Sweet Life: Los Angeles Canceled After 2 Seasons at HBO Max

By Jessica Lerner 

The Issa Rae-produced reality series Sweet Life: Los Angeles has been canceled at HBO Max after two seasons.

This is the third unscripted series axed by the streamer over the past few days. HBO Max canceled fellow reality competition series FBoy Island and Legendary earlier this week.

Sweet Life: Los Angeles followed a close-knit group of African-American friends in their 20’s they go about their daily lives in South Los Angeles while pursuing Black Excellence. The group supports one another, and they are connected by their shared desire to pursue their aspirations.


The show’s termination adds to the lengthy list of programs that the streaming service has recently removed or canceled. More cuts and cancellations are anticipated as Warner Bros. Discovery gets ready to integrate HBO Max and Discovery+ into one streaming service, which is set to launch in the spring of 2023.

Since the merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia in April, no unscripted series at HBO Max has been renewed, according to Variety.

The news source previously stated that Casey Bloys, the chief content officer, explained in a memo how scripted programming would take center stage for the brand, which “involves an honest assessment of what we need moving forward,” following 70 layoffs across HBO and HBO Max.