IMDb Picks: May TV Calendar

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IMDb Picks: May TV Calendar

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1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and Saturday Night Live (1975), eviscerates the value of college, and laments getting older in this comedy special. Other topics include the church, his family, Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.

Director: Alex Timbers | Stars: John Mulaney, Jon Brion, Carole Shelley

Votes: 4,076

Premieres Tuesday, May 1, on Netflix

Premieres Tuesday, May 1, on OWN

3. Cobra Kai (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.

Stars: Xolo Maridueña, Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler

Votes: 36,068

Premieres Wednesday, May 2, on YouTube Red

4. Colony (2016–2018)

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

In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay together in a new world order.

Stars: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles

Votes: 25,681

Premieres Wednesday, May 2, on USA

5. Being Serena (2018– )

Documentary, Sport

A look at how tennis legend Serena Williams takes on pregnancy and motherhood while still being the most dominant player on the court.

Star: Serena Williams

Votes: 274

Premieres Wednesday, May 2, on HBO

6. Misfit Garage (2014– )


As things went in the workshop at Gas Monkey there was conflict and disagreements... Some which got certain guys either fired or forced them to take the road. But no, they aint giving up ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Smith, Thomas Weeks, Jordan Butler, Scot McMillan

Votes: 538

Premieres Wednesday, May 2, on Discovery

7. Comedy Knockout (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Up and coming comics compete in a race to the bottom.

Stars: Damien Lemon, Mo Mandel, Yamaneika Saunders, Jade Catta-Preta

Votes: 361

Premieres Wednesday, May 2, on truTV

8. Sticker Shock (2018– )


Examining the history and condition of a wide range of vehicle to estimate their value, including rare and classic automobiles.

Stars: Randy Carlson, Addison Brown, Dennis Pittsenbarger, Nick Smith

Votes: 30

Premieres Wednesday, May 2, on Discovery

9. Dear White People (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Stars: Logan Browning, Brandon P Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson

Votes: 19,593

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

10. Kong: King of the Apes (2016– )

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Kong is saved as a young ape by a young boy, Lucas. Lucas and his family raise kong but Lucas' twin brother is jealous and tries to get rid of Kong.

Stars: Viv Leacock, Lee Tockar, Vincent Tong, Kathleen Barr

Votes: 240

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

11. A Little Help with Carol Burnett (2018– )

TV-G | 23 min | Talk-Show

With some help from Carol Burnett, kids dish out advice to celebrities and everyday people alike in front of a live audience.

Stars: Caleb Jeon, Emmersyn Fiorentino, Seane Mele, Robert Timothy Smith

Votes: 198

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

12. The Rain (I) (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety.

Stars: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lukas Løkken

Votes: 22,724

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

13. Anon (I) (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Clive Owen, Afiya Bennett, Morgan Allen, Jeffrey Men

Votes: 30,640

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

14. Forgive Us Our Debts (2018)

TV-MA | 104 min | Drama

A man struggling under the crushing weight of debt must work as a tax collector to pay off his creditors.

Director: Antonio Morabito | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Marco Giallini, Jerzy Stuhr, Flonja Kodheli

Votes: 1,007

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

15. Manhunt (2017)

106 min | Action, Thriller

68 Metascore

Accused of heinous crimes he didn't commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Hanyu Zhang, Masaharu Fukuyama, Stephy Qi, Ji-won Ha

Votes: 2,293

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

16. Busted! I Know Who You Are! (2018– )

TV-14 | Comedy

A whodunit variety show featuring some of of the biggest names in K-Pop and K-Drama.

Stars: Jae-wook Ahn, Jong-min Kim, Kwang-soo Lee, Se-hun Oh

Votes: 321

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Netflix

17. The Jazz Ambassadors (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

The Cold War and Civil Rights collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Berkeley | Stars: Darius Brubeck, Bill Crow, Quincy Jones, Leslie Odom Jr.

Votes: 44

Premieres Friday, May 4, on PBS

18. America Divided (2016– )

TV-14 | Documentary

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system.

Stars: Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Zach Galifianakis, Norman Lear

Votes: 127

Premieres Friday, May 4, on Epix

19. Diablo Guardián (2018– )

TV-MA | Action, Drama

Violetta is bored with her life in Mexico, so she runs away to NY with a bag full of money. Pig is a writer obsessed with finding a story worth telling. Violetta will make him her guardian ... See full summary »

Stars: Paulina Gaitan, Adrian Ladron, Andrés Almeida, Armando Espitia

Votes: 422

Premieres Saturday, May 5, on Prime Video

20. I'm Dying Up Here (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

The series is based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name.

