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May 2021 TV Premieres Schedule: The Complete List

The following is a list of all May 2021 TV premiere dates (new series and seasons, original movies and documentaries, specials, and more). This post will be updated throughout the month as more premiere dates are announced. If you notice I am missing a TV premiere on this list, feel free to let me know in the comments section and I will make sure to add it. For day-to-day TV listings (lists of every new episode airing each day), check out our Daily TV Schedules.

All times are listed in Eastern/Pacific time and then Central/Mountain time.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021 TV Premieres and Specials

  • 3/2 AM: Bel Canto (Crackle, Special)
  • 11:30/10:30 AM: All Girls Garage (MotorTrend, Season 10 Premiere)
  • Noon/11 AM: 2021 NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7 (ABC/ESPN/NFL Network, Special)
  • Noon/11 AM: Major League Wrestling: Fusion (VICE, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Confessions of a Serial Killer: Samuel Little (Reelz, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List (NBC, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Premier Boxing Champions Special: Erislandy Lara vs. Thomas Lamanna (FOX, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Revenge Delivered (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Uri and Ella (HBO Max, Series Premiere)
  • 7/6 PM: Just for the Summer (UP, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Biography: “Macho Man” Randy Savage (A&E, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, Season 6 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The Girlfriend Experience (Starz, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Home Town Takeover (HGTV, 90-Minute Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: How I Met Your Murderer (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden (History Channel, Two-Hour Special)
  • 9/8 PM: The Story of Late Night (CNN, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Very Scary People (HLN, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Bar Rescue (Paramount Network, Season 8 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Pose (FX, Two-Hour Season 3 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: United Shades of America (CNN, Season 6 Premiere)

Monday, May 3, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: VE Day: Minute by Minute (Acorn TV, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Best Baker in America (Food Network, Season 4 Premiere)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Trash Truck (Netflix, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Teen Mom 2 (MTV, Season 11 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Catfish: The TV Show (MTV, Season 8.5 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo, Season 13 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Survivalists (BYUtv, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (History Channel, Season 2 Premiere/Special Time)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Lava Ka Dhaava (Netflix, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness (Netflix, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Kids Say the Darndest Things (CBS, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Human: The World Within (PBS, Series Premiere/Special Time)
  • 10:30/9:30 PM: Crank Yankers (Comedy Central, Season 6 Premiere)

Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: And Tomorrow the Entire World (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Citizen Penn (Discovery+, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: The Drowning (Acorn TV/Sundance Now, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Favorite Son (BET+, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: From Cradle to Stage (Paramount+, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Girls5Eva (Peacock, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Legendary (HBO Max, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Stuck with You (ALLBLK, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: That Damn Michael Che (HBO Max, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Dark Side of the Ring (VICE, Two-Hour Season 3 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Million Dollar Listing: New York (Bravo, 75-Minute Season 9 Premiere)

Friday, May 7, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: The Boy from Medellin (Amazon, Original Documentary Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Fried Barry (Shudder, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Ghostwriter (Apple TV+, Season 2.5 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Girl from Nowhere (Netflix, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Milestone (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Monster (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (Apple TV+, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Queen of Meth (Discovery+, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Shrill (Hulu, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Top Gear America (MotorTrend.com, Season 2.5 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Deceived by My Mother-in-Law (LMN, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: My Lottery Dream Home (HGTV, Season 12 Premiere)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Happily Wherever (HGTV, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Dynasty (The CW, Season 4 Premiere)

Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Mine (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Super Me (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Attenborough’s Journey (BBC America, One-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Memories of a Murder (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World (ABC/CBS, One-Hour Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Baby, It’s Cold Inside (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Pink Skies Ahead (MTV, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, May 9, 2021

  • 6/5 PM: AXIOS (HBO, Season 4.5 Premiere)
  • 7/6 PM: The American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship (NBC, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Biography: Booker T (A&E, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Burning Little Lies (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The Top Ten Revealed (AXS TV, Season 4 Premiere)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: A Year in Music (AXS TV, Season 4 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Chris Cornell: Life, Death & Money (Reelz, Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Louisiana Law (Animal Planet, One-Hour Special)
  • 11/10 PM: Ziwe (Showtime, Series Premiere)

Monday, May 10, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Blinded: Those Who Kill (Acorn TV, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women – The Comedians (Lifetime, One-Hour Special)
  • 9/8 PM: The Crime of the Century (HBO, Series Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: I, Sniper (VICE, Series Premiere)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Money, Explained (Netflix, Limited Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer (PBS, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Little People, Big World (TLC, Season 22 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: America’s Book of Secrets: Special Edition (History Channel, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Criminal Planet (VICE, Series Premiere)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Clipped (Discovery+, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Dance of the Forty One (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Oxygen (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Upshaws (Netflix, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Siesta Key (MTV, Season 4 Premiere/Special Time)
  • 9/8 PM: The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV, Season 2 Premiere)

Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Castlevania (Netflix, Season 4 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Hacks (HBO Max, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Reckoning (Shudder, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: 144 (ESPN, Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Growing Up Hip Hop (WE, Season 6 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Dark Side of Football (VICE, Series Premiere)

Friday, May 14, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Alma Matters: Inside the IIT Dream (Netflix, Original Documentary Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Ferry (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Halston (Netflix, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Haunted (Netflix, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: I Am All Girls (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Jungle Beat: The Movie (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: LOL: Si Te Ries, Pierdes (Amazon, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Move to Heaven (Netflix, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Strange House (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Those Who Wish Me Dead (HBO Max, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Trying (Apple TV+, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Underground Railroad (Amazon, Limited Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Woman in the Window (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 7:30/6:30 PM: The Chicken Squad (Disney Junior, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Mommy’s Little Con Artist (LMN, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Pride (FX, Series Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Black Love (OWN, Season 5 Premiere)

Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • 8/7 PM: China: Nature’s Ancient Kingdom (BBC America, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Sweet Carolina (Hallmark Channel, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, May 16, 2021

  • 7/6 PM: Cooking Up Love (UP, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Biography: Shawn Michaels (A&E, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries: Poisoned in Paradise (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Shahs of Sunset (Bravo, Season 9 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Sorority Sister Killer (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Run the World (Starz, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards (MTV, Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Freddie Mercury: Inside His Mind (Reelz, Special)
  • 9/8 PM: The Good Witch (Hallmark Channel, Season 7 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Urban One Honors (TV One, Two-Hour Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Death and Nightingales (Starz, Series Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Fall River (Epix, Series Premiere)

Monday, May 17, 2021

  • 9/8 PM: MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted (MTV, Special)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Sardar Ka Grandson (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 7/6 AM: David Rocco’s Dolce India (Ovation, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Superman & Lois (The CW, Season 1.5 Premiere)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Who Killed Sara? (Netflix, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Life at the Waterhole (PBS, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo, Season 11 Premiere)

Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Adventure Times: Distant Lands – Together Again (HBO Max, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: Going From Broke (Crackle, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Special (Netflix, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Too Close (AMC+, Series Premiere)

Friday, May 21, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Army of the Dead (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Bite (Spectrum, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Inside Pixar: Unpacked (Disney+, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Netflix, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. (Hulu, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Neighbor (Netflix, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: P!nk: All I Know So Far (Amazon, Original Documentary Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Solos (Amazon, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Tracking a Killer (LMN, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Inside the Met (PBS, Series Premiere)

Saturday, May 22, 2021

  • Noon/11 AM: Valerie’s Hot Dish (Food Network, One-Hour Special)
  • 9/8 PM: Critter Fixers: Country Vets (Nat Geo Wild, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Red Foxx: Life, Death & Money (Reelz, Special)

Sunday, May 23, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Master of None (Netflix, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: 2021 Billboard Music Awards (NBC, Three-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Biography: Ultimate Warrior (A&E, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Morning Show Mysteries: Murder Ever After (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 8:30/7:30 PM: Duncanville (FOX, Season 2 Premiere/Special Night and Time)
  • 9/8 PM: The Cars That Built the World (History Channel, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: The Chi (Showtime, Season 4 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: In Treatment (HBO, Season 4 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell (Reelz, Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Black Monday (Showtime, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 10:30/9:30 PM: Flatbush Misdemeanors (Showtime, Series Premiere)

Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Midnight/11 PM: The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special (Adult Swim, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: Whitstable Pearl (Acorn TV, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Lifetime & The Hollywood Reporter Present: Women in Entertainment (Lifetime, One-Hour Special)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Between Black & Blue (Sundance Now, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Chopped Next Gen (Discovery+, Series Premiere)
  • 7/6 AM: Gordon’s Great Escape (Ovation, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: 7 Little Johnstons (TLC, Season 8.5 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Mental Samurai (FOX, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Mr Inbetween (FX, One-Hour Season 3 Premiere)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Ghost Lab (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Netflix, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: Nail Bomber: Manhunt (Netflix, Original Documentary Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Parot (Amazon, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Crime Scene Kitchen (FOX, Series Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: The Bold Type (Freeform, Season 5 Premiere)

Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Black Space (Netflix, Special)
  • 3/2 AM: Blue Miracle (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Eden (Netflix, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Gulf (Sundance Now, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Madagascar: A Little Wild (Hulu/Peacock, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Ragnarok (Netflix, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Skull: The Mask (Shudder, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Soy Rada: Serendipity (Netflix, Stand-Up Comedy Special Premiere)
  • 6/5 AM: Gordon’s Great Escape (Ovation, Season 2 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards (FOX, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: The Wall: Red Nose Day Edition (NBC, One-Hour Special)
  • 9/8 PM: The Red Nose Day Special (NBC, Two-Hour Special)
  • 10/9 PM: Aretha Franklin: Life, Death & Money (Reelz, Special)
  • 11:30/10:30 PM: Fanatics: The Deep End (VICE, Series Premiere)

Friday, May 28, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: Cruella (Disney+, Original Movie Premiere/Premier Access Required)
  • 3/2 AM: Dog Gone Trouble (Netflix, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: The Kominsky Method (Netflix, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Launchpad (Disney+, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Lucifer (Netflix, Season 5.5 Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Panic (Amazon, Series Premiere)
  • 3/2 AM: Plan B (Hulu, Original Movie Premiere)

Saturday, May 29, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: 90 Day: Foody Call (Discovery+, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (AMC+, Series Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Oslo (HBO, Original Movie Premiere)

Sunday, May 30, 2021

  • 6/5 PM: Coca-Cola 600 (FOX, Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Biography: Mick Foley (A&E, Two-Hour Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Johnny Cash: The Man in Black (Reelz, Special)
  • 8/7 PM: Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre (History Channel, Two-Hour Special)

Monday, May 31, 2021

  • 3/2 AM: The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties (Netflix)
  • 8/7 PM: American Ninja Warrior (NBC, Season 13 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: Hell’s Kitchen (FOX, Season 20 Premiere)
  • 8/7 PM: A Party Gone Wrong (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic Channel, Season 3 Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: Housebroken (FOX, Series Premiere)
  • 9/8 PM: The Titans That Built America (History Channel, Two-Hour Series Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Breaking Bobby Bones (National Geographic Channel, Series Premiere/Special Night)
  • 10/9 PM: The Secrets She Keeps (Lifetime, Original Movie Premiere)
  • 10/9 PM: Small Fortune (NBC, Series Premiere)

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