Westworld returns to HBO and more news

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Evan Rachel Wood in "Westworld"

By Rick Gables

The Emmy® winning drama series Westworld returns to HBO for its eight-episode third season on Sunday, March 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. As fans of the series know, this is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artifi cial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. Returning cast members include Evan Rachel Wood, Emmy® winner Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Simon Quarterman and Rodrigo Santoro. The returning drama will include eight new cast members, as well.

Oprah Winfrey Network’s popular drama If Loving You Is Wrong will premiere its fifth and final season on Tuesday, March 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Tyler Perry’s seductive series chronicles the lives of friends and frenemies that love and live in the same neighborhood. The final season promises to be explosive and sexier than ever before while revealing some long-awaited answers to viewers’ burning questions. Life-changing catastrophes will leave the town reeling and changed forever.

Freeform’s new drama series Motherland: Fort Salem will premiere on Wednesday, March 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The ten-episode, one-hour drama is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fi ght for their country. The series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons. The series stars Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney and Lyne Renee.

National Geographic Channel will premiere the new season of Cosmos: Possible Worlds on Monday, March 9, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series presents a triumphant voyage through humanity’s past and present, while mapping a hopeful vision for the future. The team providing this scientific perspective includes Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, Jason Clark and Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In the season premiere, Neil takes us on a cosmic adventure from the ancient heretic who opened our way to the stars to billions of years in the future.