TNT Snowpiercer Premieres May 17

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By Rick Gables

TNT will premiere its new original post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller series Snowpiercer on Sunday, May 17, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the series centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train, with 1,001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are played out. Snowpiercer stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, Grammy and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs, Emmy nominee Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Tony Award winner and Grammy®nominee Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Jaylin Fletcher.

Get ready for more fun, games and competition when ABC airs two series season premieres on Thursday, May 21. First up is Holey Moley II: The Sequel at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This extreme mini-golf competition series showcases self-proclaimed mini-golf lovers from around the country as they compete head-to-head through an epic obstacle golf course. The winners of each episode will return for the all-star grand finale, where only one will be crowned winner and claim the $250,000 prize. Then at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the fifth season premiere of To Tell the Truth, the funny reimagination of an iconic game show will air. In each round, the panel is presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the other two use every trick they can to deceive the panel. The panel of celebrities has a chance to grill each participant before taking turns deciding who they think is telling the truth.

Smithsonian Channel will premiere season two of Private Lives of the Monarchs on Monday, May 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Historian Tracy Borman returns as host, giving viewers an inside look into more discreet dealings and hidden love affairs of the most controversial figures of European royalty. From the glamorized and sometimes shocking life of Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, to the enigmatic Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, the new season unveils some of the more sordid events in royal lives that did not make it into history books. The season premiere, Napoleon Bonaparte, examines the life of France’s self-appointed emperor.