Military & War TV Shows

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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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The Pacific
The Pacific
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
JAG
JAG
The World Wars
The World Wars
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Coast Guard Alaska
Coast Guard Alaska
Dogfights
Dogfights
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes
The American Revolution
The American Revolution
Airforce
Airforce
Apocalypse: WWI
Apocalypse: WWI
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Married to the Army: Alaska
Married to the Army: Alaska
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
Edward the King
Edward the King
Land Girls
Land Girls
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
World War II In Colour
World War II In Colour
The First World War
The First World War
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Brigade
Black OPS
Black OPS
Inside Combat Rescue
Inside Combat Rescue
Ultimate Force
Ultimate Force
Inside North Korea
Inside North Korea
Two Weeks in Hell
Two Weeks in Hell
Hunt for the Somali Pirates
Hunt for the Somali Pirates
Battleground: Vietnam
Battleground: Vietnam
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
Mission Demolition
Mission Demolition
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Showdown Air Combat
Showdown Air Combat
Israel: Birth of a Nation
Israel: Birth of a Nation
D-Day: The Total Story
D-Day: The Total Story
Great Planes
Great Planes
Warrior POV
Warrior POV
Bullet Points
Bullet Points
Battleground: Famous Generals
Battleground: Famous Generals
In the Fight
In the Fight
World War II: When Lions Roared
World War II: When Lions Roared
World War II: The Last Heroes
World War II: The Last Heroes
Lone Target
Lone Target
Chaos in the Skies
Chaos in the Skies
Soldiers Journal
Soldiers Journal
The Battle for Midway
The Battle for Midway
AHC Presents
AHC Presents
Deadly Weapons
Deadly Weapons
Voices of Valor
Voices of Valor
Forbidden History
Forbidden History
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Elite Forces
Elite Forces
Special Ops Mission
Special Ops Mission
Future Weapons
Future Weapons
Top Sniper
Top Sniper
Ultimate Weapons
Ultimate Weapons
Battlefront (Military Channel)
Battlefront (Military Channel)
My War Diary
My War Diary
Top Tens
Top Tens
In the Line of Duty
In the Line of Duty
PBS Military Specials
PBS Military Specials
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
Women, War & Peace
Women, War & Peace
Nazi Collaborators
Nazi Collaborators
Battleground: North Africa and Italy
Battleground: North Africa and Italy
I Remember Nelson
I Remember Nelson
Battle Ground: World War II
Battle Ground: World War II
Island at War
Island at War
The Crusaders
The Crusaders
Science of War
Science of War
First Command
First Command
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Secret War
Secret War
Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II
Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II
Top Secret Weapons Revealed
Top Secret Weapons Revealed
21st Century War Machines
21st Century War Machines
History Exposed
History Exposed
The Brokaw Files
The Brokaw Files
Combat Countdown
Combat Countdown
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
Inside: 21st Century Warship
Inside: 21st Century Warship
World Flight
World Flight
Military Specials
Military Specials
Shadow Ops
Shadow Ops
Battlefield Detectives
Battlefield Detectives
The Color of War
The Color of War
Civil War Journal: The Commanders
Civil War Journal: The Commanders
Civil War Journal: The Conflict Begins
Civil War Journal: The Conflict Begins
Crusade in the Pacific: America at War
Crusade in the Pacific: America at War
Recon
Recon
Battleground Specials
Battleground Specials
America: Facts vs. Fiction
America: Facts vs. Fiction
Battleground Afghanistan
Battleground Afghanistan
EyeWitness War
EyeWitness War
Rommel
Rommel
Killing bin Laden
Killing bin Laden
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Special Forces
Special Forces
Myth Hunters
Myth Hunters
Combat Aviation
Combat Aviation
Day of the Kamikaze
Day of the Kamikaze
World War II: Final Days
World War II: Final Days
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Breath of Freedom
Breath of Freedom
The Amazing World Of War Machines
The Amazing World Of War Machines
The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal
The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal
21 Days to Baghdad
21 Days to Baghdad
Camp Leatherneck
Camp Leatherneck
Lost Subs: Disaster at Sea
Lost Subs: Disaster at Sea
The Search for Kennedy's PT 109
The Search for Kennedy's PT 109
Vietnam's Unseen War: Pictures from the Other Side
Vietnam's Unseen War: Pictures from the Other Side
Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack
Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack
Search for the Battleship Bismarck
Search for the Battleship Bismarck
Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story
Somali Pirate Takedown: The Real Story
Against the Odds
Against the Odds
Brothers in War
Brothers in War
The Sinking of the Laconia
The Sinking of the Laconia
Battleground: Korea
Battleground: Korea
Battleground: Pre-WWII
Battleground: Pre-WWII
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
Sea Power
Sea Power
Arlington: Field of Honor
Arlington: Field of Honor
Inside Special Ops
Inside Special Ops
Fighting on the Frontline
Fighting on the Frontline
WWI: The First Modern War
WWI: The First Modern War
Hitler and the Occult
Hitler and the Occult
Hardcore Heroes
Hardcore Heroes
The Complete History of Air Combat
The Complete History of Air Combat
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
That Which I Love Destroys Me
That Which I Love Destroys Me
Navy Seals: Their Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Their Untold Stories
A Hero's Welcome
A Hero's Welcome
The Great War Diary
The Great War Diary
Wounded: The Battle Back Home
Wounded: The Battle Back Home
Battleground: The German Frontier
Battleground: The German Frontier
I've Got Skills
I've Got Skills
Black Soldier Blues
Black Soldier Blues
Line of Fire
Line of Fire
History in HD: The Last Bomb
History in HD: The Last Bomb
Inside American Power: The Pentagon
Inside American Power: The Pentagon
Jets Over Vietnam
Jets Over Vietnam
Jets Over Korea
Jets Over Korea
Lines of Wellington
Lines of Wellington
World War II Tank Overhaul
World War II Tank Overhaul
Amour, haine et propagande, La deuxième guerre mondiale
Amour, haine et propagande, La deuxième guerre mondiale
Living With Lincoln
Living With Lincoln
Military Legends of World War II
Military Legends of World War II