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The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows

Updated April 16, 2021 8.9k votes 1.7k voters 21.2k views29 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Discovery Channel TV series that are currently airing new episodes.

Wondering what to watch on Discovery Channel? This list of the best current Discovery Channel shows 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 current Discovery shows focus on survival in rough environments. Alaska: The Last Frontier and Alaskan Bush People both explore the rugged and often under looked state, while Naked and Afraid combines survival with reality competition - minus clothes. Other shows focus on strange jobs in odd places - Cal Fire, BattleBots, and Gold Rush all offer insight into exciting, weird or stressful worlds. With everything currently airing on the network, at least one of these popular programs is bound to suit your taste.   

With so many great Discovery Channel shows on now, it's hard to pick just one as the best of the best. Vote your favorite current Discovery Channel shows to the top of the list!

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    BattleBots

    Alison Haislip, Jessica Chobot
    BattleBots is an American competition reality television series. Competitors designed and...  more
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    Expedition Unknown (Travel Channel, 2015) is an American reality television. The series...  more
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    Gold Rush

    Paul Christie
    Gold Rush is a reality television series that airs on Discovery. The fifth season of the show...  more
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    Dirty Jobs: Rowe'd Trip (Discovery, 2020) is an American reality television series and...  more
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    Gold Rush: White Water

    Dustin Hurt, Fred Hurt
    Gold Rush: White Water (Discovery, 2018) is an American reality series and a spin-off of Gold...  more

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    Growing Belushi

    Jim Belushi
    Growing Belushi (Discovery, 2020) is an American docu-reality television series created by Jim...  more

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    Undercover Billionaire

    Glenn Stearns, RJ Messenger
    Undercover Billionaire (Discovery, 2019) is an American reality series. A successful...  more

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    Gold Rush

    Paul Christie, Todd Hoffman
    Gold Rush (Discovery, 2010) is a reality television series. The series follows the placer gold...  more
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    Deadliest Catch

    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen
    Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel, 2005) is an American reality television series. It...  more

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    Cash Cab

    Ben Bailey
    Cash Cab (Discovery Channel, 2005) is an American game show hosted by stand-up comedian Ben...  more
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    Shark Week

    Nancy Linsky, Kevin Tyler Moody
    Shark Week is an annual, week-long programming block created by Tom Golden on Discovery...  more
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    Naked and Afraid

    Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye
    Naked and Afraid is an American docudrama series that airs on the Discovery Channel and...  more
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    Street Outlaws

    Kye Kelley, Travis Santa Cruz
    Street Outlaws (Discovery Channel, 2013) is an American reality television series. The...  more
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    Bering Sea Gold

    Thom Beers, Mike Rowe
    Bering Sea Gold (Discovery Channel, 2012) is an American reality television series. Set in...  more
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    Alaska: The Last Frontier

    Otto Kilcher, Charlotte Kilcher
    Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel, 2011) is an American reality cable television...  more

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    The Last Alaskans

    Bob Harte, Edna Korth
    The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet, 2015) is an American reality television series. Four...  more
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    Moonshiners

    Jeremy Schwartz, Tim Smith
    Moonshiners is an American docudrama television series on the Discovery Channel that...  more
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    Diesel Brothers

    Diesel Dave, Heavy D
    Diesel Brothers is an American reality television series. A group of friends in Utah own and...  more
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    Alana Barfield, Danielle Beauchemin
    Naked and Afraid XL (Discovery Channel, 2015) is an American reality television series, and a...  more
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    American Chopper

    Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Teutul Jr.
    American Chopper (Discovery, 2003) is a reality television series. The series centers on Paul...  more

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    Alaskan Bush People

    Matt Brown, Bill Brown
    Alaskan Bush People (Discovery Channel, 2014) is an American reality television series. A...  more

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    Wheeler Dealers

    Mike Brewer, Edd China
    Wheeler Dealers is a British television series produced by Attaboy TV for the Discovery...  more
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    Misfit Garage

    Jordan Butler
    Misfit Garage (Discovery, 2014) is a reality series spun off from Fast N' Loud. The show...  more
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    Vegas Rat Rods

    Dave Lefler, Twiggy Tallant
    Vegas Rat Rods (Discovery Channel, 2014) is an American reality television series. Steve...  more
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    Trading Spaces

    Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington
    Trading Spaces is an hour-long American television reality program that aired from 2000 to...  more

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