Military & War TV Shows

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About Military & War

War is arguably the greatest of human dramas, and its inherent appeal as a dramatic subject has made it one of the most long-lived and prolific of TV genres. Military- and war-themed programming is a staple of the TV schedule, whether it's in the form of historical nonfiction, drama, action or even situation comedy.

Military history is the single most popular form of historical nonfiction TV programming. For the early part of its lifespan, the History Channel's schedule was virtually filled from morning ?til night with military history; now spin-off channel Military History handles most of the war-related programming while History concentrates on reality programming. PBS has seen its share of military history programming, too, including Ken Burns' landmark "Civil War" miniseries.

In the realm of fiction, war and military dramas have been somewhat uncommon on TV. "JAG" is an example of a drama that looks at the inner workings of the military, while "World War II: When Lions Roared" is a fictionalized portrait of the leaders who took the world to war in the 1930s and 40s.

War wouldn't seem to be a funny subject, but a handful of network sitcoms have tried to find laughter among the horror. "Hogan's Heroes" had an absurdist perspective on World War II that was entirely unconnected to reality, while "M*A*S*H*" got its laughs by poking fun at the Korean War in a semi-serious way.

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JAG
JAG
The Pacific
The Pacific
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes
The World Wars
The World Wars
Inside Combat Rescue
Inside Combat Rescue
World War II In Colour
World War II In Colour
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
The First World War
The First World War
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Dogfights
Dogfights
Apocalypse: WWI
Apocalypse: WWI
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
Ultimate Force
Ultimate Force
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
In the Fight
In the Fight
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Edward the King
Edward the King
Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack
Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack
Land Girls
Land Girls
Island at War
Island at War
Airforce
Airforce
Married to the Army: Alaska
Married to the Army: Alaska
Myth Hunters
Myth Hunters
Hunt for the Somali Pirates
Hunt for the Somali Pirates
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Coast Guard Alaska
Coast Guard Alaska
The American Revolution
The American Revolution
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Brigade
Battleground: Famous Generals
Battleground: Famous Generals
Chaos in the Skies
Chaos in the Skies
Battleground: Vietnam
Battleground: Vietnam
AHC Presents
AHC Presents
Battleground: Korea
Battleground: Korea
Soldiers Journal
Soldiers Journal
Lone Target
Lone Target
World War II: The Last Heroes
World War II: The Last Heroes
Killing bin Laden
Killing bin Laden
EyeWitness War
EyeWitness War
Voices of Valor
Voices of Valor
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Special Ops Mission
Special Ops Mission
Nazi Collaborators
Nazi Collaborators
Two Weeks in Hell
Two Weeks in Hell
Showdown Air Combat
Showdown Air Combat
In the Line of Duty
In the Line of Duty
Mission Demolition
Mission Demolition
The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal
The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal
Camp Leatherneck
Camp Leatherneck
21 Days to Baghdad
21 Days to Baghdad
The Search for Kennedy's PT 109
The Search for Kennedy's PT 109
The Battle for Midway
The Battle for Midway
Vietnam's Unseen War: Pictures from the Other Side
Vietnam's Unseen War: Pictures from the Other Side
Battlefront (Military Channel)
Battlefront (Military Channel)
Search for the Battleship Bismarck
Search for the Battleship Bismarck
My War Diary
My War Diary
The Amazing World Of War Machines
The Amazing World Of War Machines
Special Forces
Special Forces
Civil War Journal: The Commanders
Civil War Journal: The Commanders
The Complete History of Air Combat
The Complete History of Air Combat
Day of the Kamikaze
Day of the Kamikaze
World War II: Final Days
World War II: Final Days
Top Tens
Top Tens
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Breath of Freedom
Breath of Freedom
Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story
Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story
Against the Odds
Against the Odds
Brothers in War
Brothers in War
WWI: The First Modern War
WWI: The First Modern War
Deadly Weapons
Deadly Weapons
Hitler and the Occult
Hitler and the Occult
Hardcore Heroes
Hardcore Heroes
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
The War to End All Wars
The War to End All Wars
Navy Seals: Their Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Their Untold Stories
A Hero's Welcome
A Hero's Welcome
Elite Forces
Elite Forces
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
The Sinking of the Laconia
The Sinking of the Laconia
Ultimate Weapons
Ultimate Weapons
Battleground: Pre-WWII
Battleground: Pre-WWII
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
Top Sniper
Top Sniper
Sea Power
Sea Power
Arlington: Field of Honor
Arlington: Field of Honor
Future Weapons
Future Weapons
Inside Special Ops
Inside Special Ops
The Great War Diary
The Great War Diary
D-Day: The Total Story
D-Day: The Total Story
Inside North Korea
Inside North Korea
Deadliest Tech
Deadliest Tech
The Century of Warfare
The Century of Warfare
World War 1 in Colour
World War 1 in Colour
The Last Days of World War II
The Last Days of World War II
Live Fire
Live Fire
Combat Countdown
Combat Countdown
Israel: Birth of a Nation
Israel: Birth of a Nation
World Flight
World Flight
Warrior POV
Warrior POV