May TV Calendar
The following list provides the dates of the major and cable network dramas that are coming to an end for the TV season, the new streaming series that will air online as well as the made-for-TV movies that will air during May:
May 1 – Lucifer will return from its hiatus, airing its spring premiere on FOX at 9:01 PM
May 1 – The season finale of Taken will air on NBC at 10:01 PM
May 3 – The spring finale of Greenleaf will air on OWN at 10 PM
May 5 – The second season premiere of Sense8 will air on Netflix today
May 5 – Blue Bloods will air its season finale on CBS at 10 PM
May 6 – The Lifetime movie Deadly Sorority will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Best friends Samantha (Greer Grammer from Awkward.) and Kristina (Emilija Baranac from Beyond) go their separate ways for the first time when Kristina gets into the hottest sorority on campus. But Kristina realizes this is just the beginning, and her life becomes a nightmare when Kristina is murdered and Samantha finds herself as a potential next target. The cast also includes Chloe Babcook (Mistresses), Moira Kelly (One Tree Hill) and Steve Bacic (Garage Sale Mystery movies).
May 7 – The series finale of the PBS series Home Fires will air at 9 PM
May 7 – The Lifetime movie Cradle Swapping will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A young couple discovers their baby was swapped for another at the hospital and during a search to find their child unearth a treacherous underworld of child trafficking. Stars Amanda Clayton (If Loving You Is Wrong), Brandon Barash (General Hospital) and Patricka Darbo (Days of Our Lives).
May 7 – The season finale of The Arrangement will air at 10 PM on E!
May 7 – Billions will air its season finale on Showtime at 10 PM
May 8 – The season finale of Criminal Minds will air at 9 PM on CBS
May 8 – Underground will air it season finale on WGN America at 10 PM
May 11 – The Lifetime Movie Network movie My Stepdaughter’s Secret will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Cindy (Josie Davis) tries to protect her stepdaughter Rachel (Tiera Skovbye) after she witnesses the murder of her best friend, but is soon forced to come to grips with the terrifying possibility that her daughter may be the real killer. The telefilm also stars Cameron Bancroft.
May 11 – Chicago Med will air its season finale on NBC at 9 PM
May 11 – The season finale of Riverdale will air on The CW at 9 PM
May 11 – The Catch will airs its season finale on ABC at 10 PM
May 12 – The new Netflix streaming series Anne will air online today
Show Synopsis: Anne 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 Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), 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. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice.
May 12 – The Lifetime Movie Network movie Daughter for Sale will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When Carly (Emily Tennant from Cedar Cove), a runaway teenager is kidnapped by sex traffickers, her mother Annalise (Emily Rose from Haven), a newly appointed judge, has to rescue her before Carly is shipped overseas and sold as a sex slave.
May 12 – The season finale of Hawaii Five-0 will air on CBS at 9 PM
May 13 – The Lifetime movie Sinister Minister will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When single mother Trish falls for charismatic minister DJ, she believes that she and her teenage daughter Siena will finally have the stable home life Trish has always wanted. But Trish doesn’t know that DJ is a serial wife killer who is already plotting to get Trish out of the way, desperate to make Siena his next wife. The film is based on a true story. The cast includes Nikki Howard, Rachel Whittle, Jeff Marchelletta.
May 14 – The Lifetime Movie Network movie Give Me My Baby will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: After trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, Layla (Kate Sullivan from The Young and the Restless) and Nate (Gabriel Hogan from Heartland) seek help from acclaimed fertility specialist Dr. Bianca Hartlin (Sofia Milos from CSI: Miami). But when strange occurrences start happening, they suspect Dr. Hartlin has sinister ulterior motives.
May 14 – The season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles will air on CBS at 8 PM
May 14 – The Once Upon a Time special “The Final Battle Begins” will air on ABC at 7 PM followed by the show’s two-hour season finale at 8 PM
May 14 – The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery will air at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Aurora Teagarden (Candace Cameron Bure) discovers that murder has been delivered right to her doorstep in a mystery involving beau Martin’s long lost niece, an adorable newborn baby, a diaper bag with $10,000 in it, and a dead man on her front porch.
May 14 – The season finale of Chicago Justice will air on NBC at 9 PM
May 14 – The two-hour season finale of Guerrilla will air on Showtime at 9 PM
May 14 – The PBS movie King Charles III will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The hit Broadway show has been adopted for TV with Tim Pigott-Smith (Downton Abbey and The Hour) reprises his role of Prince Charles, who has waited his entire life to ascend to the British throne. But after the Queen’s death, he immediately finds himself wrestling his conscience over a bill to sign into law. With the future of the monarchy under threat, protests on the streets, and his family in disarray, Charles must grapple with his own identity and purpose, to decide whether, in the twenty-first century, the British crown still has any real power.
