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
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Alone
Alone
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
American Pickers
American Pickers
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Gangland
Gangland
Ax Men
Ax Men
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Swamp People
Swamp People
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
The Universe
The Universe
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
The Bible
The Bible
Down East Dickering
Sons of Liberty
Pawn Stars
Top Shot
Top Gear
Counting Cars
Life After People: The Series
Cities of the Underworld
Hatfields & McCoys
Hunting Hitler
Ancient Discoveries
How the Earth Was Made
Clash of the Gods
Deep Sea Detectives
Engineering an Empire
The Men Who Built America
WWI: The First Modern War
Shaun Ryder on UFOs
Star Wars Legacy
Serial Killer Earth
Bonnie and Clyde
Bible Secrets Revealed
Revelation: The End of Days
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Mud Men
American Daredevils
UFO Hunters
Human Weapon
The World Wars
Ice Pilots: NWT
Houdini
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Battles BC
Sliced
Big Shrimpin'
Picked Off
America Unearthed
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Pawnography
Last Days of the Nazis
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Jurassic Fight Club
Shadow Force
Patton 360
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
Madhouse
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Boneyard
Digging for the Truth
Dogfights
Evolve
Extreme Trains
History of the Joke
Lost Worlds
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.