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The Best Current Showtime Shows 

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Updated February 14, 2020 975 votes 401 voters 21.5k views 23 items

Wondering what to watch on Showtime? Here are the best Showtime shows on now in 2019. 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. Then see what upcoming new series are on Showtime in 2019.

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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#33 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #69 of 259 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Timefeaturing Every Season of 'Shameless', Ranked Best to Worst

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 4 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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#37 of 779 The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch #72 of 217 The TV Shows with the Best Writingfeaturing The Best Homeland Characters of All Time

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Escape at Dannemora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime, 2018) is an American limited TV series directed by Ben Stiller. The seven-episode series is based on the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape in upstate New ...more
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The Chi is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Black Monday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall
Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. A rag tag group of Wall Street outsiders take on the financial industry in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.

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The Loudest Voice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller
The Loudest Voice (Showtime, 2019) is an American drama television miniseries, based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room by Gabriel Sherman. The show tells the story of Roger Ailes who ...more
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Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics an... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Ghostface Killah, The GZA, Method Man
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The show chronicles the history and cultural impact of hip hop artists, Wu-Tang Clan.
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City on a Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Kevin Chapman
City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean. District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) and corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rhodes ...more
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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
voting closed at #12 SMILF
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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Desus & Mero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Desus Nice, The Kid Mero
Desus & Mero (Showtime, 2019) is an American television late-night talk show series hosted by Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. The series originally aired on Viceland from 2016 to 2018.
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On Becoming a God in Cen... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Ted Levine
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way ...more
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Who Is America? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
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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Kidding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
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 L Word: Generation Q... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig
The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, 2019) is an American television drama and a revival-sequel to the 2004 series The L Word. Original characters Bette (Jennifer Beals), Alice (Leisha Hailey), ...more

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Couple's Therapy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Orna Guralnik, Virginia Goldner
Couple's Therapy (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The docuseries follows four couples in therapy with New York psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik.
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The Good Lord Bird is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs, Wyatt Russell
The Good Lord Bird (Showtime, 2020) American drama miniseries based on the book of the same name. Told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Johnson-Lionel), a fictional enslaved boy, who is ...more

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Back to Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James, Richard Durden
Back to Life (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy-drama television series. After 18 years in prison, a woman returns to her small hometown wondering if anyone will let her move on.
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Work in Progress is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Karin Anglin, Theo Germaine , Emily Fightmaster
Work in Progress (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series co-created by Abby McEnay. The show features McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose ...more

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Our Cartoon President is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Action is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Showtime Shows
Action (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. This four-part limited series explores the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling