Check out the hottest TV shows premiering in May

April showers deliver … effectively, a bunch of scorching new shows.

Gone are the days when May was simply the lull between spring and summer time TV seasons, a time for reruns and one-off specials. From homicide mysteries to comedies, right here’s what to look out for subsequent month.

“Dancing With the Stars: Athletes”
April 30, eight p.m., ABC

Technically the present begins at the finish of April, however with the controversial Tonya Harding and the irreverent Adam Rippon as the high-profile contestants, there’s certain to be drama that may dominate May watercooler buzz.

May 6, eight p.m., Starz

Based mostly on the bestselling 2016 novel of the identical title, this half-hour drama follows a younger New York transplant as she lands a job in a glamorous restaurant and discovers what goes on behind the scenes in the world of superb eating.

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Netflix, May 10

Created by bestselling crime author Harlan Coban, “Secure” marks Michael C. Corridor’s large return to TV post-“Dexter.” In the fast-paced thriller, Corridor performs a British widower whose oldest daughter goes lacking, exposing darkish secrets and techniques in their idyllic group.

“Patrick Melrose”
May 12 , 9 p.m., Showtime

Emmy-winner Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”) stars as an upper-class British playboy with a troubled previous and substance abuse issues. The five-episode restricted sequence is more likely to get awards buzz. It’s based mostly on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

“Little Ladies”
May 13, eight p.m., PBS

The most recent incarnation of the basic Loiusa May Alcott story boasts an all-star solid together with Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon.

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“Fahrenheit 451”
May 19, eight p.m., HBO

The basic Ray Bradbury dystopian novel is getting a slick status replace as an HBO film, starring Michael B. Jordan (“Friday Evening Lights,” “Black Panther”) and Michael Shannon.

“Picnic at Hanging Rock”
Amazon, May 25

It’s been a 1967 novel and a 1975 Peter Weir movie, however now this basic atmospheric thriller set in the Australian bush is getting a TV sequence starring Natalie Dormer (“Recreation of Thrones”).

“The Break with Michelle Wolf”
Netflix, May 27

Netflix cancelled Chelsea Handler’s present, however they’re clearly not giving up on female-driven comedy discuss shows. Michelle Wolf (“The Every day Present With Trevor Noah”) is asking hers a spread present sans politics.

May 30, 10 p.m., NBC

Starring Sarah Shahi (“Individual of Curiosity”), this high-concept new sequence follows a former hostage negotiator saving people who find themselves misplaced in a virtual-reality program.

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