Entertainment The Best Current A&E Shows  

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From true crime to bizarre life experiences, the best A&E shows on now in 2019 strive to capture a diversity of human life. The best current A&E shows provide real life explorations of things like police encounters, true crime, unsolved mysteries, and more. Which top A&E series are the truly the best? Vote below to help decide. 

What are some current shows on A&E worth checking out? The ever popular A&E staple Cold Case Files is still airing, for those with a love for true crime and mystery. Another show centered around enigmas is the new program The Lowe Files, which features Rob Lowe's sons traveling across the country investigating unsolved mysteries. It's also common for A&E programming to deal with topical and somewhat politically charged subject material. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath and Escaping Polygamy, for example, are both programs that involve the fall out that comes from leaving a strict religious community. Other A&E shows on now include The First 48, Fit to Fat to Fit, and Born This Way. If you're wondering what to watch on A&E, such a diverse range of programs means there's something for everyone. 

Out of all the A&E shows currently airing, which one is the best? Browse the list below to help decide. Give your favorite programs a thumbs up. 

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The First 48 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Dion Graham, Caroline Mason, Tony Mullins
The First 48 (A&E, 2004) is an American documentary television series that offers an insider's look at the real-life world of homicide investigators.
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Live PD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Dan Abrams, Tom Morris, Chris M. Robinson
Live PD (A&E, 2016) is a television series that follows police officers in the course of their nighttime patrols, live broadcasting select encounters with the public.
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60 Days In is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Tami Ferraiuolo, Barbra Roylance Williams, Jeffrey John Downs
60 Days In (A&E, 2016) is a television docuseries, in which seven individuals volunteer to go undercover, spending 60 days as inmates in the Clark County Jail to obtain evidence of ...more
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Leah Remini: Scientology and t... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Chantal Dodson
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E, 2016) is a documentary series presented by Leah Remini and Mike Rinder. Each episode features former members of the church describing their ...more
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Cold Case Files is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Danny Pino, Anthony Green
Cold Case Files (A&E, 1999) is a reality legal docuseries hosted by Bill Kurtis. The show documents the investigation of many long-unsolved murders (referred to as "cold cases" in ...more
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Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Sean McElwee, Rachel Osterbach, John Tucker
Born This Way (A&E, 2015) is an Emmy Award-winning American reality television series. It features seven adults with Down Syndrome who work hard to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.
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Nightwatch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Dan Flynn, Arkady Hennessey, Nick Manning
Nightwatch (A&E, 2015) is a reality series that follows the men and women who keep the citizens of New Orleans safe during the night.
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Hoarders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Cory Chalmers, Matt Paxton, Geralin Thomas
Hoarders (A&E, 2009) is an American reality television series that depicts the real-life struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding disorder.
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Storage Wars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Walt Cade, Ricky Smith, Bubba Smith
Storage Wars (A&E, 2010) is an American reality television series narrated by Thom Beers. Professional buyers visit storage facilities throughout the state and bid on these lockers.
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Intervention is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan
Intervention (A&E, 2005) is an American documentary television series created by Sam Mettler. It follows one/two participant(s), who are dependent or are addicted, documented in anticipation ...more
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Escaping Polygamy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Escaping Polygamy Andrea Christensen, Jessica Christensen, Shanell Christensen
Escaping Polygamy (A&E, 2014) is a reality docuseries that focuses on the dramatic work of three sisters who escaped from the polygamous cult known as the Kingston clan as young women and ...more
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Cults and Extreme Belief is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Teddy Hose, Eden Shea Beck, Stephanie LeHane
Cults and Extreme Belief (A&E, 2018) is an American documentary television series. Each episode examines the world of organized organizations, alongside former members.
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Ozzy & Jack's World Detour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Jack Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Daren N. Afshar
Ozzy & Jack's World Detour (A&E, 2016) is an American reality television series that follows self-proclaimed history nerds Ozzy and Jack Osbourne as they visit one or more sites to learn ...more
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Fit to Fat to Fit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Fallon Mercedes
Fit to Fat to Fit (A&E, 2016) is a reality series that shows personal trainers going from fit to fat to help a fat person to lose weight.
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Wahlburgers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg
Wahlburgers (A&E, 2014) is a reality TV series that looks at the personal and professional life of Boston chef Paul Wahlberg and his real-life entourage as he prepares to expand his ...more
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Many Sides of Jane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Jane Hart
Many Sides of Jane (A&E, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The show follows Jane Hart, who has Dissociative Identity Disorder, as she works to understand her illness while ...more
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The Frankenstein Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Sean Bean, Tom Ward, Richie Campbell
The Frankenstein Chronicles (A&E, 2015) is a British television period crime drama series created by Benjamin Ross and Barry Langford, and a re-imagining of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. ...more
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The Lowe Files is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current A&E Shows
Edward Matthew Lowe, John Owen Lowe, Rob Lowe
The Lowe Files (A&E, 2017) is a docuseries that follows Rob Lowe and his two sons as they travel through the country to explore infamous unsolved mysteries, a curiosity that Rob has had ...more