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Guide to March 2013 TV premieres, movies and specials

By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol

RedEye

11:36 AM CST, February 25, 2013

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You could easily focus on three words and wrap up March TV news: "Game of Thrones." But the TV gods have decided to bestow many more gifts on viewers. "Vikings," History Channel's scripted drama about the 8th century raiders and traders, premieres this weekend. "Grimm" and "Revolution" return to NBC after a long hiatus. On the same weekend "GoT" premieres, PBS brings back "Call the Midwife" and premieres the new series "Mr. Selfridge" starring Jeremy Piven. The night before, BBC America rolls out its ambitious, twisty thriller "Orphan Black" and sees the return of "Doctor Who" for eight new episodes. And those are just the shows I'm looking forward to watching. I'm sure you'll find something that interests you.

Remember, this list will never be "complete," so let me know if I'm missing something and I'll add it. Have a mad happy March. All times are Central.

Friday, March 1
11 | "Planet 360," Hallmark Movie Channel (series premiere; entertainment news)
 
Saturday, March 2
7 | "An Officer and a Movie," Military Channel (season premiere)
8 | "Blackboard Wars," OWN (series premiere)
 
Sunday, March 3
7 | "The Bible," History (5-part docudrama about great Bible stories)
7 | "Tricked Out Trains," Travel (special)
7 | "Cupcake Wars," Food Network (season premiere)
8 | "Red Widow," ABC (series premiere; mob daughter/wife forced to get more involved in organized crime)
8 | "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," NBC (season premiere)
8 | "Shahs of Sunset Reunion Special," Bravo (special)
9 | "Vikings," History (series premiere; Vikings venture west)
9 | "Welcome to Myrtle Manor," TLC (series premiere; Florida trailer park)
 
Monday, March 4
7 | "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?" Nat Geo (series premiere; civilians battle it out with scrappy Scouts in a series of challenges)
8 | "Count It Down: Biggest Movie Flops," TV Guide Channel (special)
8 | "Vanderpump Rules Reunion Special," Bravo (special)
9 | "World of Jenks," MTV (season 2 premiere)
9 | "LA Shrinks," Bravo (docu-series premiere; professional lives of 3 therapists)
9 | "Built for the Kill: Grizzly Bear," Nat Geo WILD (special; following cub as he grows)
10 | "Breaking Bad," Sundance Channel (repeats of entire series from beginning)
 
Tuesday, March 5
8 | "Treasure Detectives," CNBC (reality series premiere; searching out counterfeit treasures)
9 | "The Car Chasers," CNBC (reality series premiere; car show)
9 | "Alien Encounters: The Invasion," Science (premiere)
 
Wednesday, March 6
7 | "Haunted Collector," Syfy (season 3 premiere)
7 | "Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival," TCM (special)
8 | "Feed the Beast," Travel (series premiere; Mikey Roe late-night food scenes in big cities)
8 | "The Rachel Zoe Project," Bravo (season 5 premiere)
9 | "It's a Brad, Brad World," Bravo (season 2 premiere)
9:30 | "Dukes of Melrose," Bravo (series premiere; fashion boutique owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos)
 
Thursday, March 7
7 | "L.A. Frock Stars," Smithsonian (series premiere; vintage clothing store The Way We Wore)
11:30 | "Delocated," Adult Swim (series finale)
 
Friday, March 8
7 | "Undercover Boss," CBS (season premiere)
7 | "Fashion Star," NBC (season premiere)
8 | "Grimm," NBC (midseason premiere)
 | "Golden Boy," CBS (special day; moves back to Tuesdays March12)
8 | "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," TLC (season premiere)
9 | "Blue Bloods," CBS (midseason premiere)
9 | "The Dead Files," Travel (season 4 premiere)
 
Saturday, March 9
7 | "Our Wild Hearts," Hallmark Movie Channel (movie; father & daughter reunite & she falls for his horse)
7 | "Restless Virgins," Lifetime (movie; prep school sex scandal)
9 | "Underground Fight Clubs," Destination America ("Hidden in America" premiere)
 
Sunday, March 10
7 | "Kingdom of the Oceans," Nat Geo WILD (4-part special; look at the oceans hosted by Alexandra Cousteau; concludes March 17)
7 | "Song by Song: Dolly Parton," Ovation (special)
8 | "Army Wives," Lifetime (season 7 premiere)
8 | "Magic Outlaws," Travel (special; 2nd ep at 8:30 p.m.)
9 | "The Client List," Lifetime (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Sharks of Lost Island," Nat Geo WILD (special; sharks around the Pitcairn islands)
9 | "Mormons," Destination America ("Hidden in America" premiere)
11 | "Loiter Squad," Adult Swim (season 2 premiere)
 
Monday, March 11
7 | "Hindenburg: The Last Flight," Encore (miniseries premiere)
8 | "King's Point," HBO (doc premiere; five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort)
8 | "The Cast of Dancing with the Stars: Where Are They Now?" TV Guide Channel (special)
 
Tuesday, March 12
7 | "Family Trade," GSN (barter series premiere)
9 | "Dead of Night," Investigation Discovery (series premiere; nighttime crimes)
9 | "Vegas," CBS (midseason premiere)
9 | "Preacher's Daughters," Lifetime (docu-series premiere)
9 | "Alien Encounters: The Offspring," Science (premiere)
9 | "World's Worst Tenants," Spike (season 2 premiere)
 
