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New TV shows for May 2022: What’s coming next

Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) yells as explosions appear behind her in the Stranger Things trailer
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May 2022 brings a ton of new TV shows and movies to broadcast, cable and streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video and others.

The lineup is led by the return of fan favorite Stranger Things season 4 and the debut of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Plus, movies continue to debut on streaming, including Senior Year with Rebel Wilson. 

And beyond this month, there's a whole host of other big TV shows coming in 2022, from Lord of the Rings to House of the Dragon. Don't forget there are a bunch more renewed TV shows are on their way later this year as well.

Check out the very full schedule of new TV shows in May 2022, and also don't miss our picks of the best new movies to watch this week across all the top streaming services.

New TV show premieres and finales to watch in May 2022

All times Eastern Time. Our top picks in bold

SUNDAY, MAY 1

Duncanville - season 3 premiere (7:30 p.m., Fox)

Naked and Afraid XL - season 8 premiere (8 p.m., Discovery)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta - season 14 premiere (8 p.m., Bravo)

I Love That For You - series premiere (8:30 p.m., Showtime)

Outlander - season 6 finale (9 p.m., Starz)

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., CNN)

TUESDAY, MAY 3

The Girl From Plainville - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Hulu)

Holey Moley - season 4 premiere (8 p.m., ABC)

The Chase - season 3 premiere (9 p.m., ABC)

Who Do You Believe? - series premiere (10 p.m., ABC)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

The Circle - season 4 premiere (3 a.m., Netflix)

Moon Knight - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

THURSDAY, MAY 5

Girls5eva - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., Peacock)

Julia - season 1 finale (3 a.m., HBO Max)

The Pentaverate - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Staircase - season 1 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - series premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Wild Babies - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Bosch: Legacy - series premiere (12 a.m., Freevee)

The Big Conn - miniseries complete (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Outer Range - season 1 finale (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Tehran - season 2 premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

To Mom (and Dad), With Love - special (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith - series premiere (12 a.m., Prime Video)

The Wilds - season 2 premiere (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Along for the Ride - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Marmaduke - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Christina P: Mom Genes - special (3 a.m., Netflix)

Call the Midwife - season 11 finale (8 p.m., PBS)

MONDAY, MAY 9

Candy - series premiere (12 a.m., Hulu)

Breeders - season 3 premiere (10 p.m., FX)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

The Challenge: All Stars - season 3 premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Operation Mincemeat - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Our Father - documentary (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Quest - series premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Married at First Sight - season 14 finale (8 p.m., Lifetime)

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - season 12 premiere (8 p.m., Bravo)

THURSDAY, MAY 12

Hacks - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

FRIDAY, MAY 13

The Essex Serpent - series premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

The Kids in the Hall - series premiere (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Bling Empire - season 2 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Firestarter - movie (3 a.m., Peacock)

The Lincoln Lawyer - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Senior Year - movie (3 a.m., Netflix)

Sneakerella - movie (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Conversations With Friends - miniseries complete (12 a.m., Hulu)

2022 Billboard Music Awards - special (8 p.m., NBC)

The Equalizer - season 1 finale (8 p.m., CBS)

The Rookie - season 4 finale (10 p.m., ABC)

MONDAY, MAY 16

9-1-1 - season 5 finale (8 p.m., Fox)

Basketball Wives - season 10 premiere (8 p.m., VH1)

9-1-1: Lone Star - season 3 finale (9 p.m., Fox)

VH1 Couples Retreat - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., VH1)

The Good Doctor - season 5 finale (10 p.m., ABC)

TUESDAY, MAY 17

The Future Diary - season 2 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Resident - season 5 finale (8 p.m., Fox)

Little People, Big World - season 23 premiere (9 p.m., TLC)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Lovestruck High - season 1 premiere (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Love on the Spectrum U.S. - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Who Killed Sara? - season 3 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Goldbergs - season 9 finale (8 p.m., ABC)

Married at First Sight - season 14 reunion special (8 p.m., Lifetime)

The Masked Singer - season 7 finale (8 p.m., Fox)

The Wonder Years - season 1 finale (8:30 p.m., ABC)

