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Why HBO Max Spent $130 Million to Shelve ‘Batgirl’ and ‘Scoob 2’

HBO Max has spiked reality shows “Craftopia” and “Baketopia,” the kids’ show “Gordita Chronicles” and two movies, “Batgirl” and “Scoob 2.”

Attendees Arrive For The Allen & Co. Media And Technology Conference
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Good afternoon from Los Angeles, wherever you may be. I used to open every newsletter with some version of this phrase to convey my location and make the note feel more personal. But, mostly, I wanted to pay tribute to Vin Scully, the greatest baseball broadcaster who ever lived.

Growing up an ardent Dodger fan in Southern California, Scully was the grandfather I never had. He kept me company on long drives, taught me about baseball and told me bedtime stories.