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
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Ancient Discoveries
Ancient Discoveries
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
American Pickers
American Pickers
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America
How The States Got Their Shapes
How The States Got Their Shapes
Swamp People
Swamp People
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Appalachian Outlaws
Appalachian Outlaws
Hunting Hitler
Hunting Hitler
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
Ice Road Truckers
Ice Road Truckers
The World Wars
The World Wars
Ax Men
Ax Men
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
Alone
Gangland Undercover
Counting Cars
Jurassic Fight Club
Modern Marvels
Battle 360
American Restoration
Big Shrimpin'
Bible Secrets Revealed
Houdini
The Universe
Alaska Off-Road Warriors
Human Weapon
Top Gear
Search For The Lost Giants
Madhouse
Gangland
How the Earth Was Made
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey
Engineering an Empire
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
The Color of War
The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man
Mud Men
Shaun Ryder on UFOs
Stan Lee's SuperHumans
Cash Cowboys
The Bible
Leepu & Pitbull
UFO Hunters
Life After People: The Series
Deep Sea Detectives
IRT Deadliest Roads
Where Are All the UFOs?
Mudcats
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Chasing Tail
Cryptid: The Swamp Beast
Down East Dickering
Biker Battleground Phoenix
Pawnography
Revelation: The End of Days
Texas Rising
Missing in Alaska
Monsterquest
Top Shot
Patton 360
Ancients Behaving Badly
Sandhogs
Chasing Mummies
Cajun Pawn Stars
Bamazon
American Jungle
Monument Guys
Cities of the Underworld
Shadow Force
Expedition Africa
That's Impossible
Clash of the Gods
Marked
Nostradamus Effect
MysteryQuest
WWII in HD
Cowboys & Outlaws
Gadget Boy's Adventures in History
Food Tech
Hero Ships
Battles BC
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