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The Best Current HBO Shows  

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It's official: HBO is one of the best TV channels on the air right now. This list of the best current HBO shows is ranked by fans of both brand new series and programs that have been running for years. Some of the best shows on TV right now are on HBO, including Silicon Valley, and Last Week Tonight. Ever since it began airing original series in 1977, the Home Box Office has been home to some of the most beloved shows in television history. While old favorites like The Sopranos and The Wire are long gone, some of the best HBO shows of all time are those still airing new episodes.

Which are your favorite current shows on HBO? When TV first came on the scene in the 1950s, there were only three channels: ABC, CBS, and NBC. Now, hundreds of additional broadcast networks are available, including paid cable networks. Along with channels like Showtime and Starz, cable networks like HBO feature some of the best shows on TV right now.  

HBO has long been known for its quality television series, but what is the best current HBO show? This list includes the funniest comedies, top dramas, and other shows like True Detective, Real Time with Bill Maher, Ballers and other great HBO shows of the past decade.

Which are the best shows on HBO in 2019? Are all of these good HBO shows? Well, no. Vote up your favorite current HBO shows below, or vote down the shows you wish would just get canceled already. Then see what new shows are on HBO in 2019.

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
voting closed at #1 Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Vince Vaughn
True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.

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Last Week Tonight with J... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Elise Hennigan added John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more

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#356 of 780 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #13 of 400 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate #37 of 186 The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
voting closed at #4 Thomas Middleditch, T. J. Miller, Josh Brener
Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
chantellebelle added Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington
Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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Real Time with Bill Mahe... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, 2003) is an American talk show series created by Bill Maher. Bill Maher hosts a panel of guests who discuss current events in politics and the media.

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley
Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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Vice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Shane Smith
Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced by Bill Maher, it uses CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria as a consultant, and covers topics using an ...more

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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
voting closed at #11 Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson
Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes ...more

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
chantellebelle added Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji
Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, based on the web series Awkward Black Girl. Black female friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg
Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more

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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Hard Knocks Liev Schreiber
Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO. The show was first broadcast in 2001, and the current 2014 season is the ninth. Each season, it ...more

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Emily Meade
The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the adult industry in New York beginning ...more

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Succession is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin
Succession (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Jesse Armstrong. When the aging patriarch (Brian Cox) of a global-media conglomerate decides to not retire, a power ...more

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Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Melonie Diaz, Karan Soni, Ethan Kent
Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology dark comedy, horror and thriller series created by Jay and Mark Duplass. Set in a single room of an American hotel, the series explores ...more
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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy
His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.

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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Zendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow
Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, love, and

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The Righteous Gemstones ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson
The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Danny McBride. A world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable ...more

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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
voting closed at #21 Watchmen Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson
Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based on the comic book series. Set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws.

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Divorce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
voting closed at #22 MichaelChoi added Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon
Divorce (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy series created by Sharon Horgan. Married couple Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) goes through a long drawn-out divorce ...more

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Real Sports with Bryant ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Bryant Gumbel, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is a monthly sports newsmagazine on HBO that debuted on April 2, 1995. The show was "spawned by the fact that sports have changed dramatically, that it's no ...more

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Tracey Ullman's Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman's Show (BBC One, 2016) is a British sketch comedy television show. Each episode offers a glimpse of British life, from dusk till dawn, for many of its inhabitants (the everyday and ...more
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High Maintenance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Ben Sinclair
High Maintenance (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television and web series created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. The show follows a nameless marijuana deliveryman ...more

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