May is the last month of Emmy eligibility so anything else networks and streamers want to try to get in front of viewers before voting starts premieres this month.

Along those lines, the month kicks off with what looks like a big play from HBO: White House Plumbers, starring Woody Harrellson and Justin Theroux. Nat Geo also has limited series A Small Light, about Miep Gies, the woman who hid the family of Anne Frank during the Holocaust. And Apple TV Plus has several new series on tap this month, including sci-fi show Silo; Platonic starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne; and City on Fire, from The O.C. and Gossip Girl’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

Below is everything Brief is checking out (and let’s be honest – much, much more) this month:

Monday, May 1: HBO’s White House Plumbers (limited series premiere)

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Monday, May 1: National Geographic’s A Small Light (limited series premiere)

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Thursday, May 4: Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (limited series premiere)

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Thursday, May 4: HBO Max’s The Other Two

Friday, May 5: Apple TV Plus’ Silo (series premiere)

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Friday, May 5: Hulu’s Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, May 10: FX’s Class of ‘09

Wednesday, May 10: Disney Plus’ The Muppets Mayhem

Friday, May 12: Hulu’s The Great (season three premiere)

Friday, May 12: Apple TV Plus’ City On Fire (series premiere)

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Sunday, May 14: AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead (eighth and final season premiere)

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Friday, May 19: HBO Max’s Spy/Master

Friday, May 19: FX’s Secrets of Hillsong (docuseries premiere)

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Wednesday, May 24: FX’s Mayans F.C. (fifth and final season premiere)

Wednesday, May 24: Disney Plus’ American Born Chinese (series premiere)

Wednesday, May 24: Apple TV Plus’ Platonic (series premiere)

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Thursday, May 25: Hulu’s The Kardashians (season three premiere)

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