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Now that HBOGo is accessible to everyone, there's no excuse for not keeping up with the best HBO TV shows!  This list of the top current and cancelled HBO TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best HBO TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on HBO, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

What are some of your favorite TV shows on HBO? For Millennials, the answer to that question is definitely Girls. Lena Dunham wrote, produced, and starred in this this hit classic among twenty something viewers. It was the first ultra-relatable show of it's kind, and some say that she was the voice of our generation. Perhaps you'd prefer to watch Game of Thrones, the Leftovers, or Looking. No matter what your favorite show is, we can all agree - HBO has some awesome original series.   

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Sopranos James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
True Detective Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Wire Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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+ - 2,124 536
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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+ - 1,310 624
Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Six Feet Under Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

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+ - 1,272 437
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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+ - 661 176
Rome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Rome Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

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The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Newsroom Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.

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Oz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Oz Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Pacific Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Eastbound & Down Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

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Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Leftovers Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan

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Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Girls Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
John Adams Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett

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Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Carnivàle Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Ricky Gervais Show Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Bored to Death Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

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+ - 326 337
Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Da Ali G Show Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto

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+ - 115 243
Dream On is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Dream On Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon

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Extras is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Extras Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant

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Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Generation Kill Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

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The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham

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+ - 174 245
The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Chris Rock Show Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey

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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Hard Knocks Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison

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Big Love is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Big Love Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny

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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald

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+ - 176 215
Treme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Treme Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens

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Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Mr. Show with Bob and David Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis

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+ - 219 237
Hung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Hung Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton

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+ - 244 178
Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Fraggle Rock Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

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Inside the NFL is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Inside the NFL Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, Warren Sapp

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+ - 145 223
Taxicab Confessions is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Taxicab Confessions Chris Moriarty, Rita Scott, Eddie Ramey

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Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Hello Ladies Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence

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+ - 105 154
Looking is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Looking Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett

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+ - 127 211
Arliss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Arliss Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner

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+ - 31 34
Vice is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Vice Shane Smith, Thomas Morton, Vikram Gandhi

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Dennis Miller Live is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Dennis Miller Live Dennis Miller, Jon Stewart, David Spade