Showtime has announced the movies, TV shows and sports programming coming to the service in May. The Showtime May 2022 lineup includes VICE Season 3, the Sheryl Crow documentary Sheryl, and the premiere of docuseries Couples Therapy.
The Showtime May 2022 slate also includes Bellator 280, which airs Friday, May 6 and will find undisputed heavyweight champion Ryan Bader as he defends his crown against No. 2-ranked Cheick Kongo. The following Friday in Bellator 281, No. 1-ranked welterweight Michael “Venom” Page will face off against No. 4-ranked Logan Storley in a bout to capture the Interim Title.
Showtime Championship Boxing returns starting Saturday, May 14, with three-belt world champion Jermell Charlo to face off against fellow world champion Brian Castaño, with their previous match having ended in a dramatic draw. A week later, unbeaten two-time world champion and Phoenix native David Benavidez clashes with David Lemieux in a high-stakes match for the 168-pound title.
Half an hour prior to the fight between Benavidez and Lemieux, Emmy Award-winning Showtime Sports series All Access returns to document the preparation by Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Rolando “Rolly” Romero” for their pay-per-view match for the lightweight title live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Showtime subscribers will also have access to a plethora of film collections this May. In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month, Showtime will feature an “Asian Actors in Close Up Collection” of Asian-led films featuring films like After Yang, Ms. Purple and Shaolin Soccer. The “Women Who Rock” collection will include films about iconic female musicians.
You can view the Showtime May 2022 originals, followed by the movie release schedule and streaming collections, below.
SHOWTIME MAY 2022 ORIGINALS
VICE – Docuseries Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, May 1
Each half-hour episode of “VICE” relentlessly pursues untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from remote parts of the world and on domestic grounds. The “VICE” reporting team includes a diverse group of award-winning journalists, including Hind Hassan, Alzo Slade, Seb Walker, Paola Ramos, Gianna Toboni, Ben C. Solomon, David Noriega, and Krishna Andavolu.
The series was honored with a 2021 Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University Award for excellence in journalism. This season will consist of 16 episodes, eight of which will air weekly on Sundays leading to a midseason finale on June 19th. The remaining eight episodes will air later this year.
SHERYL – Documentary Premiere: Friday, May 6
Directed by Amy Scott, “Sheryl” is an intimate story of song and sacrifice by musical icon Sheryl Crow as she navigates an iconic yet arduous musical career battling sexism, depression, cancer and the price of fame. The documentary presents Crow’s life through interviews with Sheryl, behind-the-scenes verité on the road and in her studio, and never-before-seen archival footage spanning 20 years of touring.
Featured are a handful of interviews with close allies Keith Richards, Laura Dern, Joe Walsh, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile and others. Sheryl’s early gift of music and dedication to songwriting set her on an unapologetic path of perfection – which ultimately became both a blessing and a curse to overcome.
COUPLES THERAPY – Docuseries Premiere: Friday, May 13
From Sundance Award-winning filmmakers Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg (Weiner) and Eli Despres, “Couples Therapy” unlocks the most hidden world of them all: other peoples’ relationships. Dazzling, world-class therapist, Orna Guralnik, guides couples through the minefields of life and love through weekly talk therapy sessions in this deeply intimate and refreshingly irreverent series.
This season, Dr. Guralnik councils four captivating new couples. A Broadway dancer and preacher’s grandson struggle to escape an endless cycle of conflict after the birth of their daughter. The loss of intimacy in an open marriage forces a wife to reckon with her anger, while her husband resists acknowledging the part he plays.
A mother of two must learn to hear her partner’s cries for help or risk losing her altogether. And a decades-long relationship tears at the emotional scar tissue caused by years of betrayal.
BELLATOR 280: BADER VS KONGO 2 – Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. ET
Undisputed Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader defends his crown in enemy territory against hometown favorite and No. 2-ranked Cheick Kongo from Accor Arena in Paris in a rematch of their controversial 2019 bout that ended in a no-contest.
Successfully returning to the 265-pound division following an impressive run in the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix, Bader is fresh off a heavyweight title defense over Valentin Moldavsky. Longtime Bellator veteran Kongo beat Sergei Kharitonov in a dramatic comeback his last time out. Plus, two of the most vicious and prolific strikers in MMA meet as Yoel Romero takes on Melvin Manhoef in a three-round light heavyweight bout.
