Pretty Little Liars returns to Freeform and more network news

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Frankie Faison and Lorraine Toussaint in The Village

By Rick Gables

NBC to premiere its new series The Village on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows an incredible group of people dwelling in the same Brooklyn apartment building. While these characters are not related by blood, they have become an unlikely family. As each resident grapples with their own personal struggle, their neighbors come together to support them and the show gives true meaning to the phrase “family is where you find it.” The cast includes Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien.

Freeform will expand the universe of Pretty Little Liars with its 10-episode series Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, premiering Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The new series features returning fan favorites Sasha Pieterse as Alison and Janel Parrish as Mona and starring Sofia Carson as Ava. In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi. Like its predecessor, Pretty Little Liars, The Perfectionists is also based on a popular book series penned by Sara Shepard.

CBS will premiere its new competition series Million Dollar Mile on Wednesday, March 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In this unprecedented television event series, contestants have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the Million Dollar Mile. Standing in their way is the most challenging course ever designed and a group of elite athletes with one mission: to stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs. Tim Tebow, former college football champion and NFL quarter-back, serves as host of the high-stakes physical competition series. Matt Smith, the voice of the L.A. Chargers play-by-play, and Maria Taylor, ESPN host and reporter, serve as commentators.

The CW will premiere its final season of the critically-acclaimed series Jane the Virgin on Wednesday, March 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Gina Rodriguez, this is a popular telenovela where surprises come at us fast and furious. Whether it’s Jane falling back in love with her baby-by-accidental-insemination-daddy, Rafael (Justin Baldoni), or publishing her first book. Then there’s the matriarch Alba (Ivonne Coll), who began dating again, became sexually liberated, became an American citizen (at last!), and got married! Time to learn what’s in store during the final season.