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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.
Read more: The Best Movies on Max
What’s new on Max in November
Here are the highlights.
- The Lost Women of Highway 20, premiere (2023): Docuseries narrated by Octavia Spencer. It’s about a trail of missing and murdered women in the wilderness of Oregon and a killer who used a desolate stretch of highway to hide dark secrets.
- Fixer Upper: The Hotel, season 1 premiere (2023- ): New installment in the Fixer Upper franchise. It documents Chip and Joanna Gaines’ most ambitious project to date: renovating a historic building in downtown Waco, Texas, to open a boutique hotel.
- Rap Sh!t, season 2 premiere (2022- ): Comedy executive produced by Issa Rae. The show follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group.
- Julia, season 2 premiere (2022- ): Comedy drama starring Sarah Lancashire. The show is inspired by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, The French Chef, which pioneered the modern cooking show.
- Bookie, season 1 premiere (2023- ): Comedy written by Chuck Lorre and Nick Bakay. It follows veteran Los Angeles bookie Danny as the potential legalization of sports gambling in California threatens to upend his business for good.
Best HBO & Max original TV series
At time of writing, these TV shows all score at least 70 on Metacritic.