- Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated returning shows thanks to data from television tracking app, TV Time.
- Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet,” Starz’s “American Gods,” and The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” all return in March.
March sees the return of some fan-favourite TV shows, including Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet,” starring Drew Barrymore, and The CW’s final season of “Jane the Virgin.”
Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated returning shows thanks to data from television-tracking app TV Time, based on its 13 million global users.
Here are the top five:
5. “Happy!” (Season 2) — Syfy, March 27
Description: “HAPPY! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 79%
What critics said: “At times, it’s almost desperate in its desire to shock, and mistaking insanity for wit. At other times, it’s clever and twisted in ways that could become addictive for the right audience, preferably one at least partially intoxicated.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
4. “Santa Clarita Diet” (Season 3) — Netflix, March 29
Description: “They’re ordinary husband and wife realtors until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 85%
What critics said: “If Santa Clarita Diet is going to succeed with self-awareness, it needs to give Joel and Sheila as many honest, joke-breaking scenes as their daughter (Abby still feels like the only real character on the show), and it needs to amp up the insanity.” – Ben Travers, Indiewire
3. “American Gods” (Season 2) — Starz, March 10
Description:“In Season 2, the battle moves towards crisis point. While Mr. World plots revenge, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 92%
What critics said: “American Gods is a psychedelic spree that looks like it was designed to beat down any attempt to describe it coherently.” – Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
2. “Jane the Virgin” (Season 5) — The CW, March 27
Description:“This has been a year of growth and change for Jane Villanueva as she adapted to her brand new role – as a virgin mother. Totally normal, right? Luckily, she had her mother, Xiomara, and her grandmother, Alba, to lean on, as she struggled to balance graduate school, work, and her son Mateo (aka the cutest kid on the planet). And oh yeah, she was also in a much debated love triangle!”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 4): 100%
What critics said: “One of the striking things about Jane the Virgin is that it is never truly ironic, let alone condescending to its source material. It is a deeply heartfelt production, sweet without being saccharine.” – Emily Nussbaum, New Yorker
1. “Good Girls” (Season 2) — NBC, March 3
Description: “When three suburban mums get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local grocery store. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realise the perfect getaway will be harder than they think.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1):59%
What critics said: “Regrettably, the show can’t live up to what the cast promises.” – Linda Holmes,NPR
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