We probably all spend a lot more time watching TV than we’d like to, so how about we just stop pretending? Instead, let’s embrace our TV-watching selves and openly look forward to TV programming that we are likely to enjoy! If you are a history lover like me and often find yourself watching one show after another on HISTORY®, then you are in for a real treat this May as the channel adds new programs such as Black Sails Season 2 to its program lineup. If you are in Africa, you probably watch HISTORY® on DSTV Channel 186, but HISTORY® airs all over the world in more than 185 territories. Whatever the case, here are some of the new programs you can expect to see on HISTORY® in the month of May. (All times are DSTV time. For those of you who have DSTV, I am sure you know how to calculate the correct time for your time zone; for those who get HISTORY® through other means, check your local HISTORY® programming for the correct time in your location.)
Storage Wars: Miami
Premieres Monday, May 2 at 19:40
Storage Wars: Miami heads to the Magic City to follow the most colorful storage auction buyers in South Florida as they choose between two very different auctioneers: Bob Nichols and Jerry Mahaffey. Long-time buyer Kevin Pew has the most experience in the game, as well as the quickest wit. Fiery Cuban couple Jorge Gomez and Maydel Garcia are fun-loving treasure hunters. Greg and Lindsey Atz have a love/hate relationship: they love making money, but they hate working together. Cousins Yorgen Ugalde and Christian Fernandez are always trying to fill up their store, 7 Days Garage Sale. From alligators in the Everglades to beautiful people in South Beach, Miami has a little bit of everything, which means there is surely some unique treasures hidden behind locker doors!
American Pickers (Season 8)
Premieres Monday, May 2 at 20:30
In small towns, and along America’s back roads, treasures are waiting to be uncovered—valuable relics from history that are hidden in junk piles, buried in barns and stacked in garages. It takes special experts to find these lost artefacts and hopefully turn rust into riches. American Pickers follows two of the most skilled ‘pickers’; Mike Wolfe, owner of Antique Archaeology, and his business partner, Frank Fritz, as they hunt down objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been long forgotten by their owners. Along the way, they meet people whose own stories open a window into American lives and history, in places such as Indiana and Illinois, discovering a wonder of items including unusual microcars.
Want to know more about what else you have to look forward to this year on HISTORY®? Read: Barbarians Rising: History ® Soon to Air a Series About the Fall of the Roman Empire and HISTORY® Channel to Air a New Roots Miniseries.
Officers and Gentlemen
Premieres Thursday, May 5 at 21:20
In this four-part series, HISTORY® follows a group of Officer Cadets from their first day at Britannia Royal Naval College to their passing out parade, through the joys and frustrations that come with embarking on what, for many, is a lifelong dream. We follow the new cadets every step of the way as they struggle through the biggest challenge of their lives in a bid to pass out as officers of the world’s most prestigious Navy. Who will make it to the end and who will come to realize that they don’t have what it takes to become a Royal Navy Officer?
Black Sails (Season 2) Now on HISTORY® (DSTV 186)
Premieres Tuesday, May 24 at 20:30
Black Sails is set to once again take HISTORY® by storm as it premieres this May. A prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s world-famous novel, Treasure Island, Black Sails is a gritty drama set in the brutal and cut-throat golden age of eighteenth century piracy. In the second season, the Walrus crew is stranded, with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold. With the crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint (Toby Stevens) and Silver (Luke Arnold) must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. Meanwhile, Eleanor Guthrie (Hannah New) struggles to maintain her grip on Nassau, as a new breed of pirate arrives in the form of Ned Low, a man for whom violence isn’t just a tool but a pastime. As blood is spilled and tensions mount, Charles Vane (Zach McGowan) must decide what he values more: Eleanor’s life, or the respect of his men.
So there you have it. That’s what you can look forward to watching on HISTORY® in the month of May! What are you looking forward to watching most? Let me know in the comment section below.
Until the next time,
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