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
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Hunting Hitler
Hunting Hitler
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
American Pickers
American Pickers
Alone
Alone
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
The Universe
The Universe
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Gangland
Gangland
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
Gangland Undercover
Gangland Undercover
Bible Secrets Revealed
Bible Secrets Revealed
Down East Dickering
Down East Dickering
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Ax Men
Monsterquest
Human Weapon
Deep Sea Detectives
The Bible
Ancient Discoveries
Cities of the Underworld
Madhouse
Engineering an Empire
How The States Got Their Shapes
Mud Men
Shaun Ryder on UFOs
Modern Marvels
Swamp People
Extreme Trains
Tougher in Alaska
Missing in Alaska
Clash of the Gods
Cowboys & Outlaws
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Big Shrimpin'
Real Deal
Great Lake Warriors
Counting Cars
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Bonnie and Clyde
The World Wars
D-Day in HD
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Revelation: The End of Days
Sons of Liberty
Life After People: The Series
Top Shot
Jurassic Fight Club
How the Earth Was Made
Mega Movers
IRT Deadliest Roads
American Restoration
Top Gear
Serial Killer Earth
Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Appalachian Outlaws
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color
Monument Guys
UFO Hunters
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
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Battle 360
Battles BC
Boneyard
Digging for the Truth
Dogfights
Evolve
History of the Joke
Lost Worlds
Man, Moment, Machine
Mega Disasters
Our Generation
The Presidents
Sandhogs
Save Our History
Shockwave
Shootout!
The States
Surviving History
True Caribbean Pirates
Warriors