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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

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    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

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    The Curse of Oak Island Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina

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    WWII in HD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    WWII in HD Gary Sinise, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Scheffel

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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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    Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    America: The Story of Us is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    America: The Story of Us

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    Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Pawn Stars Corey Harrison

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

    History's Mysteries

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    Ancient Discoveries is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Ancient Discoveries Phil Crowley^! Christopher Kelly^! Sean Barrett

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    Vietnam in HD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Vietnam in HD Tempestt Bledsoe^! Edward Burns^! Dean Cain

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    Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress

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    How the States Got Their Shape... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    How the States Got Their Shapes Brian Unger

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    The Presidents is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    The Presidents

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

    How the Earth Was Made

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    Battles BC is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Battles BC

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    Troy Landry, Junior Edwards, R.J. Molinere

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    America Unearthed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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    America Unearthed Scott Wolter, Larry Yazzie, Mike Arbuthnot

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    James Lurie^! Steven S. Ross^! Gordon Masterton

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    Battle 360° is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Battle 360° Alan Pietruszewski, Garth R. Hassell, Pedro Sandoval

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    Banned from the Bible II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Banned from the Bible II

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    Engineering an Empire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Engineering an Empire Peter Weller, Michael Carroll, J.J. Huckin

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

    Banned from the Bible

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    Digging for the Truth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Digging for the Truth Josh Bernstein, Hunter Ellis, Zahi Hawass

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    Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May

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    Brad Meltzer's Decoded is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Brad Meltzer's Decoded Brad Meltzer, Buddy Levy, Christine McKinley

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    Burton Richardson, Stanton Friedman, William J. Birnes

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    Alone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

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    Alone Dustin Feher, Alan Kay, Sam Larson

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    Mega Disasters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Mega Disasters

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    Clash of the Gods is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Clash of the Gods Stan Bernard, Tate Steinsiek, Greg Ford

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    Phil Crowley^! Frederick Blesse^! Ralph Parr

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    Cowboys and Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Cowboys and Outlaws Bray Poor, Aaron Kreltszheim, Lana Lasater

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    Ozzy and Jack's World Detour - Llike Forefathers, Like Sons

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

    Gangland

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    Declassified is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Declassified Eric Edwards Abud, Heather Dorff, Erin Breen

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    War & Peace is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    War & Peace

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    Battlefield Detectives is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Battlefield Detectives Gavin MacFadyen, Simon West, Ivan Williams

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    Lost Worlds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Lost Worlds

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    Jeremy Schwartz, Bruce Kraig, Murray Handwerker

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

    The History of Sex Peter Coyote

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    The Real Face of Jesus? is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    The Real Face of Jesus?

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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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    History's Lost & Found is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    History's Lost & Found Edward Herrmann

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    Surviving History is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Surviving History

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

    Mastermind Magnus Magnusson, Peter Snow

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    Mudcats is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Shows on The History Channel

    Mudcats Eric Ladin, Scott Mason, Winston Walters

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