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HBO Max Cancels ‘Sweet Life Los Angeles’

In addition to saying goodbye to queer-themed ballroom competition show Legendary, the streamer has also canceled dating series FBoy Island.
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HBO Max has canceled Issa Rae’s Sweet Life Los Angeles after two seasons in the latest reality TV axing at the streamer.

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Sweet Life Los Angeles star Cheryl Des Vignes confirmed the show would not be returning for Season 3 on her Instagram Story.

“Very sad end to an era, but not a [sic] end to any of us,” she posted, adding a screenshot of an article detailing the cancellation news. “Thanks, everyone, for all the love and support.”

The series followed a group of friends as they navigated their life and professional ambitions in sunny southern California and was nominated for multiple NAACP Image Awards. In addition to Cheryl, the core cast included Amanda Scott, Briana Jones, Jaylenn Hart, Jerrold Smith II, P’Jae Compton, Rebecca Magett, Rob Lee, Tylynn Burns, with the addition of Myami Woods, Keilan Horton, and Candiss Hart.

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HBO Max has decided to cancel Sweet Life Los Angeles after also axing Legendary and FBoy Island, according to reports. (Photo: HBO Max)

Controversial merger

As previously reported, Sweet Life Los Angeles isn’t the only reality show that HBO Max has decided to cancel in recent weeks. In addition to saying goodbye to queer-themed ballroom competition show Legendary, the streamer has also canceled FBoy Island with insiders telling Variety that the reality dating series will not return for Season 3.

The cancellation news comes as HBO Max has been ordered to suspend production on all original unscripted series as the controversial Warner Bros. Discovery merger is completed. The streaming service had been home to other unscripted shows like The Big Shot With Bethenny and despite some of their unscripted originals having strong promise, none of the shows have really broken into the reality zeitgeist, which may be why Discovery is switching focus. Meanwhile, Discovery+ is already home to a slew of reality shows mainly due to owning cable network TLC.

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