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The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

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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, catching many of these top cable series are a must-do.

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.

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

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    1. 52
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      Sky1 More
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      added by: davenathan
    2. 9
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      Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
      70
    3. 40
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      The Tudors

      British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
      41
    4. 55
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      Showtime More
      31
    5. 51
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      HBO More
      34
      added by: shannonm
    6. 2
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      the people's #1
      Dexter

      Showtime More
      93
    7. 14
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      HBO More
      62
    8. 11
      Up 392
      Down 378
      Showtime More
      67
    9. 17
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      Down 243
      HBO More
      60
    10. 32
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      Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
      45
    11. 19
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      Down 260
      FX More
      56
    12. 43
      Up 145
      Down 238
      Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
      40
    13. 18
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      HBO More
      57
    14. 29
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      Showtime More
      46
    15. 30
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      HBO More
      46
    16. 56
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      CBS More
      31
    17. 21
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      Down 135
      HBO More
      52
      added by: elise
    18. 8
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      Down 299
      HBO More
      74
    19. 4
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      Down 350
      BBC Four, HBO More
      83
    20. 41
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      HBO More
      41
    21. 59
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      Showtime More
      28
    22. 33
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      HBO More
      44
    23. 3
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      HBO More
      86
    24. 53
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      32
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    25. 48
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      ITV2 More
      37
    26. 13
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      Spartacus: Blood and Sand

      Starz! More
      63
    27. 38
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      new! Banshee

      Cinemax More
      42
      added by: LanaYoshii
    28. 24
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      Shameless

      Showtime More
      50
    29. 57
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      Shameless

      Channel 4 More
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    30. 16
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      Showtime More
      60
    31. 50
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      Showtime More
      35
    32. 20
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      often listed
      Dead Like Me

      Showtime More
      53
    33. 36
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      The Borgias

      Showtime More
      43
    34. 31
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      HBO More
      45
    35. 1
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      most listed
      Game of Thrones

      HBO More
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    36. 6
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      Down 284
      British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
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    37. 60
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      HBO More
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    38. 42
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      HBO More
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      added by: sebbzor
    39. 28
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      The Pacific

      HBO More
      47
    40. 49
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      35
      added by: Dave_7672
    41. 58
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      Starz More
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    42. 23
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      HBO More
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    43. 7
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      True Blood

      HBO More
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    44. 39
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      Down 284
      Channel 4, HBO More
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    45. 27
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      Down 294
      HBO More
      47
    46. 12
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      Down 396
      HBO More
      67
    47. 46
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      HBO More
      38
      added by: mark123
    48. 47
      Up 32
      Down 162
      British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
      37
      added by: nicolas.verret
    49. 15
      Up 372
      Down 388
      HBO More
      61
    50. 44
      Up 91
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      HBO More
      39
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