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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Alone
Alone
Vikings
Vikings
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
American Pickers
American Pickers
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Swamp People
Swamp People
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Hunting Hitler
Hunting Hitler
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
Down East Dickering
Down East Dickering
American Restoration
American Restoration
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Ax Men
Ax Men
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
Appalachian Outlaws
Appalachian Outlaws
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Serial Killer Earth
Serial Killer Earth
American Jungle
American Jungle
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
The Universe
The Universe
The World Wars
The World Wars
IRT Deadliest Roads
IRT Deadliest Roads
Top Gear
Top Gear
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning
Ancients Behaving Badly
Ancients Behaving Badly
Top Shot
Top Shot
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Countdown to Apocalypse
Countdown to Apocalypse
American Daredevils
American Daredevils
Ice Pilots: NWT
Ice Pilots: NWT
The Woodsmen
The Woodsmen
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Gangland
Gangland
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
Dogfights
Dogfights
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
The Bible
The Bible
Mud Men
Mud Men
Revelation: The End of Days
Revelation: The End of Days
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
Madhouse
Madhouse
Deep Sea Detectives
Deep Sea Detectives
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Expedition Africa
Expedition Africa
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Battle 360
Battle 360
Battles BC
Battles BC
Digging for the Truth
Digging for the Truth
Human Weapon
Human Weapon
Tougher in Alaska
Tougher in Alaska
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars Legacy
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Hairy Bikers
Hairy Bikers
Big Shrimpin'
Big Shrimpin'
Invention USA
Invention USA
Cajun Pawn Stars
Cajun Pawn Stars
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Bamazon
Bamazon
America Unearthed
America Unearthed
Chasing Tail
Chasing Tail
Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde
Pawnography
Pawnography
Mississippi Men
Mississippi Men
Engineering Disasters
Engineering Disasters
Ancient Aliens: Giorgio Tells All
Ancient Aliens: Giorgio Tells All
UFO Hunters
UFO Hunters
Search For The Lost Giants
Search For The Lost Giants
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Mudcats
Mudcats
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Shadow Force
Shadow Force
Patton 360
Patton 360
Life After People: The Series
Life After People: The Series
That's Impossible
That's Impossible
Marked
Marked
Nostradamus Effect
Nostradamus Effect
MysteryQuest
MysteryQuest
Cowboys & Outlaws
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Food Tech
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Hero Ships
Boneyard
Boneyard