Top 14 New TV Shows Premiering in March
March is bringing a whole new slew of dramas and comedies to the small screen. Here are 14 television series premieres to catch over the coming month.
1. Secrets and Lies, March 1
Based on the Australian television series of the same name, ABC’s upcoming drama centers on Ben Crawford (played by Ryan Phillippe), a family man who discovers the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime suspect in his death. In order to clear his name, Ben must go in search of the real killer. Juliette Lewis also stars as Detective Andrea Cornell, the investigator leading the examination into the case.
The series, which also features KaDee Strickland, Natalie Martinez, and Dan Fogler, will air on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.
2. Battle Creek, March 1
Josh Duhamel stars alongside Dean Winters in this CBS drama from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, which follows two mismatched law enforcement officers who hold polar-opposite views on pretty much everything. While their opposing outlooks can make working together a frustrating (and often humorous) task, the two detectives can’t help but slowly begin to build a real – if reluctant — respect for each other as they do their best to clean up the rampant crime in the streets of Battle Creek, Mich.
The show, co-starring Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, and Aubrey Dollar, airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.
3. The Last Man on Earth, March 1
Fox’s futuristic comedy television series stars Will Forte as Phil Miller, the last human on Earth in the year 2022. The show follows Miller as he searches the entire United States for any signs of other living humans after an unknown event wipes out the entire population of Earth, including his family and the employees at the bank where he worked. January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, Cleopatra Coleman, and Mary Steenburgen co-star.
The series will air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.
4. CSI: Cyber, March 4
This police drama is the fourth series in the CSI franchise and will follow Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) as the head of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit that focuses on solving illegal activities that begin online but end up playing out in the real world. James Van Der Beek was recently announced as a main lead in FBI agent Elijah Mundo. Charley Koontz will be featured as FBI tech specialist Daniel Grummitz, while Peter MacNicol will play FBI Assistant Director Stavos Sifter.
The procedural drama will air on CBS, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.
5. American Crime, March 5
Created by John Ridley, the upcoming anthology crime drama follows the aftermath of a brutal attack in Modesto, Calif., in which war veteran Matt Skokie is killed and his wife, Gwen, is also brutally beaten. The series, starring Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, and W. Earl Brown, uses the crime and its subsequent journey through the legal system to explore issues of race and gender, mainly through the lenses of the victims’ and the suspect’s families.
The series will air on ABC on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET.
6. Dig, March 5
Created by Homeland executive producer Gideon Raff and Heroes creator Tim Kring, the action-thriller centers on a FBI agent, who is based in Jerusalem and ends up uncovering a plot that dates back 2000 years while investigating a murder. Jason Isaacs stars as FBI Agent Peter Connelly and Anne Heche as Lynn Monahan, Peter’s boss and sometimes lover.
The 10-epsiode event series, which also features Alison Sudol, David Costabile, Regina Taylor, Lauren Ambrose, and Ori Pfeffer, airs on USA on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET.
7. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, March 6
The Tina Fey–produced comedy starring Ellie Kemper, moved to Netflix in November after failing to receive a time slot in NBC’s fall slate. The show, originally picked up for a 13-episode run, chronicles the story of a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York.
The half-hour series, written and co-executive produced by Fey and 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock, is now set to premiere in its entirety on Netflix in March. And for those who get hooked after watching, there’s more good news: The comedy has already been preemptively renewed for a second season.
8. The Returned, March 9
An adaptation of the French series Les Revenants, the A&E supernatural drama follows residents in a small town whose lives are disrupted when people who have been dead for many years begin reappearing. India Ennenga, Mark Pellegrino, Tandi Wright, Sophie Lowe, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead star in the upcoming series.
The 10-episode first season airs on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.
9. The Royals, March 15
E!’s first ever scripted series stars Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, the modern-day queen of the United Kingdom. Helena is the matriarch of a fictional contemporary British royal family, who struggles to deal with both common and some very atypical family dramas while in the public eye. Vincent Regan, William Moseley, and Alexandra Park play the rest of the royal family members while Merritt Patterson, Olivia Milburn, Jake Maskall and Lydia Rose Bewley portray surrounding key players.
The show, which has already been renewed for a second season, airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.
10. iZombie, March 17
Loosely based on DC Comics’ series of the same name, the upcoming horror comedy-drama follows the story of Olivia “Liv” Moore, an over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out, until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. In order to survive as part-zombie, she works at a coroner’s office that gives her access to the brains she must eat. But what she doesn’t expect is that her new diet allows her to absorb the memories of the deceased, also helping her solve homicides.
Rose McIver stars as Liv, while Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin, and David Anders co-star. The series airs on The CW on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
11. One Big Happy, March 17
Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the upcoming sitcom stars Elisha Cuthbert as Lizzy, a single lesbian who has decided to start a non-traditional family with her straight male best friend, Luke (played by Nick Zano). But just as Lizzy finds out she’s pregnant, Nick meets the love of his life, a British girl named Prudence (Kelly Brook). Making things even more complicated? Prudence is due to go back to England in a matter of days, spurring Nick to marry her so that she doesn’t have leave.
The NBC comedy will air on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET.
12. Bloodline, March 20
Created by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler (the same team behind FX’s Glenn Close drama Damages), Netflix’s new 13-episode dramatic thriller centers on the Rayburns, a close-knit, hardworking family of four adult siblings who live in a Florida Keys community. Their relationships with each other are put to the test when the black sheep brother comes home and threatens to expose the respected family’s dark secrets and shameful past.
The forthcoming show marks the return of Friday Night Lights favorite Kyle Chandler to the small screen. The series also features Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek.
13. Younger, March 31
The upcoming TV Land comedy follows Liza (Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old recently divorced mother who is having a hard time finding a job. After receiving a compliment from a much younger man, she decides to undergo a makeover in order to make her look like she is in her mid-twenties. The change helps her nab an assistant job at a publishing firm.
Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, and Miriam Shor co-star in the series, which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.
14. Weird Loners, March 31
Fox’s forthcoming comedy follows four relationship-phobic, quasi-underdog 30-somethings who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives, forming unlikely bonds in a townhouse in Queens, N.Y. Becki Newston stars as a cute but high-strug dental hygienist, Zachary Knighton plays a recently fired Wall Street player, Nate Torrence portrays a sweet, odd man-child and Meera Khumbhani plays a drop-dead gorgeous painter.
The six-episode first season airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET.