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
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
American Pickers
American Pickers
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Hunting Hitler
Hunting Hitler
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Swamp People
Swamp People
Alone
Alone
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
IRT Deadliest Roads
IRT Deadliest Roads
Ax Men
Ax Men
Gangland
Gangland
The Bible
The Bible
Top Gear
Top Gear
American Restoration
American Restoration
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
Food Tech
Food Tech
Battles BC
Battles BC
Deep Sea Detectives
Deep Sea Detectives
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth
Engineering an Empire
Engineering an Empire
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
WWI: The First Modern War
WWI: The First Modern War
Mud Men
Mud Men
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Appalachian Outlaws
Appalachian Outlaws
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Top Shot
Top Shot
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Patton 360
Patton 360
Madhouse
Madhouse
Mega Disasters
Mega Disasters
Shockwave
Shockwave
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Down East Dickering
Down East Dickering
Ice Pilots: NWT
Ice Pilots: NWT
D-Day in HD
D-Day in HD
Houdini
Houdini
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
The Universe
The Universe
Harvest
Harvest
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
The Presidents
The Presidents
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
Shadow Force
Shadow Force
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
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
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Battle 360
Boneyard
Boneyard
Dogfights
Dogfights
Evolve
Evolve
Extreme Trains
Extreme Trains
History of the Joke
History of the Joke
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds
Man, Moment, Machine
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Movers
Mega Movers
Our Generation
Our Generation
Sandhogs
Sandhogs
Save Our History
Save Our History
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
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars Legacy
Sliced
Sliced
Chasing Mummies
Chasing Mummies
Modern Marvels Essentials
Modern Marvels Essentials
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans