Liu Cixin’s well-regarded sci-fi novel “3 Body Problem” (Netflix, streaming) is in good hands in this series adaptation, coming in part from David Benioff and D.B. Weis of “Game of Thrones” fame, with Alexander Woo with “True Blood” that carefully tells the story of a sudden break in the laws of science that can be traced to a secret program from China in the 1960s. The international cast includes Benedict Wong, Jonathan Pryce and Rosalind Chao.

Like “Abbott Elementary,” the new comedy “Diarra from Detroit” (BET+, streaming) works because it’s the vision of one woman, who also stars, Diarra Kilpatrick. She plays a divorced school teacher who is so curious about the online date who ghosted her, she becomes an amateur detective. The cast includes morris Chestnut, Phylicia Rashad and Dominique Perry.  

March Madness begins in earnest. First round play in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with Michigan State vs. Mississippi State (CBS, 12:15 p.m.), Duquesne vs.  BYU (truTV, 12:40 p.m.), Akron vs. Creighton (TNT, 1:30 p.m.), Long Beach State vs. Arizona (TBS, 2 p.m.), Wagner vs. North Carolina (ZcBS, 2:45 p.m.), Morehead State vs.  Illinois (truTV, 3:10 p.m.), Oregon vs. South Carolina (TNT, 4 p.m.), Nevada vs. Dayton (TBS, 4:30 p.m.), Colorado State vs. Texas (TNT, 6:50 p.m.), Oakland vs. Kentucky (CBS, 7:10 p.m.), McNeese vs. Gonzaga (TBS, 7:25 p.m.), South Dakota State vs. Iowa State (truTV, 7:35 p.m.), Saint Peter’s vs. Tennessee (TNT, 9:20 p.m.), NC State vs. Texas Tech (CBS, 9:40 p.m.), Samford vs. Kansas (TBS, 9:55 p.m.) and Drake vs. Washington State (truTV, 10:05 p.m.). 

Let’s play two: The second and concluding game in the series of Dodgers at San Diego (ESPN, 6 a.m.) from Seoul that begins the baseball season is played early, really early. 

Jake Gyllenhaal takes the role Patrick Swayze once had in a remake of the old “Road House” (Prime Video, streaming), playing a bouncer in the Florida Keys. Billy Magnussen, Daniela Melchior and Jessica Williams 

Toby Jones and David Morrissey star in “The Long Shadow” (Sundance Now, AMC+, streaming), a crime drama about the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper in 1970s. 

The new series “House Hunters; All Stars” (HGTV, 8 p.m.) involves house hunting but no recognizable stars. It accompanies a new season of “Down Home Fab” (HGTV, 9 p.m.). 

“Law & Order” (NBC, 8 p.m.) investigates the death of a comedian on a subway; “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 9 p.m.) responds to a possible hate crime; “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (NBC, 10 p.m.) tries to bring a case to its jurisdiction. 

Another challenging call comes into “Station 19” (ABC, 10 p.m.). 

Some women question whether they should leave on “Farmer Wants a Wife” (Fox, 9 p.m.). 

“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 9 p.m.), Bailey cracks down on the interns. 

Mark has a near death experience in the first of two episodes of “Son of a Critch” (CW, 9 p.m.). 

“Next Level Chef” (Fox, 8 p.m.) tries to re-invent the pizza. 

The whole cruise disaster thing isn’t quite over on “9-1-1” (ABC, 8 p.m.). 

“Summer House” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) is shocked by Lindsay’s confession about Carl. 

Gator season hits its final week for “Swamp People” (History, 8 p.m.). 

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” (MTV, 8 p.m.) leaves Las Vegas to get back to the Jersey shore. 

The persistence of the Mayans is considered on “The Rise and Fall of the Maya” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.). 

“Hudson & Rex” (UPtv, 8 p.m.) try to crack a fraud scheme. 

A divorce tour brings the women to Atlanta on “Bold & Bougie” (WEtv, 9 p.m.). 

Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to director Norman Jewison, who died in January at 97, with “The Thomas Crown Affair” (8 p.m.), “In the Heat of the Night” (10 p.m.), “Moonstruck” (midnight), “Fiddler on the Roof” (2 a.m.) and “The Cincinnati Kid” (5:15 a.m.). 

During the day are films featuring British actor Richard Johnson, with “Cairo” (6:45 a.m.), “Never So Few” (8:45 a.m.), “Operation Crossbow” (11 a.m.), “Khartoum” (1:15 p.m.), “The Fifth Day of Peace” (3:45 p.m.), and “The Haunting” (5:45 p.m.). 

Basketball includes New Orleans at Orlando (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Atlanta at Phoenix (NBA, 10:30 p.m.). 

Hockey has Nashville at Florida (Hulu, 7:30 p.m.) and Seattle at Vegas (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.). 

The NCAA women’s basketball championships begin, with first round games that include Arizona vs. Auburn (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and UT Martin vs. Holy Cross (ESPN2, 9 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Gail Simmons. The View: Gisele Bundchen, Stormy Daniels, Sarah Gibson. Drew Barrymore: Deborah Norville, Simu Liu, Kristina Zias.  Kelly Clarkson: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hannah Love Lanier. Jennifer Hudson: Toni Braxton, Cedric the Entertainer, Melissa Benoist, Carla Gugino, Natasha Behnam, Christina Elmore. Tamron Hall: Nicole Eggert, Don Lemon, Marsha Warfield. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Matt Damon, Danielle Pinnock (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Regina King, William Shatner, Dasha. Jimmy Fallon: Gisele Bundchen, Wayne Brady, Mary Beth Barone. Seth Meyers: Alex Wagner, J. Smith-Cameron, Baby Tate (rerun). Taylor Tomlinson: Suzi Barrett, Matt Walsh, Vanessa Gonzalez (rerun). Daily Show: Steven Levitsky, Jon Stewart (rerun).