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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
    We Bare Bears
    We Bare Bears
    River Monsters
    River Monsters
    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    Cesar 911
    Cesar 911
    Extinct or Alive
    Extinct or Alive
    Fatal Attractions
    Fatal Attractions
    Wild Kratts
    Wild Kratts
    Animal Fight Night
    Animal Fight Night
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Lost Tapes
    Lost Tapes
    Gator Boys
    Gator Boys
    Too Cute
    Too Cute
    Animal
    Animal
    Nature
    Nature
    Man, Woman, Dog
    Man, Woman, Dog
    Epic Yellowstone
    Epic Yellowstone
    Call of the Wildman
    Call of the Wildman
    Dogs
    Dogs
    Planet Earth
    Planet Earth
    Alaska Monsters
    Alaska Monsters
    Major League Fishing
    Major League Fishing
    Big Cat Diary
    Big Cat Diary
    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Dog Days
    Dog Days
    Animal Face-Off
    Animal Face-Off
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Meerkat Manor
    Meerkat Manor
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Pop Goes the Vet
    Pop Goes the Vet
    National Geographic: Wild
    National Geographic: Wild
    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
    Maryland Farm & Harvest
    Maryland Farm & Harvest
    SharkFest
    SharkFest
    Serengeti
    Serengeti
    Planet Earth II
    Planet Earth II
    Big Pacific
    Big Pacific
    Wild China
    Wild China
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade
    Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade
    Snake City
    Snake City
    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion
    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion
    Our Planet
    Our Planet
    Animals Gone Wild
    Animals Gone Wild
    Fish Tank Kings
    Fish Tank Kings
    Walking With Beasts
    Walking With Beasts
    Weird, True & Freaky
    Weird, True & Freaky
    Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya
    Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya
    Africa's Deadliest
    Africa's Deadliest
    Expedition Mungo
    Expedition Mungo
    Wonders of Mexico
    Wonders of Mexico
    When Sharks Attack
    When Sharks Attack
    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
    Pit Boss
    Pit Boss
    Yellowstone Live
    Yellowstone Live
    America's Cutest
    America's Cutest
    Tiny World
    Tiny World
    Buckmasters
    Buckmasters
    Big Deer TV
    Big Deer TV
    When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren
    When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren
    Nature Gone Wild
    Nature Gone Wild
    Fearless
    Fearless
    Galapagos
    Galapagos
    Cat vs. Dog
    Cat vs. Dog
    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
    Magical Andes
    Magical Andes
    The Vet Life
    The Vet Life
    Big Cat Country
    Big Cat Country
    Lindner's Angling Edge
    Lindner's Angling Edge
    Animal Planet Presents
    Animal Planet Presents
    72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
    72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
    My Wild Affair
    My Wild Affair
    Ice Holes
    Ice Holes
    Hanging With the Hendersons
    Hanging With the Hendersons
    America's 58 National Parks
    America's 58 National Parks
    Sunrise Earth International
    Sunrise Earth International
    My Extreme Animal Phobia
    My Extreme Animal Phobia
    Escape to Chimp Eden
    Escape to Chimp Eden
    The Story of Plastic
    The Story of Plastic
    Trackers
    Trackers
    Top Dog
    Top Dog
    Animals Unscripted
    Animals Unscripted
    72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
    72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
    Vet School
    Vet School
    Preposterous Pets
    Preposterous Pets
    The Supervet
    The Supervet
    Secrets of Everything
    Secrets of Everything
    Anna's Wild Life
    Anna's Wild Life
    Catastrophe
    Catastrophe
    Breed All About It
    Breed All About It
    Night
    Night
    Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
    Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
    Orangutan Island
    Orangutan Island
    Animal Rescue
    Animal Rescue
    Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade
    Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade
    Life on the Reef
    Life on the Reef
    Maneater Manhunt
    Maneater Manhunt
    Really Wild Animals
    Really Wild Animals
    Celebrity Animal Encounters
    Celebrity Animal Encounters