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4 New TV Shows Debuting This Month That We Really Want To Watch

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There's too much good TV already to possibly keep up with, but we try anyway—bingeing or DVR-ing and TiVo-ing until our recorders hit capacity. This month's no different with a whole new slate of offerings. Here are four new shows in March that are piquing our interest, and we're willing to give a shot.... 'Hap and Leonard' on SundanceTV, Wednesday, March 2

Hap & Leonard is a new SundanceTV original series premiering tonight at 10/9c. Set in the 1980s, this bit of “swamp noir” mixes crime and dark comedy. Based on novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-episode caper series features “two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz.” Best reason for tuning in and checking it out? The cast: James Purefoy (The Following) and Michael K. Williams (The Wire) are the two titular characters and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) stars as Purefoy’s ex.

'Underground' on WGN America: Wednesday, March 9

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Underground is WGN America’s latest offering that debuts on Wednesday, March 9 at 10/9c. The historical drama (set for 10 episodes) focuses on the Underground Railroad and a group of slaves who are planning a 600-mile route to freedom from a Georgia plantation. Aided by abolitionists along the way, the slaves try to outrun the men who are determined to bring them back. The show has some serious star power behind the scenes with John Legend and Akiva Goldsmith (writer of A Beautiful Mind, Batman Forever, I, Robot) among the creators and executive producers (with Misha Green and Joe Pokaski). The cast includes the awesome Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood, Friday Night Lights), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) and Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU).

'The Catch' on ABC, Thursday, March 24

The Catch is one of ABC’s latest offerings that premieres on March 24 at 10/9c. Created by Jennifer Schuur (Hannibal producer), the series stars Mireille Enos (The Killing) as LA’s top private investigator. Her fiancé (Peter Krause, Parenthood) cons her out of millions and disappears, so Alice goes on a private mission for payback. We know the show’s premise begs the question, “if she were that great of a private investigator...then how’d she get duped?” but we’ll check it out anyway—it’s from ShondaLand and Enos was mesmerizing to watch in The Killing’s broken Det. Linden.

'The Path' on Hulu, March 30

And finally, launching on Hulu on March 30 is The Path, a show we’ve been looking forward to for a while now. The series focuses on Meyerism, a cult-like organization led by Hugh Dancy (Hannibal) and a family—led by Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Michelle Monaghan as a husband and wife—in the cult. He’s having a crisis of faith, while she rises among the ranks. But come on...Paul and Dancy together? Count us in.