May 2021 TV and Streaming Calendar

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1. Bar Rescue (2011– )

TV-PG | 41 min | Reality-TV

Jon Taffer, a bar/nightclub consultant, and his team of experts offer their expertise, helping real bar owners "rescue" their failing establishments by overcoming challenges and possibly saving them from closing.

Stars: Jon Taffer, P.J. King, Mia Mastroianni, Russell Davis

Votes: 2,734

Sunday, May 2, on Paramount Plus

2. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )

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

Time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Brandon Routh

Votes: 93,734

Sunday, May 2, on The CW

3. Pose (2018–2021)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

In the New York of the late 80s and early 90s, this is a story of ball culture and the gay and trans community, the raging AIDS crisis and capitalism.

Stars: Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Angel Bismark Curiel

Votes: 20,840

Sunday, May 2, on FX

4. Catfish: The TV Show (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

Nev Schulman and Max Joseph help people who have fallen in love online test the authenticity of their lovers' identities.

Stars: Nev Schulman, Max Joseph, Kamie Crawford, Bettina Kenney

Votes: 7,369

Tuesday, May 4, on MTV

5. The Real Housewives of New York City (2008– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

A fast-paced reality show that follows several incredibly busy and ambitious Manhattan women. Watch as they balance envious social calendars, challenging careers, and motherhood, with the hustle and bustle of the big city all around.

Stars: Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Bethenny Frankel

Votes: 3,111

Tuesday, May 4, on Bravo

6. Selena: The Series (2020–2021)

TV-PG | 40 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Late Tejano singer Selena as her dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer's journey to success.

Stars: Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez

Votes: 3,300

Tuesday, May 4, on Netflix

7. Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

The 'Bad Batch' of elite and experimental clones make their way through an ever-changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars.

Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Dee Bradley Baker, Ness Bautista, Michelle Ang

Votes: 5,149

Tuesday, May 4, on Disney Plus

8. Teen Mom 2 (2011– )

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

Follows the cast of the second season of '16 and Pregnant', giving viewers an intimate look at the challenges Chelsea, Leah, Jenelle, and Kailyn face raising a child as a teenager.

Stars: Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry, Chelsea DeBoer, Leah Messer

Votes: 2,122

Tuesday, May 4, on MTV

9. Kids Say the Darndest Things (2019– )

TV-PG | Comedy

Tiffany Haddish hosts this update to the classic TV show that spotlights kids talking about their perspective on things.

Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Halen Smith, AnaSofia Bianchi, Makenzie Lee-Foster

Votes: 213

Wednesday, May 5, on CBS

10. The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (2021)

TV-MA | 239 min | Documentary, Crime, History

The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Phil Amicone, Charlie Ott, Michael Zuckerman

Votes: 2,557

Wednesday, May 5, on Netflix

11. The Drowning (2021)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Since losing her son eight years ago, Jodie has been rebuilding her life but when she catches sight of Daniel, she is convinced she has found her missing son.

Stars: Jill Halfpenny, Dara Devaney, Deborah Findlay, Deirdre Mullins

Votes: 1,336

Thursday, May 6, on Sundance Now

12. From Cradle to Stage (2021 TV Movie)


Series based on the book "From Cradle to Stage."

Stars: Pharrell Williams, Miranda Lambert, Tom Morello, Brandi Carlile

Votes: 18

Thursday, May 6, on Paramount Plus

13. Girls5eva (2021– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Music

A one-hit-wonder band from the '90s gets a second shot at fame when they're sampled by a young star.

Stars: Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry

Votes: 482

Thursday, May 6, on Peacock

14. Legendary (2020– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Reality-TV

Divas will battle on voguing teams called "houses," with the chance to win a cash prize in ballsy fashion and dance challenges to ultimately achieve "Legendary" status.

Stars: Jameela Jamil, Law Roach, Megan Thee Stallion, Dashaun Wesley

Votes: 826

Thursday, May 6, on HBO Max

15. Million Dollar Listing New York (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

Follows some of Manhattan's most relentless realtors as they close multimillion dollar deals faster than a yellow cab runs a red light.

Stars: Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant, Luis D. Ortiz, Steve Gold

Votes: 1,466

Thursday, May 6, on Bravo

16. That Damn Michael Che (2021– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A theme or incident, such as police brutality, unemployment and romance and use sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience this from a Black vantage point.

Stars: Michael Che, Greer Barnes, Cedric Cannon, Ellen Cleghorne

Votes: 344

Thursday, May 6, on HBO Max

17. Dynasty (2017– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

Follows two of America's wealthiest families as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Stars: Elizabeth Gillies, Rafael de la Fuente, Robert Christopher Riley, Sam Adegoke

Votes: 15,674

Friday, May 7, on The CW

18. Jupiter's Legacy (2021– )

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The first generation of superheroes has kept the world safe for nearly a century. Now their children must live up to their legacy in an epic drama that spans decades and navigates the dynamics of family, power and loyalty.

