Kevin Bacon stars as the title character in the Amazon original, I Love Dick, which will be released May 12. The show is set in the art installation otherwise known as Marfa. 

Kevin Bacon stars as the title character in the Amazon original, I Love Dick, which will be released May 12. The show is set in the art installation otherwise known as Marfa. 

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Updated 11 a.m. May 23:

Need help deciding what shows to pay attention to this month? 

Shonda Rhimes' latest, Still Star-Crossed, will debut on May 29 after The Bachelorette. The story of what happened with the Montagues and Capulets after the deaths of their beloveds, Romeo and Juliet, bears watching.

 Here are some other shows you should try watching.

I Love Dick: The writers of I Love Dick, an adaptation of Chris Kraus' 1997 novel, are all women, led by award-winning director Jill Soloway (Transparent). 

It's more than appropriate.

AMC's 'The Son' continues TV's love affair with Texas ... and its accent 

 Kevin Bacon stars as the the titular character, a peculiar artist-slash-cowboy who falls under the "Female Gaze" of Chris (Kathryn Hahn, Transparent). Chris' plans were to drop off her husband, Sylvere (Griffin Dunne of Dallas Buyers Club), who has been granted a residency at Dick's Institute of Marfa, on her way to Venice for a film festival. But when plans change, the down-on-her-luck (read: unhinged) Chris is instantly smitten, then angry, then obsessed with Dick after he dismisses her femininity, her art, and by extension, her self. So, she decides to stay.

And write letters to Dick, ones that start out as private missives but then go public. What follows is a wonderfully weird, sometimes comedic, often strange mashup of New York angst, weird Texas gumption and an eye-opening look at feminism. 

To quote Chris: "Is it weird that this is not at all what I expected?" See for yourself when the series is released May 12 on Amazon Prime Video.

Surprise! The devil went and got married on the spring premiere of Lucifer. Lindsey Gort guests as Candy Morningstar in the spring premiere with the title character, played by Tom Ellis.

Surprise! The devil went and got married on the spring premiere of Lucifer. Lindsey Gort guests as Candy Morningstar in the spring premiere with the title character, played by Tom Ellis.

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Lucifer: He's back from a self-imposed exile, and he's brought along a stripper-turned-wife by the name of Candy? Yep, that's how the Lord of Hell returns to Los Angeles after Chloe's near-death experience shakes, rattles and kills him (but only for a few minutes). The series, back for its spring shows, airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

That was then: Joan Chen, Michael Ontkean, Kyle MacLachlan and Piper Laurie starred in the original Twin Peaks.

That was then: Joan Chen, Michael Ontkean, Kyle MacLachlan and Piper Laurie starred in the original Twin Peaks.

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Twin Peaks: It's a numbers game. And, as is anything by auteur David Lynch, they are numbers shrouded in intrigue. We know there are 18 episodes that happen 25 years after what has become one cult classic, or one classic cult; you decide. The show was quirky, dark and wonderfully weird before all that was cool, and one can expect more of the same. Need to know where the CW's Riverdale got its cues? Start here, or with the first two seasons available on Showtime's website and On Demand. The series reboots on May 21 at 8 p.m. on Showtime.

The living room as battlefield: Amber Stevens West as Maxine, Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael, and David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael 

The living room as battlefield: Amber Stevens West as Maxine, Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael, and David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael 

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The Carmichael Show: Always topical and thought-provoking, series creator Jerrod Carmichael's sometimes functional family returns to make you think so hard that you laugh (and sometimes the other way around) on Wednesday, May 31, at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Other tasty goodness in May:

May 3

Andy Cohen's Then & Now at  9 p.m. on Bravo

May 5

Sense8 on Netflix

May 8

World of Dance special preview at 9 p.m. on NBC

28 shows you should be watching in April, including 'The Son, 'Little Women: Dallas' and 'American Gods'

May 12

Master of None on Netflix; Anne With An "E" on Netflix

May 14

Mike Tyson Mysteries at 10:30 p.m. Cartoon Network

May 17

Downward Dog at 8:30 on ABC or stream the series premiere now on abc.go.com

May 19

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix; The Keepers on Netflix; 12 Monkeys, 7 p.m. Syfy

May 23 

Casual, Wednesdays on Hulu

May 24

Dirty Dancing at 7 p.m. on ABC

May 25

Love Connection at 8 p.m., Fox

May 29

Whose Line Is It Anyway? at 8 p.m. CW

800 Words, Acorn TV

With Nick Cannon out, NBC picks Tyra Banks to host 12th season of 'America's Got Talent'

May 30

House of Cards on Netflix

Animal Kingdom at 8 p.m. on TNT

America's Got Talent at 7 p.m. on NBC; World of Dance premieres at its regular time and date at 9 p.m. on NBC

May 31

Kingdom at 7 p.m. on DirecTV

MasterChef at 7 p.m. on Fox

The F Word With Gordon Ramsay at 8 p.m. on Fox

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