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March 2011 Calendar of Premieres, Specials and Finales

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 1st 2011 10:05AM
Blair Underwood, 'The Event' / Donald Trump, 'Celebrity Apprentice' / Wendy Williams, 'Dancing With the Stars'
February sweeps may be over, but that doesn't mean it's all reruns on television. March is a month of transitions as several shows say goodbye, and just as many say hello.

Some goodbyes are permanent like the final episodes of 'Greek,' 'Supernanny' and 'Big Love.' Others face more uncertain futures like 'V,' 'Detroit 1-8-7,' 'The Defenders' and 'Skins.'

'The Bachelor' gives way to the 12th season of 'Dancing with the Stars,' while Showtime shifts out 'Californication' and 'Shameless' to make room for the returns of 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara.' TV Land sends 'Hot in Cleveland' off for a mid-season rest, but as it's already been picked up for a 22-episode 3rd season, there's plenty more to come.

ABC isn't the only one with big reality news, as March also sees the returns of 'Shark Tank,' 'Secret Millionaire,' 'The Real World' and 'Celebrity Apprentice.' The Trump gets double billing this month as well, thanks to 'The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump.' That's part of a full month of comedy specials, including stand-up routines from Daniel Tosh and Norm MacDonald, a tribute to the late Greg Giraldo and the HBO premiere of 'The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway.'

March also sees the start of the final episodes of 'Stargate Universe,' as well as the back-half launch of what NBC hopes isn't the final episodes of 'The Event.' ABC premieres the long-delayed Dana Delany/Jeri Ryan project 'Body of Proof' in the hopes that 'Dancing With the Stars' will boost it into a hit by the time May sweeps rolls around.

Go ahead and bookmark our guide to all the premieres, specials and finales for March 2011 so you don't get lost along the way.

Tuesday, March 1
8:00 - 'The Haney Project' (Golf) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Cuff Me If You Can' (ID) series premiere
10:00 - 'Louis Theroux: Behind Bars' (BBC America) special presentation

Wednesday, March 2
10:00 - 'Hoarding: Buried Alive' (TLC) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'I Used to Be Fat' (MTV) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'I'm Alive' (Animal Planet) 2nd season premiere

Thursday, March 3
9:00 - 'Police Women of Cincinnati' (TLC) 5th season finale
10:00 - 'Babies Behind Bars: I'm a Dangerous Criminal' (TLC) special presentation
10:00 - 'Beyond Scared Straight' (A&E) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Ice Brigade' (Food) series premiere

Friday, March 4
8:00 - '42nd NAACP Image Awards' (FOX) special presentation
9:00 - 'Beast Hunter' (National Geographic) series premiere
9:00 - 'The Injustice Files' (ID) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'American Loggers' (Discovery) 3rd season premiere
11:00 - 'VH1 Unplugged: Adele' (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, March 5
6:00 - 'Auction Packed' (National Geographic) 1st season finale
8:00 - 'NCAA Basketball: Duke @ UNC' (CBS) special presentation
9:00 - 'Bellator Fighting Championships' (MTV2) 4th season premiere

Sunday, March 6
7:00 - 'Ruby: My Naked Truth' (Style) special presentation
8:00 - 'America's Next Great Restaurant' (NBC) series premiere
8:00 - 'Basketball Wives' (VH1) 2nd season finale
8:00 - 'The Family Crews' (BET) 2nd season premiere
8:00 - 'Ruby' (Style) 4th season premiere
8:00 - 'Secret Millionaire' (ABC) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'Army Wives' (Lifetime) 5th season premiere
9:00 - 'Cake Boss: Baby Special' (TLC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Celebrity Apprentice' (NBC) 11th season premiere
9:00 - 'Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts' (Comedy Central) special presentation
9:00 - 'Love & Hip-Hop' (VH1) series premiere
9:00 - 'River Monsters: The Giants' (Animal Planet) special presentation
10:00 - 'Ask Oprah's All-Stars #4' (OWN) special presentation
10:00 - 'Breakout Kings' (A&E) series premiere
10:00 - 'Coming Home' (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 - 'Heavily Ever After: Time to Climb the Stairs' (TLC) special presentation
10:00 - 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' (Bravo) 6th season premiere
10:00 - 'Taking on Tyson' (Animal Planet) series premiere
11:00 - 'Heavily Ever After: Dog Days' (TLC) special presentation

Monday, March 7
8:00 - 'The Event' (NBC) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:00 - 'Too Fat for 15' (Style) 2nd season premiere
8:00 - 'World's Weirdest: Freaks in the Ocean' (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
9:00 - 'Greek' (ABC Family) series finale
9:00 - 'He Loves Me' (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 - 'World's Weirdest: Freaks on Land' (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
10:00 - 'All About Aubrey' (Oxygen) series premiere
10:00 - 'Stargate Universe' (Syfy) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'World's Weirdest: Freaks of the Sky' (National Geographic Wild) special presentation

