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Max has launched in the US, replacing HBO Max but still delivering HBO to the streaming masses. Fans of prestige series like Succession and The White Lotus will find them on Max, and viewers can tune in to Max originals like Hacks and The Sex Lives of College Girls.
Here are the highly rated shows you shouldn’t wait to watch, plus this month’s new releases. And here’s more on Max, which unites the HBO Max and Discovery Plus libraries.
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What’s new on Max in August
HBO Max became Max in May in the US.
- Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, season 2 premiere (2022- ): Sports drama. Season 2 continues to explore the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.
- Rap Sh!t, season 2 premiere (2022- ): Comedy. The show follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group.
- What’s Wrong With That House, season 1 premiere (2023- ): Reality. A home inspector and designer helps clients uncover and repair hidden issues in their homes before they take on their dream renovation.
- Bobby’s Triple Threat, season 2 premiere (2022- ): Reality. It’s a culinary competition created by Bobby Flay where highly skilled chefs take on three culinary Titans.
- Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake, season 1 premiere (2023- ): Animation. It’s set in the land of Ooo and follows the alternate-universe versions of Finn and Jake on a multiverse-hopping journey toward self-discovery.
Best HBO & Max original TV series
At time of writing, these TV shows all score at least 70 on Metacritic.