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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Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
American Pickers
American Pickers
Vikings
Vikings
American Restoration
American Restoration
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Swamp People
Swamp People
The Universe
The Universe
Top Gear (US)
Top Gear (US)
Cajun Pawn Stars
Cajun Pawn Stars
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
Ax Men
Ax Men
The Bible
The Bible
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Picked Off
Picked Off
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Sold!
Sold!
Great Lake Warriors
Great Lake Warriors
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
The World Wars
The World Wars
United Stats of America
United Stats of America
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Top Shot
Top Shot
Warriors
Warriors
Gangland
Gangland
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Dogfights
Dogfights
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Extreme Trains
Extreme Trains
Harvest
Harvest
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars Legacy
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde
Mounted in Alaska
Mounted in Alaska
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Patton 360
Patton 360
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth
Shootout!
Shootout!
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
Marked
Marked
Ancients Behaving Badly
Ancients Behaving Badly
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Battle 360
Mega Movers
Mega Movers
Sandhogs
Sandhogs
The States
The States
Tougher in Alaska
Tougher in Alaska
Weird U.S.
Weird U.S.
Modern Marvels Essentials
Modern Marvels Essentials
IRT Deadliest Roads
IRT Deadliest Roads
World War II
World War II
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
Big Shrimpin'
Big Shrimpin'
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
We're the Fugawis
We're the Fugawis
Shadow Force
Shadow Force
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Expedition Africa
Expedition Africa
That's Impossible
That's Impossible
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Nostradamus Effect
Nostradamus Effect
MysteryQuest
MysteryQuest
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Cowboys & Outlaws
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Madhouse
Madhouse
Food Tech
Food Tech
Battles BC
Battles BC
Boneyard
Boneyard
Deep Sea Detectives
Deep Sea Detectives
Engineering an Empire
Engineering an Empire
Evolve
Evolve
History of the Joke
History of the Joke
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds
Man, Moment, Machine
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Disasters
Mega Disasters
Our Generation
Our Generation
The Presidents
The Presidents
Save Our History
Save Our History
Shockwave
Shockwave
Surviving History
Surviving History
True Caribbean Pirates
True Caribbean Pirates
The Works
The Works
The Revolution
The Revolution
Sliced
Sliced
Chasing Mummies
Chasing Mummies