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The Best HBO TV Shows  

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Now that HBOGo is accessible to everyone, there's no excuse for not keeping up with the best HBO TV shows!  This list of the top current and cancelled HBO TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best HBO TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on HBO, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

What are some of your favorite TV shows on HBO? For Millennials, the answer to that question is definitely Girls. Lena Dunham wrote, produced, and starred in this this hit classic among twenty something viewers. It was the first ultra-relatable show of it's kind, and some say that she was the voice of our generation. Perhaps you'd prefer to watch Game of Thrones, the Leftovers, or Looking. No matter what your favorite show is, we can all agree - HBO has some awesome original series.   

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel ...more
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Girls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke
Girls is an American television series that premiered on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama following a close group of twenty-somethings living ...more
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Big Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny
Big Love is an American television drama that aired on HBO between March 2006 and March 2011. The show is about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah that practices polygamy. Big Love ...more
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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
This series was an American comedy series that ran on HBO from September 20, 2009 to November 28, 2011. The show was created by author Jonathan Ames, and stars Jason Schwartzman as a fictional ...more
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Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen
This series is a British-American seven-part television miniseries produced for HBO, based on the 2004 book of the same name by Evan Wright about his experience as an embedded reporter with the ...more
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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
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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The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
The Ricky Gervais Show is a British-American cartoon series produced for and broadcast by HBO and Channel 4. The series is an animated version of the popular British audio podcasts and ...more
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The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham
The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The show was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from ...more
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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
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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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
Fraggle Rock is a British/American/Canadian children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson, about a society of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. Fraggle Rock was ...more
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Extras is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant
Extras is a British sitcom about extras working in television and film sets and in theatre. The series was co-produced by the BBC and HBO, and was created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais ...more
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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald
The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous ...more
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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto
Da Ali G Show is the name of two related satirical TV series created by and starring English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and featuring the character Ali G. The first series originally aired on ...more
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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison
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) 40 on the list The Best HBO TV 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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Treme is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens
Treme is an American television drama series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that aired on HBO. The series premiered on April 11, 2010, and concluded on December 29, 2013, comprising ...more
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Mr. Show with Bob and David is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis
Mr. Show with Bob and David, also known as Mr. Show, is an American sketch comedy series starring and hosted by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. It aired on HBO from November 3, 1995, to December ...more
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Hung is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton
Hung is a comedy-drama television series which ran on HBO from June 28, 2009 to December 4, 2011. It was created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson and stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a ...more
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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best HBO TV 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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The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey
The Chris Rock Show is a late night comedy talk show featured on HBO. It was created by Chris Rock and featured various guests. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or ...more
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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen
Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more
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Barry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
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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Taxicab Confessions is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Taxicab Confessions is a television series of hidden camera documentaries that have aired on HBO since January 1995. In segments taped in New York City and Las Vegas, the taxi drivers are also ...more
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Dream On is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon
Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy about the family life, romantic life, and career of Martin Tupper, a divorced New York City book editor played by Brian Benben. The show ...more
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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
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