May TV Preview: Don’t Miss These 10 Premieres

'Twin Peaks,' anyone?

Netflix rules May with a slew of new and returning series, not to mention standup specials from the likes of Maria Bamford, Norm Macdonald, and Tracy Morgan, who returns to the public stage this month after a near-fatal 2014 car crash. But the big news this month is the return — just 27 years later! — of Twin Peaks, the cult classic series that premiered on ABC (!) in 1990. Soon, viewers will be able to revisit the spooky, spirit-filled northwestern lumber town dreamed up by creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, who’ve returned to oversee the Showtime revival in its entirety. Now’s your one month warning: If you want to catch up with the original series, which ran for just two seasons, get thee to Netflix.


5/2: Maria Bamford: Old Baby (Netflix)

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new special from Maria Bamford — and I’ve gone on the record with my preference for Bamford’s offbeat, unpredictable standup routines over her Netflix original series, Lady Dynamite, which premiered last year. In Old Baby, Bamford performs her brilliant oddities for audiences all over the place — in a living room, outdoors, in the aisle of a bookstore, and even on a stage.