We’ve been on a roll for good TV shows lately and May is shaping up to be no different. With documentaries, comedies, sitcoms and dramas spanning all networks including SHOWTIME, HBO, AMC, FX, FOX and more, there’s something for everyone to get in on. Keep reading to find the next bingeworthy show to keep you busy this month. 

 

“I Love That for You”– May 1

With aspirations of hosting a cable shopping show, Joanna (Vanessa Bayer) ignites a friendship with a network star (Molly Shannon) and the CEO (Jenifer Lewis) to further her goals. Watch I Love That For You on SHOWTIME now.

 

“VICE” – May 1

In depth and Emmy®-winning news/documentary series is back for its third season on SHOWTIME (ninth total). Telling timely and untold stories from all over the planet. Watch the newest episodes of Vice now, with more coming this summer.

 

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“Duncanville” – May 1

Follow along as ordinary teenager Duncan (Amy Poehler) explores a fantasy world that elevates his position in life, at least in his mind. Explore the third season of Duncanville which also stars Ty Burrell and Rashida Jones on FOX.

 

“The Real Housewives” Return – May 1

After a fairly long break, The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned to the air with their spectacular brand of shade, which we followed along with on Twitter. On top of this dramatic return, another cast of wives, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will also return this month to Bravo.

 

“Lil Jon Wants to Do What?!”– May 2

Aptly titled, this new HGTV show features rapper/producer/DJ, Lil Jon leaving his comfort zone and attacking some outlandish home projects. Watch this wild premise in action now.

 

“The Staircase” – May 5

HBO is dropping another true crime docuseries, but this time, in full dramatized form. The Staircase, is based on a show with the same name and features Colin Firth, Toni Collette and Michael Stuhlbarg in this version of the riveting true story.

 

“Girls5eva” – May 5

Featuring quick wit and even faster laughs, Girls5eva is returning for its second season just in time for summer. Follow along as an aging girl group tries to reunite for a second chance at success in this Tiny Fey and Robert Carlock produced comedy on The Peacock.

 

“Hacks” – May 12

What happens when two comedians (Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder) hit the road to reignite a waning career? Hilarity ensues, of course. Watch season 2 of Hacks on HBO Max to get your belly laughs in.

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“The Ipcress File” – May 19

When an ex-criminal transforms into an intelligence officer to locate a missing person during the Cold War, the heat gets turned up. This high-intensity spy flick series based on films from the ‘60s stars Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, and David Dencik. Enjoy The Ipcress File on AMC+.

 

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” – May 27

Continuing the Star Wars TV series franchise, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) finally gets his due. As we weave through the tale of darkness vs. light, we are reintroduced to many characters (and actors) from the movie canon, including Darth Vadar (Hayden Christensen), Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) and more. Catch this limited series on Disney Plus.

 

“Stranger Things 4” May 27

The beloved Netflix series is back after a pandemic triggered hiatus, and the kids will face new challenges from the Upside Down and be faced with a war that they never asked to be part of. Stranger Things 4 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Sadie Sink.

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Origins of Hip Hop – May 30

Follow along as revered rapper, Nas, walks us through hip-hop history, touching on origin stories of the culture’s most important players. Get the back stories of greats like Grandmaster Flash, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Ice-T and more in this telling A&E series.

 

“Pistol” – May 31

In this biopic, we learn about rise of one of British punk’s most prominent bands, the Sex Pistols. This series is as in your face and straight to the point as you’d expect and really embodies the feeling of anarchy and dissent that the times called for. The full FX series starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Toby Wallace, Anson Boon and Christian Lees is available on Hulu on May 31.

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