May TV Calendar: New and Returning Shows

by IMDb-Editors | created - 01 May 2019 | updated - 01 May 2019 | Public

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1. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 11,729

Premieres Wednesday, May 1 on Netflix

2. Munafik 2 (2018)

104 min | Horror

Haunted by terrifying visions, a Muslim healer finds his faith tested when he helps a woman locked in battle, body and soul, with a diabolical leader.

Director: Syamsul Yusof | Stars: Syamsul Yusof, Maya Karin, Nasir Bilal Khan, Fizz Fairuz

Votes: 1,540

Premieres Wednesday, May 1 on Netflix

3. iZombie (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.

Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley

Votes: 61,610

Premieres Thursday, May 2 on Netflix

4. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Simone Biles, Scott Blackmun, Richard Blumenthal, Aimee Boorman

Votes: 2,430

Premieres Friday, May 3 on HBO

5. Dead to Me (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler

Votes: 60,023

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

6. Despite Everything (2019)

TV-MA | 78 min | Comedy

4 quite different sisters, all with their own little secrets, attend their mom's funeral in Madrid. The will reveals that their dad is not their biological dad and they are sent on a quest together for their bio dads.

Director: Gabriela Tagliavini | Stars: Blanca Suárez, Macarena García, Amaia Salamanca, Belén Cuesta

Votes: 4,372

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

7. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 83,101

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

8. Into the Dark (2018– )

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A horror anthology series with each episode inspired by a holiday.

Stars: Aurora Perrineau, Diane Sellers, Dylan Arnold, Katie Wilson

Votes: 3,957

"All That We Destroy" premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

9. The Last Summer (2019)

TV-14 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.

Director: William Bindley | Stars: K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, Norman Johnson Jr., Jacob Latimore

Votes: 11,789

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

10. True and the Rainbow Kingdom (2017– )

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Fearless eight-year old guardian True uses wishes from the Wishing Tree to help protect the citizens of the colorful land of the Rainbow Kingdom.

Stars: Michela Luci, Nicolas Aqui, Jamie Watson, Eric Peterson

Votes: 380

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

11. Tuca & Bertie (2019)

TV-MA | 26 min | Animation, Comedy

The story of two 30-year old bird women who live in the same apartment building.

Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Nicole Byer

Votes: 5,351

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

12. Undercover (2019– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Inspired by real events, undercover agents infiltrate a drug kingpin's operation by posing as a couple at the campground where he spends his weekends.

Stars: Tom Waes, Frank Lammers, Manou Kersting, Anna Drijver

Votes: 12,233

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Netflix

13. Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (2013– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld

Stars: Matt Servitto, Henry Zebrowski, Craig Rowin, Hunter Womack

Votes: 2,034

Premieres Friday, May 3 on Adult Swim

14. Surviving R. Kelly (2019)

TV-MA | 306 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.

Stars: Tarana Burke, Kathy Chaney, Andrea Kelly, Candice Norcott

Votes: 4,237

Premieres Saturday, May 4 on Lifetime

15. Dying for a Baby (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Thriller

Amber and Kyle are ready to move on after a car accident two years ago. But their world turns upside down when Jessica, the other driver who lost her unborn baby in the accident, moves in ... See full summary »

Director: Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle | Stars: Christa B. Allen, Amber Lynn Ashley, Grayson Berry, Nia Peeples

Votes: 186

Premieres Saturday, May 4 on Lifetime

16. Hailey Dean Mystery (2016– )
Episode: Hailey Dean Mysteries: Death on Duty (2019)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hailey Dean was a DA prosecutor, now a therapist. Her investigator friend Finch's old marine buddy gets murdered and the MP investigating calls it a random mugging. Hailey helps Finch investigate.

Director: Michael Robison | Stars: Kellie Martin, Viv Leacock, Matthew MacCaull, Alvina August

Votes: 503

Premieres Sunday, May 5 on HMM

17. Lakefront Bargain Hunt (2014– )


Dreams of living on the dock of the bay can come true, even on the tightest budget. We show home seekers how to find the lakefront property of their dreams without breaking the bank.

