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Guide to May 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials


  • Will Arnett as GOB Bluth and Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in the new "Arrested Development."
Will Arnett as GOB Bluth and Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in the new "Arrested… (Netflix )
April 28, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't wait to learn what the Bluths have been up to, but they aren't the only attraction in May. Syfy will air the final five episodes of "Merlin" beginning May 3. ABC debuts a new crime drama, "Motive," and brings back "Rookie Blue," while A&E kicks off new seasons of "Longmire" and "The Glades." Over at Own, Tyler Perry gives the network its first scripted shows in "the Haves and Have Nots" and "Love Thy Neighbor." It's going to be a busy month, as you can see below. (All times are Central.)

Wednesday, May 1
5 | "Bindi's Bootcamp," Starz Kids (series premiere; wildlife based game show for kids)
7 | "Nature: Legendary White Stallions," PBS (special)
7 | "Manhunt," HBO (doc premiere; inside the hunt for Osama bin Laden)
7 | "Mythbusters: Blast from the Past," Discovery (special)
7 | "Journey to Planet X," EPIX (doc; filming of movie "Planet X")
7 | "Ultimate Walt Disney World," Destination America (special)
7 | "The Elvis Collection," Encore (month-long movie festival, every night in May)
7:30 | "Family Tools," ABC (series premiere; bumbling man takes over family business)
8 | "Mythbusters," Discovery (season 13 premiere)
8 | "The Truth About Twisters," Weather Channel (special)
8:30 | "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures," Teen Nick (season finale)
9 | "The Americans," FX (season 1 finale)
9 | "Secrets of the Dead," PBS (season premiere; "Bugging Hitler's Soldiers")
9 | "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius," Discovery (series premiere; looking for the next great technological mind)
9 | "Forever Young," TV Land (season 1 finale)
9 | "R&B Divas Atlanta," TV One (season 2 premiere)
9 | "Bitchin' Kitchen," Cooking (season 3 finale)

Thursday, May 2
6 | "Return to Nim's Island," Hallmark Movie Channel (movie sequel)
7 | "Wife Swap," ABC (season finale)
7 | "Big Time Rush," Nickelodeon (season 4 premiere)
7 | "Undiscovered Disney Parks," Destination America (special)
8 | "Project Runway Reunion Special," Lifetime (special)
8 | "Deadliest Space Weather: Tornadoes," Weather Channel (special)
8:30 | "Parks and Recreation," NBC (season finale)
9 | "The Show with Vinny," MTV (series premiere:
9 | "Karma's a B*tch," Investigation Discovery (series premiere; true-life revenge stories)
9 | "Blinging Up Baby," E! (special)
9:30 | "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous," MTV (series premiere)
10 | "Brand X with Russell Brand," FX (season 2 finale)

Friday, May 3
8 a.m. | "Lauren," WIGS on YouTube (season 2 premiere)
7:30 | "Happy Endings," ABC (season finale)
9 | "Maron," IFC (series premiere; Marc Maron tries to live beyond his podcast)
9 | "Merlin," Syfy (final 5 episodes begin)
11 | "The Half Hour," Comedy Central (stand-up series premiere)

Saturday, May 4
8:30 a.m. | "The Fairly Oddparents," Nickelodeon (season 9 premiere)
11:30 a.m. | "Luke's Greater Mekong," Cooking Channel (season premiere)
7 p.m. | "Cops," Fox (season 25 finale)
8 | "Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story," Hallmark (movie biopic)
8:30 | "Spoiled Rotten Pets," Nat Geo Wild (season finale)
9 | "My Haunted House," Bio (series premiere)

Sunday, May 5
7 | "The Amazing Race," CBS (season finale)
7 | "Jerseylicious," Style (season 5 finale)
8 | "Snapped," Oxygen (season 10 premiere)
8 | "Chopped All-Stars," Food Network (season finale)
8:30 | "American Dad," Fox (150th episode)
9 | "Red Widow," ABC (season finale)
9 | "The Mentalist," CBS (season finale)
9 | "Argo: Inside Story Unlocked," Discovery (special)
9 | "Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions," Food Network (series premiere)

Monday, May 6
7 | "Rihanna 777," Fox (concert special)
8 | "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Bravo (new time, day premiere)
8 | "RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited," Logo (special)
8 | "Pizza Cuz," Cooking Channel (series premiere; pizza around the country)
9 | "Teen Mom 2: Check Up with Dr. Drew," MTV (special)
9 | "Newlyweds: The First Year," Bravo (series premiere; inside newlyweds' lives)
9 | "Dear Mom, Love Cher," Lifetime (doc about Cher's mother, Georgia Holt)
9 | "Take Me To Your Mother," Nickelodeon (series premiere)
9:30 | "Felt," Logo (series premieres; real couples therapy reenacted by puppets)

Tuesday, May 7
11:30 a.m. | "Road Trip With G. Garvin," Cooking (season premiere)
7 | "Hart Of Dixie," CW (season finale)
7 | "Splash," ABC (season finale)
7 | "Bad Girls Club Reunion," Oxygen (special)
8 | "New Girl," Fox (season finale)
8 | "Dance Moms Tell All," Oxygen (special)
8 | "Polygamy USA," Nat Geo (series premiere; Mormons of Centennial Park)
8:30 | "The Mindy Project," Fox (season finale)
9 | "Preacher's Daughters," Lifetime (season 1 finale)
9 | "Chasing Classic Cars," Velocity (season 6 premiere)

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