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.   

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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

    the people's #1 & most listed
    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


    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

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    The Wire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

  4. 4
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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    True Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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    Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

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    Entourage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

  8. 8
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

  9. 9
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    Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

  10. 10
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    Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    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

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.

  13. 13
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    Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

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    Veep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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    Rome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

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    Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

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    Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

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    The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

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    Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

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    Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan

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    Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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    Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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    Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby

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    Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

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    John Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett

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    The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston

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    Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

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    Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto

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    The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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    Dream On is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon

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    Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

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    The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey

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    Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

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    The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald

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    Extras is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant

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    Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison

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    Big Love is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny

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    Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis

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    The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham

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    The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris

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    Inside the NFL is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, Warren Sapp

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    Hung is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton

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    Treme is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens

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    Chris Moriarty, Rita Scott, Eddie Ramey

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    Def Comedy Jam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley, Adele Givens

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    Looking is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett

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    Arliss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner

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    Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows

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    Hello Ladies Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence

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    Cathouse: The Series is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Dennis Hof, Madam Suzette, Isabella Soprano

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    How to Make It in America is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows


    Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell

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