Every TV Show Coming to HBO Max in May 2024


Time and again, Max continues to deliver on the quality of its television series. Thankfully, next month doesn’t appear to be any different, even if the selection of scripted programming is small. With the slew of shows headed to the platform in May, subscribers most certainly have plenty to be excited about. With two popular series making a return and one spinoff venturing into new territory, subscribers won’t be disappointed.

While Max’s April releases featured shows with men at the helm, May’s offerings put women front and center. Whether they’re making viewers laugh or scaring them out of their seats, several series next month have women at its core. However, that’s where the similarities end, as each show belongs to drastically different genres. Despite the short list of options heading to Max in the coming weeks, subscribers should be excited about what’s headed their way.

Hacks (Season 3)

Stream on May 2

Hacks is an award-winning series about a legendary Las Vegas stand-up comic named Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) who needs to re-invent her outdated act if she doesn’t want to lose her residency at the Palmetto Casino. This prompts her to hire Ava (Hannah Einbinder), a young comedy writer who has recently lost her previous position. Given Ava’s self-centered, entitled, and arrogant demeanor, she and Deborah don’t necessarily start off on the right foot. However, they slowly bond as Deborah begins to step out of her comfort zone and take more risks with her career because of Ava. In turn, Deborah helps Ava begin to work through some of her own personal problems.

As the show returns for a third season, Deborah is now at the top of her game and hotter than ever, while Ava begins to pursue other opportunities in Los Angeles, although they clearly won’t be separated for long. Even though Deborah fired Ava at the end of last season, all so Ava could reluctantly pursue her own career, they are inevitably brought back together. There’s no denying the pair’s unique bond brings out the best in both of them, and the upcoming season is sure to highlight that even more once the two are reunited. Hacks Season 3 is streaming on Max on May 2.

Selena + Restaurant (Season 1)

Stream on May 2

Selena + Restaurant is a new unscripted series that follows Selena Gomez on her latest personal cooking journey. A follow-up to her previous series, Selena + Chef, Selena is shifting gears slightly. After working with numerous amazing chefs in her home kitchen, her latest show will follow her as she ventures into some of Los Angeles’ biggest restaurants.

Along with her friend, Raquelle Stevens, she’ll work in a different restaurant each week and put her skills to the test. Not only will she experience what it’s like to work behind the scenes, but she’ll also work to create a signature dish that will hopefully be good enough to land itself on the restaurant’s menu.


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With chefs like Shirley Chung, Keith Corbin, Stephanie Izard, Andrew and Michelle Muñoz, Wolfgang Puck, and Marcel Vigneron showing Selena the ropes, viewers will most certainly be in for a treat. Similarly to Selena + Chef, each chef will showcase a different charity every week that will receive a donation on behalf of the show. If her new spinoff is anything like its predecessor, audiences will surely enjoy watching Selena as she ventures into new territory. After cultivating her culinary chops with world-renowned chefs for four seasons, she should be able to make something worthwhile for a restaurant menu. Selena + Restaurant is streaming on Max on May 2.

Pretty Little Liars: Summer School (Season 2)

Stream on May 9

Based on the novels by Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars: Summer School is the fourth television series in the broader Pretty Little Liars franchise and directly follows the events of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, which serves as its first season. In Original Sin, a new group of teenage girls are introduced in Millwood, Pennsylvania. After the group receives cryptic messages from an unknown person who calls themselves “A,” they team up to figure out what’s going on. The secret stranger blames their mothers for a series of events that ultimately led to the death of a classmate on New Year’s Eve 1999, and “A” wants revenge.


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In the latest season, the girls face a fate worse than death: summer school. Thanks to their poor grades from the previous year, they’re forced to take a few summer courses, which most certainly interferes with their plans to cultivate the best summer ever. Nevertheless, despite the setback, they happily settle into their new summer routine. However, a new villain quickly emerges with possible connections to the girls’ previous tormentors, meaning they must fight back to survive. With “A” apparently on death row, it’s anyone’s guess as to who is after the girls once again. Pretty Little Liars: Summer School Season 2 is streaming on Max on May 9.

For a complete list of shows heading to Max this May, be sure to check the list below.

May 1

  • Guy’s Grocery Games (Season 35)
  • My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?

May 2

  • Hacks (Season 3)
  • Selena + Restaurant (Season 1)
  • Six Is Not A Crowd (Season 1)

May 3

  • Batwheels (Season 2B)
  • Teen Titans Go! (Season 8)
  • Zillow Gone Wild (Season 1)

May 4

  • America’s Backyard Gold (Season 1)

May 5

  • People Magazine Killer Investigates (Season 1)

May 6

  • Mini Beat Power Rockers (Season 4B)
  • Next Baking Master: Paris (Season 1)
  • Yellowstone Wardens (Season 4)

May 7

  • Outdaughtered (Season 10)

May 8

  • In Pursuit with John Walsh (Season 5)
  • Stupid Pet Tricks (Season 1)

May 9

  • Pretty Little Liars: Summer School

May 12

  • Expedition from Hell: The Lost Tapes
  • Naked and Afraid XL (Season 10)

May 13

  • Smiling Friends (Season 2)
  • Summer Baking Championship (Season 2)

May 14

  • Doubling Down with the Derricos (Season 5)

May 15

  • Botched Bariatrics (Season 1)
  • Ghost Adventures (Season 28)

May 16

May 17

  • My Lottery Dream Home (Season 15)

May 18

  • Design Down Under (Season 2)

May 19

May 20

  • Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight
  • STAX: Soulsville U.S.A

May 21

  • Elephants vs. Man with Nick Paton Walsh

May 22

  • Moonshiners: Master Distiller

May 23

  • Last Chance Garage (Season 1)
  • Romário: O Cara (Season 1)
  • Texas Metal’s Loud and Lifted (Season 2)
  • Thirst with Shay Mitchell

May 24

  • Caught: Wild and Weird America
  • Diary of an Old Home (Season 4)

May 25

  • Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America

May 27

  • 90 Day Fiancé: UK (Season 3)
  • Two Guys Garage (Season 23)

May 29

  • Homicide Hunter: American Detective (Season 4)

May 30

May 31

  • Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Season 3)



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