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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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      Game of Thrones

      HBO More
      100
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      the people's #1
      Dexter

      Showtime More
      93
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      HBO More
      86
    4. 4
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      BBC Four, HBO More
      83
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      Deadwood

      HBO More
      79
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      British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
      78
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      True Blood

      HBO More
      75
    8. 8
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      HBO More
      74
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      Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
      71
    10. 10
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      Showtime More
      68
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      Showtime More
      67
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      HBO More
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      Spartacus: Blood and Sand

      Starz! More
      63
    14. 14
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      HBO More
      62
    15. 15
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      HBO More
      61
    16. 16
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      Showtime More
      60
    17. 17
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      HBO More
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    18. 18
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      HBO More
      57
    19. 19
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      FX More
      56
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      Dead Like Me

      Showtime More
      53
    21. 21
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      HBO More
      52
      added by: elise
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      CBC Television More
      51
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      Sex and the City

      HBO More
      50
    24. 24
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      Shameless

      Showtime More
      50
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      Mr. Show with Bob and David

      HBO More
      49
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      The Larry Sanders Show

      British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
      48
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      The Pacific

      HBO More
      47
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      HBO More
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      HBO More
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      Showtime More
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      HBO More
      45
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      Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
      45
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      HBO More
      44
    34. 34
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      Audience Network, NBC More
      44
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      British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
      44
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      The Borgias

      Showtime More
      43
    37. 37
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      HBO More
      43
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      new! Banshee

      Cinemax More
      42
      added by: LanaYoshii
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      Channel 4, HBO More
      42
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      The Tudors

      British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
      41
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      HBO More
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    42. 42
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      HBO More
      41
      added by: sebbzor
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      Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
      40
    44. 44
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      HBO More
      39
    45. 45
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      Showtime, HBO More
      39
    46. 46
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      HBO More
      38
      added by: mark123
    47. 47
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      British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
      38
      added by: nicolas.verret
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      ITV2 More
      37
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      35
      added by: Dave_7672
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      Showtime More
      35
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