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The Best A&E Network TV Shows

Updated December 9, 2020 6.3k votes 780 voters 41.5k views85 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on A&E.

This list of the top current and canceled A&E shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best A&E TV shows of all time includes old A&E shows, 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.

Answering the question, “What is the best A&E show of all time?”, this list includes favorites like Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and Hoarders. If you're interested in the supernatural then there’s everything from Ghost Hunters to Ancient Mysteries. If dramas are your thing, then A&E has got your back with Longmire. For fans of true crime, A&E has you covered with true crime documentaries like The First 48 and American Justice.

What are the best A&E TV series ever? Vote up the best A&E shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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    The First 48

    Dion Graham, Caroline Mason

    PremieredJune 3, 2004

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    Longmire

    Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips

    PremieredJune 3, 2012

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    Cold Case Files

    Danny Pino, Anthony Green

    PremieredFebruary 27, 2017

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    After the First 48

    Dion Graham, Dave Walker

    PremieredOctober 19, 2009

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    Duck Dynasty

    Phil Robertson, Si Robertson

    PremieredMarch 21, 2012

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    Intervention

    Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan

    PremieredMarch 6, 2005

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    Ancient Mysteries

    Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1994

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    PremieredJanuary 13, 2011

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    Storage Wars

    Dan Dotson, Laura Dotson

    PremieredDecember 1, 2010

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    PremieredNovember 29, 2016

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    American Justice

    Bill Kurtis

    Premiered1992

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    Parking Wars

    Bill Kurtis

    PremieredJanuary 8, 2008

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    The First 48: Missing Persons

    Bill Mondy

    PremieredJune 2, 2011

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    Biography

    Joan Lunden, Peter Graves

    Premiered1987

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    City Confidential

    Paul Winfield, Keith David

    Premiered1999

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    The Glades

    Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez

    PremieredJuly 11, 2010

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    Mysteries of the Bible

    Jean Simmons, Richard Kiley

    Premiered1994

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    The Killing Season

    Joshua Zeman, Rachel Mills

    PremieredNovember 12, 2016

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    Born This Way

    Sean McElwee, Rachel Osterbach

    PremieredDecember 8, 2015

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    America's Top Dog

    Officer Bowie, Robert Schwarting

    PremieredJanuary 8, 2020

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    Paranormal Cops

    Ron Fabiani, Thomas Froelich

    PremieredJanuary 19, 2010

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    Ghost Hunters

    Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves

    PremieredOctober 15, 1999

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    Shipping Wars

    Roy Garber, Jarrett Joyce

    PremieredJanuary 10, 2012

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    Dallas SWAT

    Paul Junger Witt

    Premiered2006

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    Crime 360

    Bill Lloyd, John Venuti

    PremieredMarch 6, 2008