April 29, 2020
“DC’s Stargirl” was the most anticipated new show, while “The 100” was the top anticipated returning show on the TV Time chart for May.
“DC’s Stargirl,” based on the DC comics character, debuts on DC Universe May 18 and will air the following day on The CW. It follows a high school sophomore who discovers a cosmic staff.
The seventh and final season of dystopian drama and top returning show “The 100” premieres May 20 on The CW.
Taking the silver on the new show chart was TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” premiering May 17. The futuristic drama follows up on the graphic novel and the 2013 film from Bong Joon-ho (Best Picture Oscar winner Parasite). Seven years after the world becomes a frozen wasteland, the series follows the passengers of the Snowpiercer train while exploring class warfare and the politics of survival.
Upcoming Netflix series took the third and fourth spots on the new show chart. “Hollywood” (No. 3) is a Ryan Murphy drama that follows a group of aspiring actors in post-World War II Los Angeles who try to make it big despite the entertainment industry’s unfair power dynamics. “Space Force” (No. 4), created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, is a workplace comedy centering on people tasked with establishing the sixth branch of the U.S. military — The United States Space Force.
Rounding out the new show chart at No. 5 was Amazon Prime’s sci-fi series “Upload,” which follows a young app developer who meets an early death in a future world where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife.
Coming in at No. 2 on the returning show chart was Netflix’s black dramedy “Dead to Me,” season two of which premieres May 8. At No. 3 was ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The series mounts its seventh and final season May 27. The fourth season of “Skam Italia” (No. 4) focuses on Sana, a second-generation Muslim Italian girl, as she faces new challenges, love interests, and the balance between Muslim values and those of Italian society. All 10 episodes will be released May 15 via Netflix Italy and Timvision. Rounding out the top five returning shows was Netflix’s animated series “The Hollow,” season two of which hits screens May 8.
Most Anticipated New Shows for May:
- “DC’s Stargirl” (DC Universe) — May 18
- “Snowpiercer” (TNT) — May 17
- “Hollywood” (Netflix) — May 1
- “Space Force” (Netflix) — May 29
- “Upload” (Amazon Prime) — May 1
Most Anticipated Returning Shows for May:
- “The 100” (CW) — May 20
- “Dead to Me” (Netflix) — May 8
- “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC) — May 27
- “Skam Italia” (Netflix Italy/Timvision) — May 15
- “The Hollow” (Netflix) — May 8