Hbo Shows The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up the best HBO series that have premiered on or after January 1, 2015.

Continuing in the spirit of innovation that began with The Sopranos, the best new HBO shows are edgy stories filled with complex characters. Since 2015, many new HBO shows have premiered that have garnered both cult followings and critical acclaim. What are the best TV shows on HBO right now? Vote below to help decide.

What shows will you find here? Westworld is a hit due to its combination of sci-fi, drama, and history. Big Little Lies, based on the bestselling novel of the same name, is an award winning murder/mystery series. Following the success of Eastbound and Down, Danny McBride brought Vice Principals onto HBO in 2016. Other good new HBO shows featured on this list include Ballers, The Defiant Ones, and Togetherness.

Do you have a favorite out of these top new HBO shows? Give the best series a thumbs up and please add any good shows we may have missed.

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
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
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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Vice Principals is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Danny McBride, Walton Goggins, Kimberly Hebert Gregory
Vice Principals (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television series created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill. An over protective father (Danny McBride) is obsessed with becoming a principal and ...more
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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe
The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the adult industry in New York beginning ...more
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The Night Of is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
John Turturro, Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp
The Night Of (HBO, 2016) is an American eight-part crime drama television miniseries created by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian, based on the British TV series Criminal Justice. After a night ...more
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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Jared Harris, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, 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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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
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
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Divorce is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon
Divorce (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy series created by Sharon Horgan. Married couple Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) goes through a long drawn-out divorce ...more
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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO, 2015) is a documentary miniseries directed by Andrew Jarecki. Exploring the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the ...more
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19 24
Insecure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
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 Brink is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber
The Brink (HBO, 2015) is an American television comedy created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib. Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the ...more
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Togetherness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet
Togetherness (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, and Steve Zissis. Two couples living under the same roof struggle to keep their ...more
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Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas (HBO, 2018) is an American documentary television series. Host Wyatt Cenac takes a satirical look at social and cultural issues.
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The Defiant Ones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Ice Cube
The Defiant Ones (HBO, 2017) is an American documentary miniseries directed by Allen Hughes. Examining the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, and their leading roles in a chain of ...more
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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando
The Young Pope (2016, HBO) is an English-language Italian drama television series. Jude Law stars as .Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the newly elected Pope and former Archbishop of New ...more
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Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology dark comedy, horror and thriller series created by Jay and Mark Duplass. Set in a single room of an American hotel, the series explores ...more
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Camping is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Vince Horner added Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Janicza Bravo
Camping (HBO, 2018) is an American comedy television series based on the British series created by Julia Davis. During a birthday camping trip, a husband (David Tennant) and wife (Jennifer ...more
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Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Bobby Cannavale, Paul Ben-Victor, P. J. Byrne
Vinyl (HBO, 2016) is an American period drama television series created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen, and Terence Winter. A New York music executive (Bobby Cannavale) in the 1970s ...more
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Animals. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Phil Matarese, Mike Luciano, Lauren Lapkus
Animals. (HBO, 2016) is an American animated comedy television series created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano. Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons, or aging bedbugs in the ...more
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Show Me a Hero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Oscar Isaac, Bob Balaban, Jim Belushi
Show Me a Hero (HBO, 2015) is a American miniseries directed by Paul Haggis, based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin. Yonkers' Mayor Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac) takes offices in 1987 and has ...more
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Gunpowder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss
Gunpowder (HBO, 2017) is a British historical period drama television series developed by Ronan Bennett, Kit Harington, and Daniel West. British activist Guy Fawkes (Tom Cullen) and a group of ...more
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Crashing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus
Crashing (HBO, 2017) is an American television comedy series created by and starring Pete Holmes. The pilot episode was written by Holmes and directed by Judd Apatow. The show revolves around a ...more
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High Maintenance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Ben Sinclair
High Maintenance (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television and web series created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. The show follows a nameless marijuana deliveryman ...more
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Vice News Tonight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Vice News Tonight is a nightly American news program broadcast on HBO. Josh Tyrangiel, Vice executive vice-president for news content said that the idea came an effort to try to engage viewers, ...more
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The Casual Vacancy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New HBO Shows of the Last Few Years
Monica Dolan, Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes
The Casual Vacancy (HBO, 2015) is a British miniseries directed by Jonny Campbell, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling. The citizens of the small British town of Pagford fight for the spot on ...more