Stars: Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Andrew Horton

Votes: 13,622

Friday, May 7, on Netflix

19. Haunted Hospitals (2018– )

TV-PG | Horror, Reality-TV

Doctors, nurses and patients give first-hand accounts of encounters with patients who have returned from the dead.

Stars: Jack Kenna, Christopher Allen Brewer, Aaron Rothermund, John Elios

Votes: 115

Friday, May 7, on Discovery Plus

20. My Lottery Dream Home (2015– )


Recent lottery winners look for their perfect dream house in this "House Hunters"-inspired reality show.

Star: David Bromstad

Votes: 321

Friday, May 7, on HGTV

21. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

The owner of a successful video game design company and his troubled staff struggle to keep their hit game 'Mythic Quest' on top.

Stars: Jessie Ennis, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 11,081

Friday, May 7, on Apple TV Plus

22. Queen of Meth (2021)


One of America's most notorious drug dealers, Lori Arnold, sister of actor Tom Arnold, takes a break from her mundane Ohio factory job to confront her criminal past in her Iowa hometown in this rollicking and emotional three-part series.

Stars: Richard Baxter, Richard Lamparter, Lori Arnold, Tom Arnold

Votes: 30

Friday, May 7, on Discovery Plus

23. Shrill (2019–2021)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A woman seeks out ways to change her life without changing her body.

Stars: Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, John Cameron Mitchell, Ian Owens

Votes: 5,533

Friday, May 7, on Hulu

24. Unexplained: Caught on Camera (2019– )

60 min | Documentary

Clip show featuring remarkable, terrifying and unexplained camera footage. With first-hand accounts from those who captured the images and analysis from experts.

Stars: Jayne Harris, Barri Ghai, Donald Pirie, Ciarán O'Keeffe

Votes: 22

Sunday, May 9, on Discovery Plus

25. ZIWE (2021– )

TV-MA | Comedy

ZIWE, a riotously funny, new variety series from writer, comedian and internet sensation, Ziwe. A no-holds-barred mix of musical numbers, interviews and sketches that challenge America's discomfort with race, politics, and cultural issues.

Stars: Ziwe Fumudoh, Cole Escola, Fran Lebowitz, Eboni K. Williams

Votes: 78

Sunday, May 9, on Showtime

26. The Crime of the Century (2021)

TV-MA | 231 min | Documentary, Crime

A searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates.

Stars: Patrick Radden Keefe, Lenny Bernstein, Roy Bosley, Alec Burlakoff

Votes: 211

Monday, May 10, on HBO

27. Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer (2021– )


Explore the science and medical innovations that conquered some of the world's deadliest diseases and doubled life expectations for many across the globe

Stars: Steven Johnson, David Olusoga

Tuesday, May 11, on PBS

28. The Hills: New Beginnings (2019– )

TV-14 | Reality-TV

The original cast of The Hills reunite alongside their children, friends, and new faces, and follows their personal and professional lives in Los Angeles.

Stars: Stella Kae, Brody Jenner, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag

Votes: 420

Wednesday, May 12, on MTV

29. Oxygen (2021)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she's running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah, Eric Herson-Macarel

Votes: 3,229

Wednesday, May 12, on Netflix

30. Siesta Key (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Reality-TV

Follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and looming adulthood as they spend the summer together. Nothing is off limits while they come of age, figuring out who they are and who they want to become.

Stars: Madisson Hausburg, Garrett Miller, Kelsey Owens, Juliette Porter

Votes: 534

Wednesday, May 12, on MTV

31. The Upshaws (2021– )

TV-14 | Comedy

It centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without any blueprints.

Stars: Mike Epps, Kim Fields, Diamond Lyons, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 273

Wednesday, May 12, on Netflix

32. Growing Up Hip Hop (2016– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

The personal trials and victories of some of Hip-Hops elite offspring.

Stars: Romeo Miller, Master P, Egypt Criss, Boogie Dash

Votes: 169

Thursday, May 13, on WE tv

33. Hacks (2021– )

Comedy, Drama

Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

Stars: Hannah Einbinder, Rose Abdoo, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

Votes: 56

Thursday, May 13, on HBO Max

34. Halston (2021)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

It tracks Halston as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that's synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era.

Stars: Rory Culkin, Rebecca Dayan, Sullivan Jones, Ewan McGregor

Friday, May 14, on Netflix

35. High School Musical: The Musical - The Series (2019– )

TV-PG | 31 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The students from the school where the High School Musical films were shot stage a musical production based on the franchise.

