M-Net’s extended Prime Time (18:00 to midnight, seven days a week) is closing off May with a bang. With a diverse range of shows- there’s drama, there’s comedy and there’s a little bit of romance- this month’s Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated line-up is definitely a must-see.

What makes the following bunch of new mind-blowing shows great, is their diversity. Not only do the shows below have rave reviews or the coveted awards above, they are trending all over the television scene.

Tuesday 23 May at 18:00  

Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton is back as Frankie Heck in the warm and witty family comedy The Middle. Though life continues to throw them lemons, this loving family always comes together to make lemonade.

Brick starts high school in the Season 8 premiere, naturally, this opens up a whole host of teen angst for his poor parents Frankie and Mike. Everyone knows high school has its own brand of drama.

The Middle stars: Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck, Neil Flynn as Mike Heck, Charlie McDermott as Axl Heck, Eden Sher as Sue Heck and Atticus Shaffer as Brick Heck.

Available on the following platforms:

PC, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Prodea and DStv Explora (Plus-Internet connected)

Tuesday, 23 May at 21:30 

Golden Globe winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper when the critically acclaimed, ground-breaking television phenomenon Twin Peaks revival is broadcasted on M-Net. The revamped series will continue the lore of the original, hopefully providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base.

Several members of the Twin Peaks cast and team are long-time collaborators with the show’s original creator, David Lynch.

Available on the following platforms: Streaming on the DStv Now App

 

Wednesday 24 May at 20:00

New family comedy Kevin Can Wait stars Emmy Award-nominated actor Kevin James as Kevin Gable. Funnyman Kevin James is known for his extensive and successful career, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a writer and producer. His same-name character in the series, finds that his much-anticipated retirement from the police force is grounded when his daughter returns home from college with a big surprise.

The family comedy’s cast includes Erinn Hayes (Transparent), Taylor Spreitler (Melissa & Joey) and Ryan Cartwright (Mom).

Available on the following platforms: PC, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Prodea and DStv Explora

 

Saturday 27 May at 18:30

From Eric Kripke (Revolution, Supernatural), Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and the producers of The Blacklist comes the thrilling action-adventure Timeless in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America by changing the past. A history professor, a soldier and an engineer are recruited to travel through time to capture this bad guy- without altering the past while doing it.

The historical sci-fi mashup stars: Abigail Spencer (Suits) as Lucy Preston, Matt Lanter (90210), as Wyatt Logan, Malcolm Barrett aka Verbal the Rapper (The Hurt Locker), as Rufus Carlin, Goran Visnjic (ER) as Garcia Flynn. Additional cast includes Paterson Joseph as Connor Maso, Sakina Jaffrey as Agent Denise Christopher and Claudia Doumit as Jiya.

Available on the following platforms: PC, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Prodea and DStv Explora

 

Monday 29 May at 19:30

Golden Globe and Emmy® Award-nominated This is Us Season 1, explores the heart-warming story of a unique ensemble whose paths and life stories intertwine in curious ways. A smart and modern dramedy with a stellar cast, this series promises to challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know. The show received rave reviews for its first season:

“GRADE: A- ...it’s a soft-spoken gem worth admiring... This Is Us earns its emotional impact (and yes, it’s tears) not by pulling a rabbit out of its hat, but just by looking deeply and honestly into human lives and the unseen strands that tie all of us together. It proves, once again, that we don’t need fancy bells and whistles to get invested in a TV drama. The truth, well told, is enough.”

- Dave Nemetz, Yahoo! TV, 17-Sep-2016

“★★★ ½ OUT OF FIVE STARS ...Engaging New Series Is a Real Winner... In its best moments This is Us is both emotional and surprising, and one of the best introductions to a new TV series we've ever seen... a premiere to be proud of.”

- Jessica Rawden, Cinema Blend

This is Us stars: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Chrissy Metz as Kate, Justin Hartley as Kevin, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Chris Sullivan as Toby and Ron Cephas Jones as William.

Available on the following platforms: PC, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Prodea and DStv Explora

 

Monday, 29 May at 20:30

The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife. In this new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s prominent law firms. The Good Fight’s first season is executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, original creators of The Good Wife.

Emmy, two-time Tony, Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk and American Comedy Award winner Christine Baranski reprises her role as the fierce Diane Lockhart. Also returning from The Good Wife is Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn and Sarah Steel as Marissa Gold. New cast members include Game of Thrones alumnus Rose Leslie and Justin Bartha of The New Normal.

A Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-nominated writing team, Robert and Michelle King have been creative collaborators for 15 years and married for nearly 30. In addition to The Good Wife, in 2016 they created the sci-fi parody BrainDead starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Tveit and Danny Pino.

Available on the following platforms: PC, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Prodea and DStv Explora

Tuesday, 30 May at 20:30

Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta are back for the explosive second season of the hit police drama Shades of Blue. Detective Harlee Santos (Lopez) is as committed as ever to raising her teenage daughter while continuing to defend her tight-knit squad of corrupt cops, who never hesitate to bypass the law to safeguard their precinct and each other. Having killed her daughter’s father, Harlee must go to great lengths to cover up her tracks in the anticipated second season premiere.

The series also stars: Drea de Matteo as Detective Tess Nazario, Warren Kole as Special Agent Robert Stahl, Dayo Okeniyi as Detective Michael Loman, Hampton Fluker as Detective Marcus Tufo, Vincent Laresca as Detective Carlos Espada, Sarah Jeffery as Cristina Santosand, and Gino Anthony Pesi as Assistant District Attorney James Nava. 

Available on the following platforms: PC, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Prodea and DStv Explora