Tuesday, March 8
7:00 - 'Pitchmen' (Discovery) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Cupcake Wars' (Food) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Dirty Jobs' (Discovery) 7th season finale
10:00 - 'Crimes Against Nature' (National Geographic Wild) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Louis Theroux: Johannesburg' (BBC America) special presentation
10:00 - 'Southland' (TNT) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Tiniest Tween: Kenadie's Story' (TLC) special presentation
10:00 - 'White Collar' (USA) 2nd season finale
11:00 - 'Character Approved: Honoring 12 Cultural Trailblazers' (USA) special presentation

Wednesday, March 9
10:00 - 'Greatest Tank Battles' (Military) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Nothing Personal' (ID) series premiere
10:00 - 'The Real World' (MTV) 25th season premiere

Thursday, March 10
9:00 - 'My Big Redneck Wedding: My Big Redneck Intervention' (CMT) special presentation
9:00 - 'Taxidermy USA' (TLC) special presentation
10:00 - 'Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice' (Animal Planet) special presentation

Friday, March 11
12:00 - 'FBI: Criminal Pursuit' (ID) series premiere
8:00 - 'The Defenders' (CBS) 1st season finale
8:00 - 'Fish Warrior' (National Geographic) 2nd season premiere
9:00 - 'Fatal Attractions' (Animal Planet) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Ask Oprah's All-Stars #5' (OWN) special presentation
10:00 - 'FBI: Criminal Pursuit' (ID) 1st season finale

Saturday, March 12
12:00AM - 'Mash Up' (Comedy Central) special presentation
8:00PM - 'Best Player' (Nickelodeon) special presentation
9:00 - 'Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This [Presented by JC Penney] (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Battle of Los Angeles' (Syfy) special presentation
10:00 - 'An Idiot Abroad' (Science) 1st season finale
11:00 - 'Norm MacDonald: Me Doing Stand-Up' (Comedy Central) special presentation

Sunday, March 13
8:00 - 'Basketball Wives: Reunion' (VH1) special presentation
8:00 - 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2' (ABC Family) special presentation
8:00 - 'Brick City' (Sundance) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Sister Wives' (TLC) 2nd season premiere

Monday, March 14
8:00 - 'The Bachelor' (ABC) 15th season finale
9:00 - 'Wedding Wars' (VH1) series premiere
9:00 - 'Wild Case Files' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
9:30 - 'Outrageous Kid Parties' (TLC) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose' (ABC) special presentation
10:00 - 'Beverly Hills Fabulous' (VH1) series premiere

Tuesday, March 15
8:00 - 'Onion SportsDome' (Comedy Central) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (WE) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'V' (ABC) 2nd season finale
9:30 - 'Pipe Dream' (Golf) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'African Hunting Holiday with Louis Theroux' (BBC America) special presentation
10:00 - 'Detroit 1-8-7' (ABC) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Hard Time' (National Geographic) 1st season finale
10:30 - 'The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump' (Comedy Central) special presentation

Wednesday, March 16
9:00 - 'Nazi Hunters' (National Geographic) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Face Off' (Syfy) 1st season finale
10:30 - 'Storage Wars' (A&E) 2nd season premiere

Thursday, March 17
12:00AM - '6th Annual MTVU Woodie Awards' (MTV) special presentation
7:00PM - 'NCAA Basketball Championship [1st Round] (CBS) special presentation
7:00 - 'Destination Truth: Life from Ireland - The Search for the Banshee Ghost' (Syfy) special presentation
10:00 - 'Bear Woman' (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 - 'Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force' (A&E) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Ultimate Factories' (National Geographic) 1st season finale

Friday, March 18
7:00 - 'NCAA Basketball Championship [1st round]' (CBS) special presentation
8:00 - 'Supernanny' (ABC) series finale
9:00 - 'Flying Wild Alaska' (Discovery) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Confessions: Animal Hoarding' (Animal Planet) 1st season finale

Saturday, March 19
1:00 - 'NCAA Basketball Championship [2nd round] (CBS) special presentation
8:00 - 'Must Love Cats' (Animal Planet) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Time After Time' (Hallmark) special presentation
10:00 - 'The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway' (HBO) special presentation

Sunday, March 20
9:00 - 'Big Love' (HBO) series finale
9:00 - 'My Fair Wedding' (WE) 4th season finale
10:00 - 'Ultimate Cleaners' (TLC) special presentation
11:00 - 'Rich Bride, Poor Bride' (WE) 5th season finale

Monday, March 21
8:00 - 'Dancing with the Stars' (ABC) 12th season premiere
8:00 - 'Inside Nature's Giants: Elephants' (National Geographic Wild) special presentation
8:00 - 'Pretty Little Liars' (ABC Family) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Intervention' (A&E) 10th season finale
9:00 - 'Triangle: Remembering the Fire' (HBO) special presentation
10:00 - 'Rip the Runway' (BET) special presentation
10:00 - 'Skins' (MTV) 1st season finale
10:20 - 'James May's Road Trip' (BBC America) special presentation

Tuesday, March 22
9:00 - 'Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Destination Truth' (Syfy) 4th season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'Big Brian: The Fortune Seller' (TruTV) series premiere
10:00 - 'The Fabulous Beekman Boys' (Planet Green) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Marcel's Quantum Kitchen' (Syfy) series premiere
10:00 - 'Our America with Lisa Ling' (OWN) 1st season finale

Wednesday, March 23
8:00 - 'Campus PD' (G4) 3rd season finale
9:00 - 'Four of a Kind' (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 - 'Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files' (Syfy) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Glamour Belles' (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 - 'Hot in Cleveland' (TV Land) 2nd season mid-season finale
10:30 - 'Retired at 35' (TV Land) 1st season finale

Thursday, March 24
7:00 - 'NCAA Basketball Championship [Regional Semifinal - Double Header] (CBS) special presentation
8:00 - 'Naked Science' (National Geographic) 9th season finale
9:00 - 'Man vs. Wild' (Discovery) 6th season finale
9:00 - 'Selling New York' (HGTV) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Fairly Legal' (USA) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Jersey Shore' (MTV) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Sins and Secrets' (ID) 1st season finale
11:00 - 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger' (MTV) 2nd season premiere

Friday, March 25
12:00AM - 'John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show' (Comedy Central) 2nd season premiere
7:00PM - 'NCAA Basketball Championship [Regional Semifinal - Double Header] (CBS) special presentation
8:00 - 'Fish Warrior' (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
8:00 - 'Shark Tank' (ABC) 2nd season premiere
8:00 - 'The Suite Life on Deck: The Suite Life Movie' (Disney) special presentation
9:00 - 'Beast Hunter' (National Geographic) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Onion News Network' (IFC) 1st season finale

Saturday, March 26
12:00AM - 'Funny or Die Presents' (HBO) 2nd season finale
4:30PM - 'NCAA Basketball Championship [Regional Final - Double Header] (CBS) special presentation
7:30 - 'Candice Tells All' (HGTV) 1st season finale
8:00 - 'Dear Genevieve' (HGTV) 4th season finale
8:00 - 'It's Me or the Dog' (Animal Planet) 3rd season mid-season premiere
8:30 - 'Cash & Cari' (HGTV) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Scream of the Banshee' (Syfy) special presentation
10:00 - 'Greg Giraldo Tribute' (Comedy Central) special presentation

Sunday, March 27
9:00 - 'Alaska State Troopers' (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Californication' (Showtime) 4th season finale
9:00 - 'Mildred Pierce' (HBO) mini-series premiere
10:00 - 'The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump' (Comedy Central) special presentation
10:00 - 'Shameless' (Showtime) 1st season finale

Monday, March 28
8:00 - 'Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas' (OWN) series premiere
8:00 - 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (ABC Family) 3rd season mid-season premiere
9:00 - 'Royal Wedding of a Lifetime: William & Kate, a Love Story' (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 - 'Make It or Break It' (ABC Family) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 - 'Nurse Jackie' (Showtime) 3rd season premiere
10:00 - 'Royal Wedding of a Lifetime: A Tale of Two Princesses' (Lifetime) special presentation
10:30 - 'United States of Tara' (Showtime) 3rd season premiere

Tuesday, March 29
9:00 - 'Breaking Down the Bars' (OWN) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Addicted to Food' (OWN) series premiere
10:00 - 'Body of Proof' (ABC) series premiere
10:00 - 'Modern Monarchy: Dos & Don'ts' (BBC America) special presentation

Wednesday, March 30
9:00 - 'The Ultimate Fighter' (Spike) 13th season premiere
10:00 - 'Coal' (Spike) series premiere
10:00 - 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' (TBS) 7th season premiere

Thursday, March 31
9:00 - 'Mobbed' (FOX) special presentation
9:00 - 'Swamp People' (History) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Bear Woman' (Animal Planet) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Jersey Shore: Reunion Special' (MTV) special presentation

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Norm MacDonald's stand up special will be 4/2, not 3/12

March 07 2011 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Any idea when Chuck is coming back? Looks like "The Event" is stealing its time slot...

March 01 2011 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You have 2 March 25th's.

March 01 2011 at 11:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to born2shop9831's comment

You also skipped the 20th. Every date from 20-25 is wrong.

March 01 2011 at 11:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jason J. Hughes

Thanks! So many numbers...

March 01 2011 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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