With the announcement that HBO Max will approve fewer scripted shows and begin cutting back on DC projects, including the highly anticipated Batgirl movie, Discovery+ revealed today that original CNN programming will be heading to its streaming service on August 19. Those shows were all on HBO Max, before the CNN+ streaming service briefly existed.
Things like This Is the Life of Lisa Ling, Part Unknown to Anthony Bourdain (which ended in 2018 after Bourdain’s suicide) and Stanley Tucci: Finding Italy will now be part of the Discovery+ show, as well as more reality-based series. The news, which comes after Discovery’s Magnolia Network will begin on HBO Max on September 30, further blurs the lines between the two services, as Magnolia Network was once part of Discovery+.
“True crime, food and travel shows are among the most-watched genres for Discovery+ audiences, so these CNN shows will be a perfect fit for our stellar collection of unscripted content,” said JB Perrette, president and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Streams media, in a statement.
CNN tried its own streaming service, called CNN+ for short, but disbanded after only a few weeks. For now, Warner Bros. Discovery’s existing streaming services HBO Max and Discovery+ will remain their own offerings. Executives at Warner Bros. Discovery are expected to detail their long-term streaming plans during the company’s earnings call on the evening of Aug. 4.
The products discussed here have been independently selected by our editors. GameSpot may share revenue if you purchase any product on our site.