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
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Shattered
Shattered
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
How It's Made
How It's Made
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
StartUp
StartUp
The Quick and the Curious
The Quick and the Curious
The Universe
The Universe
NOVA
NOVA
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
The World's Worst Disasters
The World's Worst Disasters
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Mega Machines
Mega Machines
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Sense8
Sense8
Wired
Wired
Catalyst
Catalyst
Hashtags
Hashtags
Building Giants
Building Giants
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Cosmos
Cosmos
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Vampire High
Vampire High
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Ray
Ray
Fight Science
Fight Science
W
W
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Factory Made
Factory Made
Wild China
Wild China
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
A Night on Earth: Africa
A Night on Earth: Africa
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
Flint Town
Flint Town
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
The Difference
The Difference
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Naked Science
Naked Science
Desperate Hours
Desperate Hours
Monsuno
Monsuno
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Special Features
Special Features
Super Tech
Super Tech
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
Hacking the Universe
Hacking the Universe
Truly Strange
Truly Strange
Life Beyond Earth
Life Beyond Earth
Animal X
Animal X
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Stunt Science
Stunt Science
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Mars Rising
Mars Rising
New Frontier
New Frontier
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Click
Click
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
The Incredible Human Body
The Incredible Human Body
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Chef's Table: France
Chef's Table: France
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
Weaponology
Weaponology
SilverHawks
SilverHawks