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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 Game of Thrones, 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 Veep.

Which are the best shows on HBO in 2018? 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.

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Game of Thrones 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
True Detective Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Vince Vaughn True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology crime drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent crimes.

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Silicon Valley 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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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Elise Hennigan added Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 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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Veep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm 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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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
chantellebelle added Ballers 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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Westworld 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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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Real Time with Bill Maher Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more

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Vice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Vice 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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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
chantellebelle added Insecure 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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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Big Little Lies 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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Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Room 104 Melonie Diaz, Karan Soni, Ethan Kent Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology comedy series created by Jay and Mark Duplass. Set in a single room of an American hotel, the series explores characters who pass through ...more

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The Comeback is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
The Comeback Lisa Kudrow, Malin Ã…kerman, Robert Bagnell The Comeback is an American television comedy-drama series produced by HBO that stars actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. It was created ...more

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
The Deuce 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 porn industry in New York beginning in ...more

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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 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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The Tracey Ullman Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
LanaYoshii added Tracey Ullman's Show Tracey Ullman, Zahra Ahmadi, Emily Atack The Tracey Ullman Show is an American television variety show, starring English-born comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. It debuted on April 5, 1987, as the Fox network's second ...more

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Crashing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Crashing Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus, Artie Lange Crashing (HBO, 2017) is an American television comedy series created by and starring Pete Holmes. The pilot episode was written by Holmes and directed by Judd Apatow. The show revolves around a ...more

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Divorce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added Divorce 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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HBO First Look is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
HBO First Look Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith HBO First Look is an American television show on HBO that chronicles up and coming movies. It first started in 1992 with a documentary on A League of Their Own starring Tom Hanks, and still airs ...more

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Barry is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Gunpowder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Gunpowder Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss Gunpowder (HBO, 2017) is a British historical period drama television series developed by Ronan Bennett, Kit Harington, and Daniel West. British activist Guy Fawkes (Tom Cullen) and a group of ...more

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Boxing After Dark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Boxing After Dark Boxing After Dark is an HBO boxing program, premiering in April 1996, that usually shows fights between well-known contenders, but usually not "championship" or "title" ...more

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High Maintenance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
MichaelChoi added High Maintenance 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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Succession is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Succession 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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Mosaic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Mosaic Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller Mosaic (HBO, 2018) is an American television murder mystery series directed by Steven Soderbergh. In conjunction with the interactive app that lets users investigate the mystery, the show ...more

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Here and Now is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
Here and Now Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Jerrika Hinton Here and Now (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Alan Ball. A multi-racial family made up of husband (Tim Robbins), wife (Holly Hunter), three adopted children from ...more

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HBO World Championship Boxing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current HBO Shows
HBO World Championship Boxing Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman, Roy Jones HBO World Championship Boxing is an American sports television series, premiering in January 1973 that has shown a number of significant boxing events since then. WCB's first event was fought in ...more