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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.

    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    We Bare Bears
    We Bare Bears
    River Monsters
    River Monsters
    Cesar 911
    Cesar 911
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Wild Kratts
    Wild Kratts
    Alone
    Alone
    Nature
    Nature
    Animal
    Animal
    Lost Tapes
    Lost Tapes
    Yellowstone Live
    Yellowstone Live
    Twist of Fate
    Twist of Fate
    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
    Planet Earth
    Planet Earth
    Gator Boys
    Gator Boys
    Call of the Wildman
    Call of the Wildman
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Big Cat Diary
    Big Cat Diary
    Extinct or Alive
    Extinct or Alive
    Fatal Attractions
    Fatal Attractions
    National Geographic: Wild
    National Geographic: Wild
    Animal Fight Night
    Animal Fight Night
    Alaska Monsters
    Alaska Monsters
    Wild China
    Wild China
    Animal Rescue
    Animal Rescue
    Too Cute
    Too Cute
    Epic Yellowstone
    Epic Yellowstone
    Planet Earth II
    Planet Earth II
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Critter Fixers: Country Vets
    Critter Fixers: Country Vets
    Animal Planet Presents
    Animal Planet Presents
    Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
    Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
    Animal Face-Off
    Animal Face-Off
    Meerkat Manor
    Meerkat Manor
    Blue Planet - Seas of Life
    Blue Planet - Seas of Life
    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
    Island of the Sea Wolves
    Island of the Sea Wolves
    Dog Days
    Dog Days
    Walking With Beasts
    Walking With Beasts
    World's Greatest Dogs
    World's Greatest Dogs
    The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
    The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
    Frozen Planet
    Frozen Planet
    Cosmos: Possible Worlds
    Cosmos: Possible Worlds
    The Invaders
    The Invaders
    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
    Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
    Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin
    Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin
    72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
    72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
    Snake City
    Snake City
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Our Planet
    Our Planet
    Wild West
    Wild West
    Alaska Animal Rescue
    Alaska Animal Rescue
    Zoo Babies
    Zoo Babies
    Big Cat Country
    Big Cat Country
    Human Prey
    Human Prey
    Chasing Ocean Giants
    Chasing Ocean Giants
    Dynasties
    Dynasties
    Buckmasters
    Buckmasters
    Life Story
    Life Story
    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
    Bad Dog!
    Bad Dog!
    A World of Calm
    A World of Calm
    Fearless
    Fearless
    Breed All About It
    Breed All About It
    How the World Ends
    How the World Ends
    Maryland Farm & Harvest
    Maryland Farm & Harvest
    Into Alaska
    Into Alaska
    Wonders of Mexico
    Wonders of Mexico
    The Vet Life
    The Vet Life
    Animal House
    Animal House
    Ocean Mysteries
    Ocean Mysteries
    Blue Gold: World Water Wars
    Blue Gold: World Water Wars
    Africa's Deadliest
    Africa's Deadliest
    Sinking Cities
    Sinking Cities
    Ivory Wars
    Ivory Wars
    Tiny World
    Tiny World
    Mysteries of the Deep
    Mysteries of the Deep
    Bear Island
    Bear Island
    Catastrophe
    Catastrophe
    Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Deadline to Disaster
    Deadline to Disaster
    Wild Babies
    Wild Babies
    Lindner's Angling Edge
    Lindner's Angling Edge
    Lion Kingdom
    Lion Kingdom
    Big Cat Tales
    Big Cat Tales
    Nature: Animals with Cameras
    Nature: Animals with Cameras
    World of Discovery
    World of Discovery
    Hard Truths of Conservation
    Hard Truths of Conservation
    America the Beautiful
    America the Beautiful
    Our Great National Parks
    Our Great National Parks
    Islands of Wonder
    Islands of Wonder
    Magical Andes
    Magical Andes
    Sons of Winter
    Sons of Winter
    Dogs with Jobs
    Dogs with Jobs
    My Extreme Animal Phobia
    My Extreme Animal Phobia
    North to Alaska
    North to Alaska
    If I were an Animal
    If I were an Animal
    Headhunters TV
    Headhunters TV
    Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya
    Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya