Mind-bending crime dramas, healthy laughs with Taika Waititi, and truth unraveling documentaries dominate the list of shows coming to you this March on streaming services. Discover why one church is thought to usher in the end times, how much abuse will compel one lady to pass a new bill, and whether the new witch can be trusted?
Here is our list of TV Shows and Movies Coming to HBO Max, Bravo, Starz, Acorn TV, CNBC, CBS, AMC+, PBS, TBS, Discovery+, CW, and NBC.
Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max) – March 3
Taika Waititi and David Jenkins bring to you ‘Our Flag Means Death‘. A period comedy sitcom about ‘Stede Bonnet’, who leaves his comfortable lifestyle behind to chase his dream of becoming a pirate. Stede embarks on this journey with no street skills or know-how of the pirating ways. His ambition takes a turn when he has an encounter with the notorious pirate ‘Blackbeard’.
Based on the life of ‘The Gentlemen Pirate’, Stede Bonnet. The comedy show casts include Rhys Darby (‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’), Taika Waititi (‘JoJo Rabit’), Joel Fry (‘Cruella’) and Kristian Nairn (‘Game of Thrones‘).
Watch ‘Our Flag Means Death’ on HBO Max: HERE
Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs Taffer (Discovery+) – March 3
Two hospitality aficionados go head to head to determine who is a better restaurant rehabilitator. Chef Robert Irvine, host of ‘Restaurant Impossible’ will compete against Entrepreneur and ‘Bar Rescue’ host, Jon Taffe. The pair will mentor local eateries that are struggling business-wise. After a renovation and menu upgrade, they battle to see who did a better job of elevating the restaurant.
The series has been directed by Matthew Hobin, having previously worked on ‘Bizarre Foods’ and ‘Fresh Fried and Crispy’.
Watch ‘Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs Taffer’ on Discovery+: HERE
The Courtship (NBC) – March 6
Described on NBC as “Swiping is out… courting is in!” is its newest show ‘The Courtship.’ A reality show in the style of the 1800s, where one woman will hunt for love. The show will include horse carriage rides, canoe boat rides, traditional balls, and competitive sports, all in the eyes of love!
Nicole Remy will search for love among 16 eligible bachelors.
Watch ‘The Courtship’ on NBC: HERE
Kandi & The Gang (Bravo) – March 6
Kandi Burruss, TV personality and singer, and her husband, TV producer Todd Tucker, invite us to their dysfunctional diner. A food and lifestyle reality show that follows the lives of restaurant employees, their objectives, personalities, and working techniques.
Not only are there flames in the kitchen, but tensions rise high when employees underperform and must be reined in. All under this cloche are their family members attempting to raise the standards already set by the outlet.
Watch ‘Kandi & The Gang’ on Bravo: HERE
Shining Vale: Season 1 (Starz) – March 6
The Phelps family moves into an abandoned house in the small town of Shining Vale in search of a new positive and fresh start. The mother, Patricia, stuck in writer’s block for seven years, looks to move forward and write something new. While attempting to rekindle her relationship with her husband and children, she creates one with a ghost.
This horror-comedy series stars Courteney Cox (‘Friends’), Greg Kinnear (‘As Good As It Gets’), and Mira Sorvino (‘Intruders’). Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear have also previously worked on the hit comedy sitcom ‘Friends‘.
Watch ‘Shining Vale’ on Starz: HERE
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (HBO Max) – March 6
Filmmaker Adam Mckay, (‘Don’t Look Up’, ‘The Big Short’) brings a story for basketball fanatics across the globe. ‘Winning Time‘ will recount the narrative of basketball Hall of Famer Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson’s climb to stardom. The drama series will also follow the growth of the Los Angeles Lakers as one of the NBA’s top teams under owner Gerald Bus.
The story is based on real-life professionals and sports personalities. It casts John C. Reilly portraying Jerry Buss, newcomer Quincy Isaiah as ‘Magic’ Johnson, Jason Clarke playing Jerry West, DeVaughn Nixon playing his father NBA Legend Norm Nixon, Solomon Hughes as former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Hadley Robinson playing Jeanie Buss – the current president of the LA Lakers. ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ will showcase several sporting figures from that era.
