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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 Veep.

Which are the best shows on HBO in 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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
True Detective Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Vince Vaughn True Detective is an American crime drama television series created and written by author Nic Pizzolatto. The series is broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States, and premiered on January 12, 2014. The first season, ...more

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Elise Hennigan added Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T. J. Miller, Josh Brener Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The series premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. The first ...more

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series is a spin-off set in the same universe as The Thick ...more

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last of which aired in 2011. The series was created by ...more

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
chantellebelle added Ballers Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington Untitled Miami Athletes Project is an upcoming drama comedy film written by Stephen Levinson and directed by Peter Berg.

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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. Bill Maher hosts this one-hour talk show that ...more

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Vice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Vice Shane Smith Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced by Bill Maher, it uses CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria as a consultant, and covers topics using an immersionist style of documentary filmmaking. It ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Westworld Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
chantellebelle added Insecure Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji

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Vice Principals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
LanaYoshii added Vice Principals Danny McBride, Walton Goggins, Kimberly Hebert Gregory An ill-tempered, dogmatic, and disliked vice principal, Neil Gamby (Danny McBride), expects to be promoted. However, when the current principal (Bill Murray) retires, he reveals that he trusts neither Gamby nor his scheming and sociopathic ...more

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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Hard Knocks Liev Schreiber Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO. The show was first broadcast in 2001, and the current 2014 season is the ninth. Each season, it follows a National Football League team through its ...more

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Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Room 104 Melonie Diaz, Karan Soni, Ethan Kent Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology comedy series created by Jay and Mark Duplass. Set in a single room of an American hotel, the series explores characters who pass through it in each episode. ...more

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The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
The Comeback Lisa Kudrow, Malin Ã…kerman, Robert Bagnell The Comeback is an American television comedy-drama series produced by HBO that stars actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. It was created by Kudrow and Michael Patrick King, a former ...more

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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Bryant Gumbel, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is a monthly sports newsmagazine on HBO that debuted on April 2, 1995. The show was "spawned by the fact that sports have changed dramatically, that it's no longer just fun and games, and that what happens ...more

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The Tracey Ullman Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
LanaYoshii added Tracey Ullman's Show Tracey Ullman, Zahra Ahmadi, Emily Atack The Tracey Ullman Show is an American television variety show, starring English-born comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. It debuted on April 5, 1987, as the Fox network's second prime-time series after Married... with Children, and ...more

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HBO First Look is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
HBO First Look Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith HBO First Look is an American television show on HBO that chronicles up and coming movies. It first started in 1992 with a documentary on A League of Their Own starring Tom Hanks, and still airs today. The series shows behind-the-scenes looks ...more

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Boxing After Dark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Boxing After Dark Boxing After Dark is an HBO boxing program, premiering in April 1996, that usually shows fights between well-known contenders, but usually not "championship" or "title" fights. Unlike its sister program, HBO World ...more

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HBO World Championship Boxing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
HBO World Championship Boxing Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman, Roy Jones HBO World Championship Boxing is an American sports television series, premiering in January 1973 that has shown a number of significant boxing events since then. WCB's first event was fought in Kingston, Jamaica, where George Foreman defeated ...more

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Crashing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Crashing Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus, Artie Lange Crashing (HBO, 2017) is an American television comedy series created by and starring Pete Holmes. The pilot episode was written by Holmes and directed by Judd Apatow. The show revolves around a young comedian whose wife (Lauren Lapkus) leaves ...more

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Divorce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Divorce Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon Divorce (HBO, 2016) examines the divorce of Frances Dufresne (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her cuckolded husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church).

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
The Deuce Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Emily Meade The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in the 1970s. Themes explored include the rise of ...more

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High Maintenance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added High Maintenance Ben Sinclair High Maintenance (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television and web series created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. The show follows a nameless marijuana deliveryman called The Guy (played by Sinclair) as he delivers ...more