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
Alone
Alone
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Swamp People
Swamp People
American Pickers
American Pickers
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Ax Men
Ax Men
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
The World Wars
The World Wars
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
The Universe
The Universe
Top Shot
Top Shot
Gangland
Gangland
American Restoration
American Restoration
Top Gear
Top Gear
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
The Bible
The Bible
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
Battle 360
Battle 360
Sliced
Sliced
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
Pawn Stars: Fan Favorites
Pawn Stars: Fan Favorites
Ice Pilots: NWT
Ice Pilots: NWT
D-Day in HD
D-Day in HD
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Revelation: The End of Days
Revelation: The End of Days
Texas Rising
Texas Rising
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
Ancients Behaving Badly
Ancients Behaving Badly
Deep Sea Detectives
Deep Sea Detectives
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth
Dogfights
Dogfights
Engineering an Empire
Engineering an Empire
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds
Man, Moment, Machine
Man, Moment, Machine
Warriors
Warriors
IRT Deadliest Roads
IRT Deadliest Roads
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Harvest
Harvest
The Dark Ages
The Dark Ages
Big Shrimpin'
Big Shrimpin'
Lincoln: The Untold Stories
Lincoln: The Untold Stories
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Mudcats
Mudcats
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Serial Killer Earth
Serial Killer Earth
History Specials, Civil War Collection
History Specials, Civil War Collection
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
No Man's Land
No Man's Land
Pawnography
Pawnography
Mud Men
Mud Men
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Ancient Aliens: Giorgio Tells All
Ancient Aliens: Giorgio Tells All
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
Shadow Force
Shadow Force
Patton 360
Patton 360
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
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
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
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Battles BC
Battles BC
Boneyard
Boneyard
Evolve
Evolve
Extreme Trains
Extreme Trains
History of the Joke
History of the Joke
Mega Disasters
Mega Disasters
Mega Movers
Mega Movers
Our Generation
Our Generation
The Presidents
The Presidents
Sandhogs
Sandhogs