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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The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Vikings
Vikings
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
Hunting Hitler
Hunting Hitler
American Restoration
American Restoration
Swamp People
Swamp People
The Bible
The Bible
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
Gangland
Gangland
The Universe
The Universe
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Texas Rising
Texas Rising
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
Top Gear (US)
Top Gear (US)
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Top Shot
Top Shot
Revelation: The End of Days
Revelation: The End of Days
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Appalachian Outlaws
Appalachian Outlaws
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
The World Wars
The World Wars
Alone
Alone
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
Dogfights
Dogfights
Warriors
Warriors
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Down East Dickering
Down East Dickering
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
Third Reich
Third Reich
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Shootout!
Shootout!
Harvest
Harvest
American Jungle
American Jungle
Search For The Lost Giants
Search For The Lost Giants
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
History's Mysteries
History's Mysteries
In Search of History: The Knights Templar
In Search of History: The Knights Templar
Sold!
Sold!
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Mud Men
Mud Men
Mississippi Men
Mississippi Men
Shadow Force
Shadow Force
Battle 360
Battle 360
Extreme Trains
Extreme Trains
Hairy Bikers
Hairy Bikers
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
Big Shrimpin'
Big Shrimpin'
The Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana Purchase
Chasing Tail
Chasing Tail
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
Biker Battleground Phoenix
Biker Battleground Phoenix
WWI: The First Modern War
WWI: The First Modern War
Vampire Island
Vampire Island
Houdini
Houdini
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color
The Woodsmen
The Woodsmen
Missing in Alaska
Missing in Alaska
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
Expedition Africa
Expedition Africa
That's Impossible
That's Impossible
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Nostradamus Effect
Nostradamus Effect
Cowboys & Outlaws
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Madhouse
Madhouse
Food Tech
Food Tech
Engineering an Empire
Engineering an Empire
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds
Man, Moment, Machine
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Movers
Mega Movers
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars Legacy
Underwater Universe
Underwater Universe
World War II
World War II
Battlefield Detectives: Alesia
Battlefield Detectives: Alesia
The Best of the Real West
The Best of the Real West
The Dark Ages
The Dark Ages
Real Deal
Real Deal
The Great Ships: The Pirate Ships
The Great Ships: The Pirate Ships