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
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
American Pickers
American Pickers
Top Shot
Top Shot
Swamp People
Swamp People
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
The Bible
The Bible
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Ax Men
Ax Men
The Woodsmen
The Woodsmen
The Universe
The Universe
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
Top Gear (US)
Top Gear (US)
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
Dogfights
Dogfights
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
Harvest
Harvest
Gangland
Gangland
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Picked Off
Picked Off
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Extreme Trains
Extreme Trains
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Great Lake Warriors
Great Lake Warriors
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Madhouse
Madhouse
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
American Restoration
American Restoration
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth
Tougher in Alaska
Tougher in Alaska
IRT Deadliest Roads
IRT Deadliest Roads
Full Metal Jousting
Full Metal Jousting
Mudcats
Mudcats
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
The World Wars
The World Wars
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Patton 360
Patton 360
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Shootout!
Shootout!
World War II
World War II
Top Shot: All-Stars
Top Shot: All-Stars
We're the Fugawis
We're the Fugawis
Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
That's Impossible
That's Impossible
Nostradamus Effect
Nostradamus Effect
Ancients Behaving Badly
Ancients Behaving Badly
Shockwave
Shockwave
The Revolution
The Revolution
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars Legacy
Sliced
Sliced
The People Speak
The People Speak
The Unexplained: Hauntings
The Unexplained: Hauntings
Where Are All the UFOs?
Where Are All the UFOs?
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Bamazon
Bamazon
The Last Days of World War II
The Last Days of World War II
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Marked
Marked
Cowboys & Outlaws
Cowboys & Outlaws
Food Tech
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Battle 360
Battles BC
Battles BC
Engineering an Empire
Engineering an Empire
Evolve
Evolve
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds
Mega Disasters
Mega Disasters
Mega Movers
Mega Movers
The Presidents
The Presidents
Sandhogs
Sandhogs
Surviving History
Surviving History
Warriors
Warriors
Third Reich
Third Reich
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Mounted in Alaska
Mounted in Alaska
Haunted Histories
Haunted Histories
Hairy Bikers
Hairy Bikers
The Best of the Real West
The Best of the Real West
The Dark Ages
The Dark Ages
Big Shrimpin'
Big Shrimpin'
History's Mysteries
History's Mysteries
Invention USA
Invention USA
Mysteries of the Bible: The Bible's Greatest Secrets
Mysteries of the Bible: The Bible's Greatest Secrets
Cajun Pawn Stars
Cajun Pawn Stars
Sold!
Sold!
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles