Freeform's March 2018 Programming Press Release By Nirat Anop (February 23, 2018, 7:45 pm)
The Fosters, Shadowhunters, Beyond, Alone Together, Siren, Grown-ish
FREEFORM DIVES INTO PREMIERE OF MERMAID DRAMA ‘SIREN’ ON INTERNATIONAL MERMAID DAY THURSDAY, MARCH 29
FAN FAVORITE SUPERNATURAL SERIES ‘SHADOWHUNTERS’ RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE PREMIERE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Freeform, Disney’s young adult television network, welcomes the new mermaid drama “Siren” and the return of fan-favorite original series “Shadowhunters” in March. Also airing next month is the series finale of the critically acclaimed drama “The Fosters,” and the spring finales of breakout comedies “grown-ish,” “Alone Together,” and paranormal thriller “Beyond.”
In the epic tale of “Siren,” the coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids, is turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc upon the small fishing town.
Season three of “Shadowhunters” kicks off with secrets abound as the Shadowhunters and Downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine’s death. Clary struggles with keeping her secret about Raziel’s wish, while Alec pushes Jace to come clean about whatever Jace and Clary are hiding. Luke must use tough love to keep his secret hidden from Ollie, who is on a warpath for answers. Magnus hides his true feelings about his new position in the Warlock community from Alec.
Additional programming arriving to Freeform this month includes the Freeform premieres of the musical classic “Newsies,” thriller “The Da Vinci Code” starring Tom Hanks, “X-Men: First Class,” and comedies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Hot Rod,” and “Grown Ups.” Freeform is also adding episodes of hit sitcoms “Gilmore Girls,” “The Mindy Project,” “Last Man Standing” and “Reba.”
FREEFORM ORIGINALS (Also available to stream via the Freeform app for connected TV, mobile devices and online.):
“The Fosters” Season 5B – Tuesdays through March 13, 2018
March 6 (8:00 – 9:01 p.m. EST) – Episode 5017 – “Makeover”
Callie speaks on a panel about Ximena’s struggle and realizes she may have a passion for something other than art. Meanwhile, Mariana is torn between two suitors.
March 13 (8:00 – 9:01 p.m. EDT) – Episode 5018 – “Just Say Yes”
In the 100th episode, Brandon and Grace go on a road trip and discover a lot about each other, while Mariana and Emma vie for a competitive internship. Stef and Lena go on a couples retreat to reconnect.
March 13 (9:01 – 10:02 p.m. EDT) – Episode 5019 – “Many Roads”
In the spring finale, it’s graduation day for Callie and Brandon, but after some shocking news, the family wonders whether they will make it to the ceremony.
“Shadowhunters” Season 3 – Tuesdays through May 29, 2018
March 20 (8:00 – 9:01 p.m. EDT) – Episode 3001 – “On Infernal Ground”
In the season three premiere, secrets abound as the Shadowhunters and Downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine’s death.
March 27 (8:00 – 9:01 p.m. EDT) – Episode 3002 – “The Powers That Be”
The Warlocks’ magic is becoming corrupted by a demonic presence while Izzy and Luke try to track down more information on the recent series of possessions.
“grown-ish” Season 1 – Wednesdays through March 28, 2018
March 7 (8:00 – 8:31 p.m. EST) – Episode 1010 – “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp”
Jazz and Sky struggle to hit a dating stride in a college landscape. Meanwhile, Zoey and Luca attempt to buckle down to complete a project.
March 14 (8:00 – 8:31 p.m. EDT) – Episode 1011 – “Safe and Sound”
When Cal U threatens to close Hawkins Hall, Zoey and her crew plan a protest to protect their “safe space.”
March 21 (8:00 – 8:31 p.m. EDT) – Episode 1012 – “Crew Love”
The crew gets ready for Freshman Formal, and Zoey, Aaron and Luca confront their issues with modern-day relationships. Meanwhile, Jazz revels in a new relationship and Ana realizes she’s the tamest of the group in a game of “Never Have I Ever.”
March 28 (8:00 – 8:31 p.m. EDT) – Episode 1013 – “Back & Forth”
Zoey has a big decision to make about her love life, and everyone has an opinion about it.
“Alone Together” Season 1 – Wednesdays through March 21, 2018
March 7 (8:31 – 9:02 p.m. EST) – Episode 1007 – “Sleepover”
Esther throws a sober sleepover party to rekindle friendships she made at a bachelorette party, while Benji tries to move a childhood camp friend out of the friend zone.
March 14 (8:31 – 9:02 p.m. EDT) – Episode 1010 – “Music Video”
Benji is excited when he is given the opportunity to accomplish a goal that dates back to his old ska band days – to make a music video.
March 21 (8:31 – 9:02 p.m. EDT) – Episode 1009 – “Property Management”
While Benji manages his brother Dean’s apartment complex, both Benji and Esther get swept up in the allure of retirement life, until realizing it may not be all it’s cracked up to be. (Guest star Pauley Shore)
“Beyond” Season 2 – Thursdays through March 22, 2018
March 1 (8:00 – 9:01 P.M. EST) – Episode 2007 – “Stir”
Holden and Jeff step up their efforts to learn about Edgar Abbott and uncover more than they bargained for. Willa turns to Luke for help in understanding what’s going on with Holden – leaving Luke conflicted. Charlie begins to comprehend the danger Diego presents and has a tense confrontation with a surprising foe. Meanwhile, Diane and Tom struggle with how to continue their work for Agent Borden. And as part of his new role at Hollow Sky, Yellow Jacket pays a visit to Pastor Ian.
March 8 (8:00 – 9:01 P.M. EST) – Episode 2008 “I Scream, You Scream”
Holden launches a risky plan with assistance from Jeff and Charlie. Luke makes a move to end Hollow Sky’s threat to the Matthews family. Shoemacher uncovers a horrifying scene at Hollow Sky and disagrees with Yellow Jacket about the future of the organization. Pastor Ian makes a desperate plea to Diane, who implores him to do the right thing, while Tom has an unsettling encounter with Diego regarding Holden.
March 15 (8:00 – 9:01 P.M. EDT) – Episode 2009 – “F.G.B.”
Faced with a frightening threat from the Realm, Holden attempts to fix what is broken – getting assistance from an unexpected source. Luke and Willa make a horrifying discovery that has further ramifications than even they understand. Tom and Diane are stunned to realize the depth of what is going on with Holden. And Willa and Luke come face to face with Yellow Jacket.
March 22 (8:00 – 9:01 P.M. EDT) – Episode 2010 – “There’s No Home for You Here”
Diego’s latest attack hits close to the Matthews home, leaving Holden and Charlie to try and explain what is happening to a frantic Tom and Diane. Agent Borden furthers her plan to take down Hollow Sky, while Luke and Willa take drastic steps.
The coastal town of Bristol Cove, once known for being home to mermaids, is turned upside down with the arrival of a mysterious girl.
March 29 (9:01 – 10:02 p.m. EDT) – Episode 1002 – “The Lure”
Ben and crew of The North Star uncover a device emitting a strange sound. Meanwhile, Ryn finds shelter in the home of the local folklore expert.