Now that the Olympics are over spring is in the air and new TV shows are on the air. So after you finish that spring gardening, brisk walk in the woods, or day at the playground kick back and relax with some of these new TV programs premiering in March 2014.
Southern Charm (BRAVO)
Mondays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 3
Six, young single people in Charleston, SC, are suffering from “Peter Pan Syndrome.” None of them want to grow up or settle down. These children, who are from prominent, powerful families, find there’s a fine line between balancing a career, living the high life and keeping the family name unmarred.
Those Who Kill (A&E)
Mondays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 3
In between searching for serial killers, Catherine Jensen (Chloe Sevigny) a newly appointed homicide detective, is also searching for her brother who has mysteriously disappeared. Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy) is a forensic psychologist who adds Catherine in her investigations.
Close Encounters (SCIENCE)
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 4
Many UFO’s that are reported each year have logical explanations behind them. But the unexplainable ones are considered “Close Encounters.”
Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD)
Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 6; preview March 3
Iron Chef Bobby Flay is putting his reputation on the line when he faces off in a cooking challenge against non-professionals.
Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 6
Hank and Johnny (Kevin Daniels & Michael Mosely) are best friends and EMT partners in Chicago while Brian (Kevin Bigley) is the new guy who still lives with his parents. Theresa (Jessica McNamee) is with the Chicago PD who still has a thing for Johnny even though they aren’t officially a couple any longer.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (FOX)
Sundays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere March 9
“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is takes up where Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” left off. Writer and executive producer Ann Druyan, who partnered with Sagan on the first Cosmos, has teamed up with Seth MacFarlane for this 13-part series that will be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Online Dating Rituals of the American Male (BRAVO)
Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 9
If you want to watch guys troll for a date on the internet then this is for you.
Sundays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere March 9
8-year-old Jacob (Landon Gimenez) from Arcadia wakes up in a rice paddy in China with no recollection of how he got there. An immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes Jacob to his home in Arcadia. There they find Henry & Lucille Langston (Kurtwood Smith & Frances Fisher), an elderly couple whose son, Jacob, died over 30 years ago. Even though they are much older, Jacob still recognizes them as being his parents. Sheriff Fred Langston (Matt Craven) steps in to try to help solve the mystery of who this boy really is. Sheriff Langston’s wife, Barbara, also died over 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob’s life. Jacob insists he is the same boy that supposedly died and begins to reveal secrets about his death that only he could know. Maggie Langston, (Devin Kelly) Fred’s daughter, begins to investigate Jacob’s claims and quickly discovers he is telling the truth. Will more dead people begin showing up in Arcadia? What happened to Jacob 30 years ago?
24 Hours on Earth (BBC AMERICA)
Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere March 11
Animals and plants use the 24-hour day cycle in their every days lives just as humans do. Find out how on “24 Hours on Earth.”
Chrisley Knows Best (USA)
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 11
Todd Chrisley is a self-made multi-millionaire living in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and children. Chrisley runs his family like he runs his business, with an iron fist and keeping track of where every penny goes
Sundays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere March 16; preview March 10 @ 10:00pm
Telekinesis, the ability to control nature, levitation, and the ability to see the future. These are things you hear about on sci-fi shows. But Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) was born with these abilities. Fast forward 10 years and Bo is learning how to control her abilities. Wanting to exploit her abilities is a group of bad guys trying to kidnap her and make her do their bidding. Now has a protector named Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo). Milton employs Tate (Jake McLaughlin), an ex-con who was wrongfully put on death row. The trio must move from city to city to stay one step ahead of the bad guys leaving each city changed forever upon their departure. Also starring in “Believe” are Jamie Chung, Arian Moayed and Kyle MacLachlan.
Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 16
When the children of powerful people in Washington, D.C. are all taking a field trip together, it makes it really easy for kidnappers to nab them all at once. They are held hostage creating a national crisis. How far will these powerful D.C. parents go to get their child back? “Crisis” stars Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Lance Gross, Rachael Taylor, James Lafferty, Max Martini, Halston Sage, Stevie Lynn Jones, Max Schneider, Michael Beach, and Joshua Erenberg.
Celebrities Undercover (OXYGEN)
Tuesdays @ 10:30pm, Series Premiere March 18
Celebrities take on a new identity using prosthetic makeup in order to go undercover to find out what friends and fans really think of them.
