List of programs broadcast by Cinemax
Although the large majority of Cinemax's programming consists of feature films, the network has produced and broadcast, either in first-run form or as secondary runs, a limited number of television series over the course of the network's existence, most notably half-hour softcore pornographic series that are featured on the Max After Dark (formerly Cinemax Friday After Dark) program block.
In February 2011, it was announced that Cinemax will begin to offer mainstream original programming to compete with sister channel HBO, and rivals Showtime and Starz; the channel is slated to develop action-oriented original mainstream series aimed at males ages 18–49. The decision is also in part due to competition from other on-demand movie services such as Netflix and iTunes, and to change Cinemax's image from a channel mostly known for its Max After Dark programming.
- 1 Original programming
- 2 References
Max After Dark series
- Femme Fatales (May 13, 2011–present)
- The Girl's Guide to Depravity (February 24, 2012–present)
- Lingerie (July 3, 2009–present)
- Life on Top (October 3, 2009–present)
- Skin to the Max (August 19, 2011–present)
- Working Girls in Bed (January 25, 2013–present)
- Zane’s The Jump Off (March 29, 2013–present)
Original action series
- Strike Back (August 12, 2011–present)
- Hunted (October 19, 2012–no longer on air)
- Banshee (January 11, 2013–present) 
Original action series
- Hurt People 
- Sandbox 
- The Sixth Family 
- Kingpin 
- The Knick 
- Quarry: Written by Michael D. Fuller and Graham Gordy based loosely on a series of books by Max Allen Collins, the project centers on a Marine marksman who, upon returning home from the Vietnam War in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. The disillusioned vet is quickly recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the Mississippi River.
- SCTV Channel (1983–1984)
- Max Headroom (1986–1987)
- The Sector: Written by Aaron and Matthew Benay. There is talk about Science Channel possibly picking up the action-crime series in the vein of Blade Runner and District 9 that centers on a commander of a paramilitary unit who pursues a dangerous new race of genetically-enhanced humans. The Sector had been in development at Cinemax for several months with Simon Mirren attached as exec producer/showrunner and Anne Thomopoluos as executive producer.
Max After Dark series
† Indicates program which continues to air in reruns on other Cinemax multiplex channels.
- Bedtime Stories (2000)
- The Best Sex Ever (May 3, 2002 – June 27, 2003)†
- Black Tie Nights/Hollywood Sexcapades (June 4, 2004 – December 30, 2005)†
- Chemistry (August 19, 2011 – November 18, 2011)+
- Co-Ed Confidential (November 2, 2007 – August 27, 2010)
- Erotic Confessions (1994–1999)
- The Erotic Traveler (February 3–April 28, 2007)
- Forbidden Science (January 9–March 28, 2009)
- Hotel Erotica (October 4, 2002 – 2003)†
- Hotel Erotica Cabo (January 6–March 31, 2006)†
- Hot Line (1994–1996)†
- Nightcap (1999–2000)
- Passion Cove (March 3, 2000 – April 27, 2001)
- The Pleasure Zone (September 3–November 26, 1999)
- Scandals (1984–1985)
- Sex Games Vegas / Sex Games Cancun (May 6, 2005 – July 28, 2006) †
- Sin City Diaries (June 1, 2007 – April 22, 2008)†
- Thrills (June 2, 2001 – 2002)
- Zane's Sex Chronicles (October 11, 2008 – May 28, 2010)†
- The Movie Show (1985–1988?)
- HBO's stealth plan to kill off 'Skinemax', The New York Post, February 14, 2011.
- 'Strike Back' teaser: Cinemax guns for '24' magic -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Entertainment Weekly July 8, 2011
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Action Drama From Frank Spotnitz Is A Go At Cinemax, Melissa George To Star –". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
- "Shows A-Z — banshee on cinemax". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
- William Petersen Returns To TV As Star, Producer Of GK-tv’s Hitman Drama Series Deadline.com March 13, 2012
- Cinemax Developing Action Vigilante Drama Deadline.com August 31, 2011
- David Graziano Sells Mob Show To Cinemax, Thriller To NBC Produced By Peter Berg Deadline.com November 26, 2012
- Cinemax Developing Mob Drama From Overbrook & Writer Chad St. John Deadline.com November 29, 2012
- DSteven Soderbergh Will Produce and Direct Cinemax Series ‘The Knick’ slashfilm.com May 23, 2013
- Cinemax Orders Contract Killer Drama Pilot Based On Max Allan Collins’ ‘Quarry’ Books Deadline, April 3, 2013
- Cinemax Passes On ‘The Sector’; Series Eyes Potential Move To Science Channel Deadline, August 31, 2011