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
Deadliest Catch 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
Alaska: The Last Frontier 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
Alaskan Bush People 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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Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Chicago Hope Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon, Lauren Holly Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity ...more

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Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Naked and Afraid 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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The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
The Last Alaskans 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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Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Cuff Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 9 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 Detectives is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
The Detectives Jasper Carrott, Hugh Dennis, Robert Powell The Detectives is a British comedy television series, starring Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, and George Sewell. It aired on BBC One, and was a spoof of police dramas. It was written by Mike ...more

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Yukon Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Yukon Men Pat Duke, Darren O'Hare, Bill Justice Yukon Men is an unscripted American cable television series aired on the Discovery Channel. It is produced by Paper Route Productions and has premiered on August 24, 2012. The series details the ...more

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Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Gold Rush Paul Christie, Todd Hoffman, Parker Schnabel Gold Rush was a 2006 reality competition created by Mark Burnett and AOL and hosted by Mark Steines. The format was of an internet scavenger hunt that is offering chances to win $US50,000, ...more

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Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Daniel Boone Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made ...more

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Dude, You're Screwed is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy Dallas is a long-running American prime time television soap opera that aired from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991, on CBS. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family, the ...more

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I (Almost) Got Away With It is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
I (Almost) Got Away With It Bill Ratner, Thomas Dalby, Steve C. Porter I (Almost) Got Away With It is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery. The series debuted on January 12, 2010. The series features true stories of people who ...more

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Cybill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Cybill Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. Starring Cybill Shepherd, the show revolves around the life of Cybill ...more

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Dual Survival is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Dual Survival Cody Lundin, Dave Canterbury Dual Survival is an American reality cable television series which airs on the Discovery Channel. The show features a pair of survival experts in predetermined scenarios while in challenging ...more

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Vegas Rat Rods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Vegas Rat Rods 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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Moonshiners is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Moonshiners 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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Lost and Sold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Lost and Sold Kathleen Baggio

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Edge of Alaska is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Edge of Alaska Neil Darish, Gary Green, Jason Lobo

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Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Street Outlaws Kye Kelley, Travis Santa Cruz, Bobby Decote

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Fast N' Loud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Fast N' Loud 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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Treasure Quest: Snake Island is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Manhunt: Unabomber is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Manhunt: Unabomber Sam Worthington, Jeremy Bobb, Ben Weber Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery Channel, 2017) is an American drama miniseries created by Andrew Sodroski. The series depicts the true story of the FBI's hunt for the man known as the Unabomber ...more

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Gadget Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Gadget Man Stephen Fry, Richard Ayoade Gadget Man (Discovery Channel, 2012) is a British television series. Each episode presents a variety of innovative products related to the episode's theme.

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Diesel Brothers is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Dynasty 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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Misfit Garage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Misfit Garage Jordan Butler