May TV Highlights for Lifetime & History Channels

Lifetime

On Lifetime, catch the second season of THE AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA this May – and it’s longer, tougher and more challenging than ever before. Participants must battle both each other and themselves.

Also next month, follow three loud, flashy and sassy dance coaches – Neva, Reshonda and Rondre – as they take on the kids’ hip-hop dance world – one dance-off at a time. The coaches and dancers will do whatever it takes to win, week-in and week-out, on Bring It!

In summary, here is Lifetime channel’s May TV highlights for your preview.

SERIES

The Amazing Race Australia S2
Premieres 12 May
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

The Amazing Race Australia returns for a second season. It will be much challenging, tougher and longer than you have ever seen. The competitors will fight both each other and themselves. They will travelling 65,000 kilometres across four continents and diverse locations, for the top prize of $250,000. The season opens when the teams leave Sydney for their first stop, and head on to The Philippines.

Bring It!
Premieres 2 May
Saturdays, 7.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

This new dance-off competition series stars Neva, Reshonda and Rondre as three, loud, flashy, opinionated and sassy dance coaches. They will facing off against one of their bitterest rivals – whilst struggling both with the pressure as well as their own performances.

Dance Moms: Abby’s Studio Rescue S1
Premieres 2 May
Saturdays, 8.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

Abby Lee Miller, the no-holds-barred star of Dance Moms, will attempt a new challenge in Dance Moms: Abby’s Studio Rescue. Here, she hits struggling dance studios with her force of nature personality and at the same time, turns everything upside down and giving them a top to bottom makeover. Abby must save the owner before she can tackle the studio in Abby To The Rescue.

Girlfriend Intervention
Premieres 2 May
Saturdays, 9.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

This brand new makeover series Girlfriend Intervention tackles a taboo subject: Why don’t black and white women look out for each other more? Based on research, both groups have very different ideas. This series will completely break down barriers – as a team of four feisty, over-the-top, black female experts will help transform white women makeover their lives.

Young Marvels
Premieres 10 May
Sundays 6.30pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

Young Marvels showcases the extraordinary artistic gifts and struggles, of young talent determined to make their mark before adulthood. They excel across all areas of the arts, and their parents will support as well as push them to maximise their potentials. The first episode follows a blind pianist, a drummer, the organist Matthew and a ballroom dancer, Lev.

Child Genius 
Premieres 10 May
Sundays, 7.00pm

Child Genius takes us inside the lives of eight child geniuses and their families as they prepare for the gruelling “Child Genius” competition. This will test them on a wide range of subjects such as spelling, math, logic, memory and general knowledge,. It is held in cooperation with American Mensa, each hoping to win a $100,000 college fund and the title of “Child Genius.”

Orphan Black S1 & S2 Marathon 
Premieres 3 May
Saturdays, 12.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

This action-packed series follows Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run from a bad relationship and painfully separated from her daughter. After an eerily lookalike stranger commits suicide right in front of her, Sarah jumps at a way out by assuming the woman’s identity and clearing out her bank account. But soon an earth-shattering secret is revealed.

Mom’s Time Out Marathon (Mother’s Day Special)
Premieres 10 May
Sundays, 4.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

Catch up with the Mom’s Time Out Marathon on this Mother’s Day. It will look at today’s modern gender roles as three Asian moms go on an all-expenses-paid 5-day-getaway and leave their fish-out-of-water husbands in charge. The first episode sees fathers from Singapore, Manila and Kuala Lumpur struggling to cope with the unexpected work as well as their new role demands.

Lifetime Movies

Back To School Mom 
Premieres 10 May
Sunday, 8.00pm

After two decades travelling the world, free-spirited musician Mary Thomas decides to return to college and finish her degree so that she can finally finish something she started in Back To School Mom. Back at university, she becomes close friends with her “peer tutor” – only to learn a shocking truth that will change her life.

