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My Top 11 Choices for May TV

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It is hard to believe that the 2016-2017 TV season is nearly ready to end. Next month’s programming options will be filled with finale episodes galore, a special TV event for a soon-to-be-ending sci-fi series and a new streaming series based on a classic book to enjoy.

Here are my top choices for May:

FINALES GALORE

There are a lot of finales that will be airing on the major (and cable) networks throughout the month, but the following are the final episodes for which I am looking forward to most:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – May 16 at 10 PM on ABC

Blindspot – May 17 at 8 PM on NBC

The Blacklist – May 18 at 9 and 10 PM on NBC

Supernatural – May 18 at 8 PM (for two hours) on The CW

Supergirl and Jane the Virgin – May 22 at 8 and 9 PM (respectively) on The CW

The Flash – May 23 at 8 PM on The CW

Arrow and The 100 – May 24 at 8 and 9 PM (respectively) on The CW

SPECIAL EVENT

[Picture Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly]

One of the most overlooked, but thoroughly compelling, shows on network TV right now is 12 Monkeys. The 10-episode third season of the Syfy futuristic series will actually air over the course of three days, as follows:

May 19 – The first four episodes will air from 8 PM through 11 PM
May 20 – The next three episodes will air from 8 PM through 10 PM
May 21 – The final three episodes will air from 8 PM through 10 PM

NOTE: The show’s fourth and final season will air in 2018.

RETURN OF A CLASSIC

The new streaming series – Anne – based on the classic novel Anne of Green Gables by author Lucy Maud Montgomery – is the latest small screen adaptation of the classic story, airing on Netflix, starting on May 12.

Anne Shirley (newcomer Amybeth McNulty) is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne, a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson).

Please check back when the full May TV calendar is posted in a few days.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.