March TV: New and Returning Shows to Catch This Month
The month of March has a lot going for it. Some years, it’s when we start to see flowers popping up as a sign that spring is here. This year, most of us will have to settle for TV shows as a sign that the wheel of time is still spinning, with series arising from their winter slumber or heading out for a test run. Now’s the time to get hyped up about a promising new series or excited at the prospect of new episodes from a well-loved show.
First, let’s take a look at what familiar faces will be returning in March. Bates Motel, the disturbing series based on events leading up to Hitchcock’s Psycho, returned for its second season on March 3. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Suits both returned March 6, and the Fuse comedy Billy on the Street will be back March 12 for its third season.
Da Vinci’s Demons, the not-at-all close-to-real-life story of a young Leonardo da Vinci, will return March 22 for its second season, and good ol’ Bones will be back for its mid-season premiere March 10. Finally, Call the Midwife’s third season will be back March 30, with all the period drama baby doctoring you could hope for, as will Mr. Selfridge. In animated news, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Bob’s Burgers will return for their mid-season premieres on March 9, and American Dad will see its own mid-season premiere on March 16.
Now on to the series premieres, fresh-faced and up for viewership hazing. Who isn’t excited to see how these rookies fare in ratings? There’s quite a list of new content coming to a TV near you in March, starting with Those Who Kill, which premiered on March 3 but will be back again Monday. It follows Catherine, a police detective in Pittsburgh who over-identifies with victims, as she teams up with Thomas, a forensic psychologist who sometimes over-identifies with the killer.