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Guide to March 2013 TV premieres, movies and specials

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  • Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) and King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) will get to know each other better in Season 3 of "Game of Thrones."
Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) and King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) will… (HBO )
February 25, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

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)

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