Stars: Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke

Votes: 2,768

Premieres Sunday, May 6, on Showtime

21. Sweetbitter (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A young woman learns how crazy it is to work in a restaurant.

Stars: Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein

Votes: 2,435

Premieres Sunday, May 6, on Starz

22. Vida (2018– )

TV-MA | 35 min | Drama

This show follows the life of two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon

Votes: 1,582

Premieres Sunday, May 6, on Starz

23. Naked and Afraid XL (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

A group of amateur survivalists are put to the ultimate test in the wild for 40 days with nothing but a few primitive tools. No food. No clothing. No water. They must hunt and gather whatever they need until extraction day.

Stars: Michael Brown, Shane J. Lewis, Laura Zerra, Dustin Campbell

Votes: 847

Premieres Sunday, May 6, on Discovery

24. SuperMansion (2015– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy

Aging superhero, Titanium Rex, and his has-been team known as The League of Freedom struggle to stay relevant in a changing world.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Heidi Gardner, Tucker Gilmore, Zeb Wells

Votes: 894

Premieres Monday, May 7, on Crackle

25. Best Baker in America (2017– )


For six weeks, eight skilled bakers are challenged to use their style and technical abilities to make stunning, tasty treats. The baker that impresses the judges the most takes home $25,000 and the title of Best Baker in America.

Stars: Jason Smith, Marcela Valladolid, Kym DeLost, Leigh Omilinsky

Votes: 39

Premieres Monday, May 7, on Food

26. A Dangerous Son (2018)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

Documentary following three families each coping with a child affected by serious emotional or mental illness. The families explore treatment opportunities and grapple with the struggle of living with their child's condition.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Tony Beliz, Creigh Deeds, Thomas Insel, Liza Long

Votes: 314

Premieres Monday, May 7, on HBO

27. Keeping Faith (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Faith, a small-town Welsh lawyer, is forced to cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing. As the truth of his actions surface, Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity.

Stars: Eve Myles, Bradley Freegard, Mark Lewis Jones, Aneirin Hughes

Votes: 2,375

Premieres Monday, May 7, on Acorn TV

28. Love It or List It (2008– )

TV-G | 44 min | Reality-TV

Homeowners decide that their houses don't fit their lifestyle anymore, but whether they stay or go depends on experts Hilary Farr and David Visentin. Will they love their newly renovated home, or will they list it to buy another?

Stars: Hilary Farr, David Visentin, Jason Byrd, Eric Eremita

Votes: 1,523

Premieres Monday, May 7, on HGTV

29. X Company (2015–2017)

44 min | Drama, War

Set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII, follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits, torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility.

Stars: Evelyne Brochu, Jack Laskey, Warren Brown, Torben Liebrecht

Votes: 2,652

Premieres Monday, May 7, on Ovation

30. Rivers with Jeremy Paxman (2017)


Devoted fisherman Jeremy Paxman travels along great British rivers, meeting the people who make them what they are, unearthing their history and traditions and exploring their wildlife.

Star: Jeremy Paxman

Votes: 8

Premieres Monday, May 7, on Acorn TV

31. Chrisley Knows Best (2014– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

Follows Atlanta-based self-made multimillionaire Todd Chrisley, his devoted wife Julie and their five children who live a seemingly picture-perfect Southern life with everything money can buy.

Stars: Chase Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley

Votes: 1,699

Premieres Tuesday, May 8, on USA

32. Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (2018 TV Special)

67 min | Comedy

Hari riffs on celebrity encounters, identity politics, and why firefighters are better than cops.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Star: Hari Kondabolu

Votes: 593

Premieres Tuesday, May 8, on Netflix

33. The Cromarties (2017– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

The comedic docu-series, "The Cromarties," follows former NFL star Antonio Cromartie and his wife, Terricka, as they tackle the many challenges of raising a family of five kids - with ... See full summary »

Stars: Antonio Cromartie, Terricka Cromartie

Votes: 77

Premieres Tuesday, May 8, on USA

34. Botched (I) (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

During a heist in Russia, a professional thief finds himself dealing with serial killers, insane hostages, double-crossing psycho Russian hardmen and the real possibility of a horrible death.

