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Best Showtime TV Shows

Best Showtime TV Shows

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Brothers

Brothers

9/10
July 13, 1984 on Showtime
Two conservative men support their younger brother when he comes out as gay, and help him navigate being openly homosexual in 1980s Philadelphia.
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    GenresComedy
    Number Of Seasons5
    NetworksShowtime
    First Air DateJuly 13, 1984
    Last Air DateApril 1, 1989
    StatusEnded
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    On Becoming a God in Central Florida

    On Becoming a God in Central Florida

    9/10
    August 25, 2019 on Showtime
    In the early 1990s, a recently widowed, impoverished Orlando water park employee schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme which ruined her financially in the first place.
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      GenresComedy
      Number Of Seasons1
      Created ByMatt Lutsky
      NetworksShowtime
      First Air DateAugust 25, 2019
      Last Air DateSeptember 15, 2019
      StatusReturning Series
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      Huff

      Huff

      8.7/10
      November 7, 2004 on Showtime
      Huff is an American television comedy-drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly when a 15-year-old
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByBob Lowry
        NetworksShowtime
        First Air DateNovember 7, 2004
        Last Air DateJune 25, 2006
        StatusCanceled
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        The Paper Chase

        The Paper Chase

        8.7/10
        September 9, 1978 on Showtime
        Critically lauded drama about the life and pressures of a group of students at a prestigious Eastern law school, with a strict and domineering contract-law professor named Charles Kingsfield, who alternately inspires and terrifies the students.
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          GenresDrama
          Number Of Seasons4
          NetworksShowtime
          First Air DateSeptember 9, 1978
          Last Air DateMay 2, 1986
          StatusEnded
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          Stargate SG-1

          Stargate SG-1

          8.1/10
          July 27, 1997 on Showtime
          The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an elite
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          GenresAction & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
          Number Of Seasons10
          Created ByBrad Wright
          NetworksShowtime
          First Air DateJuly 27, 1997
          Last Air DateJune 22, 2007
          StatusEnded
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          Queer As Folk

          Queer As Folk

          8/10
          December 3, 2000 on Showtime
          Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an unapologetic loo
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons5
            Created ByRon Cowen
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateDecember 3, 2000
            Last Air DateAugust 7, 2005
            StatusEnded
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            Dexter

            Dexter

            8/10
            October 1, 2006 on Showtime
            Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cr
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            GenresCrime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
            Number Of Seasons8
            Created ByJames Manos, Jr.
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateOctober 1, 2006
            Last Air DateSeptember 22, 2013
            StatusEnded
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            Shameless

            Shameless

            7.9/10
            January 9, 2011 on Showtime
            Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids hav
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            GenresDrama, Comedy
            Number Of Seasons9
            Created ByPaul Abbott
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJanuary 9, 2011
            Last Air DateOctober 21, 2018
            StatusReturning Series
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            Billions

            Billions

            7.8/10
            January 17, 2016 on Showtime
            A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his consi
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons4
            Created ByAndrew Ross Sorkin
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJanuary 17, 2016
            Last Air DateJune 10, 2018
            StatusReturning Series
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            Dead Like Me

            Dead Like Me

            7.8/10
            June 27, 2003 on Showtime
            Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
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            GenresSci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
            Number Of Seasons2
            Created ByBryan Fuller
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJune 27, 2003
            Last Air DateOctober 31, 2004
            StatusCanceled
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            Episodes

            Episodes

            7.7/10
            January 9, 2011 on Showtime
            A British husband-and-wife comedy writing team travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series, with disastrous results.
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            GenresComedy
            Number Of Seasons5
            Created ByJeffrey Klarik
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJanuary 9, 2011
            Last Air DateOctober 8, 2017
            StatusEnded
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            Sleeper Cell

            Sleeper Cell

            7.7/10
            December 4, 2005 on Showtime
            A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
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            GenresCrime, Drama
            Number Of Seasons2
            Created ByCyrus Voris
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateDecember 4, 2005
            Last Air DateDecember 17, 2006
            StatusEnded
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            Penny Dreadful

            Penny Dreadful

            7.6/10
            May 11, 2014 on Showtime
            Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons3
            Created ByJohn Logan
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateMay 11, 2014
            Last Air DateJune 19, 2016
            StatusEnded
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            Who Is America?

            Who Is America?

            7.6/10
            July 15, 2018 on Showtime
            A satirical half-hour series from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen exploring the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation.
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            GenresComedy, News
            Number Of Seasons1
            Created BySacha Baron Cohen
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJuly 15, 2018
            Last Air DateAugust 26, 2018
            StatusEnded
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            The Borgias

            The Borgias

            7.6/10
            June 24, 2011 on Showtime
            Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for h
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            GenresAction & Adventure, Drama
            Number Of Seasons3
            Created ByNeil Jordan
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJune 24, 2011
            Last Air DateJune 16, 2013
            StatusCanceled
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            Escape at Dannemora

            Escape at Dannemora

            7.6/10
            November 18, 2018 on Showtime
            The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexual
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons1
            Created ByMichael Tolkin
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateNovember 18, 2018
            Last Air DateDecember 30, 2018
            StatusEnded
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            The Tudors

            The Tudors

            7.6/10
            April 1, 2007 on Showtime
            The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
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            GenresDrama, History, Romance
            Number Of Seasons4
            Created ByMichael Hirst
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateApril 1, 2007
            Last Air DateJune 20, 2010
            StatusEnded
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            Californication

            Californication

            7.5/10
            August 13, 2007 on Showtime
            A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
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            GenresComedy, Drama
            Number Of Seasons7
            Created ByTom Kapinos
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateAugust 13, 2007
            Last Air DateJune 29, 2014
            StatusEnded
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            Ray Donovan

            Ray Donovan

            7.4/10
            June 30, 2013 on Showtime
            Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons6
            Created ByAnn Biderman
            NetworksShowtime
            First Air DateJune 30, 2013
            Last Air DateJanuary 6, 2019
            StatusReturning Series
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            About the author

            This page was created by our editorial team. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.

            Kelly Peacock is an accomplished poet and social media expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly has a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Farieligh Dickinson University and has contributed to many literary and cultural publications. Kelly assists on a wide variety of quote inputting and social media functions for Quote Catalog. Visit her personal website here.

            Kendra Syrdal is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.