HBO Max is reducing a ton of your favorite shows in order to save money, but not how you might guess

HBO Max is reducing a ton of your favorite shows in order to save money, but not how you might guess ...

The Warner Bros. Discovery transaction has caused a lot of turmoil lately, particularly for HBO Max subscribers who have been looking forward to some new programming or seasons of series they already love. In a strange move, HBO Max is now reducing some of its favorite shows in order to save money.

Whats Being Cut From HBO Max?

As a result of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, HBO Max has been caught up in a number of cost-saving measures. Many people were upset when they learned that Batgirl had already been canceled, and several programs had already been removed from the streaming service. According to a recent Variety article, even more television series/movies may be deleted as soon as this week.

  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • About Last Night
  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis
  • Close Enough
  • Ellens Next Great Designer
  • Esme & Roy
  • The Fungies!
  • Generation Hustle
  • Generation
  • Infinity Train
  • Little Ellen
  • My Mom, Your Dad
  • Odo
  • Ravi Patels Pursuit of Happiness
  • Summer Camp Island
  • The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo
  • The Runaway Bunny
  • Theodosia
  • Tig n Seek
  • Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs

Little Ellen was canceled despite production on the third season being completed, according to reports that WBD decided to use it as a tax write-off to save money, and another Ellen DeGeneres series, Ellens Next Great Designer, has also been axed, according to Twitter's creator.

We worked for five years to produce 100 animation seasons. We worked late into the night, we gave ourselves up, we were a family of hardworking artists who wanted to create something wonderful, and HBO MAX just threw them out like we were.

Other titles that have been canceled include the HBO original film My Dinner with Herve, Cartoon Networks Uncle Gandpa, and the acquired title Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.

Why is HBO's Max Cost-Cutting Different From Standard Cancellations?

Even if you don't understand the sometimes complex inner workings of your favorite programs, you'll probably discover at least one thing: production of most TV series costs a lot of money, and the organization can save money if a program is canceled. So, it makes perfect sense to start cutting shows on HBO Max to save money.

WBD is cutting already produced new seasons/whole movies (meaning the money has already been spent). These programs will be removed from HBO Max, so that WBD will no longer have to pay the voice actors who contributed to the titles that were taken down.

residuals are what actors earn after their initial pay for a series, so that they may continue to earn money while people watch the show after that first airing. Because instead of complicated contracts for shows to go into syndication on particular channels at specific times, shows are just available whenever and (generally) in perpetuity.

The actors' union and studios agreed to increase streaming content residuals and make it simpler for actors in streaming programs to benefit from the new terms, but those benefits only work if the series remains available on a streaming service, thus all of HBO Max's reductions.

When any of this content will be removed from HBO Max, no time or date has been announced, so it's best to do it immediately.