On TV: May Premieres & Finales

by IMDb-Editors | created - 25 Apr 2015 | updated - 30 Apr 2015 | Public

It's the end of the season, but not quite time for summer shows to begin. Check out our list of May premieres and finales, including the season premieres of "Penny Dreadful" and "Maron," and the season finales of "Grey's Anatomy," "Arrow," and many more!

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords






IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 27,196

Finale: 10pm Friday, May 1 on CBS.

2. Madam Secretary (2014– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

A political drama which looks into the life of the Secretary of State as she tries to balance work with family.

Stars: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend

Votes: 16,117

Finale: 8pm Sunday, May 3 on CBS.

3. Secrets and Lies (2015–2016)

43 min | Crime, Drama

Each series, a detective focuses on the prime suspect in a murder case; but everyone has something to hide.

Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Natalie Martinez

Votes: 9,718

Finale: 9pm Sunday, May 3 on ABC.

4. The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Almost two years after a virus wiped out most of the human race, Phil Miller only wishes for some company, but soon gets more than he bargained for when that company shows up in the form of other survivors.

Stars: Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 46,607

Finale: 9:30pm Sunday, May 3 on Fox.

5. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 96,933

Premieres: 10pm Sunday, May 3, on Showtime.

6. Gotham (2014– )

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

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 182,241

Finale: 8pm Monday, May 4 on Fox.

7. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 165,539

Finale: 9pm Tuesday, May 5 on Fox.

8. Weird Loners (2015)

22 min | Comedy

Four relationship-phobic people are unexpectedly thrust into one another's lives and form an unlikely bond in a townhouse in Queens, NY.

Stars: Becki Newton, Zachary Knighton, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Nate Torrence

Votes: 1,709

Finale: 9:30pm Tuesday, May 5 on Fox.

9. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 148,986

Finale: 10pm Tuesday, May 5 on CBS.

10. Forever (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A 200-year-old man works in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality.

Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz

Votes: 47,866

Finale: 10pm Tuesday, May 5 on ABC.

11. Inside Comedy (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

Comedy series hosted by David Steinberg featuring interviews with some of the best comedic minds of the last five decades.

Stars: David Steinberg, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Mel Brooks

Votes: 258

Premieres: 11pm Tuesday, May 5, on Showtime.

12. Criminal Minds (2005– )

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

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 131,040

Finale: 9pm Wednesday, May 6 on CBS.

13. Schitt's Creek (2015– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.

Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy

Votes: 12,166

Finale: 10pm Wednesday, May 6 on Pop.

14. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 614,386

Finale: 8pm Thursday, May 7 on CBS.

15. Dig (2015)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Ori Pfeffer, Alison Sudol

Votes: 5,161

Finale: 10pm Thursday, May 7 on USA.

16. The Red Road (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie

Votes: 4,695

Finale: 10pm Thursday, May 7 on Sundance.

17. Grace and Frankie (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

Stars: June Diane Raphael, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston

Votes: 24,130

Premieres: Friday, May 8 on Netflix.

18. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

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

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 58,911

Finale: 9pm Friday, May 8 on CBS.

19. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 194,682

Finale: 8pm Sunday, May 10 on ABC.

20. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 60,158

Finale: 9pm Sunday, May 10 on CBS.

21. Revenge (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

Votes: 105,560

Finale: 10pm Sunday, May 10 on ABC.

22. Wolf Hall (2015)

360 min | Biography, Drama, History

After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 7,807

Finale: 10pm Sunday, May 10 on PBS.

23. The Originals (2013–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin

Votes: 100,038

Finale: 8pm Monday, May 11 on The CW.

24. Girl Meets World (2014–2017)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

More than a decade after Boy Meets World (1993), Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school--where her father is her history teacher--as her parents did when they were younger.

Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel

Votes: 11,294

Premieres: 8:30pm Monday, May 11 on Disney.

25. Jane the Virgin (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni

Votes: 26,138

Finale: 9pm Monday, May 11 on The CW.

26. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 129,948

Finale: 10pm Monday, May 11 on ABC.

27. Bates Motel (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz

Votes: 81,686

Finale: 10pm Monday, May 11 on A&E.

28. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray

Votes: 102,162

Finale: 8pm Tuesday, May 12 on CBS.

29. NCIS: New Orleans (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama

A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, CCH Pounder

Votes: 11,618

Finale: 9pm Tuesday, May 12 on CBS.

30. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )

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: 176,228

Finale: 9pm Tuesday, May 12 on ABC.

31. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this "Star ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,271

Finale: 9pm Tuesday, May 12 on Fox.

32. Chicago Fire (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama

The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Yuri Sardarov, Christian Stolte

Votes: 28,720

Finale: 10pm Tuesday, May 12 on NBC.

33. The Middle (2009–2018)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.

Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 39,837

Finale: 8pm Wednesday, May 13 on ABC.

34. Arrow (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 364,263

Finale: 8pm Wednesday, May 13 on The CW.

35. The Goldbergs (2013– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

This ABC show takes place in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the 1980s and follows the lives of a family named The Goldbergs.

Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia

Votes: 24,208

Finale: 8:30pm Wednesday, May 13 on ABC.

36. CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Special agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz

Votes: 9,267

Finale: 9pm Wednesday, May 13 on CBS.

37. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this "Star ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,271

Results Finale: 9pm Wednesday, May 13 on Fox.

38. Nashville (2012–2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Follows the lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson

Votes: 21,273

Finale: 10pm Wednesday, May 13 on ABC.

39. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 199,164

Finale: 8pm Thursday, May 14 on ABC.

40. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 254,363

Finale: 8pm Thursday, May 14 on The CW.

41. The Odd Couple (2015–2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

After being kicked out of their houses by their wives, two friends try to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 7,554

Finale: 8:30pm Thursday, May 14 on CBS.

42. Wayward Pines (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Stars: Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Hope Davis

Votes: 47,278

Premieres: 9pm Thursday, May 14 on Fox.

43. Scandal (2012–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 62,003

Finale: 9pm Thursday, May 14 on ABC.

44. Reign (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy

Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Celina Sinden, Torrance Coombs

Votes: 37,881

Finale: 9pm Thursday, May 14 on The CW.

45. The Blacklist (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 145,919

Finale: 9pm Thursday, May 14 on NBC.

46. Elementary (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

Votes: 90,252

Finale: 10pm Thursday, May 14 on CBS.

47. Maron (2013–2016)

22 min | Comedy

Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He's had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Maron, Dave Anthony, Andy Kindler, Josh Brener

Votes: 4,041

Premieres: 10pm Thursday, May 14 on IFC.

48. American Crime (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.

Stars: Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral

Votes: 8,329

Finale: 10pm Thursday, May 14 on ABC.

49. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 12,577

Finale: 8pm Friday, May 15 on CBS.

50. Shark Tank (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Reality-TV