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Television

Xfinity TV Hotlist For May Includes Exciting Events, Highly Anticipated TV Shows and More

Xfinity TV monthly highlights for May include live sporting events, hot summer TV shows kicking into high gear, and box office hits you won't want to miss.

It’s officially springtime, which means winter TV series are coming to a close and hot summer shows are about to kick into high gear. May is also chock full of exciting live sporting events – as baseball season is in full swing, the Stanley Cup playoffs ramp up and the NFL draft reminds us that football season is just around the corner. The sporting event we’re most eager to see this month, though, is the much anticipated Mayweather Pacquiao fight, which you can order and watch from home. An added bonus for Xfinity customers who aren’t currently Showtime subscribers – when you purchase the fight, you’ll also receive three months of free access to the network.

Live Events You Don’t Want to Miss:

  • On May 2nd, catch Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, the most anticipated fight in recent boxing history — right from your couch. 

  • May 17th is the Billboard Music Awards. Taylor Swift leads the pack with 14 nominations in 13 categories — how many will she take home? Tune in to see all the winners as well as the live performances from Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor and John Legend.

Water Cooler-Worthy Live TV Episodes:

This month, we’re thrilled to offer a sneak peek of the pilot for FOX’s upcoming series Wayward Pines, set to air live on May 14th. From now until the premiere date, customers will have the chance to get a first look at the highly anticipated new show. Other episodes we’re excited about include:

May 3

  • Penny Dreadful Premiere (Showtime)

  • Family Guy 250th Episode (FOX)

May 4

  • Gotham Finale (FOX)

  • Stalker Spring Premiere (CBS)

May 5

  • Dance Moms Finale (Lifetime)

May 7

  • The Big Bang Theory Finale (CBS)

  • Scandal Finale (ABC)

  • Dig Finale (USA)

May 10

  • The Good Wife Finale (CBS)

  • Revenge Finale (ABC)

May 11

  • Girl Meets World Premiere (Disney)

May 12

  • Chicago Fire Finale (NBC)

May 13

  • CSI: Cyber Finale (CBS)

May 14

  • Wayward Pines Series Premiere (FOX)

  • Maron Premiere (IFC)

  • The Blacklist Finale (NBC)

May 17

  • Mad Men Series Finale (AMC)

  • Family Guy Finale (FOX)

May 18

  • The Bachelorette Premiere (ABC)

May 19

  • The Flash Finale (The CW)

May 20

  • Modern Family Finale (ABC)

  • Black-ish Finale (ABC)

  • Chicago PD Finale (NBC)

  • MasterChef Premiere (FOX)

May 21

  • Beauty and the Beast Premiere (The CW)

May 23

  • Outlander Finale (Starz)

May 25

  • Texas Rising Premiere (History)

  • The Island Premiere (NBC)

May 26

  • America’s Got Talent Premiere (NBC)

Xfinity On Demand Highlights:

Miss it live? Xfinity On Demand offers hundreds of full, current season television shows and the top 100 Nielsen shows across platforms. Check out these hit TV shows that are regulars on the Xfinity On Demand Top 20 List, available the day after airing. 

Bringing Box-Office Hits Home:

Xfinity On Demand also enables you to partake in some fresh-out-of-the-theater picks. This month, get excited about the following movies now available on Xfinity on Demand for rent and/or purchase:

  • 50 Shades of Grey – On May 1st, we’ll be offering an unrated version of this seriously buzzed-about film for purchase.

  • American Sniper – Currently available for purchase on the platform, this box-office hit will be available for rent – directly on your TV – on May 19th.

  • Selma – Miss this Oscar-winner in theaters? It’s now available for rent and for purchase to all Xfinity customers.

  • Taken 3 – The latest in the thrilling series is out for purchase now, and will be available for rent on May 15th.

  • Interstellar – Available now to rent or buy, there’s no need to miss out on this science fiction epic film.   

Tax season still have your wallet on lock-down? Take advantage of Xfinity on Demand’s great collection of free movies. Here’s a sample of what’s available this month:

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop: 5/2 – 5/8

  • Rush  Hour 3: 5/2 – 5/8

  • Pitch Perfect: 5/9 – 5/17

  • Total Recall: 5/9 – 5/15

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: 5/10 – 5/16

  • Daredevil: 5/15 – 5/21

  • Gangster Squad: 5/17 – 5/23

  • Avatar: now through 5/31

  • 21 Jump Street: now through 5/31

  • The Hunger Games: 5/1 – 5/31

  • Billy Madison: 5/25 – 5/31

  • Happy Gilmore: 5/25 – 5/31

  • The Longest Yard: 5/25 – 5/31