May is another month of full of detective drama binges on Decades.
May 4-5: The Streets of San Francisco
This binge starts at the beginning and runs through S2E16, so I expect this one return for another binge this summer.
May 11-12: The Untouchables
Like The Streets of San Francisco, this binge of The Untouchables starts at the beginning and will run through S2E18. However, it does skip two two-part episodes — “The Unhired Assassin” from season one and “The Big Train” from season two.
May 18-19: Vega$
Though a from beginning binge, this one doesn’t include the original pilot movie. The entire first season will air but at the end of season two, the two-parter “The Golden Gate Cop Killer” and the finale “Vendetta” will not.
May 25-26: Barnaby Jones
The binge of this 1970s detective drama starts with season five.
Mannix returns for yet another binge. This one starts with S4E6, “The Lost Art of Dying,” and runs through the rest of season four and then five, though it skips one episode season four episode (“Sunburst”).
Another week of minimal changes, but the new entry replaces a longtime vintage staple.
Hello: According to Jim Goodbye: Night Court
Laff parts ways (for now?) with Night Court and adds According to Jim to various spots in its schedule. It’s not an overhaul as the primetime scheduling remains the same, but the morning, afternoon, and late night all get a little Jim, totaling eight episodes per day. Jim also airs Sunday morning. Meanwhile, Grounded for Life gets (re)upgraded from Sunday mornings to episodes every weekday.
After a great response for its tribute last Sunday to Peter Tork, MeTV is making The Monkees a permanent fixture to its Sunday schedule. The ’60s show, known for its quick cuts, occasional meta humor, and music videos, was seen on Antenna TV until early 2018 and remains a Saturday fixture for fetv. It has also aired on IFC — but I couldn’t tell you if it is still on its schedule. The Monkees replaces The Jeffersons, which can still be seen Monday through Friday.