Science & Technology TV Shows

About Science & Technology

Television's ability to inform and educate makes it well suited to programs that teach viewers about science and technology topics. PBS has long been home to informative science programming, with series such as "Nova" and "Scientific American Frontiers," and in the 1980s, several early cable channels, including The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, dedicated themselves almost entirely to similar kinds of informative programming.

As cable channels have shifted their focus toward entertainment and reality programming, real science is less well represented on TV, but science and technology documentaries still have a place in the schedule. Biological science of all flavors remains popular, with programs that explore both the inner workings of animals (and humans )and the environments in which they live. Indeed, the discussion of global climate change frequently finds its way onto TV in the form of programs about climate and geographical sciences.

A popular genre of technology program illustrates the process of manufacturing well-known consumer products, going behind the scenes in factories and manufacturing facilities. Other programs concern themselves with the development and evolution of technologies; transportation technologies are an especially popular subject.

Some cable channels have been subject to controversy in recent years after they've aired programs-about, for example, mysterious creatures-that present speculative reporting and unconfirmed information in a package that looks like a serious science show.

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Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
StartUp
StartUp
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
How It's Made
How It's Made
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Click
Click
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
NOVA
NOVA
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
The Universe
The Universe
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Sense8
Sense8
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
Food: Delicious Science
Food: Delicious Science
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Cosmos
Cosmos
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Vampire High
Vampire High
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Fight Science
Fight Science
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
The Difference
The Difference
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Wild China
Wild China
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
NASA X
NASA X
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Fire in the Hole
Fire in the Hole
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Mega Machines
Mega Machines
W
W
Naked Science
Naked Science
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Factory Made
Factory Made
Prehistoric Disasters
Prehistoric Disasters
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
First Peoples
First Peoples
Animal X
Animal X
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Flint Town
Flint Town
Rewind
Rewind
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
New Frontier
New Frontier
Building Giants
Building Giants
Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
FutureStates
FutureStates
An Adventure in Space & Time
An Adventure in Space & Time
Shattered
Shattered
Time Warp
Time Warp
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
The Atom Smashers
The Atom Smashers
The Photographers
The Photographers
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Secret Life of Scientists
Secret Life of Scientists
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Scoring With Science
Scoring With Science
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Special Features
Special Features
Super Tech
Super Tech
Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine
Survival of the Weirdest
Survival of the Weirdest
Monsuno
Monsuno
Disaster Earth
Disaster Earth
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men