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Considering that we spend most of our TV-watching time indoors, it's ironic that one of the most popular genres of nonfiction TV programming has always been focused on the outdoors and the natural world. We like our technology, and we like to be comfortable, but we're also endlessly fascinated by the workings of the world and the things that live in it.

Even in the old days, when American TV viewers had only three broadcast networks and PBS to choose from, there was a significant of nature on the airwaves. "Nature" and "Cosmos" on PBS and programs like "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" elsewhere on the dial brought the natural world into the living from, on a scale ranging from the universal to the microscopic.

The rise of cable channels in the 1980s brought a plethora of channels devoted exclusively to nature-themed programming. The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the National Geographic Channel and others filled their schedules with series about the natural world. These days, those channels have mostly given up their more serious and educational programming, but even on contemporary cable, nature is still well represented, even if it's in the guise of reality shows about survivalists, hunters and fishermen.

    Alone
    Alone
    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    Cesar 911
    Cesar 911
    We Bare Bears
    We Bare Bears
    River Monsters
    River Monsters
    Wild Kratts
    Wild Kratts
    Twist of Fate
    Twist of Fate
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Nature
    Nature
    Extinct or Alive
    Extinct or Alive
    Animal Fight Night
    Animal Fight Night
    Lost Tapes
    Lost Tapes
    Call of the Wildman
    Call of the Wildman
    Fatal Attractions
    Fatal Attractions
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Gator Boys
    Gator Boys
    Serengeti
    Serengeti
    Too Cute
    Too Cute
    Meerkat Manor
    Meerkat Manor
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Mississippi Men
    Mississippi Men
    When Sharks Attack
    When Sharks Attack
    Alaska Monsters
    Alaska Monsters
    The Invaders
    The Invaders
    Planet Earth
    Planet Earth
    SharkFest
    SharkFest
    Big Cat Diary
    Big Cat Diary
    Major League Fishing
    Major League Fishing
    Top Dog
    Top Dog
    Brazil
    Brazil
    Night
    Night
    Yellowstone Live
    Yellowstone Live
    National Geographic: Wild
    National Geographic: Wild
    Dog Days
    Dog Days
    Wonders of Mexico
    Wonders of Mexico
    Walking With Beasts
    Walking With Beasts
    Animal Face-Off
    Animal Face-Off
    Secrets of the Whales
    Secrets of the Whales
    Baby Animals
    Baby Animals
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Snake City
    Snake City
    Cat vs. Dog
    Cat vs. Dog
    Aerial Greece
    Aerial Greece
    Major League Bowhunter
    Major League Bowhunter
    Fish Mavericks
    Fish Mavericks
    Titanoboa: Monster Snake
    Titanoboa: Monster Snake
    The Vet Life
    The Vet Life
    Our Planet
    Our Planet
    Outback Wrangler
    Outback Wrangler
    Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
    Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
    Planet Earth II
    Planet Earth II
    Life Story
    Life Story
    Animal Planet Presents
    Animal Planet Presents
    Wildlife SOS
    Wildlife SOS
    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
    Pit Boss
    Pit Boss
    Growing Up
    Growing Up
    Wild Life
    Wild Life
    Wild Bear Rescue
    Wild Bear Rescue
    Earth at Night in Color
    Earth at Night in Color
    Big Pacific
    Big Pacific
    Wildest Islands
    Wildest Islands
    Animals Gone Wild
    Animals Gone Wild
    Wild China
    Wild China
    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
    Cosmos: Possible Worlds
    Cosmos: Possible Worlds
    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion
    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion
    The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
    The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
    Absurd Planet
    Absurd Planet
    Dynasties
    Dynasties
    Give Me Shelter
    Give Me Shelter
    If I were an Animal
    If I were an Animal
    Big Cat Country
    Big Cat Country
    World's Deadliest Weather
    World's Deadliest Weather
    72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
    72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
    Disney Animals
    Disney Animals
    Africa's Deadliest
    Africa's Deadliest
    Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
    Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
    Legendary Catch
    Legendary Catch
    Snug's House
    Snug's House
    Lion Kingdom
    Lion Kingdom
    Escape to Chimp Eden
    Escape to Chimp Eden
    Sinking Cities
    Sinking Cities
    Islands of Wonder
    Islands of Wonder
    A World of Calm
    A World of Calm
    Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
    Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
    Vet School
    Vet School
    Bandit Patrol
    Bandit Patrol
    Ultimate Animal Countdown
    Ultimate Animal Countdown
    DogTown
    DogTown
    An Animal Saved My Life
    An Animal Saved My Life
    Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
    David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
    Africa's Predator Zones
    Africa's Predator Zones
    Animal Underworld
    Animal Underworld
    Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
    Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
    Animal Attractions
    Animal Attractions
    Lindner's Angling Edge
    Lindner's Angling Edge