Stars: John Beach, Vinnie Velez

Votes: 43

Premieres Sunday, May 5 on HGTV

18. Psycho Stripper (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 80 min | Thriller

A week before her wedding, beautiful dance studio instructor Amber Clarke suddenly finds herself the obsession of Hunter, the brooding, sexy, exotic male dancer from her bachelorette party,... See full summary »

Director: Jake Helgren | Stars: Karissa Lee Staples, Tyler Johnson, Mark Hapka, Rachele Brooke Smith

Votes: 230

Premieres Sunday, May 5 on Lifetime

19. The Real Housewives of Potomac (2016– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

We follow the lives of 6 women residents of Potomac, Maryland, each in various stages of life and affluence, shaping their community and their lives.

Stars: Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby

Votes: 643

Premieres Sunday, May 5 on Bravo

20. Real Money (2018– )


Reality TV series based on the home and tour life of Eddie Money and family in Southern California.

Stars: Eddie Money, Laurie Money, Jesse Money, Joe Money

Votes: 38

Premieres Sunday, May 5 on AXS

21. Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (2016–2020)

30 min | Music

Sammy Hagar travels the country interviewing and often performing with some of the most influential rock stars of the past 40 years.

Stars: Sammy Hagar, Kari Hagar, Vic Johnson, Michael Anthony

Votes: 60

Premieres Sunday, May 5 on AXS

22. The Spanish Princess (2019–2020)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.

Stars: Laura Carmichael, Aaron Cobham, Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John

Votes: 5,868

Premieres Sunday, May 5 on Starz

23. Eobiseu (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

After meeting an untimely demise in separate incidents, Cha Min and Go Se-yeon discover they've come back to life in new bodies they don't recognize.

Stars: Park Bo-Young, Ahn Hyo-Seop, Lee Si-eon, Sung-Jae Lee

Votes: 1,396

Premieres Monday, May 6 on Netflix

24. The Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever! (2019 TV Special)

120 min | Reality-TV

Chris Harrison hits the road with super fans, revisiting some of the most memorable dates and unforgettable moments from "The Bachelorette" and "The Bachelor" history, leading to a reunion.

Stars: Chris Harrison, Ali Fedotowsky, Kaitlyn Bristowe, DeAnna Pappas Stagliano

Votes: 10

Premieres Monday, May 6 on ABC

25. The Best Thing I Ever Ate (2009– )

TV-G | 30 min | Reality-TV

Food network chefs talk about their favorite foods and where to get it.

Stars: Duff Goldman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Ted Allen, Alton Brown

Votes: 244

Premieres Monday, May 6 on Cooking

26. Big Hero 6: The Series (2017–2021)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teen genius Hiro Hamada, Baymax the robot, and their friends defend the city of San Fransokyo as superheroes.

Stars: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Brooks Wheelan, Khary Payton

Votes: 1,576

Premieres Monday, May 6 on Disney

27. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 581,994

Premieres Monday, May 6 on HBO

28. Live PD (2016– )

TV-14 | 135 min | Crime, Reality-TV

A live look inside the everyday calls of police officers across the nation.

Stars: Dan Abrams, Tom Morris, Sean 'Sticks' Larkin, Danny Brown

Votes: 1,211

Premieres Monday, May 6 on A&E

29. State of the Union (2019– )

TV-MA | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

State of the Union follows Louise and Tom who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. Each episode pieces together how their lives were, what drew them together, and what has started to pull them apart.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Rosamund Pike, Patricia Clarkson, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 4,307

Premieres Monday, May 6 on Sundance

30. When Calls the Heart (2014– )

TV-G | 43 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.

Stars: Erin Krakow, Martin Cummins, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner

Votes: 11,104

Premieres Monday, May 6 on Hallmark

31. Bite Club (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 44 min | Crime, Thriller

Follows a group of shark attack survivors, who are being targeted by a serial killer.

