History Channel TV Shows

About History Channel

The History Channel debuted in 1995, and in the beginning the cable channel was true to its name. A rebranding in 2008, however, shortened the channel's name to simply "History," and a new programming focus came along with the new name. Since the rebranding, History's schedule has been filled primarily with reality programming, and the history-themed documentaries that were once a mainstay of the channel are aired much less often.

The History Channel launched as a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and Disney, and it is part of the A&E network of cable channels. In its early years, History was, indeed, focused on programming that explored historical topics, especially documentaries about American military history. After the rebranding, History began to include entertainment-style documentaries in its schedule, and many of the new programs featured sensational topics - such as aliens, conspiracy theories, fantastical creatures and religion - and dubious factual content.

History's current schedule also relies heavily on lifestyle-type reality series that spotlight the jobs and personalities of their characters.

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Vikings
Vikings
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Alone
Alone
Hunting Hitler
Hunting Hitler
American Pickers
American Pickers
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Swamp People
Swamp People
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Gangland
Gangland
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Appalachian Outlaws
Appalachian Outlaws
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
The Universe
The Universe
Ax Men
Ax Men
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
Battle 360
Battle 360
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Revelation: The End of Days
Revelation: The End of Days
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
Food Tech
Food Tech
Battles BC
Battles BC
Deep Sea Detectives
Deep Sea Detectives
Engineering an Empire
Engineering an Empire
Extreme Trains
Extreme Trains
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
WWI: The First Modern War
WWI: The First Modern War
Mud Men
Mud Men
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Madhouse
Madhouse
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Dogfights
Dogfights
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars Legacy
The Bible
The Bible
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
IRT Deadliest Roads
IRT Deadliest Roads
Civil War Journal: The Conflict Begins
Civil War Journal: The Conflict Begins
The Woodsmen
The Woodsmen
Top Gear
Top Gear
Top Shot
Top Shot
Cajun Pawn Stars
Cajun Pawn Stars
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Shadow Force
Shadow Force
Patton 360
Patton 360
Expedition Africa
Expedition Africa
That's Impossible
That's Impossible
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Marked
Marked
Nostradamus Effect
Nostradamus Effect
MysteryQuest
MysteryQuest
Ancients Behaving Badly
Ancients Behaving Badly
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Cowboys & Outlaws
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Boneyard
Boneyard
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth
Evolve
Evolve
History of the Joke
History of the Joke
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds
Man, Moment, Machine
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Disasters
Mega Disasters
Mega Movers
Mega Movers
Our Generation
Our Generation
The Presidents
The Presidents
Sandhogs
Sandhogs
Save Our History
Save Our History
Shockwave
Shockwave
Shootout!
Shootout!
The States
The States
Surviving History
Surviving History
True Caribbean Pirates
True Caribbean Pirates
Tougher in Alaska
Tougher in Alaska
Warriors
Warriors
Weird U.S.
Weird U.S.
The Works
The Works
The Revolution
The Revolution
Sliced
Sliced
Chasing Mummies
Chasing Mummies
Modern Marvels Essentials
Modern Marvels Essentials
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
American Restoration
American Restoration
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded