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List Rules Vote up the best current TV shows that feature actors who are usually in movies. Series must be currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service

Between cable, Netflix, and premium channels like HBO and Showtime, there are a lot of high budget shows out there nowadays. Television shows have bigger budgets than ever before and that has brought a lot of the Hollywood's most recognizable movie stars to the small screen. Danny DeVito, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle, and many other big name movie stars are all currently trying their hand at television shows, most with considerable success.

Current entertainment is much different than it was just a decade or two ago and movie stars moving to TV is a relatively new phenomenon. Increases in budget and production value have incentivized movie stars to make the jump.

Film used to be in a league of its own. Whether it was actors, special effects, quality, or any number of other elements, it used to be easy to tell the difference between a movie and just another mediocre television show, sometimes from  a single frame. Now, those lines have been seriously blurred. Huge budget shows like Game of Thrones have proven that shows can be just as good, if not better, than movies. Then add all of the new shows from Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu into the equation and the television show landscape is in completely uncharted territory. Everywhere you look, there are movie stars on television.

Now, check out this list of the best current TV shows of 2016-2017 starring movie stars and vote up the best of them all.

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
House of Cards Netflix - Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, Casino Jack)

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Sherlock British Broadcasting Corporation - Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Hot Fuzz)

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Westworld Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs, Nixon, Thor, Meet Joe Black)

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
The Blacklist NBC - James Spader (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wall Street, Pretty in Pink)

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Fargo Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Moulin Rouge) 

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Mr. Robot USA - Christian Slater (Heathers, Pump Up the Volume)

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
The Walking Dead AMC - Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually)

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Ray Donovan Showtime - Liev Schreiber (Lee Daniel's The Butler, Salt, X-Men Origins: Wolverine)

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Elementary CBS - Jonny Lee Miller (Mansfield Park, Hackers)

10
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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Stand By Me, Dark City)

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
The Americans FX - Keri Russell (August Rush, Waitress)

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Shameless Showtime - William H. Macy (Fargo, Pleasantville)

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
How to Get Away with Murder American Broadcasting Company - Viola Davis ( The Help, Prisoners)

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andre Braugher (Duets, Frequency)

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Homeland Showtime - Claire Danes ( Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Les Misérables)

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Preacher Dominic Cooper (Dracula Untold,  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Danny DeVito (Batman Returns, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, L.A. Confidential)

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Ballers HBO - Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6, The Scorpion King, San Andreas)

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Billions Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Saving Private Ryan, Rock of Ages)

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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Code Black Marcia Gay Harden (Mona Lisa Smile, Space Cowboys)

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
New Girl Fox Broadcasting Company - Zooey Deschanel (Elf, 500 Days of Summer, Almost Famous)

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Silicon Valley HBO - T.J. Miller (Cloverfield, Deadpool, Big Hero 6)

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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Baskets  Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, The Campaign)

25
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Speechless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Speechless Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting)

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Grace and Frankie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
The Wire BBC Four, HBO

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Hap and Leonard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars
Hap and Leonard James Purefoy (John Carter, Vanity Fair)