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The Best HBO Series of the 2000s 

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Updated October 4, 2019 1.4k votes 323 voters 6.5k views 41 items

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These are the best 2000s HBO series, ranked by user votes. Throughout the 2000s, HBO released award-winning programs in just about every conceivable genre. Some of the best 2000s HBO series were dramas, other top 2000s HBO shows were comedies, and a few others blurred the lines or broke new ground. What do you think was the greatest 2000s HBO series?

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 2000s HBO series list? Curb Your Enthusiasm introduced viewers to the pessimistic mind of Larry David when it premiered in 2000. The show incorporates lots of improvisation from its talented cast, including David, Jeff Garlin and Cheryl Hines, to generate laughs. Six Feet Under is another great show that aired on HBO in the 2000s.

The Wire received critical acclaim when it was on HBO from 2002 – 2008 and Da Ali G Show was a fan favorite 2000s comedy series. Other good shows that are featured on this top 2000s HBO shows list include Deadwood, Entourage and Flight of the Conchords.

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 86

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 60

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 36

Genres (Tv): Western, Drama, Historical fiction

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Oz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 56

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Suspense, Drama, + more

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 70

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more

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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 63

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 63

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Horror, Drama

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 96

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 94

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Black comedy, Blue comedy, Sitcom, Romantic comedy, + more

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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 4

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 5

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Talk show, Variety show, Comedy

The Chris Rock Show is a late night comedy talk show featured on HBO. It was created by Chris Rock and featured various guests. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or ...more
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Rome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Historical drama, Action

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Big Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 53

Genres (Tv): Drama

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

Premiered: 2001

Number of Episodes: 10

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama, Military, Adventure film, + more

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Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 24

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto

Premiered: 2000

Number of Episodes: 18

Genres (Tv): Satire, Comedy

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Dennis Miller Live is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Dennis Miller, Jon Stewart, David Spade

Premiered: 1994

Number of Episodes: 215

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

Dennis Miller Live was a weekly talk show on HBO, hosted by comedian Dennis Miller. The show ran 215 episodes from 1994 to 2002, and received five Emmy awards, plus an additional 11 Emmy ...more
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Taxicab Confessions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Chris Moriarty, Rita Scott, Eddie Ramey

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 19

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

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Extras is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 13

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 24

Genres (Tv): Crime, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Neo-noir, Detective fiction

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Flight of the Conchords ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Musical, Comedy

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Flight of the Conchords is an American/New Zealand television comedy series that was first shown on HBO on June 17, 2007. The show follows the adventures of Flight of the Conchords, a two-man ...more

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Cathouse: The Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Dennis Hof, Madam Suzette, Isabella Soprano

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 10

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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Lucky Louie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, Mike Hagerty

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

Lucky Louie is an American television sitcom created by Louis C.K., which aired on HBO for one season in 2006. In addition to being the creator, writer and executive producer of the series, C.K. ...more
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Crashbox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Jerry Stiller, Edie McClurg, Ritchie Montgomery

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 41

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series

Crashbox is a Canadian-American educational children's television game show that airs on the HBO Family digital cable television channel in the United States. It aims to educate grade-school ...more
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In Treatment is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2000s
Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Forbes

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 106

Genres (Tv): Drama

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