It is an adaptation of the book ‘Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s’ by sportswriter Jeff Pearlman.
Watch ‘Winning Time’ on HBO Max: HERE
The Chelsea Detective (Acorn TV) – March 7
Detective Max Arnold teams up with Deputy Commissioner Priya Shamsie to solve perplexing crimes in London on Acorn TV’s upcoming crime drama ‘The Chelsea Detective’. Max Arnold lives a simple lifestyle on his houseboat, as compared to those whose crimes they solve.
Peter Fincham developed and co-wrote this British crime series starring Adrian Scarborough and Sonita Henry.
Watch ‘The Chelsea Detective’ on Acorn TV: HERE
No Retreat: Business Bootcamp (CNBC) – March 8
Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan (Obstacle Racing and Endurance Company), will provide advice and experience to aid organizations in making the difficult decisions required for success.
The show puts business owners through physical and mental hurdles for them to reach their full potential. Joe hopes that by putting a team of office employees through a variety of tasks, they will be able to establish a stronger team when they leave his Bootcamp.
Dr. Lara Pence, Clinical Psychologist and Founder of the ‘LIGHFBOX’ App, and QuHarrison Terry, Growth Marketer and Author of ‘The NFT Handbook,’ will also appear on the reality show. Riverside Farms, Vermont, is the setting for the show.
Watch ‘No Retreat: Business Bootcamp’ on CNBC: HERE
Legacy In The Shadow of Greatness (Discovery+) – March 8
This docuseries will follow the children of some of the most famous athletes. It takes a look at their life, struggles, and difficulties in emulating their family history. Watch Zaire Wade, son of NBA Legend Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat), and Elijah Holyfield, son of former professional boxer Evander Holyfield, as they navigate careers in the same arenas as their parents.
Former NFL and Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Randall Cunningham will be featured with his children Randall Jr. and Vashti Cunningham, as they compete in American Football and the Olympic sports High Jump, respectively.
Watch ‘Legacy In The Shadow of Greatness’ on Discovery+: HERE
The Flash: Season 8 (CW) – March 9
Grant Gustin reprises his role as the superhero Barry Allan/Flash in all-new episodes beginning 9 March. Titled ‘Impulse and Disorder’, the synopsis laid out by CW reads – ‘after returning home from a visit for their parent’s vow renewal, Bart and Nora quickly realize that things are not exactly as they left them. The duo race to repair any fissures in the timeline and restore everything to the way it is supposed to be.’
Based on the popular DC character ‘The Flash’, the series stars Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Brandon McKnight, Danielle Nicolet, and Jesse L. Martin.
Watch ‘The Flash’ on CW: HERE
Survivor: Season 42 (CBS) – March 9
Eighteen contestants will battle it out to become the lone survivor in Season 42 of ‘Survivor‘. They will begin the game in three distinct tribes – Ika, Taku, and Vati. Hosted by Jeff Probst, the ordeals include testing the competitor’s physical and mental abilities in exchange for awards and immunity from elimination. In the promo trailer, the season is described as “the most dangerous version of Survivor ever seen.”
Survivor Season 42 was filmed in the same year as the previous season in Fiji. Erika Casupanan won Survivor Season 41.
Watch ‘Survivor: Season 42’ on CBS: HERE
King Fu: Season 2 (CW) – March 9
In season one, a Chinese American lady drops out of law school and goes on a life-changing expedition to a remote monastery in China. When she returns to America three years later, she begins to use her martial arts talents and Shaolin principles to protect her community.
The first season of Kung Fu ended with Nicky overcoming Zhilan. And instead of destroying it or wielding the Sword of Liang Daiyu herself, she releases Biange back to the earth. The synopsis for season 2 as revealed by CW states – “With the Lunar New Year around the corner, a more confident and grounded Nicky (Olivia Liang) finds herself in a great place in her relationship with Henry (Eddie Liu) and with her family. However, when a break-in at the Shen residence leaves her shaken”
An adaptation of the 1970s series of the same title, it stars Oliva Lang, Kheng Hua Tan, Eddie Liu, and Gavin Stenhouse.
