TV The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows  

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Wondering what to watch on Discovery channel? This list of the best Discovery Channel shows on now in 2018 has you covered. For years, the Discovery channel has produced programs that are both educational and engaging. If you're looking to learn something new while you relax in front of the TV, these Discovery channel series can help. 

Many Discovery shows on now focus on Alaska. Alaska: The Last Frontier, Alaskan Bush People, and Buying Alaska explore the rugged and often underlooked state. In addition to documentary-style or reality programs, Discovery airs old sitcoms and dramas in syndication. Programming like Dallas and Cybill can provide you with a little nostalgia and allow you to relive some old storylines. With everything currently airing on the network, at least one of these popular programs is bound to suit your taste.   

Which are the best Discovery shows? Vote your favorites to the top of the list. 

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Deadliest Catch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the ...more

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Naked and Afraid XL is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Naked and Afraid XL Alana Barfield, Danielle Beauchemin, Honora Bowen Naked and Afraid XL (Discovery Channel, 2015) is an American reality television series, and a spinoff of Naked and Afraid. A group of people are given the task of surviving in the wilderness for ...more

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Alaska: The Last Frontier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Bray Poor, Atz Kilcher, Bonnie Kilcher Alaska: The Last Frontier is an American reality cable television series on the Discovery Channel. Season 4 is currently being broadcast. The show documents an extended family at their homestead ...more

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Alaskan Bush People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Matt Brown, Bill Brown, Gabe Brown Alaskan Bush People (Discovery Channel, 2014) is an American reality television series. A journey deep into Alaska's bush, where naturalist and adventurer Billy Brown, along with his wife, Ami, ...more

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Treasure Quest: Snake Island is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Treasure Quest: Snake Island Bryan Grieg Fry, Cork Graham, Mehgan Heaney-Grier Treasure Quest: Snake Island (Discovery Channel, 2015) is an American reality television series presented by Cork Graham. A crew of treasure hunters search for the legendary trove of Incan ...more

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Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove Gary Ripka, Mikey Retherford Jr., Kenny Ripka Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove (Discovery Channel, 2016) is a reality television series, and a spinoff of Deadliest Catch. The series follows the lives of crab fisherman working off the coast of ...more

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Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye, Amber Hargrove Naked and Afraid is an American docudrama series that airs on the Discovery Channel and premiered on June 23, 2013. Each episode chronicles the lives of two survivalists who meet for the first ...more

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Dude, You're Screwed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Dude, You're Screwed Tom Tomahawk Moore, Terry Schappert, Tim Smith Whose turn is it to play the game? In DUDE, YOU'RE SCREWED, five of the world's most elite, thrill-seeking survivalists will find out! The seven-part series is the newest twist in the survival ...more

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Moonshiners is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Jeremy Schwartz, Tim Smith, Josh Owens Moonshiners is an American docudrama television series on the Discovery Channel that dramatizes the life of people who produce moonshine in the Appalachian Mountains of North and South Carolina ...more

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, ...more

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Cuff Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Cuff Me If You Can Derek W. Adam, Stephen Anderson, William T. Bayley Cuff Me If You Can is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery that debuted on March 1, 2011. It is similar in format to I Got Away With It; the series profiles ...more

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The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Bob Harte, Edna Korth, Ray Lewis The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet, 2015) is an American reality television series. Four families living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska struggle and thrive in the untouched ...more

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How Do They Do It? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
JeffPlaton added Rupert Degas, Robert Llewellyn How Do They Do It? is a television series produced by Wag TV for Discovery Channel. Each programme explores how 2 or 3 ordinary objects are made and used. The show's slogan is "Behind the ...more

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Vegas Rat Rods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Dave Lefler, Twiggy Tallant, Steve Darnell Vegas Rat Rods (Discovery Channel, 2014) is an American reality television series. Steve Darnell and his band of oddballs work out of a Las Vegas garage, stripping and rebuilding Mad Max-style ...more

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Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Kye Kelley, Travis Santa Cruz, Bobby Decote

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Diesel Brothers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Diesel Brothers Diesel Dave, Heavy D, Muscle Diesel Brothers is an American reality television series. A group of friends in Utah own and operate a business that specializes in all things diesel. These guys don't just sell parts for diesel ...more

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Lost and Sold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Lost and Sold Kathleen Baggio

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Fast N' Loud is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Christie Brimberry, Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufmann Fast N' Loud is a reality styled Discovery Channel TV show featuring Richard Rawlings, 45, and Aaron Kaufman, 33, from the Dallas, Texas-based Gas Monkey Garage as they search for run-down cars, ...more

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Misfit Garage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Jordan Butler