May is Blooming with Great Programming

Submitted by Brian Harder
April 19, 2019 / 12:48 PM

(All Times Eastern)- Spring really is here--that’s what I enjoy most about May. After brushing off the gloom of winter, I can plant the garden and start eating outside at my favorite restaurants. It’s also a prelude to summer, which is just around the corner. But when it’s time to relax or the weather just isn’t right, I can catch a few shows that are either new or renewed this month. Let me highlight some of them for you. 

New Shows of Interest

Discovery debuts the new show Masters of Disaster which highlights tech devices you might not be able to use, and those you can, in a natural disaster. Bravo is hoping you’ll tune into more shows about special groups and all their dysfunction with Texicanas. It follows San Antonio sophisticates as they try to balance their social lives and the demands of raising a family. The Employables from A&E is a new docu-series following struggling job seekers with conditions such as autism or Tourette syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. In The Butcher, History wants to feature the best butchers in the country, though I have reservations about how much viewers will want to watch the carving of animal parts, perhaps that’s exactly what will draw some folks to tune in. HGTV has a couple new home improvement spin-offs and Bravo continues to try their hand at home improvement programming with new competition series Best Room Wins. Here is more information on these new shows for May.

 

03-Fr

Discovery

Masters of Disaster

10:00 PM

07-Tu

Bravo

Texicans

10:00 PM

08-We

A&E

The Employables

10:00 PM

22-We

History

The Butcher

10:00 PM

23--Th

HGTV

Christina on the Coast

9:00 PM

27-Mo

Bravo

Best Room Wins

9:30 PM

29-We

HGTV

Property Brothers: Forever Home

9:00 PM

 

Season Premieres

Let’s face it. Season premieres mean someone somewhere can’t wait for their favorite show to return. In the drama category, it didn’t get any more dramatic than taking When Calls the Heart off the air at Hallmark due to the college admission scandal. Scenes were reshot to take Lori Laughlin out of the show and it is now ready to return this month. The Haves and the Have Nots returns to OWN, and the Cody family is back to pull more heists and con jobs in season four of Animal Kingdom on TNT. The rest of the featured programs below are reality-based programs. You’ll find more housewives on Bravo, bakers on Food Network, and relic hunters on History. These are some of the shows premiering this month. Click on the links to learn more about them.

 

05-Su

Bravo

The Real Housewives of Potomac

8:00 PM

05-Su

Hallmark

When Calls the Heart

8:00 PM

07-Tu

OWN

The Haves and the Have Nots

9:00 PM

08-We

A&E

Wahlburgers

9:00 PM

13-Mo

Food

Best Baker in America

9:00 PM

13-Mo

truTV

Paid Off with Michael Torpey

10:00 PM

14-Tu

HGTV

Good Bones

9:00 PM

15-We

Bravo

Southern Charm

8:00 PM

20-Mo

History

Pawn Stars

10:00 PM

20-Mo

History

American Pickers

9:00 PM

24-Fr

WE tv

Love After Lockup

9:00 PM

28-Tu

TNT

Animal Kingdom

9:00 PM

 

Original Movies

It’s all about love this May on the channels known for original movies. Viewers at Hallmark Channel will enjoy an entire month of summer-inspired movies when they premiere four all-new original movies during their “Countdown to Summer” stunt every Saturday. And Lifetime expands on their successful royal family movie franchise with the continuing story of Harry & Meghan.

 

27-Mo

Lifetime

Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal

8:00 PM

04-Sa

Hallmark

A Paris Romance

9:00 PM

11-Sa

Hallmark

A Feeling of Home

9:00 PM

18-Sa

Hallmark

Sailing Into Love

9:00 PM

25-Sa

Hallmark

Love in the Sun

9:00 PM

 

Your local Comcast Spotlight team is ready to show you delivering your audience can be effective and efficient with these and many other shows on cable. Just click on the phone or email icons to the right side of the page to contact us and start your winning strategy.

It’s time to plant the seeds of your spring advertising strategy. You can start by advertising where your customers are watching video…on cable TV and on premium digital video channels, available from your local Comcast Spotlight team. Until next time, enjoy watching on your screen of choice!

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