So You Think You Can Dance - season 17 premiere (9 p.m., Fox)

The Deep End - series premiere (10 p.m., Freeform)

A Million Little Things - season 4 finale (10 p.m., ABC)

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Angelyne - miniseries complete (3 a.m., Peacock)

The G Word With Adam Conover - season 1 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

Halo - season 1 finale (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

Made for Love - season 2 finale (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Law and Order - season 21 finale (8 p.m., NBC)

Station 19 - season 5 finale (8 p.m., ABC)

Young Sheldon - season 5 finale (8 p.m., CBS)

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit - season 23 finale (9 p.m., NBC)

Atlanta - season 3 finale (10 p.m., FX)

Law and Order: Organized Crime - season 2 finale (10 p.m., NBC)

Big Sky - season 2 finale (10 p.m., ABC)

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Harriet the Spy - season 1 part 2 complete (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

Night Sky - season 1 complete (12 a.m., Prime Video)

Now and Then - series premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

The Valet - movie (12 a.m., Hulu)

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers - movie (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Love, Death and Robots - season 2 complete (3 a.m., Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars - season 7 premiere (3 a.m., Paramount Plus)

SUNDAY, MAY 22

American Idol - season 20 finale (8 p.m., ABC)

The Simpsons - season 33 finale (8 p.m., Fox)

Bob’s Burgers - season 12 finale (9 p.m., Fox)

NCIS: Los Angeles - season 13 finale (9 p.m., CBS)

Family Guy - season 20 finale (9:30 p.m., Fox)

S.W.A.T. - season 5 finale (10 p.m., CBS)

MONDAY, MAY 23

Prehistoric Planet - series premiere (12 a.m., Apple TV Plus)

All American - season 4 finale (8 p.m., The CW)

The Neighborhood - season 4 finale (8 p.m., CBS)

Better Call Saul - season 6 spring finale (9 p.m., AMC)

NCIS - season 19 finale (9 p.m., CBS)

NCIS: Hawaii - season 1 finale (10 p.m., CBS)

TUESDAY, MAY 24

Sins of the Amish - series premiere (3 a..m., Peacock)

FBI - season 4 finale (8 p.m., CBS)

Name That Tune - season 2 finale (8 p.m., Fox)

Young Rock - season 2 finale (8:30 p.m., NBC)

FBI: International - season 1 finale (9 p.m., CBS)

This Is Us - series finale (9 p.m., NBC)

FBI: Most Wanted - season 3 finale (10 p.m., CBS)

New Amsterdam - season 4 finale (10 p.m., NBC)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

The Circle - season 4 finale (3 a.m., Netflix)

Chicago Med - season 7 finale (8 p.m., NBC)

Masterchef - season 1 premiere (8 p.m., Fox)

Survivor - season 42 finale (8 p.m., CBS)

Chicago Fire - season 10 finale (9 p.m., NBC)

Chicago PD - season 9 finale (10 p.m., NBC)

THURSDAY, MAY 26

The Flight Attendant - season 2 finale (3 a.m., HBO Max)

That Damn Michael Che - season 2 premiere (3 a.m., HBO Max)

Grey’s Anatomy - season 18 finale (8 p.m, ABC)

Alone - season 9 premiere (9 p.m., History)

Legacies - season 4 finale (9 p.m., The CW)

Bull - series finale (10 p.m., CBS)

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Obi-Wan Kenobi - series premiere (3 a.m., Disney Plus)

Stranger Things - season 4 volume 1 (3 a.m., Netflix)

The Blacklist - season 9 finale (8 p.m., NBC)

SUNDAY, MAY 29

61st Street - season 1 finale (10 p.m., AMC)

MONDAY, MAY 30

We Own This City - season 1 finale (10 p.m., HBO)

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Pistol - miniseries complete (12 a.m., FX on Hulu)

America’s Got Talent - season 17 premiere (8 p.m., NBC)

Lego Masters - season 3 premiere (8 p.m., Fox)

Fantasy Island - season 2 premiere (9 p.m., Fox)

Tom Swift - series premiere (9 p.m., The CW)

Dancing With Myself - series premiere (10 p.m., NBC)

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.