Wednesday, March 13
7 | "DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk," Cartoon Network (season finale; Part 2 March 20)
7 | "Under Siege: America's Northern Border," Discovery Channel (special; undercover with the Department of Homeland Security)
9 | "The Governor's Wife," A&E (reality series premiere; former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards & his younger wife)
9 | "Restaurant Stakeout," Food (season premiere)
 
Thursday, March 14
9 | "Braxton Family Values," WEtv (season 3 premiere)
9 | "Funeral Boss," Discovery Fit & Health (series premiere; funeral home CEO and patriarch Bill Harris)
 
Friday, March 15
8 | "Flea Market Flip," HGTV (season 2 premiere)
 
Saturday, March 16
8 | "Tom Dick & Harriet," Hallmark (movie; love troubles)
 
Sunday, March 17
7 | "Trip Flip," Travel (season premiere)
9 | "Shocking Sharks," Nat Geo WILD (special; oddball sharks with some truly unique traits)
9 | "BBQ's Ultimate Championship: The Kingsford Invitational," Destination America (special; top pitmasters compete)
 
Monday, March 18
7 | "Dancing with the Stars," ABC (season 16 premiere)
8 | "Top of the Lake," Sundance (7-part series premiere; detective loses herself searching for 12-year-old girl)
9 | "Bates Motel," A&E (series premiere; future serial killer Norman Bates' early years with mom Norma)
9:20 | "Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers," BBC America (special)
 
Tuesday, March 19
7 | "Splash," ABC (reality competition series premiere)
8 | "How We Invented the World," Discovery (4-part series; 4 inventions that define modern world)
8 | "NASA's Mission to Mars," Science (special)
9 | "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" OWN (season premiere)
9 | "Aliens: The Definitive Guide," Science (premiere; 2nd ep at 9 p.m. March 26)
 
Wednesday, March 20
7 | "Foodilicious," Travel (series premiere; unique variations on America's most popular dishes)
 
Thursday, March 21
8 | "The American Bible Challenge," GSN (season 2premiere)
 
Friday, March 22
 
Saturday, March 23
7 | "Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story," Lifetime (movie; college kid attacks his parents with axe)
7 | "Shadow on the Mesa," Hallmark Movie Channel (movie; bounty hunter searches for mom's murderer)
 
Sunday, March 24
5:30 | "Love Under Fire: The Story of Bertha & Potter Palmer," WTTW (special)
7 | "Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway--All of 'Em!!!" PBS (special)
7 | "The Phantom Cat," Nat Geo WILD (special; jaguars in South America's Pantanal region)
8 | "Married to Medicine," Bravo (series premiere; doctors and wives)
9 | "Monsters and Mysteries in America," Destination America (series premiere; tales of close encounters with creatures, monsters, spirits, aliens, paranormal phenomena)
 
Monday, March 25
7 | "The Voice," NBC (season premiere)
8 | "Barabbas," Reelz (miniseries premiere; Billy Zane as man whose life was spared because of the death of Jesus Christ)
9 | "Revolution," NBC (midseason premiere)
 
Tuesday, March 26
8 | "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," ABC (season 16 premiere)
8 | "Transit of Venus," Science (special)
 
Wednesday, March 27
7 | "Bomb Girls," Reelz (season 2 premiere; ep 2 follows at 8 p.m.)
 
Thursday, March 28
 
Friday, March 29
7 | "Happy Endings," ABC (new time, day premiere)
8 | "American Masters Philip Roth: Unmasked," PBS (American Masters premiere; check local listings)
9 | "XIII.2," Reelz (season 2 premiere)
 
Saturday, March 30
7 | "Doctor Who," BBC America (midseason premiere; eight new eps)
8 | "Orphan Black," BBC America (series premiere; woman discovers she has several lookalikes)
8 | "Secret Life of Money," Discovery (series premiere; systems that design, produce, protect, distribute and manage America's money)
9 | "The Nerdist," BBC America (series debut; Chris Hardwick talks nerdy stuff)
9 | "Rebel Eats," Food (special; "Food Network Star" winner Justin Warner finds culinary revolutionaries)
 
Sunday, March 31
6 | "The Carpenter's Miracle," GMC TV (movies; humble small-town handyman revives drowned boy, media goes crazy)
7 | "Call the Midwife," PBS (season 2 premiere)
7 | "Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited--The Third Doctor," BBC America (special followed by classic "Who" ep "Spearhead from Space")
7 | "Ben-Hur," Ovation (miniseries premiere; Jewish prince's road to redemption)
7 | "Ready for Love," NBC (reality series premiere; matchmakers help 3 singles)
8 | "Game of Thrones," HBO (season 3 premiere)
8 | "Mr. Selfridge," PBS (Masterpiece Classic premiere; American retailer sets up shop in London)
8 | "Hot Movie Sets," Travel (special)
8 | "A Wild Dog's Tale," Nat Geo WILD (special; Solo, a lonely female African wild dog that befriends jackals and hyenas in the Okavango Delta)

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