The Best HBO TV Shows

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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.   

Vote up the best HBO TV shows below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.  

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

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    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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    Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

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    Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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    Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

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    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.

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    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

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    Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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    John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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    Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

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    Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

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    Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

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    Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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    Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby

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    Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan

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    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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    Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

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    Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

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    Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

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    Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

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    Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto

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    Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny

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    Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison

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    Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

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    Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald

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    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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    Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant

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    Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey

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    Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton

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    Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham

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    Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon

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    Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis

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    Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris

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    Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens

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    Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, Warren Sapp

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    Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb

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    Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett

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    Chris Moriarty, Rita Scott, Eddie Ramey

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    Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner

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    Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence

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