16 TV Season Finales to Watch This March
In addition to the premiere of several new shows, March will bring a slew of notable TV show finales to the screen. Over the next few weeks, a number of both new and returning series — from FX’s Legion to The CW’s The Vampire Diaries — are set to wrap up, either for the season or for good. Here are 16 TV season finales to tune into over the next month.
1. Emerald City, March 3
NBC’s dark, contemporary take on the Wizard of Oz will close out its 10-episode freshman season this month. The series stars Adria Arjona as 20-year-old Dorothy Gale who sets out to find the Wizard and unknowingly ends up fulfilling a life-changing prophecy.
The show, which co-stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, and Gerran Howell, was advertised as an event series. It’s still unclear whether that will remain the case or whether the network will opt to bring back the show for more episodes.
2. When We Rise, March 3
ABC’s upcoming miniseries chronicles the personal and political struggles of a diverse group of LGBT individuals, who helped lead an offshoot of the Civil Rights Movement starting from its infancy in the 20th century. The eight hour drama is set to air over the course of four, two-hour installments. The three final episodes will air on consecutive nights from March 1 to March 3.
3. Victoria, March 5
PBS’ period drama, chronicling the crowning of a young Queen Victoria, will air its Season 1 finale this month. The show stars Jenna Coleman as the titular character, as she navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the court and eventually rises to become the most powerful woman in the world.
A second season has already been green-lit and will reportedly follow Victoria’s struggles to balance her role as Queen with that of her duties to her family.
4. Mercy Street, March 7
Season 2 of PBS’ period medical drama will air its sixth and final episode this month. The Civil War-set series follows two nurses from opposing sides who work at the Mansion House Hospital in Virginia. As of now, the channel has not yet announced whether the show will return for a third season.
5. Six, March 8
History’s freshman drama chronicles the operations and daily lives of operators who are part of the counter-terrorism unit, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, more commonly known as SEAL Team Six.
The eight-episode series will air its final episode this month. A 10-episode sophomore season has already been ordered, although it likely won’t premiere until 2018.
6. Nashville, March 9
After shocking viewers with the devastating death of a major character this season, Nashville will wind down some of the drama in its spring finale this month. The second half of Season 5 will consist of 11 episodes and will reportedly feature a time jump, moving several months into the future to further explore the aftermath of the tragedy. A return date for the season has not yet been set.
7. Portlandia, March 9
IFC’s famous sketch comedy series, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is set to close out its seventh season this month. The show has featured a slew of A-list guest stars and has earned a ton of accolades — including a Peabody Award — throughout its time on air. But the show is now approaching its end. IFC renewed the series for an eighth and final season, which will reportedly debut sometime in 2018.
8. The Vampire Diaries, March 10
After eight seasons on TV, The CW’s supernatural drama will air its last episode ever this month. The show’s eighth and final 16-episode season is set to conclude with a highly anticipated finale. The final installment will reportedly bring back original star Nina Dobrev (whose character, Elena, was put into a coma at the end of Season 6).
9. This Is Us, March 14
NBC’s breakout drama will close out its highly rated freshman season this spring. The show — which features a star-studded ensemble cast, including Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown — flashes back and forth in time to explore the connections and dynamics between members of the Pearson family. The show has become a smash hit since its debut, leading the network to preemptively renew it for two more 18-episode seasons.
10. The Real O’Neals, March 14
ABC’s family sitcom, starring Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, and Matthew Shively, will air its second season finale. The show chronicles the lives of a close-knit, Irish-American Catholic family in Chicago. Though Season 2 has earned decent reviews, the series has struggled in ratings in recent weeks. It remains unclear whether the comedy will return for a third season.
11. Lethal Weapon, March 15
Fox’s adaptation of the action comedy film series of the same name will close out its freshman season in March. Starring Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster, and Keesha Sharp, the show follows a veteran policeman and a young officer who are paired together and must learn to work as a team, in order to stop a gang of drug smugglers. The series has been renewed for Season 2.
12. Star, March 15
Lee Daniels’ latest musical drama for Fox follows three young talented singers as they attempt to navigate the industry on their road to fame. The show, starring Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, and Queen Latifah, has earned mostly negative reviews throughout its freshman season. Despite that, the series is already set to return for a second season.
13. Workaholics, March 15
The seventh and final season of this Comedy Central series will officially conclude this month. Though the comedy has earned consistently solid reviews throughout its time on air, stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm reportedly opted to bring the show to an end in order to focus on other projects and allow more time in their increasingly busy schedules.
The finale is entitled “Party Gawds” and will reportedly follow the guys as they become professional party throwers for an energy drink company.
14. Bones, March 28
After 11 years on air, Fox is set to wrap up its long-running procedural drama this spring. The 12th and final season not only helped bring the storyline of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz), and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, but it also brought back several favorite guest stars for a farewell appearance. The series finale is appropriately titled “The End in the End.”
15. Legion, March 29
The freshman season of FX’s highly anticipated X-Men drama only consisted of eight episodes, so viewers will be seeing the finale less than two months after watching the premiere. While there weren’t many episodes in the season, there has been — as reviewers have pointed out — plenty to love, including Dan Stevens’ lead performance and the artistic vision of creator Noah Hawley. FX has not yet announced whether the series will return for a second season.
16. Grimm, March 31
NBC’s supernatural drama, which takes place in a world featuring Grimm fairy tale characters, will close out its sixth and final season this month. The show had a shortened season this year, only consisting of 13 episodes instead of its typical 22. The final episode of the season will double as its series finale, reportedly entitled “The End.”
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