When your TV shows return: ‘Big Little Lies,’ other new season premiere dates

"Big Little Lies" returns to HBO with its second season on June 9. Photo Credit: HBO / Jennifer Clasen

Just go ahead and clear your evenings to make way for new seasons of “Game of Thrones,” “Big Little Lies” and more.

"Big Little Lies" returns to HBO with its second season on June 9.
"Big Little Lies" returns to HBO with its second season on June 9. Photo Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Between Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu and a whole list of cable TV stations in the mix, it can be hard to keep track of when your favorite shows return.

Just go ahead and clear your evenings now to make way for new episodes of “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Big Little Lies” and more.

Below, the dates you need to know.


The final season of "Game of Thrones" airs April 14 and ends in May.
The final season of "Game of Thrones" airs April 14 and ends in May. Photo Credit: HBO / Helen Sloane

“iZombie” (Season 5): The final season of The CW’s “iZombie” premieres Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m.

“Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” (Season 1): In the new Showtime docu series, you’ll hear from nine members of the iconic hip-hop group and view never-before-seen footage. It makes its premiere Friday, May 10, at 9 p.m.

“Our Cartoon President” (Season 2): Yes, Showtime’s cartoon Trump is still a thing, and not just for holiday specials. The series returns Sunday, May 12, at 8 p.m.

“The Bachelorette” (Season 15): ABC will most likely never tire of finding singles willing to search for love on reality TV. This season’s bachelorette is Hannah Brown, 2018’s Miss Alabama USA. She’ll meet her 33 (yes, 33) new boyfriends Monday, May 13, at 8 p.m. 

“She’s Gotta Have It” (Season 2): The TV adaptation of Spike Lee’s 1986 film returns two years after its first season premiered on Netflix. New episodes drop on Friday, May 24. 

“America’s Got Talent” (Season 14): The search is back on for America’s next superstar. Follow along starting Tuesday, May 28, on NBC.

“When They See Us” (Season 1): Following the success of the Oscar-nominated documentary “13th,” Ava DuVernay is teaming up with Netflix again for a limited dramatic series on the notorious Central Park Five case. The series hits Netflix May 31.


“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 3): June’s never-ending Gilead escape plot continues when the gripping Hulu series returns on June 5.

“Celebrity Family Feud” (Season 6): Steve Harvey puts celebrities and their families to the test on a new season of his game show favorite, airing Sunday, June 9, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

“The $100,000 Pyramid” (Season 4): Another chance at winning some extra cash comes by way of this game show hosted by Michael Strahan. It’ll air Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m.

“Big Little Lies” (Season 2): Nicole Kidman let slip on CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” that the series will return in June. The new season will include a new character, the mother of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård), played by Meryl Streep. HBO confirmed that the show will air new episodes starting Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m.

“Younger” (Season 6): Are Charles and Liza together? It’ll hopefully all make sense once the series starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff returns on Wednesday, June 12, at 10 p.m. on TV Land.

“Pose” (Season 2): Ryan Murphy’s period drama jumps to the ‘90s when it returns to FX June 11. When it picks back up, Madonna’s Vogue is topping charts and shoulder pads are so in. 

“Jessica Jones” (Season 3): Gotham’s “non-hero” has one last chance to protect the city. Krysten Ritter returns as the Marvel character on Netflix starting June 14.

“Instinct” (Season 2): NYPD’s latest cop drama, which features a powerfully diverse cast and the first openly gay lead of an American broadcast drama, returns for its second season June 16 on CBS.


“Stranger Things” (Season 3): Will Hawkins ever truly be safe from the Upside Down? The third season, set in the summer of 1985, hits Netflix in full on July 4.

Meghan Giannotta