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The Best Current Showtime Shows

Updated November 13, 2020 0 votes 459 voters 31.5k views20 items

Wondering what to watch on Showtime? Here are the best Showtime shows on now. 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. 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 2020.

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    Shameless
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    52

    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Billions
    125
    40

    Billions

    Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Billions (Showtime, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    The Chi
    44
    27

    The Chi

    Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Black Monday
    19
    14

    Black Monday

    Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)History

    Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. An aspiring Wall Street... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    City on a Hill
    10
    5

    City on a Hill

    Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Kidding
    35
    41

    Kidding

    Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Kidding (Showtime, 2018) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dave... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Politics

    The Circus (Showtime, 2016) is a television documentary series following the 2016 presidential... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Our Cartoon President
    13
    27

    Our Cartoon President

    Jeff Bergman, Cody Lindquist

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy, Political

    Our Cartoon President (Showtime, 2018) is an American adult animated satirical television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Inside the NFL
    0
    0

    Inside the NFL

    Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth

    Premiered1977

    Genres (Tv)Sports, Talk show, Sports film

    Inside the NFL (HBO, 1977) is an American television sports show that focuses on the National... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Showtime Championship Boxing
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    0

    Showtime Championship Boxing

    Showtime Championship Boxing is a television boxing program airing on Showtime. Debuting in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Vice
    0
    0

    Vice

    Shane Smith

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Action
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    Action

    Bill Krackomberger, Kelly Stewart

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Action (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. This four-part... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The L Word: Generation Q
    1
    1

    The L Word: Generation Q

    Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, 2019) is an American television drama and a revival-sequel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Back to Life
    1
    1

    Back to Life

    Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Comedy-Drama

    Back to Life (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy-drama television series. After 18 years in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Work in Progress
    2
    2

    Work in Progress

    Karin Anglin, Theo Germaine

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Work in Progress (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series co-created by Abby... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Couple's Therapy
    1
    1

    Couple's Therapy

    Orna Guralnik, Virginia Goldner

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Couple's Therapy (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The docuseries... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Comedy Store
    The Comedy Store (Showtime, 2020) is a documentary series directed by Mike Binder and based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    We Hunt Together
    2
    0

    We Hunt Together

    Dipo Ola, Babou Ceesay

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime

    We Hunt Together (Showtime, 2020) is a British crime drama television series. When former... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Moonbase 8
    0
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    Moonbase 8

    John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sci-fi

    Moonbase 8 (Showtime, 2020) is an American sci-fi comedy series created by Jonathan Krisel and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Reagans
    2
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    The Reagans

    Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)History, Documentary

    The Reagans (Showtime, 2020) is an American historical documentary. The four-part documentary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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