Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack,” truTV (series premiere; short-form comedy)

11:30 p.m.

  • “Adam Devine’s House Party,” Comedy Central (season premiere)

 

 

Friday, March 4

Streaming

  • “House of Cards,” Netflix (season 3 premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl,” PBS (“American Masters” premiere)
  • “Say Yes to the Dress,” TLC  (season 14 premiere)
  • “Gold Rush,” Discovery (season finale)

9 p.m.

  • “Paranormal Lockdown,” Destination America (series premiere; ghost hunters confine themselves in terrifying places for 72 hours)

 

Saturday, March 5

6 a.m.

  • “Nat Geo WildKids,” Nat Geo Wild (series premiere; natural history, science, wildlife and more for kids)

7 p.m.

  • “Mythbusters,” Discovery (series finale)

8 p.m.

  • “Mythbusters Reunion,” Discovery (reunion special; past and current hosts come together)
  • “First Time Flippers,” FYI (season premiere plus extra episode)

9 p.m.

  • “What History Forgot,” AHC (season 2 premiere)

 

Sunday, March 6

7 p.m.

  • “Once Upon a Time,” ABC (midseason premiere)
  • “Explorer: Fighting ISIS,” Nat Geo (“Explorer” premiere; writer embeds with Kurdish military on front lines)
  • “K.C. Undercover,” Disney (season premiere)
  • “Long Island Medium Live,” TLC (Special and season premiere; Theresa Caputo reads celebrity guests live before premiere)
  • “Mythbusters,” Science Channel (special; never before seen episode of the Discovery series)

8 p.m.

  • “Downton Abbey,” PBS (series finale)
  • “The Family,” ABC (time period premiere)
  • “I Am Cait,” E! (season 2 premiere)
  • “Saints & Sinners,” Bounce TV (series premiere; drama surrounds Greater Hope Baptist Church in Cypress, Ga.)
  • “Bordertown,” Fox (time period premiere)

8:30 p.m.

  • “The Last Man on Earth,” Fox (midseason premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Quantico,” ABC (midseason premiere)
  • “Intervention,” A&E (season premiere)
  • “Codes and Conspiracies,” AHC (season 3 premiere)
  • “Long Lost Family,” TLC (series premiere; adoptees search for biological families)

 

 

Monday, March 7

7 p.m.

  • “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All,” ABC (special; the rejected women confront Ben)

8 p.m.

  • “Bates Motel,” A&E (season 4 premiere)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Logo (season premiere)
  • “A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness,” HBO (doc; a look at Pakistani honor killings through the experience of 18-year-old Saba)
  • “James May’s Build a Car in 24 Hours,” BBC America (U.S. premiere; 3-part special busts the myth that British manufacturing is dead)

9 p.m.

  • “Damien,” A&E (series premiere; adult life of Damien Thorn, who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him)
  • “Misfit Garage,” Discovery (season premiere)

 

 

Tuesday, March 8

7 p.m.

  • “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC (new time period)

7:30 p.m.

  • “The Real O’Neals,” ABC (time period premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” ABC (midseason premiere)
  • “Moonshiners,” Discovery (season finale)

9 p.m.

  • “Of Kings & Prophets,” ABC (series premiere; Biblical story of King Saul, prophet Samuel and shepherd David)
  • “Codependent,” LMN (docuseries premiere; couples in crisis)
  • “Separation Anxiety,” TBS (series premiere; relationships are tested in this game show hosted by Iliza Shlesinger)
  • “Chrisley Knows Best,” USA (season 4 premiere)
  • “Just Jillian,” E! (season finale)

9:30 p.m

  • “The Carmichael Show,” NBC (season 2 premiere)
  • “10 Things,” truTV (season finale)

 

 

Wednesday, March 9

12:30 p.m.

  • “#WeMissYou Biggie,” Fuse (special; honoring the Notorious B.I.G.)

8 p.m.

  • “The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special,” CBS (special; music, swimsuits and women)
  • “Wahlburgers,” A&E (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Underground,” WGN America (series premiere)
  • “The Internet Ruined My Life,” Syfy (series premiere; first-person accounts of how people’s lives were ruined via social media, Internet)
  • “Donnie Loves Jenny,” A&E (season premiere)
  • “American Crime,” ABC (season 2 finale)
  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” FXX (season 11 finale)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Man Seeking Woman,” FXX (season 2 finale)

 

 

Thursday, March 10

8 p.m.

  • “60 Days In,” A&E (docuseries premiere; 7 innocent participants go under cover at Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Ind., to expose internal issues; 2 episodes)
  • “El Chapo & Sean Penn: Bungle in the Jungle,” Reelz (special; “real” story behind the meeting of actor and drug lord)
  • “Top Chef,” Bravo (season finale, part 1)

9 p.m.

  • “Child Genius,” Lifetime (season finale)

 

 

Friday, March 11

Streaming

  • “Bosch,” Amazon (season 2 premiere)
  • “Flaked,” Netflix (series premiere; Will Arnett plays self-help guru-in-crisis Chip)
  • “Netflix Presents: The Characters,” Netflix (series premiere; each episode features a different comic doing whatever they wish)

7:30 p.m.

