Science & Technology TV Shows

About Science & Technology

Television's ability to inform and educate makes it well suited to programs that teach viewers about science and technology topics. PBS has long been home to informative science programming, with series such as "Nova" and "Scientific American Frontiers," and in the 1980s, several early cable channels, including The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, dedicated themselves almost entirely to similar kinds of informative programming.

As cable channels have shifted their focus toward entertainment and reality programming, real science is less well represented on TV, but science and technology documentaries still have a place in the schedule. Biological science of all flavors remains popular, with programs that explore both the inner workings of animals (and humans )and the environments in which they live. Indeed, the discussion of global climate change frequently finds its way onto TV in the form of programs about climate and geographical sciences.

A popular genre of technology program illustrates the process of manufacturing well-known consumer products, going behind the scenes in factories and manufacturing facilities. Other programs concern themselves with the development and evolution of technologies; transportation technologies are an especially popular subject.

Some cable channels have been subject to controversy in recent years after they've aired programs-about, for example, mysterious creatures-that present speculative reporting and unconfirmed information in a package that looks like a serious science show.

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Orphan Black
Orphan Black
NOVA
NOVA
How It's Made
How It's Made
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Monsuno
Monsuno
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Journey to Planet X
Journey to Planet X
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
The Universe
The Universe
Original Sin: Sex
Original Sin: Sex
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Cosmos
Cosmos
Web Soup
Web Soup
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Factory Made
Factory Made
Weather Proof
Weather Proof
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
E3 Live
E3 Live
Click
Click
The Difference
The Difference
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
Top 5 in Tech
Top 5 in Tech
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Vampire High
Vampire High
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
NASA X
NASA X
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Sense8
Sense8
Hashtags
Hashtags
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Weaponology
Weaponology
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
First Peoples
First Peoples
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Bad Astronomy
Bad Astronomy
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Car Tech
Car Tech
Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Special Features
Special Features
Wired Science
Wired Science
CNET News
CNET News
Time Warp
Time Warp
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Naked Science
Naked Science
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Popular Science's Future of
Popular Science's Future of
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Cantore Stories: On Top of the World
Cantore Stories: On Top of the World
Fight Science
Fight Science
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Wild China
Wild China
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
FutureStates
FutureStates
Secret Life of Scientists
Secret Life of Scientists
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Fat Plague
Fat Plague
The Farm Revealed
The Farm Revealed