The Best Current HBO Shows

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List Criteria: Only series currently airing new episodes on HBO

It's official: HBO is one of the best TV channels on the air right now. This list of the best current HBO shows is ranked by fans of both brand new series and programs that have been running for years. Some of the best shows on TV right now are on HBO, including Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Last Week Tonight. Ever since it began airing original series in 1977, the Home Box Office has been home to some of the most beloved shows in television history. While old favorites like The Sopranos and The Wire are long gone, some of the best HBO shows of all time are those still airing new episodes.

Which are your favorite current shows on HBO? When TV first came on the scene in the 1950s, there were only three channels: ABC, CBS, and NBC. Now, hundreds of additional broadcast networks are available, including paid cable networks. Along with channels like Showtime and Starz, cable networks like HBO feature some of the best shows on TV right now.  

HBO has long been known for its quality television series, but what is the best current HBO show? This list includes the funniest comedies, top dramas, and other shows like True Detective, Real Time with Bill Maher, Ballers, and Girls.

Which are the best shows on HBO in 2016-2017? Are all of these good HBO shows? Well, no. Vote up your favorite current HBO shows below, or vote down the shows you wish would just get canceled already.

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Vince Vaughn

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    John Oliver

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    Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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    Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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    Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

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    Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

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    Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan

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    Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller

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    Shane Smith

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    Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet

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    Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash

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    Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison

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    Jay Ellis

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    Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris

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    Bryant Gumbel, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg

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    Danny McBride, Walton Goggins, Sheaun McKinney

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    Tracey Ullman's Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows

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    Tracey Ullman, Lucy Montgomery, Daniel Lawrence Taylor

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    Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith

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    Jim Lampley, Michael Buffer, Larry Merchant

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