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
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
American Pickers
American Pickers
Swamp People
Swamp People
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Gangland
Gangland
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Ax Men
Ax Men
Alone
Alone
Nostradamus Effect
Nostradamus Effect
Top Shot
Top Shot
Chasing Tail
Revelation: The End of Days
Ancient Discoveries
Cities of the Underworld
Engineering an Empire
Mud Men
Shaun Ryder on UFOs
How The States Got Their Shapes
Vietnam in HD
Dogfights
The Presidents
Search For The Lost Giants
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
The Men Who Built America
The Woodsmen
The Universe
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Sandhogs
IRT Deadliest Roads
God, Guns & Automobiles
Down East Dickering
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Human Weapon
Cajun Pawn Stars
We're the Fugawis
Appalachian Outlaws
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Houdini
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Jurassic Fight Club
UFO Hunters
Full Metal Jousting
United Stats of America
Serial Killer Earth
America Unearthed
Leepu & Pitbull
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
American Restoration
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Hunting Hitler
Modern Marvels
WWII in HD
Sons of Liberty
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
Shadow Force
How the Earth Was Made
Patton 360
Life After People: The Series
Expedition Africa
That's Impossible
Clash of the Gods
Marked
MysteryQuest
Ancients Behaving Badly
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Madhouse
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Battles BC
Boneyard
Deep Sea Detectives
Digging for the Truth
Evolve
Extreme Trains
History of the Joke
Lost Worlds
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Disasters
Mega Movers
Our Generation
Save Our History
Shockwave
Shootout!
The States
Surviving History
True Caribbean Pirates