The 100 (CW)
Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere March 19
Ninety-seven years ago, Nuclear Armageddon destroyed civilization on Earth. 400 inhabitants of the 12 international space stations were the only human survivors. Three generations have been born in space; their numbers are now up to 4,000 inhabitants. Even though the 12 space stations have been linked together to form their Ark of survival, resources are running low. To ensure humankinds future, extreme measure are being taken by the leaders of the Ark including population control and corporal punishment. Part of the population control means taking drastic measures such as secretly exiling 100 juvenile prisoners to Earth to be used a guinea pigs to determine whether or not Earth’s surface is habitable or not. This will be the first time in nearly a century that man has set foot on Earth. Among the 100 exiles are Wells (Eli Goree), son of the Ark’s Chancellor; the daredevil Finn (Thomas McDonnell); the brother/sister duo Bellamy and Octavia (Bob Morley & Marie Avgeropoulos), whose illegal sibling status has always led them to flaunt the rules, and Clarke (Eliza Taylor), the bright teenage daughter of the Ark’s chief medical officer. Unbeknownst to them about the situation with the exiled young people, the leaders of the Ark – Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington), his second in command, Kane (Henry Ian Cusick), and Abby (Paige Turco), Clarke’s widowed mother continue to make the difficult decisions on the Ark concerning the continued existence of the human race. Meanwhile, the 100 are on what is essentially an alien planet to them that is both magical and deadly to them. They must find a way to overcome their differences and come together to ensure the survival of the human race and themselves. Also starring in “The 100” are Kelly Hu as Cece, Christopher Larkin as Monty, and Devon Bostick as Jasper. “The 100” is based on the upcoming book series by Kass Morgan.
American Dream Builders (NBC)
Sundays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere March 23
Designer Nate Berkus will host “American Dream Builders” as well as judge. Other judges include Eddie George, a former NFL player turned landscape architect, and Monica Pederson, an interior design expert. Twelve contestants consisting of designers and home builders will compete in weekly projects. Each week one contestant is eliminated until the final 2 standing will go head-to-head for the chance to put their design into a Southern California home.
Living Alaska (HGTV)
Sundays @ 7:00pm, Series Premiere March 23
Is there someone out there that will really watch couples search for a home in Alaska? If so, this is the show for you.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge (SYFY)
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 25
Ten aspiring creature creators compete for a prize worth up to $100,000 plus an opportunity to work at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. All they have to do is out-imagine the next guy and be able to build mechanical characters in order to bring inanimate objects to life. Serving as mentors on the series will be animatronics master John Criswell, world-renowned designer Peter Brooke, mechanization and fabrication and artistic specialist Julie Zobel. Working alongside the creature creators they will be available for consultation and hands-on assistance. The creative challenges in the series will show the process behind creature building, from conceptual design to sculpting, mechanization and fabrication. Each episode will end with on-set performances of the elaborate and life-like creations. The creature creators will be tasked to create everything from hand puppets to large-scale theatrical creatures that can master the balance between realism and fantasy. Judging the whimsical beasts will be lead judge Brian Henson, Chairman of the Jim Henson Company and the Creature Shop. Additional judges include Creature Fabricator Beth Hathaway, credited with her works on Edward Scissorhands, Jurassic Park and The Walking Dead, and Creature Designer Kirk R. Thatcher who has worked on Return of the Jedi, Gremlins and E.T. Gigi Edgley will host.
Surviving Jack (FOX)
Thursdays @ 8:30pm, Series Premiere March 27
In the 1990’s, Joanne (Rachael Harris) has decided to go to law school leaving her husband Jack (Christopher Meloni) in the full-time parent role. Jack is an oncologist and ex-military whose previous idea of parenting was to come home late, eat his supper, yell at the kids, and go to bed. Their teenage son, Frankie (Connor Buckley), grew 10″ over the summer, threw a no-hitter, is starting high school and is beginning to attract girls, but he just wants to be invisible. Now Jack has to learn to be a dad and guide his son through the trials of being a teenager, all without the help of Google. “Surviving Jack” is based on the autobiographical book, “I Suck at Girls” by Justin Halpern.
House of Food (MTV)
Mondays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere March 31
A group of aspiring chefs with no culinary training will live together in L.A. and compete for an apprenticeship. The contestants will learn together as they are led by 3 of the country’s best chefs.
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