March marks the beginning of network TV’s traditional “midseason,” when failed fall shows have made their exits and replacements are ready to go. Of special note:
“Bates Motel,” 10 p.m. Monday, A&E. A “Psycho” prequel starring Freddie Highmore as young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother.
“Top of the Lake,” Monday, Sundance: Jane Campion directed this six-hour miniseries in which a young police detective (Elisabeth Moss of “Mad Men”) investigates a 12-year-old’s disappearance.
“Phil Spector,” 9 p.m. March 24, HBO: Al Pacino stars as the music producer, accused of murdering a young woman, in a docudrama with Helen Mirren as his attorney.
“Game of Thrones,” 9 p.m. March 31, HBO: Season Three of the epic action-fantasy.
“Masterpiece: Mr. Selfridge,” 9 p.m. March 31, PBS: Jeremy Piven stars as a brash American who teaches the British about merchandising in 1909 London in a 10-part historical drama.
“Hannibal,” 10 p.m. April 4, NBC: Bryan Fuller takes on the story of a young FBI profiler (Hugh Dancy) who seeks help from a famed psychiatrist named Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).
“Mad Men,” 9 p.m. April 7, AMC: Season Six begins.
“The Moment,” 10 p.m. April 11 on USA: Kurt Warner hosts a series giving people a second chance to pursue their dream careers.
“Da Vinci’s Demons,” 10 p.m. April 12, Starz: A new series with Tom Riley.
“Defiance,” 9 p.m. April 15, Syfy: In a post-apocalyptic place that used to be America, a frontier town rises.
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