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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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke 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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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Sopranos James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano, the show portrays the ...more

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Wire Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Elise Hennigan added True Detective Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan 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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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more

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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Six Feet Under Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August ...more

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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO TV 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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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza Boardwalk Empire is an American period crime drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the ...more

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and largely ...more

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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Deadwood Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch and aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, ...more

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more

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Rome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
IriaPantazi added Rome Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker Rome is a British-American-Italian historical drama television series created by Bruno Heller, John Milius and William J. MacDonald. The show's two seasons were broadcast on HBO, BBC Two, and ...more

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Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Oz Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced ...more

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The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Newsroom Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr. The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, ...more

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
RodrigoJavierNuñez added 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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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Pacific Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy The Pacific is a 2010 television series produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia, Sky Movies, Playtone and DreamWorks that premiered in the United States on 14 March 2010. The series is a ...more

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Veep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO TV 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

The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Eastbound & Down Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon Eastbound & Down is an American sports comedy television series that was broadcast on HBO, starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a former professional baseball pitcher, who after an up and ...more

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Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby Flight of the Conchords is an American/New Zealand television comedy series that was first shown on HBO on June 17, 2007. The show follows the adventures of Flight of the Conchords, a two-man ...more

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
adam110586 added Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal 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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The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Leftovers Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston The Leftovers is an American television drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta airing on HBO. It is based on Perrotta's novel of the same name. The pilot was written by Lindelof ...more

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis Sex and the City is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more

The Best HBO Comedies of All Time

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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO TV 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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Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Girls 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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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Tales from the Crypt 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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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
John Adams Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
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

The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Carnivàle Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching ...more

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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Bored to Death Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson Bored to Death 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 ...more

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The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Ricky Gervais Show 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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Dream On is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Dream On 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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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Da Ali G Show 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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Extras is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Extras 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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Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Generation Kill Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen Generation Kill 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 ...more

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The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Larry Sanders Show 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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The Chris Rock Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Chris Rock Show 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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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Hard Knocks 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 Love is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Big Love 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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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
The Kids in the Hall 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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Treme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Treme 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) 41 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Mr. Show with Bob and David 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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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Fraggle Rock 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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Hung is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Hung 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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Inside the NFL is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Inside the NFL Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, Warren Sapp HBO Sports is home to some of television's finest award-winning sports coverage. Download the hosts of Inside the NFL's weekly Fantasy Football picks and learn about the most intriguing stories ...more

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Taxicab Confessions is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Taxicab Confessions Chris Moriarty, Rita Scott, Eddie Ramey 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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Hello Ladies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
EricSlutsky added Hello Ladies Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods, Nate Torrence Hello Ladies is an American comedy television series created by Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky. It stars Merchant as an Englishman looking for love in modern Los Angeles. ...more

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best HBO TV 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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Arliss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Arliss Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner Arliss is an American situation comedy about a sports agent and his group of associates. The series premiered on HBO in 1996 and ended in 2002.

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Dennis Miller Live is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
Dennis Miller Live Dennis Miller, Jon Stewart, David Spade Dennis Miller Live was a weekly talk show on HBO, hosted by comedian Dennis Miller. The show ran 215 episodes from 1994 to 2002, and received five Emmy awards, plus an additional 11 Emmy ...more

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Looking is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best HBO TV Shows
pmflynn823 added Looking Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett Looking is an American comedy-drama television series about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco. It premiered on January 19, 2014, on HBO. The series' executive producers are David ...more