History Channel TV Shows

About History Channel

The History Channel debuted in 1995, and in the beginning the cable channel was true to its name. A rebranding in 2008, however, shortened the channel's name to simply "History," and a new programming focus came along with the new name. Since the rebranding, History's schedule has been filled primarily with reality programming, and the history-themed documentaries that were once a mainstay of the channel are aired much less often.

The History Channel launched as a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and Disney, and it is part of the A&E network of cable channels. In its early years, History was, indeed, focused on programming that explored historical topics, especially documentaries about American military history. After the rebranding, History began to include entertainment-style documentaries in its schedule, and many of the new programs featured sensational topics - such as aliens, conspiracy theories, fantastical creatures and religion - and dubious factual content.

History's current schedule also relies heavily on lifestyle-type reality series that spotlight the jobs and personalities of their characters.

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Vikings
Vikings
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
American Pickers
American Pickers
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Swamp People
Swamp People
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Ax Men
Ax Men
Gangland
Gangland
The Universe
The Universe
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
Alone
Alone
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
The Bible
The Bible
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Top Gear
Top Gear
Revelation: The End of Days
Sons of Liberty
America The Story of Us
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Cities of the Underworld
The Men Who Built America
Modern Marvels
Ancient Discoveries
Clash of the Gods
Deep Sea Detectives
Engineering an Empire
WWI: The First Modern War
Mud Men
Vietnam in HD
Madhouse
American Restoration
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Down East Dickering
Houdini
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Monsterquest
Lost Worlds
Star Wars Legacy
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
History's Mysteries
History Channel Sampler Pack
God, Guns & Automobiles
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Bonnie and Clyde
Appalachian Outlaws
The Woodsmen
Leepu & Pitbull
Top Shot
IRT Deadliest Roads
Jurassic Fight Club
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
American Daredevils
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
UFO Hunters
Shadow Force
How the Earth Was Made
Patton 360
Life After People: The Series
Expedition Africa
That's Impossible
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Marked
Nostradamus Effect
MysteryQuest
Ancients Behaving Badly
WWII in HD
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Battles BC
Boneyard
Digging for the Truth
Dogfights
Evolve
Extreme Trains
History of the Joke
Human Weapon
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Disasters
Mega Movers
Our Generation
The Presidents
Sandhogs
Save Our History
Shockwave
Shootout!
The States
Surviving History
True Caribbean Pirates
Tougher in Alaska
Warriors
Weird U.S.