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
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
American Pickers
American Pickers
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
Gangland
Gangland
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Alone
Alone
Top Shot
Top Shot
Swamp People
Swamp People
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
The Bible
The Bible
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
IRT Deadliest Roads
IRT Deadliest Roads
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Ax Men
Ax Men
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
The Universe
The Universe
Top Gear
Top Gear
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Dogfights
Dogfights
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
Madhouse
Madhouse
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
Ancients Behaving Badly
Ancients Behaving Badly
Deep Sea Detectives
Deep Sea Detectives
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars Legacy
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Harvest
Harvest
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Appalachian Outlaws
Appalachian Outlaws
No Man's Land
No Man's Land
Pawnography
Pawnography
Search For The Lost Giants
Search For The Lost Giants
Lost in Transmission
Lost in Transmission
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
The World Wars
The World Wars
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Mega Movers
Mega Movers
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Biker Battleground Phoenix
Biker Battleground Phoenix
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Shadow Force
Shadow Force
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
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
Cowboys & Outlaws
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Food Tech
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Battle 360
Battles BC
Battles BC
Boneyard
Boneyard
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth
Engineering an Empire
Engineering an Empire
Evolve
Evolve
Extreme Trains
Extreme Trains
History of the Joke
History of the Joke
Man, Moment, Machine
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Disasters
Mega Disasters
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