Save the Dates: March Premieres and Finales!

Oh, you’re not out of the DVR-programming woods yet. On the heels of the 70-plus season/series premieres and finales that January and February brought us, TVLine presents this handy calendar of key March dates, including the latest batches of Mad Men and Army Wives, the final season of In Plain Sight, the return of Community and CSI: NY, and the debuts of newbies such as NBC’s Awake (read our review) and ABC’s Missing.

 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Axed? What’s on the Bubble?

Premieres are denoted in BOLDClick the thumbnail calendar below, and save the dates!

Preemptive P.S.
 My calendar-making skills are not infallible, so if you spot something that is (theoretically) missing, drop a polite note in Comments and I will (possibly/eventually) make updates as warranted (especially if I’m on an M&Ms high).

P.S. No. 2: The tinted box in the lower right corner offers a peek at some April 2012 dates, including the season premieres for The Killing and Game of Thrones and the finales of One Tree Hill and Ringer.

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  1. Nick says:

    The HBO website says “Girls” premiers April 15, not March 15 – confirm?

  2. ToniMarie says:

    how will dates be affected by the NASCAR race vis a vis House and Alcatraz?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      ALCATRAZ and HOUSE finale dates are set for March 26 and May 21, respectively.

    • jenna says:

      i’m confused, is there a reason why Alcatraz is ending so early? It just started last month!

      • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

        It has always been working off of just a 12-episode order.

        • Balaji K says:

          I think Alcatraz has a 13 episode order.
          March 5 – Ep 8 & 9
          March 12 – Ep 10
          March 19 – Ep 11
          March 26 – Ep 12 & 13

          • Tori says:

            From everything I have read it goes like this
            1-01 16/Jan/12 Pilot
            1-02 16/Jan/12 Ernest Cobb
            1-03 23/Jan/12 Kit Nelson
            1-04 30/Jan/12 Cal Sweeney
            1-05 06/Feb/12 Guy Hastings
            1-06 13/Feb/12 Paxton Petty
            1-07 20/Feb/12 Johnny McKee
            1-08 28/Feb/12 Clarence Montgomery
            1-09 05/Mar/12 The Ames Brothers
            1-10 05/Mar/12 Sonny Burnett
            1-11 19/Mar/12 Webb Porter
            1-12 26/Mar/12 Garrett Stillman
            With 108 that the US didn’t see because of Nascar. And they have pushed back, will are out of order. The week of 3/5 they are showing episodes 109 and 110 then NEXT week showing 108.

    • cndwelch says:

      I was wondering the same thing about Nascar pre-empting House & Alcatraz. I know in the DFW area Fox is going to re-air Alcatraz at 10pm (central) on Saturday. Not sure about House.

  3. Briana says:

    What about the Walking Dead Finale? Last weeks episode said there were only a few new ones left for season 2.

  4. Rose says:

    Pretty Little Liars finale is March 19.

  5. Dana says:

    When is “Touch” starting in its regular slot?

  6. Julia says:

    Isn’t the Ringer season finale coming up? Also what about Nurse Jackie?

  7. Ram510 says:

    The Lying Game Finale March 4
    Rules of Engagement March 29

  8. Sonja says:

    What about the Lying Game finale and the Switched at Birth finale?

  9. Ed says:

    Can’t believe The Lying Game finale is next week already. Matt, have you heard anything at all about a possible Season 2 pick up? What are the odds?

  10. Anon says:

    THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE SECRET CIRCLE both come back for their Spring Premieres on March. 15th at 8PM and 9PM respectively on the CW.

  11. Andi says:

    I believe SyFy announced Eureka’s season 5 premiere as April 16th, worth noting since it’s far earlier then it usually is. :)

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Yeah, the “April” box is merely icing on the cake, an added flourish, noting a few “select” dates. It is by no means all-encompassing. But check back on March 31 for the April calendar!

  12. Kate says:

    Isn’t the Finder’s finale supposed to air on March 29 ?

  13. Lisa says:

    Bones comes back on April 5th not 2nd.

  14. lulu says:

    CBS website says The Gifted Man season finale is this Friday 3/2/12.

  15. Katie says:

    Won’t New Girl be coming back on March 6th at 9 on FOX?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Not here to denote every single “return.” FRINGE is an exception since it’s very much on the bubble and this mini-hiatus was just sprung on fans.

      • Katie says:

        I’m sorry, I only mentioned it because for some reason I thought it was coming back in a different time slot, but it’s usually on at 9 anyway and Raising Hope’s the only one shifting. My bad!

  16. Daniel says:

    I believe House returns 4/2 at 9:00 PM

  17. Tracy says:

    I’d just like to say to Matt – Wow. Good job keeping up with everyone and responding and I super appreciate the calendar!

  18. Annie says:

    What about ANTM? Isn’t the new ‘cycle’ of that starting in early March sometime?

  19. Karin says:

    What about that show with James van der Beek? Look out for the B**** in apartment something or other? (Title is too freaking long!)

  20. Jess says:

    So excited for… GAME OF THRONES!!! Might check out more of Awake (interesting pilot) and pretty intrigued by Veep, but mostly excited about GoT!!! Can’t wait for March 6th when season 1 comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray!

  21. Holly says:

    Yay for the return of Mad Men and The Killing!

  22. ck says:

    What about the season finale of Spartacus?

  23. kevin says:

    Planning on watching TOUCH On Demand. Can’t wait for the long awaited return of both COMMUNITY & MAD MEN.

  24. Katrinka says:

    Is the Southland season finale in March?

  25. Amber says:

    A 2-hour Mad Men season premiere? oooohhhh, that is a delicious amount of Don Draper. March will be the best month of the year between Mad Men and Community’s returns.

  26. Angela says:

    Still can’t stop smiling each time I see note of “Community” returning. Two weeks to go!

  27. LISA08 says:

    Such a crime that In Plain Sight is getting the shaft. One of the sharpest, wittiest lead characters and a great mystery back story with her father. A micro-season is not going to satisfy me! Please, somebody save this show!!!! We want more Mary and Marshall Marshall!

    • dq18 says:

      Was sad to se “Final Season” plastered across the return date promo, myself. I worried with the whole baby thing that maybe they were gearing up for an early endgame with this show. I hope they tie up some of the loose ends, I loved Mary’s crazy family and history and was hoping to learn more of Marshall’s since we’ve really only seen snipits.

  28. Bill H says:

    Any word about ABC’s Detroit 187? Is it coming back? When?

  29. Balaji K says:

    March 4 – Napolean Dynamite
    March 9 – Star Wars The Clone Wars
    March 12 – The Bachelor
    March 20 – The River, Southland
    March 25 – Luck
    March 27 – Top Gear US
    March 28 – Are you there, Chelsea?
    March 30 – Spartacus
    March 9 – Ultimate Fighter
    March 25- Make it Or Break it

  30. aleksalynn says:

    Spartacus ends at the end of March? Lame!!

  31. MAs says:

    Just 6 episodes of Psych? Is that normal and it is just the timing of those episodes seems odd?

    • Balaji K says:

      The first 9 episodes of the sixth season of Psych aired in the fall, the remaining 7 episodes resumed on Feb 29. So, there are totally 16 episodes in this season.

  32. Ajdrey says:

    Matt, can you confirm when will Castle return? Some say March 19th, others say March 26th.

  33. Elle says:

    Why do you have listed when Fringe returns?