#popfan 
Premieres 17 May
Sunday, 8.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

When a young pop star looking to recreate herself and her sound gets caught in a storm and crashes her car while on a quiet trip to Maine, she’s rescued by a young man. He takes her to his secluded lighthouse to look after her while she recovers. But she soon discovers that her saviour is a mentally unstable and obsessed fan – and he thinks she’s the pop creation in her videos in #popfan.

Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot
Premieres 31 May
Sunday, 8.00pm
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Credit: LIFETIME.

In Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, Mr Hoppy lives a quiet retiree’s life, tending to his balcony garden and pottering to the shops and back. He is passionate and hopelessly in love with his downstairs neighbour, Mrs Silver, as well as captivated by her sparkle and warmth, which he always utterly neglects to mention. But Mr Hoppy has a plan to win Mrs Silver’s Heart – her tortoise.

History Channel

On History Channel, get a peek into the secrets and processes behind some of the world’s most popular foods on Food Factory USA.

Also, continue with the epic adventure of legendary Vikings warrior Ragnar Lothbrok with the Vikings S3 Marathon.

In a nutshell, here are the May highlights on the HISTORY Channel.

SERIES

Sons Of Liberty
Premieres 25 May
Monday to Wednesday, 9.00pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

Sam Adams, John Hancock, John Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, Benedict Arnold are all legendary names that resonate freedom as the Sons Of Liberty. These are the young radicals from varied and surprising backgrounds who stood up to colonial oppression and formed an underground protest movement, as well as rallied a nation and led the revolution before the war, with their fight gradually growing into a nation.

How 2 Win
Premieres 5 May
Tuesdays, 10.00pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

New series How 2 Win makes full use of some of history’s most ingenious and surprising insights – and gives viewers real tools that will help them win on a daily basis. These include tips from Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac and survival skills from our ancestors.

Food Factory USA
Premieres 19 May
Tuesdays, 11.00pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

Get a peek behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone’s favourite foods in this series. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory reveals in great detail, how mass-produced foods are really made.

Swamp People S6
New Episodes from 7 May
Thursdays, 9.00pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

A brand new episode of Swamp People and the crocs that define their lives – will begin on the HISTORY Channel next month. One team goes after a brash and surly one-eyed gator they have been after for years in Pirate Of The Bayou, while the hunters are forced to outthink the crafty gators – which end up proving too smart to take the bait with new traps and tricks in Gator Slayer.

Aussie Pickers S2 
New Episodes from 6 May
Wednesdays, 9.00pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

Four of the world’s best extreme terrain drivers team up with top mechanics to conquer some of the harshest terrain on earth in the brand new series, Alaska Off Road Warriors. Vehicles and drivers alike are pushed to breaking point by the unforgiving Alaskan Interior in Fallen Warrior as the five teams battle trails littered with sharp boulders, swift rivers, and steep, treacherous ascents.

Pawn Stars S15 
New Episodes from 4 May
Mondays, 9.00pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

Now into its 15th season, Pawn Stars begins on History Channel next month. Catch the guys as they try to score a knock for memorabilia from undefeated boxing champ Rocky Marciano, while in Rick, Rock, and Roll Rick gets rocked when a meteorite lands in the shop.

Counting Cars S3 Marathon
Premieres 31 May
Sunday, 4.00pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

Set your marks for the Counting Cars Marathon: Pimped Up Sunday. This features Danny “The Count” Koker, famous from his frequent appearances on Pawn Stars. The Las Vegas legend is renowned for restoring and customizing classic cars and motorcycles. As well, Pawn Stars’ “Old Man” Mr. Harrison stops by in Electric Ride, while Gordon unleashes his latest insane creation in Quadzilla.

Vikings S3 Marathon
Premieres 1 May
Friday, 12.30pm
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Credit: HISTORY.

Prepare for the Vikings invasion with the Vikings Season 3 Valhalla Marathon, which continues with the epic saga of Ragnar Lothbrok’s journey into legend. With the promise of land from the English, Ragnar leads his people to an uncertain fate on the shores of Wessex. He also allies together with King Ecbert and takes his people straight into a fierce battle – this time as allies of Wessex.

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