HBO Max is purging around 40 titles this week, including 20 (!) Max originals

HBO Max is purging around 40 titles this week, including 20 (!) Max originals ...

It's possible that your favorite HBO Max originals will not be available to stream for a long time.

HBO Max is eliminating more than three dozen titles, including 20 original series, as Warner Bros. Discovery prepares to merge HBO Max and Discovery+ into a single, unified streaming service.

HBO Max no longer has to pay licensing fees for series and movies on its library, which is a bottom line-boosting measure for the streamer, even when said checks are being made to a sister company Warner Bros. Television.

The streamer said in a statement Wednesday that while we work to bring our content catalogs together under one platform, we will make changes to the content offerings available on HBO Max and discovery+. This will include the removal of some content from both platforms.

The critically acclaimed, short-lived teen drama Genera+ion, the adult animated comedy Close Enough, and the children's late-night program The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo (along with an unspecified slate of Sesame Street specials) are among the Max Originals set to depart this week on HBO Max.

The purge includes unscripted series 12 Dates of Christmas, About Last Night, Ellens Next Great Designer, Generation Hustle, My Mom, Your Dad (hosted by Insecures Yvonne Orji) and Ravi Patels Pursuit of Happiness.

Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Esme & Roy, The Fungies!, Little Ellen, Odo, Summer Camp Island (read creators statement), Tig n Seek and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs

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ORIGINALS FOR 12 Christmas DatesAbout Last Night Aquaman: King of AtlantisClose EnoughEllens Next Great DesignerEsme & RoyThe Fungies!Summer Camp IslandThe Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo (and select Sesame Street specials)The Runaway BunnyTheodosiaTig n SeekYabba Dabba Dinosaurs

ORIGINALS ON HBO My Dinner with HerveShare

DOdoElliott from Earth, Heroes of Pure HeartMighty MagiswordsOK K.O.! Lets be HeroesUncle GrandpaVictor and Valentino

ADDITIONAL ACQUIRED TITLESDetention AdventureMessy Goes to OkidoMias Magic PlaygroundPac-Man and the Ghostly AdventuresMake It Big, Make It SmallSquish

HBO Max removed several original series from its platform earlier this month, including Camping, Mrs. Fletcher, Here and Now, Run, and Vinyl. A number of HBO movies that launched on the platform, including The Witches, Superintelligence, and Moonshot, have also been discarded.