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From September 6-10, enjoy the HBO and Cinemax free preview on DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM and U-verse. On HBO, enjoy the best classic and brand-new shows, entertaining movies, family favorites and so much more. Don’t miss the first three episodes of House of the Dragon, and fan-favorites like Euphoria and Westworld!  See highlights of what to watch this week listed below, including Industry, King Richard, Bob’s Burger Movie and more.

On CINEMAX make it a movie night with a double (or triple) feature with new, classic, and cult-favorite movies like The Bourne Identity, I, Robot, Harlem Nights and more.

Explore highlights of what you can see during the preview from HBO Essentials, hit movies and so much more.





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House of the Dragon

Don’t miss HOUSE OF THE DRAGON  –Episodes 101-103 – Saturday, 9/10 at 10:15 p.m. on HBO channel 501


Hard Knocks ‘22: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions 105

Get an all-access view of what it takes to make the NFL from the locker rooms, practice fields and meeting rooms of the Detroit Lions. Watch Episode 5 on September 6.  


Back on the Record with Bob Costas

Legendary broadcaster, Bob Costas returns to catch up with the biggest names in sports and entertainment while dissecting the ins and outs of the game. Watch Episode 3 on September 9.


Real Time with Bill Maher

Explore Bill Maher’s commentary on society’s most absurd habits, dig into guest interviews and keep up on his legendary monologues on the show’s 20th season. Watch Episode 26 on September 6.


Essential HBO

Here’s your moment to discover or catch up on recent series, documentaries and catch up on new shows.  


Latino Heritage Month Programming on HBO

Kick off Latino Heritage Month with some Latinx programming on HBO Latino.

  • Blanes Esquina Muller (Blanes St and Muller) – Tuesday, 9/6 at 1:20 a.m.
  • Las Mejores Familias – Tuesday, 9/6 at 1:40 a.m.
  • Entre Nos Presents: Jesus Sepulveda: Mr. Tough Guy – Wednesday, 9/7 at 4:35 p.m.
  • Nudo Mixteco – Thursday, 9/8 at 10:55 a.m.
  • Caro Comes Out – Friday, 9/9 at 9:48 p.m.
  • Pico De Neblina 205 – Friday, 9/9 at 10 p.m.


Hit Movies on HBO

Sit back, relax and watch a variety of new and classic blockbuster movies, with something for everyone.

Tuesday, September 6

6 a.m.: Space Jam: A New Legacy on HBO2

1:10 p.m.: Ride Along on HBO2

11:40 p.m.: The Holiday on HBO2


Wednesday, September 7

4:35 p.m.: King Richard on HBO Main

7:10 p.m.: The Night House on HBO2

11 p.m.: Belfast on HBO2


Thursday, September 8

2:45 p.m.: Mortal Kombat on HBO Main

10 p.m.: Death on the Nile on HBO Signature

11:50 p.m.: Gravity on HBO Main


Friday, September 9

3:40 p.m.: The Batman on HBO Main

7:45 p.m.: The Many Saints of Newark on HBO Main

9:00p p.m.: Dune on HBO2


Saturday, September 10

3:20 p.m.: West Side Story (2021) on HBO2

8 p.m.: Moonfall on HBO Main

2:10 a.m.: Last Night in Soho on HBO Signature


Hit Movies on Cinemax

Enjoy high-profile movies for the Cinemax movie lover on a schedule that will keep you glued to the screen.  

Tuesday, September 6

8:57 a.m.: Escape Plan on Cinemax Main

5:49 p.m.:10 Years on MoreMax

8 p.m.: Profile on Cinemax Main


Wednesday, September 7

10:50a.m.: The Bourne Identity on MoreMax

12:49 p.m.: The Bourne Supremacy on MoreMax

8 p.m.: The Loft on Cinemax Main


Thursday, September 8

2:43 p.m.: Stargate on ActionMax

7:03 p.m.: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on MoreMax

12:20 a.m.: Atonement on Cinemax Main


Friday, September 9

7:34 a.m.: News of the World on ActionMax

3:38 p.m.: Never Let Me Go on ActionMax

8 p.m.: Nobody on Cinemax Main


Saturday, September 10

8:37a.m.: Promising Young Woman on Cinemax Main

11:05 a.m.: Pacific Rim on ActionMax

9 p.m.: The Internship on MoreMax



Enjoy HBO and CINEMAX free preview now to catch the best series and movies on TV from September 6-10. 



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