James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of Avatar and Titanic, is seen at the National Geographic headquarters building in Washington. *AFP photo/Zeitvogel
James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of Avatar and Titanic, is seen at the National Geographic headquarters building in Washington. *AFP photo/Zeitvogel

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 14: It’s time for the return of some of the most popular series on cable.

There are also some amazing specials coming up that will take you underwater and up to the frozen North Pole.

Fairly Legal — season premiere, Friday, March 16, at 10pm on USA.

This highly successful series is back for another run.

Kate Reed, played by Sarah Shahi, once an attorney at her family’s San Francisco law firm, takes on a new career as a mediator.

A natural when it comes to dispute resolution, she has a much more difficult time with conflicts in her own life.

Some tough and unconventional cases await her this season.

Frozen Planet – series premiere, Sunday, March 18 at 10pm on Discovery Channel

Among Discovery’s epic new shows this season is Frozen Planet, a seven-episode documentary series, co-produced by the BBC and narrated by Alec Baldwin.

In it, viewers will be treated to an in-depth look at parts of the world that are rarely ever seen, the vast, untouched polar regions.

Think it’s just a bunch of snow and ice?

You’ll be amazed at the life, colour and variety revealed by this landmark series.

Mad Men — two-hour, season-five premiere, Sunday, March 25, at 10pm on AMC.

This four-time Emmy-winning series has been a hit for four seasons.

It depicts the fascinating world of Madison Avenue, the heart of New York City’s advertising industry, in the 1960s.

The characters are ruthlessly competitive, and the art of the sell is the only thing that matters.

The launch of this fifth season has been slow in coming.

In fact, 16 months have passed since season four. While that kind of vacuum could spell doom for most shows, Mad Men has a large loyal fan base just waiting for it to return.

Game of Thrones – season premiere, Sunday, April 1, at 10pm on HBO.

Another Emmy Award-winner, this fantasy drama based on the best-selling novels by George R. R. Martin is also coming back.

Peter Dinklage picked up his Emmy for best supporting actor in the series, whose latest 10-episode season was filmed at locations in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Watch as kings, queens, knights and renegades battle it out for the Iron Throne.

Monster Man – new reality series on Wednesday evenings on SyFy.

Did you ever wonder how they create those frightening monsters you see in horror films? 

This new reality show will treat you to a behind-the-scenes look at how one of Hollywood’s most respected monster prop guys, Cleve Hall, scares the daylights out of us.

Monster Man debuts on Thursday, March 15 at midnight, and airs thereafter on Wednesdays at 11pm.

Hotel Impossible debuts on April 9, at 11pm, on Travel Channel.

In this new reality series, host Anthony Melchiorri will reveal his secrets.

He’s a hotel “fixer-upper” who can turn a South Beach dump into a high-end boutique hotel in such a short time it will make your head spin.

Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron – special presentation, on Sunday April 8 at 9pm, on National Geographic.

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and Titanic Oscar winner James Cameron hosts this exciting new two-hour special that marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.

The show has been described as the “ultimate cold-case investigation into the tragedy”.

It brings together the world’s foremost Titanic experts to try to explain why the unsinkable ship went down in April 1912.

Save the Titanic, With Bob Ballard, Monday, April 9, at 11pm, on National Geographic.

Stay on the theme and tune in as Bob Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic’s final resting place, travels to Ireland to meet some of the men who helped build the ship.

Find out how the remains of the once-great ocean liner are under threat from looters, among other lurking dangers.