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“Lone Wolf With Cub 3,” premiers on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Saturday at 7 p.m. The third season of the series which chronicles the story of Ogami Itto, the Shogun’s executioner. He sets off with his son as assassins for hire until he finds vengeance upon his mortal enemy Yagyu Retsudo and the entire Yagyu clan.
“Partners 14,” premiers Thursday, March 12 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Friday at 1 p.m.
The 14th season of this popular detective series — Detective Ukyo Sugishita, has great insight and cunning skills. His partner, Toru Kai, is strong-minded and rough and he is an excellent observer. Together they solve many mysterious crimes.
“Oyaji no Senaka,“ premiers Sunday, March 15 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Monday at noon.
A ten-part collective drama by different scriptwriters, focused on the theme of fathers and their children.
“Iryu,“ premiers Sunday, March 15 at 9 p.m.; repeats on Monday at 1 pm.
A prodigal surgeon, exiled from the medical field is recruited by an assistant professor who wishes to use his skills to complete her thesis on a procedure to promote herself politically. Her ultimate goal is to change the corruption in the Japanese medical system. He accepts and begins recruiting a team skilled enough for the surgery.
“I Will Not Work Overtime!“ premiers Monday, March 23 at 8 p.m.; repeats Tuesday at 1 p.m.
The director at WEB Productions Company, Yui Higashiyama, loathes working overtime due to her bad experiences with a workaholic father and fiancé. She tries to be efficient and never works overtime, but her peaceful days begin to change after a new department head arrives at work.
“Kirin ga Kuru,” Tuesday, at 8 p.m.; repeats on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
This Taiga Drama is based on the life of Akechi Mitsuhide. He was a samurai and general who lived during the Sengoku period of feudal Japan. Mitsuhide was a strategic general under Oda Nobunaga and became famous for his rebellion against Nobunaga in 1582, which lead to Nobunaga’s death at Honno-ji Temple.
“Behind the Noren 4,” Saturday at 8 p.m.
The family drama “Behind the Noren” continues. Naoko has overcome a variety of handicaps to become the innkeeper of Kaguraya and strong enough to voice her opinions to her mother-in-law, Shino. Naoko wants to prove that anyone can become an innkeeper if they have the drive and true desire to be hospitable to guests. She ultimately hires a cheerful yet dull-witted and sloppy apprentice as a trainee, which causes a commotion at Kaguraya.
“When I Need You,“ Sunday at 6 p.m.
Cecilia grew up believing in love, but her father’s betrayal of her mother left her disenchanted. Her faith in love is restored when she meets Leandro, but in time, he also betrays her for another woman. Cecilia raises two daughters on her own until Leandro reappears in her life eight years later. Now financially successful, Leandro wants to be part of their lives again, and vows to support his family. Although her daughters are willing to welcome their father back into their lives, Cecilia is not ready to forgive. Will she ever accept Leandro back?
“Once Upon a Kiss,“ Monday through Friday, 4 p.m.
Aurora and Eric were both raised in poor families. Together they dreamed of having a better life together. Eric gave up his love for Aurora to pursue Giselle, the daughter of a wealthy family while heartbroken Aurora later marries Jimmy, Eric’s best friend. Eric and Giselle have a boy named Prince, while Aurora and Jimmy have a daughter named Ella. Although their families are mortal enemies, Prince and Ella become childhood friends and fall in love. Can Prince and Ella’s love last or are they doomed to repeat the same history as their parents?
“You’re My Home,” Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Fontanilla Family’s simple happy life begins to unravel when the parents become involved in bringing an unsolved homicide case to justice. With little time to devote to their children, many responsibilities fall on their young daughter, Grace. One day, Grace rebels, leaving her youngest brother, Vince, with no supervision. When the parents return home, Vince is missing. Will this be the catalyst that brings the family back together?
“Beautiful Strangers,“ Saturdays at 6 p.m.; repeats on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Kristine befriends a homeless girl named Leah, only to learn that her real name is Joyce and she was sexually abused by her father. Eventually, the truth comes out.Will their friendship be able to withstand the reality?
“Kuru Kuru Japan,” Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Delicious foods of Japan. Cultured salmon in Tottori, bonito cuisine in Kagoshima and more!
“Soko ga Japan,” Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.; repeats on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at noon.
This series, which replaces “Soko ga Shiritai,” takes you on a journey through Japan, highlighting foods and places that define Japan.