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TV programs The Best Shows on The History Channel  

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This list of the top current and cancelled History Channel TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best History Channel TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on History Channel, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list. Tons of new History Channel shows are added each year, as well as traditional History Channel specials. Were you bummed out when Brad Meltzer Decoded cancelled? We were too! But don't worry. This History Channel Miniseries list and History Channel documentary list will help you find new shows on History Channel to love. 

The History Channel is home to some of the best shows on television today. Over the years, it has become less about actual history shows, and more about rough-and-tumble reality television. If you love rednecks and cold weather, you'll totally love Ice Road TruckersPawn Stars and American Restoration are other great reality TV shows on the History Channel. If learning about ancient civilizations, cultures, and life forms, Ancient Discoveries is an awesome show for you to check out. The Men Who Built America and The Bible are more historically accurate programs for viewers who want to delve deep into history. 

Although television fans in different locations grew up with History Channel shows on different channels, the top TV shows on the History Channel should be pretty familiar to everyone. The list of top History Channel television shows below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the History Channel network, even cancelled History Channel shows. Vote up the best shows on the History Channel below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård

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The Curse of Oak Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
The Curse of Oak Island Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina

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Modern Marvels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Modern Marvels Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

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American Pickers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
American Pickers Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby-Cushman

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WWII in HD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
WWII in HD Gary Sinise, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Scheffel

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Ancient Discoveries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Ancient Discoveries Phil Crowley^! Christopher Kelly^! Sean Barrett

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America: The Story of Us is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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History's Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Vietnam in HD is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Vietnam in HD Tempestt Bledsoe^! Edward Burns^! Dean Cain

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The Presidents is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Pawn Stars Corey Harrison

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Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Ancient Aliens Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress

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How the States Got Their Shape... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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How the Earth Was Made is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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American Restoration is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
American Restoration Rick Dale, Tyler Dale, Brettly Otterman

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Alone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Alone Dustin Feher, Alan Kay, Sam Larson

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America Unearthed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Brad Meltzer's Decoded is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Brad Meltzer's Decoded Brad Meltzer, Buddy Levy, Christine McKinley

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Battles BC is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Engineering an Empire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Engineering an Empire Peter Weller^! Michael Carroll^! J.J. Huckin

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Battle 360° is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Banned from the Bible II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Banned from the Bible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Declassified is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Life After People: The Series is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Life After People: The Series James Lurie, Steven S. Ross, Gordon Masterton

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History's Lost & Found is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
History's Lost & Found Edward Herrmann

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Swamp People is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Swamp People Troy Landry, Junior Edwards, R.J. Molinere

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Cities of the Underworld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Top Gear Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May

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The Real Face of Jesus? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Digging for the Truth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Digging for the Truth Josh Bernstein^! Hunter Ellis^! Zahi Hawass

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Cowboys and Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Dogfights is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Dogfights Phil Crowley, Frederick Blesse, Ralph Parr

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UFO Files is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
UFO Files Burton Richardson, Stanton Friedman, William J. Birnes

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Mega Disasters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Fast N' Loud is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Fast N' Loud Christie Brimberry, Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufmann

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Surviving History is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Clash of the Gods is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Battlefield Detectives is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Battlefield Detectives Gavin MacFadyen, Simon West, Ivan Williams

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War & Peace is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Gangland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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The History of Sex is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
The History of Sex Peter Coyote

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Man, Moment, Machine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Man, Moment, Machine Hunter Ellis^! Alexander Cukor^! A.J. Hunt

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Lost Worlds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Ozzy and Jack's World Detour -... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Ozzy and Jack's World Detour - Llike Forefathers, Like Sons

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American Eats is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Mastermind Magnus Magnusson, Peter Snow

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Around The World In 80 Ways is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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Mudcats is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel
Mudcats Eric Ladin, Scott Mason, Winston Walters