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Shake off the winter blues with these awesome new shows

Shaun Harrison
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Castle (ABC)

Premieres: Monday, March 9, 10 pm/ET Who's on it: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic What it's about: Murder, he wrote: A mystery novelist consults with the NYPD on particularly baffling crimes.
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Kings (NBC)

Premieres: Sunday, March 15, 8 pm/ET Who's on it: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan What it's about: It's a retelling of the David-and-Goliath story that takes place in a modern-day, although fictional monarchy. David (Egan) is a soldier who, by rescuing the crown prince during wartime, finds his fate intertwined with that of the complicated king (McShane) and his daughter, the princess.
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Better Off Ted (ABC)

Premieres: Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 pm/ET Who's on it: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi What it's about: A single father (Harrington) works to support his family as the head of research and development for Veridian Dynamics, a multinational corporation more concerned with profits than morals. But Ted draws the line when the company wants to begin testing cryogenic freezing… on its own employees.
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In the Motherhood (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, March 26, 8 pm/ET Who's on it: Megan Mullally, Cheryl Hines, Jessica St. Clair, Horatio Sanz What it's about: Based on the web series of the same name, the show focuses on three "everyday mom" archetypes. Rosemary (Mullally) is the irresponsible multiple divorcee raising a teen son, Jane (Hines) is a recently divorced mother of two, and Emily (St. Clair) is the ideal stay-at-home mom raising two small kids in her picture-perfect house.
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Cupid (ABC)

Premieres: Tuesday, March 31, 10 pm/ET Who's on it: Bobby Cannavale, Sarah Paulson What it's about: ABC pulls back its bow for a second attempt at a Jeremy Piven-Paula Marshall show that died a decade ago. Paulson plays Dr. Claire Allen to Cannavale's Trevor Hale, who believes he's been sent to earth by Zeus to spice up people's love lives.
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (HBO)

Premieres: Sunday, March 29, 8 pm/ET Who's on it: Jill Scott, Lucian Msamati, Anika Noni Rose What it's about: Based on the book series of the same name, the series follows the story of Precious Ramotswe (Scott) who sells her late father's cows and moves to Botswana. There she becomes the finest — and only — female private detective. With the help of her mechanic and suitor (Msamati) and secretary (Rose), she sets about solving mysteries and improving people's lives.
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Surviving Suburbia (ABC)

Premieres: Monday, April 6, 9:30 pm/ET Who's on it: Bob Saget, Cynthia Stevenson What it's about: Steve Patterson and his wife and kids have a great life in the suburbs — until they're sued by their brand-new neighbors. Think Desperate Housewives with fewer claws.
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The Unusuals (ABC)

Premieres: Wednesday, April 8, 10 pm/ET Who's on it: Amber Tamblyn, Adam Goldberg, Harold Perrineau What it's about: Everybody has a secret in this cop dramedy that explores a group of NYPD detectives. Tamblyn plays the black sheep of her family, Perrineau is an intensely paranoid investigator, and Goldberg is trying to hide a brain tumor from his colleagues. But together, this group must piece together clues to catch a murderer who is picking off cops, including one of their own.
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Harper's Island (CBS)

Premieres: Thursday, April 9, 10 pm/ET Who's on it: Christopher Gorham, Harry Hamlin, Katie Cassidy What it's about: In this 13-part mystery/horror series, wedding guests on an island in the Pacific Northwest start dying. Because there aren't enough prime-time horror shows. Or any.
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Southland (NBC)

Premieres: Thursday, April 9, 10 pm/ET Who's on it: Michael Cudlitz, Benjamin McKenzie, Regina King What it's about: From ER producer John Wells comes this raw look at the Los Angeles police force, the cops that comprise it and the criminals they apprehend. Seasoned cop John Cooper (Cuditz) takes rookie Ben Sherman (McKenzie) under his wing, but Cooper's techniques leave Sherman second-guessing his career choice.
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Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC)

Premieres: Monday, April 20, 8 pm/ET Who's on it: Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon What it's about: Based on a BBC documentary series and produced by Kudrow, this reality show traces the family trees of celebrities in an effort to personalize history and explore how we all are connected.
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Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Premieres: Thursday, April 9, 8:30 pm/ET Who's on it: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones What it's about: Greg Daniels' (The Office) new mockumentary that looks into the world of local government in Pawnee, Indiana. Leslie Knope (Poehler) is a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department who hopes to advance her career by helping a local nurse (Jones) with a beautification project. But thanks to city codes, angry real estate developers and selfish neighbors, the process is anything but simple.
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The Chopping Block (NBC)

Premieres: Wednesday, March 11, 8 pm/ET Who's on it: British Michelin chef Marco Pierre White What it's about: Eight couples of hopeful restaurateurs work together to operate two restaurants in Manhattan under the watchful eye of White. Each new challenge demonstrates the obstacles that come with opening a restaurant, but the couple that survives will take home $250,000.