What’s Premiering This Week (May 3-May 9)

Hulu's 'Schrill'
Hulu's 'Schrill' (Image credit: Hulu)

Hulu comedy Shrill’s final season launch headlines the series debuts for the first week of May.

Shrill’s third and final season premieres May 7 and will continue to follow the exploits of Annie (Aidy Bryant), an overweight woman looking to change her life without changing her body. 

Also this week, Cinco De Mayo day will see the return of Cartoon Network’s Crank Yankers, while Netflix debuts docuseries The Sons of Sam: A Decent Into Darkness.

Mother’s Day (May 9) will feature the premiere of Showtime’s new comedy sketch series Ziwe, starring comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.

Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting the week of May 3 to May 8 on cable networks and streaming services (for some videos, viewer discretion is advised):

May 6 -- Favorite Son (movie) -- BET+

May 6 -- Legendary (reality) -- HBO Max

May 6 -- From Cradle to Stage (music docuseries) -- Paramount Plus

May 6 -- Girls5eva (comedy) -- Peacock

May 6 -- That Damn Michael Che (comedy) -- HBO Max

May 7 -- Jupiter’s Legacy (drama) -- Netflix

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.