  • “Girl Meets World,” Disney (season finale)

8 p.m.

  • “Stuck in the Middle,” Disney (time slot premiere)
  • “David Tutera’s Celebrations,” WEtv (season premiere) 
  • “Ceelo Green: Live in L.A.,” Audience (concert special)

9 p.m.

  • “Animal Storm Squad,” Nat Geo Wild (series premiere; saving animals caught in natural disasters)

 

Saturday, March 12

8 p.m.

  • “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” HBO (special; Audra McDonald plays Billie Holiday)

10 p.m.

  • “Party Over Here,” Fox (series premiere; late-night sketch comedy series exec produced by The Lonely Island)

 

 

Sunday, March 13

7:30 a.m.

  • “Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution,” Disney XD (season 3 premiere)

7 p.m.

  • “Little Big Shots,” NBC (series premiere; small performers with big talents)

8 p.m

  • “And Then There Were None,” Lifetime (2-part mini; 10 strangers go to Soldier Island, where members of the party start to die; second part is Monday night)
  • “The Carmichael Show,” NBC (time period premiere)
  • “Alaska Aircrash Investigations,” Smithsonian (series premiere; behind-the-scenes with National Transportation Safety Board’s crash investigation team)

9 p.m.

  • “Naked and Afraid,” Discovery (season premiere)
  • “Impractical Jokers,” truTV (NCAA March Madness special)

10:30 p.m.

  • “Robot Chicken,” Adult Swim (season 8b premiere)

 

 

Monday, March 14

Streaming

  • “Janet King,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere; Aussie legal drama about a lawyer going back to work after extended maternity leave)

8 p.m.

  • “Ebola: The Doctors’ Story,” “Body Team 12,” “Orphans of Ebola,” HBO (docs; three short films on the Ebola epidemic)
  • “Major Crimes,” TNT (season finale, “Hindsight, Part 5”)

 

Tuesday, March 15

10 a.m.

  • “Pretty Little Liars” marathon, Freeform (through 7 p.m. including interstitials with special guests)

7 p.m.

  • “Pretty Little Liars,” Freeform (winter finale)
  • “Bad Girls Club: Twisted Sisters,” Oxygen (season premiere)
  • “Divide in Concord,” World on PBS (“America Reframed” premiere; 84-year-old widow works to ban single-serve plastic water bottles in Concord, Mass.)

8 p.m.

  • “Bride & Prejudice,” FYI (series premiere; 3 couples want to get married, but prejudiced family members don’t approve)
  • “Rizzoli & Isles,” TNT (season finale)

9 p.m.

  • “Crowded,” NBC (series premiere; empty nesters get a surprise when their grown daughters move back home)
  • “Awkward,” MTV (season 5B premiere)
  • “LA Clippers Dance Squad,” E! (series premiere; look at being a member of the squad)
  • “The Willis Family,” TLC (season 2 premiere)

9:30 p.m.

  • “Faking It,” MTV (season 3 premiere)

 

 

Wednesday, March 16

7 p.m.

  • “Schitt’s Creek,” POP (season 2 premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “The Americans,” FX (season 4 premiere)
  • “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” CBS (series premiere; FBI division helps Americans abroad)
  • “Nashville,” ABC (midseason premiere)

 

 

Thursday, March 17

Streaming

  • “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” Seeso (series premieres; comedy about real estate agents in cutthroat LA real estate firm)
  • “Big Jay Oakerson’s What’s Your F@%king Deal?!” Seeso (series premieres; improvised comedy through audience interactions)
  • “New York’s Funniest,” Seeso (series premiere; comedy competition)

7 p.m.

  • “Man vs Child: Chef Showdown,” FYI (season 2 premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Top Chef,” Bravo (season finale, part 2)

9 p.m.

  • “60 Days In,” A&E (time period premiere; 7 innocent participants go under cover at Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Ind., to expose internal issues)
  • “Colony,” USA (season 1 finale)
  • “How to Get Away with Murder,” ABC (season 2 finale)

10 p.m.

  • “Gigolos,” Showtime (season premiere)

 

 

Friday, March 18

Streaming

  • “Daredevil,” Netflix (season 2 premiere)
  • “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” Netflix (movie premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Yukon Men,” Discovery (season premiere)

 

 

Saturday, March 19

9 p.m.

  • “Murder Made Me Famous,” Reelz (special; the Pamela Smart case, which inspired movie “To Die For”)

10 p.m.

  • “Pamela Smart Confessions,” Reelz (special; convicted murderer Pamela Smart is interviewed)

 

Sunday, March 20

6:30 p.m.

  • “Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade,” Fox (animated special; the gang returns in a new adventure)

7 p.m.

  • “The Passion,” Fox (live musical special; contemporary retelling of the Passion of Jesus Christ)
  • “Wild Japan,” Nat Geo Wild (“Destination Wild” premiere; Michelle Dockery narrates)

8 p.m.

  • “Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge, Part 2,” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (movie; Part 2 finds Molly and Ryan reunited and their love rekindled)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Crowded,” NBC (time period premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Elementary,” CBS (new night premiere)

 

 

Monday, March 21

Streaming

  • “Vera, Series 6,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere; new episodes each Monday through April 11; see the ITV preview above)

7 p.m.

