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87 Titles Unceremoniously Removed from HBO Max

The day of reckoning is almost upon us. Soon, HBO Max will simply be known as Max.

The long awaited (if vaguely feared) reboot of Warner Bros. Discovery’s flagship streamer is set to launch next Tuesday on May 23. It’s been a long time coming, after the merger was first announced back in August and rumbles of major shifts at HBO started before that. Since then, we’ve received a ton of updates, including the retention of Discovery+ as a separate service; new titles, such as a serialized “Harry Potter” reboot, getting picked up at Max; and a boatload of cancellations and removals of TV shows and movies from the soon-to-be-defunct HBO Max platform.

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And Warner Bros. Discovery isn’t quite done. Several Warner Bros. Television owned titles are still leaving the service in the coming days, before the catalogue combination is set to occur. The shows getting removed from the streamer include late-night satire “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” the Adult Swim series “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” and “Metalocalypse,” and a TruTV reality series called “Hack My Life: Inside Hack” (which is about lifestyle improvements and not the Jean Smart-starring dramedy, to be clear.)

It’s a minor culling compared to the much larger content slashes that have occurred in the past; the first round of cuts at the streamer, in August, hit children’s programming and animated series particularly hard, as the company tampered down efforts in those areas. A slash last December moved the focus to more live-action shows for adults, from sci-fi epic “Westworld” to adapted romance “The Time Traveler’s Wife” to period comedy “Minx.”

Reality TV was also decimated, with “Legendary,” “Finding Magic Mike,” and “FBOY Island” also getting dropped by the streamer as the unscripted division faced major layoffs. Unlike their animated brethren, those shows were at least lucky to have since found new homes; “Westworld” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” are available on FAST platforms, while “Minx” has since been picked up for a new season by Starz.

Will the relaunch be the end of WBD’s reign of terror on their own content? That’s to be determined. But as we brace ourselves for the brave new world of Max, let’s take a minute to mourn what we once shared with the service as we knew it. Here is a list of the 87 shows and films that have been dumped from the streamer since August 2022, including the series that are on the outs in the coming days.

Note: Entries appear alphabetically with children’s programming at the end. This list is not and could not be comprehensive, as some titles have been removed without announcement. Certain titles may still appear on the service for a limited, unknown period. 

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