Free Previews HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Great American Family

Great news for TDS TV and TDS TV+ customers, HBO and Cinemax are teaming up again for a free preview, Nov. 22-29, SHOWTIME is hosting one from Dec. 9-12, and the Great American Family (GAF) Channel is offering a free preview during the entire month of November.

Here are the newest and most exciting HBO and Cinemax you can enjoy during this free preview:


The White Lotus (HBO)
Set at the fictional White Lotus resort chain, this award-winning comedy-drama anthology documents the exploits and impulses of the employees and wealthy guests over the span of a week. Season 2, which stands on its own, just started so now’s the time to start watching!

New series alert! Featuring a series of revealing interviews with O’Neal, SHAQ tells the story of a basketball legend unlike any other, whose larger-than-life personality transcended the sport and transformed him into a cultural icon.  The documentary series chronicles Shaq’s ascent to superstardom, as a dominant force who won four NBA championships, league MVP honors, and changed the game. It also encompasses his life off the court, from his upbringing in a military family to his deepest personal relationships and prosperous broadcasting and business careers. The series premiers Nov. 23.

We’re Here (HBO)
Join Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela as they spread love and connection across small-town America through the art of Drag. The first episode of Season 3 airs Nov. 25.

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
Real Sports is TV’s most-honored sports news magazine series, with 35 Sports Emmy Awards, including 20 for Outstanding Sports Journalism. Now in its 28th season, the monthly magazine broadcast produces hard-hitting investigative reports and gripping in-depth profiles from across the sports spectrum. A new episode drops on Nov. 22.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
John Oliver comes to HBO in this series that takes a topical look at the week in news, politics and current events. Each show offers Oliver a unique platform to offer his distinct perspective on issues facing the world today while also featuring a variety of special guests and segments.

The Vow (HBO)
This documentary series from Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The SquareControl Room, The Vow) follows members who joined the self-improvement group NXIVM – whose leader was convicted of sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, and other crimes – to reveal the emotional toll of unfolding events on these individuals.

Avenue 5 (HBO)
Set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is big business, this series follows life on board Avenue 5—a mash-up of a cruise liner and a rocket ship. The Season 2 finale airs on Nov. 28.

His Dark Materials (HBO)
Based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy of the same name, this fantasy drama follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), an orphan living in a world governed by the religious and political body, the Magisterium. Lyra soon discovers she is the subject of a prophecy and destined to change the world.


Don’t Worry Darling (HBO)
Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are lucky to be living in an idealized community of Victory, but when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise? An audacious, twisted, and visually stunning psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling reveals that things aren’t always as perfect as they seem.

DC League of Super-Pets (HBO)
Grab the kids to watch this one! Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto forms a team of superpowered shelter pets to help him rescue the Super Heroes.

The Batman (HBO)
Matt Reeves’ The Batman stars Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective The Batman and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Starring alongside Pattinson as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Paul Dano as Edward Nashton (The Riddler), Jeffrey Wright as the GCPD’s James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot (The Penguin).

Moonfall (HBO)
In this thrilling tale, a mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. Starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, and Donald Sutherland. Directed by Roland Emmerich; written by Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser & Spenser Cohen.

Memento (Cinemax)
If you missed this the first time it’s well worth a watch. It holds a 94% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes (and is Certified Fresh). The movie follows a man with untreatable short-term memory loss attempting to track down his wife’s murderer. The complicating factor is that, although he can recall details of life before his accident, he cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he’s going, or why. It’s directed by Christopher Nolan so there is so much more to the story. This will keep you guessing!

The Truman Show (Cinemax)
Another great movie that will keep you thinking long after it ends! Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank who has no idea that his entire life has been broadcast on TV. His truth about his reality gradually unfolds and he has to decide whether to stay the TV star he has become, or act on what he learns.

Life of Pi (Cinemax)
One of the most gorgeous and interesting movies you’ll ever see. On its surface it tells the story of Pi and his journey in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, but there are many layers to this one that makes it well worth watching.

Here are some Showtime movie and TV show suggestions:


Everything Everywhere All At Once
When an interdimensional rupture threatens to unravel reality, the fate of the world is suddenly in the hands of a most unlikely hero: an overwhelmed immigrant mother. As bizarre and bewildering dangers emerge from the many possible universes, she must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight to save her home, her family, and herself. Stars Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jerry & Marge Go Large
The remarkable true story of how retiree Jerry Selbee discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge, wins $27 million dollars and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town. Stars Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening.

Gangster Squad: In the mood for action and intense drama? Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone bring this corrupt mob story to life as two LAPD outsiders come together to destroy the history of drugs, guns, prostitutes, and corruption from the hardened streets of Chicago.

Matt Rogers: Have you heard of Christmas?
The yuletide musical extravaganza you’ve been waiting for. Sharing stories tailor-made to get you in the spirit and performing an original set of soon-to-be-classic songs from a new Christmas album that no one asked for, Matt Rogers is the complete package. Featuring performances and comedy sketches with special guest stars, it’s a holiday tradition with ho, ho, ho for everyone..

Showtime Original Series:

George & Tammy: Premiering Dec. 4, this new series follows the life of country music power couple George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Academy Award Winner Jessica Chastain and Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon dazzle in an authentic portrayal of this complicated but lasting relationship. Inspiring some of the most iconic country music in history, theirs stands as one of the greatest love stories ever told.

Let The Right One In: While Halloween has passed, vampire stories are still all the rage. Life drastically changed for Mark and Eleanor when she became a vampire. Now 10 years later, they’ve returned to New York City from a life on the run with hopes of finding a cure. Their lives become deeply intertwined with relationships both past and present as we see how far one will go for those they love.

Your Honor
Bryan Cranston stars as a New Orleans judge who is forced to confront his own deepest convictions when his son is involved in a hit and run that embroils an organized crime family. As a storm of vengeance, lies and deceit threatens to engulf the entire city, Judge Michael Desiato faces a series of increasingly impossible choices and discovers just how far an honest man will go to save his son’s life. From the producers of The Good Wife and The Night Of. Catch up on past episodes now before the new season premieres on Jan. 13, 2023.

Yellowjackets: Loosely inspired by a true story, this series mirrors Lord of the Flies as a team of high school girls’ soccer players are forced to battle the elements and one another when their plane crashes in the remote wilderness. Told from the girls’ perspectives in both the past and present, the secrets of what really happened out in the wild threaten to be revealed.

From now to the end of the year, TDS TV customers can subscribe to SHOWTIME® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ for only .99₵/mo. for 3 months*. To order SHOWTIME and THE MOVIE CHANNEL with this special promotional price, call 855-301-7470.

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By Celia Reid, TDS Communications Intern, and Missy Kellor

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