The Best Showtime Series

From dark comedies like 'Shameless' to iconic series' like 'Homeland,' we've compiled the best Showtime shows and series to watch and stream right now.

Showtime's 'Dexter'

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Showtime's 'Dexter'

Showtime has been around almost as long as HBO, and both began releasing original programming in the early ‘80s.

But Showtime doesn’t get as much prestige as its competitor, even with their own great lineup of original series, and it’s time we recognize it. Dexter, Weeds, and The L Word are just some of Showtime’s most popular shows. And the network has recently aired series that made big splashes in the pop culture atmosphere, from Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? to the financial drama Billions, which features the first non-binary character on television, another huge leap forward for the already famously queer-friendly network. These are the ten best Showtime series of all time.

10. Homeland


9. Shameless


8. Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

7. The United States of Tara

United States of Tara

6. Dexter

Showtime's 'Dexter'

5. Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

4. Queer As Folk

queer as folk

3. It’s Garry Shandling’s Show

Gary Shandling

2. Weeds


1. Twin Peaks: The Return

Twin Peaks The Return

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