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The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

List Criteria: Premium cable refers to subscription-based channels including HBO, Showtime, Epix, Cinemax, Encore, Starz and PPV

Best cable series on premium cable includes some of the greatest TV shows in history. This list of premium cable original programming is ranked by TV fans around the world. What are the best original shows on premium cable? These are all the best cable series, past and present, that ever aired. The best premium cable series are often good enough to persuade consumers to pay extra money to watch them. Shows like 'Game of Thrones', 'The Wire', and 'The Newsroom' have such loyal followings that single episodes can affect entertainment news cycles. For television lovers, many of these top cable series are must-see.

What are the best premium cable TV series? Vote for your favorites - comedy, sports, or drama - and for real impact on the list order, rank your own list of series or just nominate a show you think should be represented. Networks like HBO and Showtime have been churning out some of the highest rated programming in recent history, so much so that these channels have begun to sweep many of Hollywood's most prestigious award. But the only metric that really matters is your opinion. Which of the most popular premium cable shows are you willing to pay big bucks for? Vote for your favorite below!
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    HBO

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    Showtime

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    the people's #1 Showtime

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    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central

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    FX

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    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television

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    CBS

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    ranked low on reranks & added by elise HBO

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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks ITV2

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    added by kellygirlsd NBC

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    Starz!

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    added by LanaYoshii Cinemax

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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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    Channel 4

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Showtime

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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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    added by kellygirlsd BBC One

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    added by lemonhead BBC America, Space

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    most listed HBO

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks HBO

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    ranked low on reranks & added by lemonhead Starz

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    Channel 4, HBO

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