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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. 17
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      HBO More
      60
    2. 7
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      True Blood

      HBO More
      75
    3. 59
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      Down 73
      Showtime More
      28
    4. 44
      Up 90
      Down 207
      HBO More
      39
    5. 34
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      Down 248
      Audience Network, NBC More
      44
    6. 9
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      Down 297
      Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
      70
    7. 20
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      Down 277

      often listed
      Dead Like Me

      Showtime More
      53
    8. 29
      Up 144
      Down 282
      HBO More
      46
    9. 1
      Up 1553
      Down 308

      most listed
      Game of Thrones

      HBO More
      100
    10. 31
      Up 192
      Down 258
      HBO More
      45
    11. 23
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      Down 405

      often listed
      Sex and the City

      HBO More
      50
    12. 3
      Up 801
      Down 380
      HBO More
      86
    13. 47
      Up 32
      Down 162
      British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
      37
      added by: nicolas.verret
    14. 25
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      Mr. Show with Bob and David

      HBO More
      49
    15. 5
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Deadwood

      HBO More
      79
    16. 4
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      Down 350
      BBC Four, HBO More
      83
    17. 50
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      Down 249
      Showtime More
      35
    18. 15
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      Down 387
      HBO More
      61
    19. 30
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      Down 280
      Showtime More
      46
    20. 32
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      Down 240
      Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
      45
    21. 26
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      Down 275

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      The Larry Sanders Show

      British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
      48
    22. 6
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      British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
      78
    23. 10
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      Down 238
      Showtime More
      67
    24. 2
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      Down 514

      the people's #1
      Dexter

      Showtime More
      93
    25. 11
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      Down 378
      Showtime More
      67
    26. 43
      Up 145
      Down 238
      Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
      40
    27. 18
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      HBO More
      57
    28. 41
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      Down 246
      HBO More
      41
    29. 56
      Up 35
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      CBS More
      31
    30. 38
      Up 35
      Down 92

      new! Banshee

      Cinemax More
      42
      added by: LanaYoshii
    31. 22
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      Down 240
      CBC Television More
      51
    32. 12
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      Down 396
      HBO More
      67
    33. 51
      Up 52
      Down 146
      HBO More
      34
      added by: shannonm
    34. 48
      Up 62
      Down 247
      ITV2 More
      37
    35. 40
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      Down 178

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      The Tudors

      British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
      41
    36. 55
      Up 40
      Down 163
      Showtime More
      31
    37. 36
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      Down 87

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      The Borgias

      Showtime More
      43
    38. 57
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      Shameless

      Channel 4 More
      29
    39. 24
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      Shameless

      Showtime More
      50
    40. 19
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      FX More
      56
    41. 54
      Up 59
      Down 159
      Showtime, Showcase More
      32
    42. 46
      Up 38
      Down 140
      HBO More
      37
      added by: mark123
    43. 35
      Up 96
      Down 256
      British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
      44
    44. 8
      Up 599
      Down 299
      HBO More
      74
    45. 14
      Up 332
      Down 315
      HBO More
      62
    46. 16
      Up 342
      Down 376
      Showtime More
      60
    47. 33
      Up 139
      Down 253
      HBO More
      44
    48. 60
      Up 35
      Down 136
      HBO More
      22
    49. 39
      Up 119
      Down 284
      Channel 4, HBO More
      42
    50. 37
      Up 98
      Down 226
      HBO More
      42
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