Stars: Todd Lasance, Ash Ricardo, Damian Walshe-Howling, Deborah Mailman

Votes: 609

Premieres Tuesday, May 7 on Food

32. Foster (2018)

TV-14 | 113 min | Documentary

Oscar®-winning filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris (Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport) reunite for a revealing first-hand look at the foster ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Earcylene Beavers, Jessica Chandler, Jacqueline Chun, Ben Colella

Votes: 246

Premieres Tuesday, May 7 on HBO

33. The Haves and the Have Nots (2013–2021)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the rich Cryer and Harrington families (the haves) and the poor Young family (the have nots) whose lives intertwine when Hanna Young starts working for the Cryers.

Stars: Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal Fox, Angela Robinson

Votes: 2,983

Premieres Tuesday, May 7 on OWN

34. Intervention (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Drama

Addicts try to overcome their addictions with the help of their families and others.

Stars: Candy Finnigan, Jeff VanVonderen, Ken Seeley, Donna Chavous

Votes: 2,526

Premieres Tuesday, May 7 on A&E

35. Texicanas (2019– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

Penny Ayarzagoitia, Mayra Farret, Lorena Martinez, Anayancy Nolasco, Karla Ramirez, and Luz Ortiz, a stylish group of San Antonio sophisticates as they try to balance their social lives and the demands of raising a family.

Stars: Penny Ayarzagoitia, Mayra Farret, Lorena Martinez, Ana Nolasco

Votes: 76

Premieres Tuesday, May 7 on Bravo

36. Lucifer (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro

Votes: 252,626

Premieres Wednesday, May 8 on Netflix

37. Klepper (2019– )

Documentary, Comedy

The host gets out of the studio and into the real world, speaking to real people and addressing issues important to him and to the country.

Stars: Jordan Klepper, Jan Ohrstrom, Alyssa Carson, Steven Hatfield

Votes: 235

Premieres Thursday, May 9 on Comedy Central

38. Paradise Hotel (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV, Romance

With a fresh cast of eleven sexy guys and girls, Paradise Hotel 2 offers more drama, passion, and manipulation than its predecessor. Sex and seduction emerge as primary tools of ... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Byram, Mark Thompson, McKenna Maduli, James Adamitis

Votes: 565

Premieres Thursday, May 9 on Fox

39. Dry Martina (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Martina was a famous singer in Argentina during the late 90s, who's become completely frigid and disenchanted with love. The arrival of a so-called sister, alongside her attractive boyfriend, compel Martina to go to Chile with one objective in mind: getting back her libido.

Director: Che Sandoval | Stars: Antonella Costa, Patricio Contreras, Geraldine Neary, Pedro Campos

Votes: 804

Premieres Friday, May 10 on Netflix

40. Easy (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Intertwined groups of friends in Chicago fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture.

Stars: Michael Chernus, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser, Jacqueline Toboni

Votes: 12,582

Premieres Friday, May 10 on Netflix

41. In Family I Trust (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

After finding out her boyfriend is cheating on her with a famous TV reporter, a woman goes back to her family home to find herself.

Director: Patricia Font | Stars: Clara Lago, Álex García, Alexandra Jiménez, Paula Malia

Votes: 2,700

Premieres Friday, May 10 on Netflix

42. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 203,572

Premieres Friday, May 10 on ABC

43. The Mechanism (2018– )

TV-MA | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dramatic fiction series loosely inspired by an investigation of corruption in Brazil's private and state oil companies and construction companies.

Stars: Caroline Abras, Selton Mello, Enrique Diaz, Jonathan Haagensen

Votes: 35,651

Premieres Friday, May 10 on Netflix

44. ReMastered: The Lion's Share (2018 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Music

South African journalist Rian Malan searches for the original writers of the legendary song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

Director: Sam Cullman | Stars: Rian Malan, Solomon Linda, Delphi Linda, Elizabeth Linda

Votes: 472

Premieres Friday, May 10 on Netflix

45. Sneaky Pete (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime

A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, reuniting with his estranged family, that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he's escaping.

Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae, Libe Barer