Entertainment The Best Current Showtime Shows  

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Wondering what to watch on Showtime? Here are the best Showtime shows on now in 2018. Originally primarily a movie network, Showtime has put out some innovate series over the years that range from serious dramas to quick witted comedies. If you're in need of a new show to binge watch, this list of Showtime programs should help! 

Some Showtime shows currently airing tackle contemporary topics. Homeland features CIA agents dealing with conflict in the Middle East. The comedy series SMILF catalogs the struggles of single motherhood in the modern United States. If you're a fan of political humor, Our Cartoon President is an animated satire created by Stephen Colbert that lampoons Donald Trump and modern politics. Other Showtime programming on now includes The Affair, Billions, and Ray Donovan. 

Which of these popular Showtime series is the best? Vote your favorites to the top of the list below. 

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...more

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan Ray Donovan is an American television drama series created by Ann Biderman for Showtime. The twelve-episode first season premiered on June 30, 2013. The pilot episode broke records of ...more

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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. A TV-14 version of the pilot episode was made ...more

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Kidding is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Kidding Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener, Frank Langella Kidding (Showtime, 2018) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dave Holstein. A children's television icon (Jim Carrey), who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding ...more

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The Chi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by ...more

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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Frankie Shaw, Miguel Gomez, Rosie O'Donnell SMILF (Showtime, 2017) is an American television comedy series based on Frankie Shaw's short film. A single, 20-something mom (Shaw) struggles to find a happy work-life balance.

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I'm Dying Up Here is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke I'm Dying Up Here (2017, Showtime) is an American comedy-drama television series created by David Flebotte. Set in Los Angeles in 1973, the series follows the up and coming stand up comics ...more

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Patrick Melrose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Benedict Cumberbatch, Holliday Grainger, Jennifer Jason Leigh Patrick Melrose (Showtime, 2018) is a five-part drama miniseries directed by Edward Berger, based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn. From a privileged yet troubling childhood, Patrick Melrose ...more

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Who Is America? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Who Is America? Sacha Baron Cohen Who Is America? (Showtime, 2018) is an American political satire mockumentary television series created by Sacha Baron Cohen. The show explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the ...more

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The Circus: Inside the Greates... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (Showtime, 2016) is a television documentary series following the 2016 presidential race and the Trump administration.

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Just Another Immigrant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Just Another Immigrant Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan is one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK, and he takes on the task of uprooting his entire family and moving to Los Angeles. Ranganathan's family includes his wife, three kids, his Sri Lankan mother, and his eccentric uncle. Follow the family as it seeks to rebuild life from scratch, with all of the obstacles surrounding an overseas move. Ranganathan also books himself a daring gig in which he needs to sell out a 6,000 seat theater in just three months.

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Our Cartoon President is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Jeff Bergman, Cody Lindquist, Emily Lynne Our Cartoon President (Showtime, 2018) is an American adult animated satirical television series created by Stephen Colbert. In this parallel cartoon universe, the Commander-in-Chief opens the ...more