Binge ‘n’ chill: All the March TV premieres and returns
In our efforts to report about only the absolute best shows returning or premiering in March, we realized this month is actually incredibly strong for TV. The majority of titles returning or debuting in March are all things that could potentially keep you glued to the screen for the entire month. We’re not kidding.
Here’s hoping you’ve kept the majority of March free, because your TV schedule is going to be stacked. Calendars at the ready, guys and girls – here’s every show you need to know about in March.
Donald Glover’s surrealistic comedy returns for its highly anticipated second season said to be loosely inspired by the structure of Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation. We can’t wait!
Season four of the young Batman prequel looks set to give fans more of James Gordon’s intense facial expressions (Ben McKenzie) and the usual shady, villainous japes.
Season one of the underrated legal show ended with Maia (Rose Leslie) looking likely to be arrested. But with the mighty Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) looking out for her, season two should bring one hell of a fight to our screens.
Starring Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans) and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) as detectives with a fraught relationship, this British-American pre-apocalyptic crime drama looks certain to be your next bingewatch when all six episodes finally drop on Hulu.
Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast? Because this TV reboot nobody asked for is finally premiering. You’re definitely going to want to tune in just so you can gripe about how the new Heathers doesn’t stack up against the original.
Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) is returning to our screens as a young woman whose terminal cancer is miraculously cured. Hooray! Except she was kind of living as though there was no tomorrow and now she has to live with a whole bunch of messy consequences. Oops.
Starring Anders Holm (Workaholics) and Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Champions is a new comedy in which two laid-back bachelors have their lives turned upside upon the discovery that one of them has a teenage son. It sounds basic af, for sure, but it actually looks like it has a lot of promise.
Our fave crime-busting woman is back, y’all! Throw on a hoodie, slam a glass of something strong, and bingewatch Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad), Rachael Taylor (Transformers), and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as they bring some unmerciful justice back to Hell’s Kitchen.
Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan) is back as Sneaky Pete when season two arrives on Amazon Prime. Bryan Cranston’s crime dramedy makes for one of the finest bingewatches out there right now. So if you haven’t yet sampled the show, it’s definitely time to start.
Season 1 premiere March 11
If you love Las Vegas, showboating magicians, and career-destroying skullduggery, Deception could be the drama for you! Chris Fedak’s new crime drama will be debuting on ABC and stars Jack Cutmore-Scott (Kingsman: The Secret Service) & Vinnie Jones (Snatch).
The Royals (E!)
You’ll be wanting to serve up some seriously regal tea in your finest set of china when season four of The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley (Bedazzled) and Alexandra Park, brings its ludicrous plot twists and posh British accents back to E!.
The time-travel drama was saved by fans who rallied against its potential cancellation after season one. Now season two is finally here with Abigail Spencer (Cowboys & Aliens), Matt Lanter (Vampires Suck), Malcolm Barrett (Dear White People), and a villainous Goran Visnjic (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) all due to return.
For the People (ABC)
The new Shondaland legal drama follows six talented up-and-coming lawyers as they handle some of the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country. Knowing how Shonda Rhimes shows love bold plot twists, shocking death scenes, and steamy romances, this is one new show to look out for.
Jason Katims’s new musical drama follows Josh Radnor (Liberal Arts) as a high school teacher who galvanizes a working-class mining town and its talented children with his passion for drama. The new show is based on a true story and looks likely to be an occasional tearjerker, so grab a hankie.
Wild Wild Country (Netflix)
Season 1 premiere March 16
This new documentary series explores a controversial Oregon expansion which took place deep in the desert in the 80s courtesy of a guru cult. The show is so loaded with shocking twists you’ll have no choice but to watch all six hours of it in one sitting.
If serial killers and retired CIA operatives pulled back in for “one final job” is your idea of a great show, you won’t want to miss the debut season of Instinct. It features all of that along with a delightful helping of the ever-wonderful Alan Cumming (GoldenEye).
Season 1 premiere March 21
Syfy’s Superman prequel concentrates on the young life of the Man of Steel’s grandfather as he fights to save his home planet, Krypton. The young-adult series, a must for all DC fans, stars Cameron Cuffe (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Georgina Campbell (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
Station 19 (ABC)
Focusing on the crew of a (probably very sexy, let’s be honest) Seattle fire station, Station 19 is a new spinoff of the neverending medical soap Grey’s Anatomy. Here’s hoping it manages to find some fiery replacements for McDreamy and McSteamy, from whose loss we’ve never quite recovered.
Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)
Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) continue to struggle with Sheila’s newfound lack of pulse, deteriorating body, and insatiable taste for human flesh when the dark sitcom returns. Film Daily has seen every episode of the second season and can confirm it’s somehow even funnier than the near-perfect first season. Don’t miss it!
Fresh from premiering at the 2018 SXSW festival, Bill Hader’s new show sounds deliciously dark & funny. Starring Hader (The Skeleton Twins) as a hitman from the Midwest who surprisingly finds himself caught up in the Los Angeles theatre-arts scene while working on a job, Barry could be HBO’s next huge hit.
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Danny Boyle’s new show is definitely not to be missed. With an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry), and Donald Sutherland (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) leading a story involving the Italian mafia, a mysterious ransom, and a family who just don’t care to pay up, Trust sounds like the epitome of must-see TV.
The Terror (AMC)
TV’s favorite working class family is back! As are Roseanne Barr, John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Sara Gilbert (Poison Ivy), and Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), who will likely spend much of their time sniping at each other on TV’s most iconic couch.
The Americans (FX)
The sixth and final season of everyone’s favorite spy show will hopefully involve just as much sexy espionage as ever, twice the amount of treacherous lies, and triple the amount of Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) being an absolute badass. Hopefully not quadruple the amount of bereft faces from Matthew Rhys (The Post) as poor Philip Jennings.
With the two shows existing in the same universe and enjoying the occasional crossover episode, it seems only right they both return on the same day. While Empire will be ringing in its sixth season, Star will be debuting season two of the Atlanta-based show.
Season 7 returns March 28
If you often find yourself asking, “Wait, is Suits still on the air?”, you can find the strange answer to that question when season seven of the show will prove that yes, inexplicably, it is.
Don’t be shy about your mermaid love. Especially not now there’s a TV show about them showing up in a town profiting from mermaid folklore and raising some serious hell. Not sure how much trouble they can cause with those fins, but we’ll soon find out!
The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon)
The Bryan Cranston-produced Amazon show based on the bestselling book of the same name sounds like a real feels generator. Following a set of sons who find hope in a book their late father left for them as a guide for life, The Dangerous Book for Boys will probably have us all weeping. Or at least inspired to leave our TV sets and go explore the outside world.*
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) is up to more despicable, ghastly behavior in the second season of this family show.
* Ed. note: Yeah, right.