Stars: Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Matt Cornett, Julia Lester

Votes: 3,819

Friday, May 14, on Disney Plus

36. Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Finn Little, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 641

Friday, May 14, on HBO Max

37. Trying (2020–2022)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

All Jason and Nikki want is a baby, but it's the one thing they just can't have. So, they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family, and chaotic lives will the adoption panel think they're ready to be parents?

Stars: Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Oliver Chris, Ophelia Lovibond

Votes: 3,210

Friday, May 14, on Apple TV Plus

38. The Underground Railroad (2021– )

TV-14 | Drama, History, War | Completed

A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south.

Stars: Thuso Mbedu, Chase Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Pierre

Friday, May 14, on Amazon Prime Video

39. The Woman in the Window (2021)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger

Friday, May 14, on Netflix

40. Fall River (2021)

Documentary, Crime | Completed

Re-investigation of the murder of three young women in 1979 - Fall River, MA.

Sunday, May 16, on EPIX

Sunday, May 16, on MTV

42. Shahs of Sunset (2009– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

Follows a group of affluent young Persian-American friends who juggle their flamboyant, fast-paced L.A. lifestyles with the demands of their families and traditions.

Stars: Asa Soltan Rahmati, Reza Farahan, Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Mercedes Javid

Votes: 1,373

Sunday, May 16, on Bravo

43. Who Killed Sara? (2021– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hell-bent on exacting revenge and proving he was framed for his sister's murder, Álex sets out to unearth much more than the crime's real culprit.

Stars: Manolo Cardona, Ginés García Millán, Carolina Miranda, Alejandro Nones

Votes: 6,697

Wednesday, May 19, on Netflix

44. Special (2019–2021)

TV-MA | 15 min | Comedy, Drama

A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.

Stars: Ryan O'Connell, Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle

Votes: 6,258

Thursday, May 20, on Netflix

45. Too Close (2021– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

A forensic psychiatrist has to assess a woman accused of a heinous crime, who claims she can't remember a thing.

Stars: Emily Watson, Denise Gough, Thalissa Teixeira, Karl Johnson

Votes: 1,179

Thursday, May 20, on AMC Plus

46. Army of the Dead (2021)

R | 148 min | Action, Crime, Horror | Completed

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Omari Hardwick

Friday, May 21, on Netflix

47. The Bite (2021– )

Drama | Post-production

Created and written by Robert and Michelle King, The Second Wave follows an unexpected, deadly second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City. It follows the lives of two ... See full summary »

Stars: Audra McDonald, Taylor Schilling, Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo

Friday, May 21, on Spectrum Originals

48. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Six teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar must band together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc on the island.

Stars: Paul-Mikél Williams, Kausar Mohammed, Jenna Ortega, Ryan Potter

Votes: 4,211

Friday, May 21, on Netflix

49. Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. (2021– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy | Post-production

It centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm

Friday, May 21, on Hulu

50. P!nk: All I Know So Far (2021)

99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music | Post-production

A behind-the-scenes look at P!NK as she balances family and life on the road, leading up to her first Wembley Stadium performance on 2019's "Beautiful Trauma" world tour.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Pink, Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart

Friday, May 21, on Amazon Prime Video

51. Solos (2021– )

Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Seven unique character-driven stories. Each character will set off on a thrilling adventure in an uncertain future and they'll come to reckon that even during our most isolated moments, we are all connected through the human experience.

Stars: Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway

Friday, May 21, on Amazon Prime Video

52. Trying (2020–2022)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

All Jason and Nikki want is a baby, but it's the one thing they just can't have. So, they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family, and chaotic lives will the adoption panel think they're ready to be parents?

Stars: Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Oliver Chris, Ophelia Lovibond

Votes: 3,210

Friday, May 21, on Apple TV Plus

53. 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (2021)

Documentary, History, Music

The musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture and politics of 1971.

Friday, May 21, on Apple TV Plus

54. Black Monday (2019– )

TV-MA | 582 min | Comedy

A group of outsiders takes on the 1980s old-boys club of Wall Street.

Stars: Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Paul Scheer, Regina Hall

Votes: 4,393

Sunday, May 23, on Showtime

55. The Chi (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age drama series centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

Stars: Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 4,494

Sunday, May 23, on Showtime

56. Flatbush Misdemeanors (2021– )

Comedy | Post-production

A raw comedy of city life following Dan and Kevin, who play characters struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Stars: Kevin Iso, Dan Perlman, Zuri Reed, Kristin Dodson

Sunday, May 23, on Showtime

57. In Treatment (2008–2021)

TV-MA | 25 min | Drama