The second weekend of the NCAA Basketball tournament takes place this week with the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, but hoops fans will also want to keep an eye on the streaking Miami Heat. Meanwhile, some sci fi / fantasy favorites are highlights thanks to their seasonal return or departure this week, but we’d also give new series like BBC America’s Orphan Black a chance in between sessions of Bioshock: Infinite. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.
Doctor Who is back, now featuring actress Jenna-Louise Coleman as companion Clara Oswald for the next half season. There’s a preview trailer embedded after the break, and the BBC has a rundown of the first four episodes right here.
(March 30th, BBC America, 8PM)
The Walking Dead
This season of everyone’s favorite zombie series is finally ready to wrap up with what we expect will be an epic showdown between the prison residents and Woodbury. Last season’s finale certainly met our expectations in terms of action, we’ll see if it can repeat or even top that effort this time around.
(March 31st, AMC, 9PM)
Game of Thrones
Winter is… still coming. Game of Thrones is back for season three and there is an appropriate amount of backstabbing, intrigue, violence and dragons to go around. By now we know what to expect from the lands of Westeros, if you need to be filled in check after the break for a recap of the last two seasons.
(March 31st, HBO, 9PM)
Must See HDTV (March 25th – 31st)