IMDb Picks: May TV Premieres

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1. 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: 103,070

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

2. 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: 262

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

3. 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: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

Votes: 30,717

Premieres: Friday, May 8 on Netflix.

4. 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: 11,870

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

5. 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: 49,390

Premieres: 9pm Thursday, May 14 on Fox.

6. 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: 4,298

Premieres: 10pm Thursday, May 14 on IFC.

7. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Michael Kenneth Williams, Tika Sumpter, Queen Latifah

Votes: 3,657

Premieres: 8pm Saturday, May 16 on HBO.

8. The Bachelorette (2003– )

60 min | Drama, Game-Show, Reality-TV

A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find her true love.

Stars: Chris Harrison, Nick Viall, Ali Fedotowsky, Ashley Hebert

Votes: 4,438

Premieres: 9pm Monday, May 18 on ABC.

9. Masterchef (II) (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A nationwide search for the best home cooks in America. One of 50 hopefuls will become a culinary star and one of America's "Masterchefs."

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, Charlie Ryan, Graham Elliot

Votes: 7,029

Premieres: 8pm Wednesday, May 20 on Fox.

10. 500 Questions (2015– )

60 min | Game-Show

Competitors answer questions against other geniuses to win money.

Stars: Richard Quest, Dan Harris, Steve Bahnaman, Adam Villani

Votes: 253

Premieres: 8pm Wednesday, May 20 on ABC.

11. Celebrity Wife Swap (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

In each episode, two mothers with very different types of households swap lifestyles and children in a week-long challenge. In the first part of the swap, each mom moves into the others ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Lee, Dee Snider, Suzette Snider, Robin Leach

Votes: 489

Premieres: 10pm Wednesday, May 20 on ABC.

12. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 33,674

Premieres: 8pm Thursday, May 21 on The CW.

13. Between (2015– )

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

After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them

Stars: Jennette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Justin Kelly, Kyle Mac

Votes: 7,612

Premieres: 8:30pm Thursday, May 21 on Netflix.

14. American Ninja Warrior (2009– )

TV-PG | 40 min | Action, Game-Show, Sport

Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion.

Stars: Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Jenn Brown, Angela Sun

Votes: 2,825

Premieres: 8pm Monday, May 25 on NBC.

15. Grace of Monaco (2014)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

21 Metascore

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern, Frank Langella

Votes: 17,032

Premieres: 9pm Monday, May 25 on Lifetime.

16. Texas Rising (2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Western

The story of how the Texas Rangers were created.

Stars: Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane

Votes: 3,461

Premieres: 9pm Monday, May 25 on History.

17. The Island (2015– )

42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Fourteen American men are marooned on an uninhabited Pacific island with only a handful of tools and their wits. Will these 21st century men rediscover their primal instincts and band together to survive?

Stars: Benji Lanpher, Graham Sheldon, Jud Nichols, Earnest Marshall

Votes: 474

Premieres: 10pm Monday, May 25 on NBC.

18. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B

Votes: 8,572

Premieres: 8pm Tuesday, May 26 on NBC.

19. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (I) (2007–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show

A quiz show that features adult contestants and questions directly from the textbooks of first through fifth graders.

Stars: Jeff Foxworthy, Danielle Soibelman, Madison Leisle, Lauren Perez

Votes: 2,248

Premieres: 8pm Tuesday, May 26 on Fox.

20. Extreme Weight Loss (2011– )

Reality-TV

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is a new weight loss show for anyone who has 200 pounds or more to shed. In this trans-formative new experience, we bring the tools and tips to ... See full summary »

Stars: Heidi Powell, Chris Powell, Rocco DiSpirito, Tanja Maduzia

Votes: 740

Premieres: 9pm Tuesday, May 26 on ABC.

21. Bullseye (2015– )

30 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

Eight contestants have to hit the Bullseye through a series of challenging obstacles.

Stars: Godfrey, Kellan Lutz, Rachel Michelle Walter, Nancy Young

Votes: 175

Premieres: 9pm Wednesday, May 27 on Fox.

22. Aquarius (2015–2016)

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

A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult.

Stars: David Duchovny, Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont

Votes: 10,280

Premieres: 9pm Thursday, May 28 on NBC. (Two-hour premiere.)

23. Nightingale (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

A lonely war veteran psychologically unravels ahead of an old friend's impending visit.

Director: Elliott Lester | Stars: David Oyelowo, Barlow Jacobs, Heather Storm

Votes: 1,653

Premieres: 9pm Friday, May 29 on HBO.

24. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015– )

TV-MA | 84 min | Biography

A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kelli Garner, Embeth Davidtz, Jack Noseworthy

Votes: 1,433

Premieres: 9pm Saturday, May 30 on Lifetime.

25. Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Follows some players in the 80s technological revolution that lead to information society.

Stars: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 25,098

Premieres: 10pm Sunday, May 31 on AMC.



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