New TV in May has a little bit of everything – cute cats, crazy dancers, handymen, comedians, inquirers, bakers, famous wannabe’s and more. Bret Michaels wants to show you how to trick out your RV in style on the Travel Channel, Tom Chadwick is shaking the family tree on HBO and Jeff Foxworthy treats his sweet tooth to some baked goods on CBS. Which new TV show are you most interested in?
America’s Cutest Cat (ANPL)
Saturdays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere May 4
Cats are one of the most popular entertainers on the internet. Anyone with internet access is just one mouse click from watching their amazing antics. Animal Planet is looking for America’s cutest cat. (We’ve already found the grumpiest. Click here to visit Tartar Sauce, aka Tard, the grumpy cat.) The winner will be chosen from five top videos in eight categories where feline experts, animal specialists and online viewer commentary on the videos will determine who is the cutest cat ever.
Breaking Amish: Brave New World (TLC)
Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere May 12
Abe, Jeremiah, Kate, Rebecca and Sabrina are young Amish men and women who took the opportunity to leave the lives they know behind, trading their horses and buggies for taxi cabs as they pursue a different type of lifestyle. In season two, the group has decided not to return home but to stay in Florida and try to make a fresh start all the while struggling with culture shock, finances, career choices and romance.
Dancing Fools (ABCF)
Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere May 29
These days almost everyone has a phone with camera and video functions. And when someone gets caught on tape doing something silly there’s a good chance it will make its way onto the internet for thousands of people to see. In “Dancing Fools,” dancers who have the top two clips of the week will compete in a dance off on stage for a chance at $10,000. Who says being silly doesn’t pay off?
Family Tools (ABC)
Wednesdays @ 8:30pm, Series Premiere May 1
When Jack Shea’s (Kyle Bornheimer) dad Tony (JK Simmons) is forced to retire after suffering a heart attack, Jack takes over his dad’s hometown handyman business. With his slacker assistant Darren (Edi Gathegi) in tow, Jack becomes the town’s new Mr. Jiffy-Fix. But his bad luck combined with his dad always double checking his work, Jack needs help from a supporting family that includes his Aunt Terry (Leah Remini), his teenage cousin, Mason (Johnny Pemberton), and Darren’s sister, Stitch (Danielle Nicolet).
Family Tree (HBO)
Sundays @ 10:30pm, Series Premiere May 12
“When you shake the family tree, there’s no telling what may fall out.” Tom Chadwick discovers this statement to be true when he inherits a mysterious box that prompts him to investigate his lineage.
I Hate My Yard (DIY)
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere May 7th
“Ocean Oasis” – Landscape designer Sara Bendrick helps Jeff and Stacie design a back yard to match its’ million dollar view.
Fridays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere May 3
Comedian Marc Maron makes fun of his life.
Monumental Mysteries (TRAVEL)
Thursdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere May 9
Don Wildman takes a look behind the scenes to find out why certain monuments are dubbed National Monuments.
Newlyweds: The First Year (BRAVO)
Mondays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere May 6
Newlyweds allow cameras to follow them around for a year beginning with their wedding day to chronicle the ups and downs new couples go through. Call me naïve, but having a camera following me around in my first year of marriage does not sound like the correct way to have a new beginning.
Rock My RV with Bret Michaels (TRAVEL)
Sundays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere May 26
Rocker Bret Michaels spends most of his life living out of an outrageous RV. Now he wants to share his knowledge of how to make an RV rock extraordinary.
The American Baking Competition (CBS)
Wednesdays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere May 29
10 amateur bakers will compete in 3 challenges – “Signature Bake,” “Technical Bake,” and “Showstopper Bake” to make it to “Star Baker” of the week. The final 3 “Star Bakers” will bake off for a $250,000 grand prize and a publishing contract for their own cookbook. “The American Baking Competition” will be hosted by Jeff Foxworthy.
The Show with Vinny (MTV)
Thursdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere May 2
The “Jersey Show” actor is trying to make a talk show of his own by having famous people drop by his set or his home or by following others to their home.
Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous (MTV)
Thursdays @ 10:30pm, Series Premiere May 2
Okay, so how does this happen? Zach Stone (Bo Burnham) is a regular guy who hires a camera crew to follow him around in hopes of achieving fame overnight. Why not? Seems like everyone else is, but the difference is that ‘everyone else’ doing this is already famous.
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