May brings the season finales of many shows, but plenty of new and returning series that are worth watching begin this month.
Top of my list is Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," a mashup of monsters from classic literature and new characters; the return of Jack Bauer in Fox's "24: Live Another Day;" more ex-zombies in BBC America's thoughtful "In the Flesh;" and finally, the long-awaited movie adaptation of the AIDS crisis play "The Normal Heart" on HBO.
By the way, you can watch the premiere of "Penny Dreadful" right now by clicking this link to the YouTube site.
Here's a look at the premieres, finales, movies and specials airing in May. Something missing? Let me know.