What’s Premiering This Week (May 20-May 27)

National Geographic’s new drama series The Hot Zone will look to heat up TV screens during its Memorial Day premiere as one of several new series premieres and show returns debuting during the holiday week.

The Hot Zone stars Julianna Margulies and chronicles the first known case of the deadly Ebola virus appearing on U.S. soil in 1989, according to the network.

On the returning series front, Starz’s dramedy series Vida returns for a second season on May 23, while Netflix’s Spike Lee-produced series She’s Gotta Have It also returns for a second season on May 24, according to the network.

Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting this week on cable networks and streaming services:

May 22 -- The Wrestlers (reality series) -- Viceland

May 23 -- The Name Of the Rose (Drama) -- SundanceTv

May 24 -- What/If (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.