The 10 Best Shows in Starz History, Ranked by IMDb

Owned by Lions Gate Entertainment, the Starz Network has provided viewers with an incredible mix of original and licensed programming over the years. The network, which was established in 1994, doesn’t always have shows aiming for recognition during awards season, but most of its offerings have been loved by viewers.

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Fans are currently enjoying shows like Power: Book II and Run the world but there have been even more superior shows on the Starz Network in the past. Luckily, all of the shows that have already finished airing are available on Starz Play for fans to watch anytime.

ten Boss (2011 – 2012) – 8.1

The Mayor attends a gala with his wife at Boss

In this political drama, a Chicago mayor has a great run for power until he is diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). In order to keep people from doubting his leadership abilities, he decides to keep it a secret.

Political stories are also juicier when scandals are involved and the team behind Chief was obviously well aware of this. Corruption and sex are sprinkled in but not in an excessive way that might dilute the quality of the plot. Serious issues such as discrimination and terminal illnesses are explored, with the show constantly reminding viewers how difficult life can be when health is failing.

9 Counterpart (2017 – 2019) – 8.1

JK Simmons in the Counterpart season 2 finale

A UN bureaucrat discovers that the agency he works for is actually a gateway to another dimension. In this dimension, he pursues a dangerous career as a spy.

The beauty of Counterpart lies in the fact that it has the ingredients to be considered both one of the best sci-fi shows and the best spy thrillers on television. The idea of ​​a multiverse is mostly used in superhero media, but the Starz show explores it brilliantly by creating a USSR-type cold war against America, but this time between two different Earths. And with the talented JK Simmons in the lead role, the quality never goes down.


8 Heels (2021-) – 8.1

Stephen Amell in Heels Show (featured)

Two brothers take over their late father’s wrestling promotion but end up falling out over how best to handle it. As they lock their horns, they juggle career and family life.

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People unfamiliar with the world of combat sports might wrongly dismiss heels as a series about fashion, but the term “heel” is actually used in sports entertainment to refer to a villainous performer. Shows about professional wrestling have been sparse, so the Starz drama is not only a refreshing entrant, but one that could be considered the best in this category. Above all, what the series does best is explain why wrestling matches need to be scripted.

seven Power (2014 – 2020) – 8.1

The hugely popular drama follows a nightclub owner who comes across as a respectable businessman on the outside. Behind closed doors, he is a major player in the New York drug trade.

Evidence of To be able toThe brilliance of is that it has spawned four equally popular spin-offs so far. Even the greatest shows of all time haven’t had that kind of expansion. But what makes it so good? The series, which is produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, has a very diverse cast, making it appealing to a wide range of audiences. The action sequences are also fantastic, as is the dark-themed color scheme.

6 Party Down (2009 – 2010) – 8.2

A group of aspiring actors move to Hollywood, hoping to make it big, but find themselves forced to work as a caterer due to a lack of acting opportunities. However, they are not giving up on their dreams.

The sitcom shines above all with its quirky humor. The characters are also well fleshed out, each representing a different aspect of the Hollywood dream. Strictly speaking, without any major defect, To party is truly one of the most underrated television shows of the 2000s.

5 The Disappeared (2014 – 2018) – 8.2

A mother searches for her missing child in The Missing

An anthology series co-produced by Starz and the BBC, the two seasons of missing tell the story of another missing person. In the first, a married couple loses their child during a luxury vacation in France. The series follows the investigation as the search for the boy begins.

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Although the missing child storyline has been done many times before, the series still manages to pack in enough thrills to make this particular tale interesting. Tcheky Karyo is also on the form of his acting career as French detective Julien Baptiste, so fans will be pleased to hear that a spin-off has been made about his character.

4 Black Sails (2014 – 2017) – 8.2

novel by Robert Louis Stevenson treasure island has been loved and celebrated for many years and black sails serves as a prequel to the events recounted in the fictional book. The show takes place 40 years before Treasure Island.

The historical drama has stunning visuals, with the CGI ships and detailed costumes all very appealing to the eyes. There are plenty of swashbuckling moments, guaranteed to satisfy fans who prefer old-school duels. There are also plenty of improvements each season, which suggests the showrunners took keen note of previous reviews.

3 Outlander (2014-Present) – 8.4

A World War II mysteriously travels back in time to 18th century Scotland while on vacation with her husband. There, she falls in love with a Highland warrior and finds herself embroiled in dangerous adventures.

Based on the series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, Foreigner qualifies as one of the best TV adaptations of books for a variety of reasons. The casting choices are near perfect because the faces of the characters are exactly as Gabaldon portrays them in his books. The lush landscape is also faithful to the source material, and the minor storyline changes come across as improvements rather than errors.

2 Ash vs Evil Dead (2015 – 2018) – 8.4

Bruce Campbell in Ash vs. The Evil Dead

Continuing the film franchise of the same name, the comedy-horror follows a chainsaw-loving monster fighter who must once again battle his old nemesis, but he’s not the only one he faces.

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With the Spider Man trilogy director, Sam Raimi, as showrunner, very little is wrong with the series. His working formula is to mix humor and gore, turning what should be considered horrible into a laughable mess. It’s also fast enough to keep viewers from disconnecting.

1 Spartacus (2010 – 2013) – 8.5

After challenging a Roman general, a Thracian warrior is captured and forced to work as a slave and gladiator. Soon, he rallies other rescues to carry out one of the largest slave rebellions in the history of the Roman Empire.

Several elements make Spartacus such a beautiful sight. The first is the colorful dialogue, with even the most average warriors sounding as poetic and flowery as they come. The show contains adult themes, with unfiltered sex scenes and lots of violence too. However, the show is overall historically accurate, making it a must-watch for history fans.

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