Director: Kit Ryan | Stars: David Heap, Alan Smyth, Stephen Dorff, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 6,095

Premieres Wednesday, May 9, on E!

35. Wood Work (2017– )


Clint Harp and his carpentry team at Harp Design Co. take on crazy requests and tight deadlines.

Stars: Clint Harp, Kelly Harp

Votes: 18

Premieres Wednesday, May 9, on DIY

36. Motherland (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

This is a programme about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready

Votes: 882

Premieres Thursday, May 10, on Sundance Now

37. Safe (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

After his daughter goes missing, a widower begins uncovering the dark secrets of the people closest to him.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Amy James-Kelly, Amanda Abbington, Freddie Thorp

Votes: 22,968

Premieres Thursday, May 10, on Netflix

38. All Night (2018– )

24 min | Comedy

An overnight, lock-in graduation party in which a group of new grads will do whatever it takes to make their remaining high school dreams come true.

Stars: Brec Bassinger, Tetona Jackson, Jenn McAllister, Tequan Richmond

Votes: 411

Premieres Friday, May 11, on Hulu

39. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2018–2019)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Jay Ward's squirrel and moose duo return in this all-new series, alongside rivals Boris and Natasha and Fearless Leader.

Stars: Tara Strong, Brad Norman, Rachel Butera, Ben Diskin

Votes: 217

Premieres Friday, May 11, on Prime Video

40. BattleBots (2015– )

Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

BattleBots is a robot combat competition that takes place in an elimination style tournament. Designers build, operate and battle their destructive robots until a champion is crowned.

Stars: Chris Rose, Kenny Florian, Faruq Tauheed, Derek Young

Votes: 863

Premieres Friday, May 11, on Discovery

41. Bill Nye Saves the World (2017– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Scientist Bill Nye explores various problems and misconceptions from a scientific point of view.

Stars: Bill Nye, Karlie Kloss, Rachel Bloom, Zach Braff

Votes: 6,506

Premieres Friday, May 11, on Netflix

42. Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

Kevin Smith is anything but quiet in this new comedy special that was recorded an hour before his heart attack in February. Before he nearly died backstage, onstage he discusses his marriage, his kid and his work (or lack thereof).

Directors: Gil Cunha, Brian Volk-Weiss | Star: Kevin Smith

Votes: 611

Premieres Friday, May 11, on Showtime

43. Meghan Markle: An American Princess (2018)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

Daniela Neumann, managing director of Spun Gold, said: "'An American Princess' will provide viewers with the definitive inside story of the most talked-about wedding of the year, packed ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Norris

Votes: 45

Premieres Friday, May 11, on FOX

44. Spirit Riding Free (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The wild west adventures of a free-spirited girl and her wild stallion horse companion.

Stars: Amber Frank, Bailey Gambertoglio, Sydney Park, Nolan North

Votes: 659

Premieres Friday, May 11, on Netflix

45. The Who Was? Show (2018– )

25 min | Family

Fresh voices bring some of the most famous names in history to life. A live-action sketch comedy show based on the series of best-selling books.

Stars: Lilla Crawford, H. Jon Benjamin, Kirrilee Berger, Andrew Daly

Votes: 431

Premieres Friday, May 11, on Netflix

46. Abuse of Power (2018– )


Stories of heinous crimes covered up by those in power.

Stars: Robert Berlin, Lauren Biazzo, Allie Donnelly, Anthony Duluc

Votes: 20

Premieres Saturday, May 12 on Oxygen

47. Black Love (2017– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary

Highlights love stories from the black community and seeks to find secrets to making a marriage work. Features love stories from some successful people in entertainment as well as everyday couples, each offering a unique take on love.

Stars: D.L. Hughley, Ladonna Hughley, Devale Ellis, Khadeen Ellis

Votes: 167

Premieres Saturday, May 12 on OWN

48. The Eurovision Song Contest (2018 TV Special)

180 min | Music, Talk-Show

The 2018 edition of the long-running annual international TV song competition.

Directors: Troels Lund, Paula Macedo, Pedro Miguel Martins, Francisco Antunez | Stars: Catarina Furtado, Daniela Ruah, Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto

Votes: 201

Premieres Saturday, May 12 on LOGO