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Discovery Channel TV Shows


About Discovery Channel

When it debuted in 1985 as a venture of the Cable Educational Network, The Discovery Channel was intended as a venue for educational programming, and its focus was primarily on science- and culture-related documentaries. The channel still relies mostly on non-scripted programming, but in the last decade its serious educational content has been replaced almost entirely by reality-TV programming and series that concentrate more on entertainment than on science.

As cable programming began to shift in the early 2000s from a wide variety of specialized channels in unique niches to more homogeneous reality programming across the dial, Discovery led the way by adding non-science reality shows like "American Chopper." Series such as "Mythbusters" retained the channel's original educational spirit but repackaged it in a more entertaining, mainstream-friendly format.

By the second decade of the twenty-first century, Discovery's schedule was filled almost entirely with reality series, with series such as "Deadliest Catch," "Dirty Jobs," "American Loggers," "Moonshiners," "Swamp Loggers," "Sons of Guns" and "Gold Rush" giving the channel a predominantly blue collar, male-oriented focus. Other reality niches covered by the channel include auto modification ("Desert Car Kings, "Fast N' Loud") and wilderness survival ("Man, Woman, Wild," "Dual Survival," "Naked and Afraid").

Discovery began its popular annual "Shark Week" programming in 1987, and the annual event continues, although it's been subject to criticism in recent years for an alleged descent into pseudo-science and sensationalism.

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Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
A Haunting
A Haunting
Gold Rush
Gold Rush
Alaskan Bush People
Alaskan Bush People
The FBI Files
The FBI Files
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works
Mayday
Mayday
Harley and the Davidsons
Harley and the Davidsons
Moonshiners
Moonshiners
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Man vs. Wild
Man vs. Wild
Highway Thru Hell
Highway Thru Hell
Naked and Afraid
Naked and Afraid
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Gold Rush: White Water
Gold Rush: White Water
Deadliest Catch
Deadliest Catch
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
MythBusters
MythBusters
Dual Survival
Dual Survival
Killing Fields
Killing Fields
Diesel Brothers
Naked and Afraid XL
Curiosity
The New Detectives
Swamp Loggers
Yukon Men
Surviving The Cut
Cash Cab
Planet Earth
The Devils Ride
Dirty Jobs
Dude, You're Screwed
Shark Week
Storm Chasers
Mighty Ships
Manhunt: Unabomber
The Colony
Nature's Deadliest
Animal Face-Off
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Misfit Garage
Swamp Brothers
Cooper's Treasure
Extreme Engineering
Treasure Quest Snake Island
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Street Justice: The Bronx
Man, Woman, Wild
Oddities
Bering Sea Gold
Garage Rehab
Future Weapons
Jungle Gold
Airplane Repo
Gold Rush: South America
Lone Target
Game of Stones
Mighty Cruise Ships
Ghost Lab
Wildest Islands
Everest: Beyond the Limit
Amish Mafia
Treasure Islands
Hello World!
Edge of Alaska
Canada's Worst Handyman
I Was Bitten
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Next World
Waterfront Cities of the World
Austin Stevens Adventures
Monumental Challenge
Nightmare in Suburbia
Inventions that Shook the World
Paranormal Home Inspectors
Monster Garage
Bermuda Triangle Exposed
Shark Gordon
Wildest Arctic
The Key of David
Best of Discovery Channel
Vegas Rat Rods
Treasure Quest
American Loggers
Howe & Howe Tech
South Beach Classics
Eaten Alive
Two Weeks in Hell
Property Wars
Weed Country
Warlocks Rising
Porter Ridge
American Hot Rod
Moonshiners: Distill My Heart
Street Outlaws: Horsepower
Street Outlaws: New Orleans
Extreme Loggers
Megabuilders
Behind Bars
Daily Planet