April showers bring May… TV premieres? OK, so that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but either way, we’re getting a lot of new and returning television this month. Unfortunately, May is technically the end of the 2013-2014 TV season, so there are a lot of sad finales — New Girl, Revenge, Mad Men, Trophy Wife, etc. — but there’s also more than enough new stuff to keep you busy.
Television has become nostalgic for its own past: giving sitcoms to Sean Hayes and Michael J. Fox, unnecessarily rebooting Heroes, dangerously mentioning a Lost reboot in passing, and, as of May 5, bringing Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) back to our television sets. 24: Live Another Day is a limited event series, 12 episodes total, set four years after the end of the last season. If you want to re-watch it all, the full original series is available on Amazon Instant Video and will only take you six days and two hours.