Watch ‘King Fu Season 2’ on CW: HERE
That Dirty Black Bag (AMC+) – March 10
In this modern spaghetti western, righteous Sherriff Arthur McCoy battles bounty hunter Red Bill over a duel lasting eight days. Red Bill is known for beheading bounties and transporting their heads in his dirty black bag. The series depicts bounty hunters, bandits, brutal vendettas, as well as lonely beings driven by strong impulses like faith, love, and retribution.
Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark in the MCU) stars as the incorruptible Sherriff Arthur McCoy, and Douglas Booth (‘The Dirt’) plays Red Bill. The series will also see Travis Fimmel (‘Vikings‘), Aidan Gillen (‘Game Of Thrones‘), Paterson Joseph, Rose Williams, Eugene Brave Rock, and Ivan Shaw. Italian filmmaker Mauro Aragoni is both writer and director of the eight-part series. The shooting took place in Italy, Spain, and Morocco.
Watch ‘That Dirty Black Bag’ on AMC+: HERE
Charmed: Season 4 (CW) – March 11
A reboot of the original ‘Charmed’ series that ran in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The latest version stars Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery in leading roles.
In season four, they must continue their lives while dealing with Macy’s death. With new evil lurking in the shadows and the appearance of another witch, how will these sisters fare?
Watch ‘Charmed: Season 4’ on CW: HERE
Phoenix Rising: Part 1 & 2 (HBO Max) – March 15
A documentary series that follows Evan Rachel Wood’s journey to becoming an activist for women who are victims of abuse and domestic violence. In the series, she has boldly touched upon her abusive relationship with singer and songwriter Marilyn Manson, while working on legislation to implement the Phoenix Act.
The Phoenix Act is a non-profit organization that organizes and passes legislation around the country to break the cycle of domestic abuse. Amy Berg directed the documentary.
Watch Phoenix Rising on HBO Max: HERE
Sanditon: Season 2 (PBS) – March 20
The second season of ‘Sanditon,’ a British historical drama television series, returns this March. In the season one finale, Sidney and Charlotte confessed their love for each other. However, Sidney informs Charlotte that in order to salvage the Sanditon project, he intends to marry Eliza Campion.
Charlotte Heywood will return to ‘Sanditon‘ in Season 2 as the village’s fame grows and new love interests develop. Its cast list includes Rose Williams, Theo James, Rosie Graham, and Crystal Clarke. The series is based on an unfinished manuscript by novelist Jane Austen written in 1817.
Watch ‘Sanditon: Season 2’ on PBS: HERE
Riverdale: Season 5 (CW) – March 21
‘Riverdale‘ is based on the Archie Comics characters that take place in the fictional town of Riverdale with a dark twist. The trailer picks up soon after an explosion left by ‘Hiram Lodge’, blowing away Archie’s house.
The popular show includes comic book characters played by actors KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Cole Sprouse.
Watch ‘Riverdale: Season 5’ on CW: HERE
Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed (Discovery+) – March 24
Former Hillsong members speak up about the abuse they experienced in a scandalous expose of the organization. It will focus on interviews with current members of the Church as well as the cover-ups that were carried out. Rainin Karim will also appear; she previously revealed her affair with Hillsong’s pastor and former leader, Chris Lentz.
Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber and American professional basketball player Kevin Durant are well-known followers of the Hillsong Church. The Church had previously been covered by the Australian Channel 60 Minutes for alleged claims of sex abuse coverups.
Watch ‘Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed’ on Discovery+: HERE
Rat in the Kitchen (TBS)- March 31
‘Rat in the Kitchen‘ is a cooking competition in which contestants must not only pay attention to their recipe books but also keep an eye on their rivals. The cook-off will see a blend of seasoned and amateur cooks competing for a cash prize across multiple cooking challenges. Unbeknownst to the participants, one of the six hopefuls, dubbed the ‘Rat,’ is determined to damage the meals cooked.
Natasha Leggero, a comedian and actress, collaborates with renowned chef Ludo Lefebvre as host and judge, respectively.
Watch ‘Rat in the Kitchen’ on TBS: HERE