May 15 – The season finale of Scorpion will air on CBS at 10 PM
May 15 – Quantico will air its season finale on ABC at 10:01 PM
May 16 – The season finale of NCIS will air on CBS at 8 PM
May 16 – Chicago Fire will air its season finale on NBC at 10 PM
May 16 – The season finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on ABC at 10 PM
May 16 – NCIS: New Orleans will air its season finale on CBS at 10 PM
May 17 – The streaming series Harlots will air its season finale on line today on Hulu
May 17 – The season finale of Blindspot will air on NBC at 8 PM and the season finale of Chicago P.D. will air at 10 PM
May 17 – Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will a new episodes on CBS at 9 PM followed by its season finale at 10 PM
May 18 – The season finale of Grey’s Anatomy will air on ABC at 8 PM
May 18 – Supernatural will air its two-hour season finale on The CW at 8 PM
May 18 – Scandal will air its two-hour season finale on ABC at 9:01 PM
May 18 – The Blacklist will air a new episode at the special time of 9 PM on NBC followed by its season finale at 10 PM
May 19 – 12 Monkeys will air the first four episodes of its third season on Syfy starting at 8 PM
May 20 – The HBO telefilm The Wizard of Lies will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star as Bernie and Ruth Madoff, examining the Ponzi scheme that catapulted them into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight. Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria also star.
May 20 – The Hallmark Channel movie The Art of Us will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Dr. Harper Higgins (Taylor Cole from The Originals and Christmas at Homestead) is determined to land a tenured position at Boston College, and she is counting on curating a big art gallery at the university to do so. But when Higgins loses her showcase artist and can find no one else, she turns to her recently hired dog walker Tom Stone (Steve Lund from Bitten and Reign) who, unbeknownst to anyone, is a very skilled painter. Transforming Tom into a credible, respected artist is going to take work, but Dr. Higgins feels up to the challenge. The only complication comes when professor and artist fall for each other during the charade and risk being outed by a competing professor.
May 20 – Three new episodes of the third season of 12 Monkeys will air on Syfy starting at 8 PM
May 20 – The season finale of Training Day will air on CBS at 9 PM
May 21 – Call the Midwife will air its season finale on PBS at 8 PM
May 21 – The PBS two-part drama Dark Angel will debut at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) plays the notorious poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, who grew up in poverty with the dream of escaping the hard life of a miner’s family, a goal she came tantalizingly close to achieving. The cast includes Alun Armstrong (Little Dorrit), Thomas Howes (Downton Abbey), Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), Sam Hoare (Jane Eyre) and Laura Morgan (The Hollow Crown).
May 21 – The season finale of Madam Secretary will air on CBS at 9 PM
May 21 – Shades of Blue will air a new episode on NBC at 9 PM followed by its season finale at 10 PM
May 21 – The two-hour series premiere of Twin Peaks: The Return will air on Showtime at 9 PM
May 21 – The final 3 episodes of the third season of 12 Monkeys will air on Syfy starting at 8 PM
May 21 – The season finale of Elementary will air on CBS at 10 PM
May 21 – Into the Badlands will air its season finale on AMC at 10 PM
May 21 – The season finale of Mary Kills People will air on Lifetime at 11 PM
May 22 – The season finales of Supergirl and Jane the Virgin will air on The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively
May 23 – The season finale of The Flash will air on The CW at 8 PM
May 23 – Bull will air its season finale on CBS at 9 PM
May 24 – Arrow and The 100 will air their season finales on The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively
May 24 – The ABC made-for-TV movie adaptation of Dirty Dancing will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman (Abigail Breslin) falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Colt Prattes), and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. The cast includes Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Bruce Greenwood (American Crime Story: The People vs, OJ Simpson), Nicole Scherzinger (Dancing with the Stars), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) and Billy Dee Williams.
May 26 – The third season premiere of the Netflix streaming series Bloodline will debut today
May 27 – The Hallmark Channel movie All My Love will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: After a string of successes, romance novelist Jo Parker (Sara Rue from Less Than Perfect and Popular) is worried that she’s lost her Cupid’s touch. She herself has sworn off relationships, her sales are down and her last book was a critical and commercial disaster replete with factual errors. Jo is badly in need of a success and her publisher isn’t happy with her first draft of “SEALed with a Kiss,” featuring a hunky Navy Seal hero. With her career in balance, Jo unenthusiastically commits herself to an immersive research course with an openly skeptical retired Seal, Colin Shaw (Steve Bacic from When Calls the Heart), who runs a military-style boot camp. As Jo embarks on the grueling regimen alongside aspiring Seals and Marines, she discovers capabilities she didn’t know she had and contributes to her team in ways no one expected. From their rocky beginnings, writer and sailor develop a mutual respect and perhaps something more — but can art really imitate life? Teryl Rothery will also star.
May 29 – The season finale of Lucifer will air on FOX at 9:01 PM
May 29 – The new ABC series Still Star-Crossed will debut at 10:01 PM
Show Synopsis: The period piece picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The cast includes Anthony Head (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Merlin), Grant Bowler (Defiance), Torrance Coombs (Reign), Zuleikha Robinson (Lost) and Sterling Sulieman (Pretty Little Liars).
May 30 – The season premiere of Animal Kingdom will air on TNT at 9 PM
May 30 – The 90-minute season finale of If Loving You Is Wrong will air on OWN at 9 PM
May 30 – The season finale of Prison Break will air on FOX at 9 PM
May 30 – The Americans season finale will air on FX at 10 PM
May 31 – The season premiere of Kingdom will air on DirecTV at 8 PM
May 31 – The SundanceTV series Gomorrah will air its season finale at 10 PM
Mark your calendars!
[Photo Credit: Main Image Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly]