As May Sweeps near, the events on television are only growing bigger and bigger. Some of the late TV season's hottest shows are on the verge of premiering. Other programs are on the verge of closing their tab for good - whether they know it yet or not.

These are the shows you should watch on TV for the week of April 23rd.

5. 'The Late Show Carpool Karaoke Special'

"Carpool Karaoke" has outgrown James Corden since he introduced it on his late night program. Nevertheless, it's always fun to see him back in on the shenanigans. For this TV primetime special, he'll take a trip down memory lane over the past year of "Carpool Karaoke" antics before plopping Jennifer Lopez into the passenger seat.

(Monday, 10 p.m. ET, CBS)

4. 'The 100' Season 5 Premiere

When the TV show returns this week, the characters will be six years older than when we last saw them. That time jump is dangerous, but could also create a new creative avenue for a show that might teeter on the brink of cancellation this summer. Clarke, Bellamy, and Octavia were separated by the disastrous cliffhanger from Season 4. As they find their way back towards each other, though, more danger lurks. (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET, CW)

3. 'Genius' Season 2 Premiere

National Geographic's uber-popular anthology series takes a turn in Season 2, shifting attention from Albert Einstein to Pablo Picasso. Antonio Bandereas makes a rare foray to TV as the famous painter.

Reviews haven't been as favorable for this season, though, with many criticizing the two-dimensional depiction of a Picasso less marred by controversy than the real life figure. (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET, Nat Geo)

2. 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Premiere

While not appearing on traditional TV outlets, the first season of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" cleaned up at the awards, winning a multitude of Emmy Awards, including 'Outstanding Drama Series.' Season 2 sees the promotion of Alexis Bledel to season regular, with more eerie allusions to our current political predicament likely to follow.

The first two episodes will premiere this week. (Wednesday, Hulu)

1. 'Ash vs Evil Dead' Series Finale

Critical acclaim largely followed the TV reboot of a beloved comedy-horror film series. It wasn't enough to keep the show's heart beating, however, with Starz handing down a cancellation this week, rendering this their series finale. This will be the final time we see Ash Williams (played by Bruce Campbell) try to save the world from evil. Heaven help us all. (Sunday, 9 p.m. ET, Starz)