All the Discovery+ Shows Removed So Far in HBO Max Merger

Carole Baskin's Cage Fight (L), House Haunters (R)

While we’ve been focusing on the HBO Max purge of original and acquired content, Discovery+ has also been trimming its catalogue. Over the last few days, the streamer has removed at least 19 original shows from the platform. Most of the axed titles are reality TV programs across different genres, such as documentary, dating, and competition series.

As of Friday, August 19, the following shows display a “page not found” message on their respective show pages on Discovery+, both when logged into the app and logged out:

Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight
Celebrity IOU: Joyride
Fight Or Flight
Holy Heist
House Haunters
Inventions That Changed History
Jailhouse Redemption
King Of The Con
Last Chance Transplant
The Laundry Guy
Love In The Jungle
Luda Can’t Cook
Martha Gets Down and Dirty
The Murder List
Messy History Of American Food
Race Across The World
Roswell: The Final Verdict
Taste Of The Border
White Water Summer

Here is the message displayed on said show pages:

Discovery+ page not found error message


Discovery+ confirmed the removal of said titles in a statement to TV Insider.

“As we work toward bringing our content catalogs together under one platform, we will be making changes to the content offering available on both HBO Max and discovery+. That will include the removal of some content from both platforms,” a Warner Bros. Discovery spokesperson said. “At the same time, we’re already starting to bring our content catalogs together like the launch of the new CNN Originals Hub on discovery+ and a curated collection of Magnolia Network content coming soon to HBO Max.”

This is the latest puzzling move at Warner Bros. Discovery since the merger prompted the removal of 36 titles at HBO Max, 20 of which were original programming. According to Variety, the changes have been made in order to streamline the merger of HBO Max and Discovery+ and cut costs. Some of the HBO Max cuts include HBO originals such as Camping, Martin Scorsese‘s Vinyl, Mrs. Fletcher, and Run. The streamer also cut over 200 classic episodes of Sesame Street as of August 19.

Here’s everything HBO Max has axed so far:

HBO Max Originals

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

HBO Originals

My Dinner with Herve

Cartoon Network

Elliott From Earth
Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart
Mighty Magiswords
OK K.O.! – Let’s Be Heroes
Uncle Grandpa
Victor and Valentino

Acquired Titles

Detention Adventure
Messy Goes to Okido
Mia’s Magic Playground
The Ollie & Moon Show
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
Make It Big, Make It Small

The streaming platform began its trimming with the removal of six original movies earlier in August. Moonshot starring Cole Sprouse and Lana Condor, Superintelligence featuring Melissa McCarthy, 2020’s The Witches with Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer, American Pickle starring Seth Rogen and Sarah Snook, Locked Down with Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Charm City Kings were all cut.

With no physical copies of these streaming originals to purchase, the titles are now unavailable to watch anywhere. It’s a concerning prospect for creators in the industry who work long hours to bring these programs to life.