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March TV Premieres: 15 New Shows to Look Out for This Month

The next few weeks will bring series starring Cynthia Erivo, Steven Yeun, Anthony Mackie, Demi Lovato, Emilio Estevez, Blake Griffin, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

L to R: Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo, Carolyn Franklin, played by Rebecca Naomi Jones, and  Erma Franklin, played by Patrice Covington perform on stage. (Credit: National Geographic/Richard DuCree)

“Genius: Aretha”

National Geographic/Richard DuCree

And now, we arrive at March. We’ll leave it up to every other story in the next few weeks to cover the real-world implications of turning the page to this particular month. In the meantime, as always, we’re here to remind you that TV is still not stopping.

Not only is there more TV than ever, another big name in streaming is joining the fray this month. Technically, it’s always been there, but as CBS All Access gives way its new name of Paramount+, the refresh reinforces the idea of just how many places are vying for everyone’s new TV attention. Production schedules and logistical demands are ensuring that unscripted and animated series remain popular bets — plenty of each are on the way in March.

Otherwise, all the trends from recent memory are still very much a factor: reboots of beloved entertainment from a few decades’ past, imports from other continents filling the demand for popular genres, entries in multiple superhero universes, and shows addressing the ways that a new generation is embracing a changing world. These aren’t even all the new shows available in the coming weeks, but it’s a way to help you start tackling as many of them as you need.

(If this collection isn’t enough to fill your viewing calendar, check out our roundup for February. And if you’re looking for Netflix recommendations, our overview of what’s on the way to that platform will be available in just a few days.)

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