Spring Preview: What to Watch for in May

Spring Preview May
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Spring Preview May

We still have more than a month before these shows make it to your small screen, but it’s never too soon to start wondering what’s in store. Here, a look at the returns and debuts scheduled for May. (And if you can’t wait that long, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in late March and the month of April.)

Sunday, May 3

Penny Dreadful
Returns 10/9c, Showtime
The Victorian-era horror saga Penny Dreadful ended with a megashock last season when it was revealed that Wild West sharpshooter Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) can sprout fur and killer fangs. Yes, he’s an American werewolf in London! In our Q&A, Hartnett previews the howling good time to come.

Friday, May 8

Grace and Frankie
Premieres on Netflix
9 to 5 costars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play ­frenemies whose husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) leave them…for each other.

Thursday, May 14

Wayward Pines
Premieres 9/8c, Fox

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) visits an Idaho town in search of his former partner, Kate (Carla Gugino), where he discovers big secrets among its residents–and an even bigger mystery: What exactly is this place? Here’s what to heed before paying a visit.

Monday, May 25

Texas Rising
Premieres on History Channel
The eight-part miniseries chronicles the rise of the Lone Star State with a cast that includes Bill Paxton, Chad Michael Murray, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brendan Fraser, and Ray Liotta, among many others. From Wild West to Texas Revolution, the series will pay homage to Sam Houston, Santa Anna, and the post-Alamo battles that set history in motion.

Don’t Miss: March’s Last Hurrahs

Spring Preview March
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There’s lots to look forward to in April and May, but it ain’t over for March just yet. Check out the premieres and returns finishing out the month, including CBS’s Dovekeepers miniseries and Bones‘ murder-y midseason revival.

Don’t Miss: April’s New and Returning Favorites

Spring Preview April
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An avalanche of new shows and returning favorites arrive in April. See what’s ahead on Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Outlander, Veep, Marvel’s Daredevil and more.