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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    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

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    Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

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    Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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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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    Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

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    Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

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    Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

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    John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

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    Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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    Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby

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    Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett

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    Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

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    Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

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    Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

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    Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto

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    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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    Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon

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    Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

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    Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey

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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, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant

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    Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison

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    Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny

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    Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis

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    Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham

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    Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris

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    Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, Warren Sapp

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    Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton

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    Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens

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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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    Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Adele Givens

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    Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner

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    Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence

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