  • “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC (season premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Everything is Copy,” HBO (doc; portrait of Nora Ephron)

9 p.m.

  • “Teen Mom 2,” MTV (season premiere)

 

Tuesday, March 22

Streaming

  • “Billion Dollar Buyer,” CNBC (series premiere; billionaire hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta assesses two vying businesses who could win game-changing purchase orders)

7 p.m.

  • “Romeo, Romeo,” World (“America Reframed” premiere; the journey of two women to have a child)

8 p.m.

  • “Heartbeat,” NBC (series premiere; world-renowned heart transplant surgeon Dr. Alex Panttiere navigates life, work)
  • “You Me Her,” Audience Network (series premiere; date between a husband and escort spins into 3-way affair with the wife)

9 p.m.

  • “Stitchers,” Freeform (season 2 premiere)
  • “Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country,” Esquire (series premiere; football in Western Pennsylvania)

10 p.m.

  • “Good Bones,” HGTV (series premiere; mother/daughter duo Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak reno homes in Indianapolis)

 

 

Wednesday, March 23

7 p.m.

  • “Heartbeat,” NBC (time period premiere)

8 p.m.

  • “Rogue,” Audience Network (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “The Carbonaro Effect,” truTV (mid-season 2 premiere)
  • “Little Women: Terra’s Little Family,” Lifetime (season premiere)
Thursday,  March 24

Streaming

  • “Cameron Esposito: Marriage Material,” Seeso (standup special) 

9 p.m.

  • “The Catch,” ABC (series premiere; ace P.I. gets conned)
  • “Sisters In Law,” WE tv (docuseries premiere; black female attorneys tackle cases in Texas and get friendships)
  • “Baskets,” FX (season 1 finale)

 

 

Friday, March 25

8 p.m.

  • “Spring Broke,” Showtime (doc premiere; evolution of Spring Break phenomenon from 1960s to 1990s)
  • “Backstage,” Disney (series premiere; students attend a prestigious school for the arts)

9 p.m.

  • “Atlanta Plastic,” Lifetime (season premiere)

 

Saturday, March 26

8 p.m.

  • “Tiny House Nation,” FYI (season 3 premiere)

 

Sunday, March 27

9 p.m.

  • “Thicker Than Water,” Bravo (season 3 premiere)

 

 

Monday, March 28

Streaming

  • “Very British Problems,” Acorn TV (U.S. premiere; comedic list show about awkward social situations)

7 p.m.

  • “Listed Sisters,” HGTV (series premiere; real estate and home design duo working in Nashville)

8 p.m.

  • “Only the Dead See the End of War,” HBO (doc; Australian journalist Michael Ware’s 7-year look at the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the birth if ISIS)
  • “The Haunting Of…,” LMN (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “My Haunted House,” LMN (season premiere)
  • “An Honest Liar,” PBS (“Independent Lens” premiere; portrait of James “The Amazing” Randi, a magician who dedicated his life to exposing hucksters and frauds)

 

Tuesday, March 29

8 p.m.

  • “Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape,” PBS (“Secrets of the Dead” premiere; Dutch scientists use new tech to learn if escaping Alcatraz was possible)
  • “Living with Funny,” Oxygen (docuseries premiere; behind-the-scenes look at rising Hollywood comics and loved ones)
  • “Deadliest Catch,” Discovery (season 12 premiere)

8:30 p.m.

  • “Like a Boss,” Oxygen (docuseries premiere; assistants as they look to emulate the success of their respective bosses)

9 p.m.

  • “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special,” CBS (special; James Corden sings with Jennifer Lopez, rehashes past musical and other moments from “The Late Late Show”)
  • “Hack My Life,” truTV (mid-season 2 premiere)

 

 

Wednesday, March 30

Streaming

  • “The Path,” Hulu (series premiere; drama about Scientology-like practice and people who preach it)

8 p.m.

  • “Empire,” Fox (spring premiere)
  • “Star Wars Rebels,” Disney XD (2-hour special; Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka battle the Inquisitors but are overmatched when Vader arrives)
  • “Bering Sea Gold,” Discovery (season premiere)

9 p.m.

  • “Lopez,” TV Land (series premiere; George Lopez struggles to find his place in the worlds of race, class and fame)
  • “Quit Your Day Job,” Oxygen (docuseries premiere; world of entrepreneurship)
  • “Trailblazers,” Discovery (series premiere; 3 survivalists lead separate teams of scientists through dangerous regions in search for discoveries that could lead to scientific breakthroughs)

 

 

Thursday, March 31

7:30 p.m.

  • “Life in Pieces,” CBS (1-hour season finale)

8 p.m.

  • “Hoff the Record,” AXS TV (series premiere; David Hasselhoff plays a fictional version of himself as he tries to reignite his career in Great Britain)

9 p.m.

  • “Rush Hour,” CBS (series premiere; buddy cop comedy)

10 p.m.

  • “The Graham Norton Show,” BBC America (season 19 premiere; stars of “Batman V Superman”—Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams—and The Pet Shop Boys)