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The Best HBO TV Shows

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, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Steve Buscemi, Jamie Lynn Sigler, James Gandolfini Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, James McAvoy Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Idris Elba, Bobby Brown, Method Man Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Rachel McAdams, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell

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    Michael C. Hall, James Cromwell, Lauren Ambrose Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Piven Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Gretchen Mol Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Paulson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Dustin Hoffman, John Legend, Larry David Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, Deborah Ann Woll Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Olivia Munn, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Christopher Meloni, J.K. Simmons, Edie Falco Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kevin McKidd, Ciarán Hinds, Ray Stevenson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    James Badge Dale, William Sadler, Jon Seda Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, John Hawkes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Linda Hunt, Nick Stahl, Clancy Brown Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jemaine Clement, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    The Leftovers

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    Olivia Wilde, Bill Maher, Paul F. Tompkins

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    Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    John Kassir

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    Alexander Skarsgård, Kellan Lutz, Jon Huertas

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    Amanda Seyfried, Lyndsy Fonseca, Ginnifer Goodwin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kevin Bacon, Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sacha Baron Cohen

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    Dave Foley, Mark McKinney, Kevin McDonald

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    Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison

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    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jon Stewart, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Piven

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    Louis C.K., Janeane Garofalo, Wanda Sykes

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    Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

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    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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    Dan Marino, Chuck Bednarik, Wanda Sykes

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    John Goodman, David Morse, Kim Dickens Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Malin Åkerman, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Silverman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Amanda Bynes, Sandra Oh, Robert Wuhl

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    Cobie Smulders, Lake Bell, Kid Cudi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mia Wasikowska, Melissa George, Debra Winger Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sunset Thomas, Isabella Soprano, Air Force Amy

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    Vince Vaughn

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    Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Nicholas Campbell, Lisa Blount, Page Fletcher

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    Anne Heche, Stephen Amell, Thomas Jane Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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