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
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Alone
Alone
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
American Pickers
American Pickers
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels
Ax Men
Ax Men
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Gangland
Gangland
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
Top Shot
Top Shot
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
Swamp People
Swamp People
Sons of Liberty
The Universe
The Bible
The Men Who Built America
Ancient Discoveries
Cities of the Underworld
How the Earth Was Made
Clash of the Gods
Deep Sea Detectives
Engineering an Empire
Mud Men
Shaun Ryder on UFOs
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
IRT Deadliest Roads
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Madhouse
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
WWI: The First Modern War
American Daredevils
Monsterquest
American Restoration
The Dark Ages
Shark Wranglers
America Unearthed
History Specials, 1960's Collection
Top Gear
Appalachian Outlaws
I Love The 1880s
Bible Secrets Revealed
Houdini
Ancients Behaving Badly
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Picked Off
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Last Days of the Nazis
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels
Jurassic Fight Club
UFO Hunters
Shadow Force
Patton 360
Life After People: The Series
Expedition Africa
That's Impossible
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Marked
Nostradamus Effect
MysteryQuest
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
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.
The Works
The Revolution