BELLATOR 281: MVP vs. STORLEY – Friday, May 13 at 4 p.m. ET
Hometown favorite and No. 1-ranked welterweight Michael “Venom” Page seeks to thrill fans at the OVO Arena Wembley and capture the Interim Title against No. 4-ranked Logan Storley. Fighting for the second consecutive time in London, “MVP” avenged a previous loss by earning a hard-fought, split decision in his last outing over Douglas Lima.
Storley recently obtained a career-defining victory over Neiman Gracie. Plus, Lyoto Machida takes on Fabian Edwards in the co-main event.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: CHARLO VS. CASTAÑO II – Saturday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET
Three-belt unified world champion Jermell Charlo and fellow world champion Brian Castaño meet in a rematch of one of 2021’s best fights as they again seek to become the first ever undisputed 154-pound champ in the four-belt era. In an instant classic, the two champions fought to a spirited draw in July.
Each fighter believed they had done enough to have his hand raised and will look to leave no doubt in the rematch. Additionally, Philadelphia’s rising welterweight star Jaron Ennis battles unbeaten Custio Clayton in a high-stakes co-main event.
ALL ACCESS: DAVIS VS. ROMERO – Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET
The Emmy Award-winning series takes viewers beyond the ring as undefeated three-division world champion and boxing’s hottest young attraction Gervonta “Tank” Davis prepares to take on heated rival and undefeated No. 1-ranked contender Rolando “Rolly” Romero.
The cameras take viewers into the fighters’ private lives and training camps as Baltimore’s Davis, a protégé of Floyd Mayweather, trains under Calvin Ford and Las Vegas’ brash Romero trains under Bullet Cromwell.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: BENAVIDEZ VS. LEMIEUX – Saturday, May 21 at 10 p.m. ET
Unbeaten two-time world champion and Phoenix native David Benavídez aims to thrill fans in his home state for the second consecutive time against former champion and fellow power-puncher David Lemieux in a battle for the interim 168-pound title.
Benavídez became the youngest super middleweight world champion in history in 2017 and has stopped his last five opponents. Montreal’s Lemieux, who won his middleweight world title in 2015, has five straight wins. Plus, rising prospect Yoelvis Gómez clashes wtih Jorge Cota in the co-main event.
SHOWTIME PPV: DAVIS VS. ROMERO – Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET
Five-time world champion and boxing’s hottest young attraction Gervonta “Tank” Davis defends his lightweight title against unbeaten No. 1-ranked contender Rolando “Rolly” Romero in big-time boxing’s return to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
A three-division world champion, Davis returns to Barclays Center where he delivered a star-making performance in 2017 as he thrilled the crowd by stopping José Pedraza to capture his first world title. A heated rival of Davis, Romero backs up his brash talk with power in both hands and an exciting and unique style that makes him must-see whenever he steps into the ring.
A look at the movies that will be available as part of the Showtime May 2022 lineup.
AVAILABLE MAY 1
12 O’Clock Boys
A Fish Called Wanda
A Genie’s Tail
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Billionaire Boys Club
Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Down to Earth
Into the Blue
More American Graffiti
Out of Africa
Pieces of April
Run Lola Run
Team America: World Police
The Lost Boys
The Love Guru
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Up in the Air
AVAILABLE MAY 5
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
AVAILABLE MAY 7
AVAILABLE MAY 12
The Man Who Invented Christmas
AVAILABLE MAY 13
Dating & New York
AVAILABLE MAY 18
AVAILABLE MAY 19
AVAILABLE MAY 20
AVAILABLE MAY 22
A Haunted House
AVAILABLE MAY 26
Florence Foster Jenkins
In addition to the Showtime May 2022 schedule, you can check out these collections next month.
ASIAN ACTORS IN CLOSE UP
After Yang, Broadcast Signal Intrusion, Lucky Grandma, Minari, Monsoon Wedding, Ms. Purple, Queen of the Morning Calm, Revenge of the Green Dragons, Shaolin Soccer, The Farewell, The Humans
WOMEN WHO ROCK
Amy, Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, Sheryl, Sisters With Transistors, The Go-Go’s, Whitney. “Can I Be Me”