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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.

    Wild Kratts

    Wild Kratts

    Twist of Fate

    Twist of Fate

    Alone

    Alone

    We Bare Bears

    We Bare Bears

    Pit Bulls and Parolees

    Pit Bulls and Parolees

    Rick Steves' Europe

    Rick Steves' Europe

    Planet Earth

    Planet Earth

    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

    Cesar 911

    Cesar 911

    Animal Planet Presents

    Animal Planet Presents

    River Monsters

    River Monsters

    Call of the Wildman

    Call of the Wildman

    The Invaders

    The Invaders

    Dog Days

    Dog Days

    Walking With Beasts

    Walking With Beasts

    National Geographic: Wild

    National Geographic: Wild

    Snake City

    Snake City

    Big Cat Diary

    Big Cat Diary

    Gator Boys

    Gator Boys

    Meerkat Manor

    Meerkat Manor

    Nature

    Nature

    Fatal Attractions

    Fatal Attractions

    Major League Fishing

    Major League Fishing

    Wild Life

    Wild Life

    Animal Fight Night

    Animal Fight Night

    Alaska Monsters

    Alaska Monsters

    Extinct or Alive

    Extinct or Alive

    Outback Wrangler

    Outback Wrangler

    Down to Earth with Zac Efron

    Down to Earth with Zac Efron

    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail

    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail

    Mississippi Men

    Mississippi Men

    When Sharks Attack

    When Sharks Attack

    Planet Earth II

    Planet Earth II

    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

    Animal Face-Off

    Animal Face-Off

    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet

    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet

    Too Cute

    Too Cute

    Lost Tapes

    Lost Tapes

    Jurassic Fight Club

    Jurassic Fight Club

    Dynasties

    Dynasties

    The Vet Life

    The Vet Life

    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack

    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack

    Catastrophe

    Catastrophe

    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER

    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER

    Africa's Deadliest

    Africa's Deadliest

    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake

    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake

    Trackers

    Trackers

    Titanoboa: Monster Snake

    Titanoboa: Monster Snake

    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild

    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild

    The Supervet

    The Supervet

    Fearless

    Fearless

    Growing Up

    Growing Up

    Animals Gone Wild

    Animals Gone Wild

    Fish Tank Kings

    Fish Tank Kings

    Life In Cold Blood

    Life In Cold Blood

    Expedition Mungo

    Expedition Mungo

    Cat vs. Dog

    Cat vs. Dog

    Nature's Deadliest

    Nature's Deadliest

    Big Cat Week

    Big Cat Week

    Escape to Chimp Eden

    Escape to Chimp Eden

    Drury's Thirteen

    Drury's Thirteen

    Evan Goes Wild

    Evan Goes Wild

    Aloha Vet

    Aloha Vet

    Ed Stafford: Left for Dead

    Ed Stafford: Left for Dead

    No Limits

    No Limits

    Ocean Mysteries

    Ocean Mysteries

    Epic Yellowstone

    Epic Yellowstone

    Ultimate Animal Countdown

    Ultimate Animal Countdown

    Predator Land

    Predator Land

    Wild About Animals

    Wild About Animals

    Life in the Undergrowth

    Life in the Undergrowth

    Vet School

    Vet School

    Animal Miracles

    Animal Miracles

    Deep Ocean

    Deep Ocean

    If I were an Animal

    If I were an Animal

    The WotWots

    The WotWots

    Wildest Islands

    Wildest Islands

    Wild Alaska

    Wild Alaska

    Pit Boss

    Pit Boss

    Animal Weapons

    Animal Weapons

    Zoo Babies

    Zoo Babies

    SharkFest

    SharkFest

    Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship

    Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship

    Mysteries of the Deep

    Mysteries of the Deep

    Animal Planet Extreme

    Animal Planet Extreme

    My Wild Affair

    My Wild Affair

    Wonders Of The Universe

    Wonders Of The Universe

    Fierce Queens

    Fierce Queens

    Abalone Wars

    Abalone Wars

    Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places

    Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places

    Going Ape

    Going Ape

    Big Cat Tales

    Big Cat Tales

    Human Prey

    Human Prey

    Survive the Tribe

    Survive the Tribe

    Madagascar [HD]

    Madagascar [HD]

    Legends of the Wild

    Legends of the Wild

    Psycho Kitty

    Psycho Kitty

    Of Sharks and Men

    Of Sharks and Men

    Rat Busters NYC

    Rat Busters NYC

    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion

    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion