Entertainment 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 2019 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. Other shows focus on gold mining, such as Gold Rush and Bering Sea Gold. But not all Discovery Channel shows are about strange jobs in odd places - Cash Cab, BattleBots, and the revamped MythBusters are about competitive or investigative skill. 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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BattleBots is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Alison Haislip, Jessica Chobot, Fon Davis
BattleBots is an American competition reality television series. Competitors designed and operated remote-controlled armed and armored machines designed to fight in an arena combat elimination ...more
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214 170
MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Jon Lung, Brian Louden
MythBusters is a science entertainment television program created by Peter Rees and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions for the Discovery Channel. The series is transmitted by ...more
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134 293
Deadliest Catch is listed (or ranked) 3 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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84 164
Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Adam Savage, Elijah Horland, Jesse Lawless
Mythbusters Jr. (Discovery Channel, 2019) is an American science entertainment television program. This spin-off of Mythbusters teams up host Adam Savage with six kids, all under the age of 16, ...more
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Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
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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73 174
Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Cash Cab is an American game show that began airing on the Discovery Channel on December 5, 2005. The program was hosted by stand-up comedian Ben Bailey. It is part of the global Cash Cab ...more
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60 136
Outrageous Acts of Science is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Outrageous Acts of Science
Scientists and amateurs conduct experiments and post their exploits online.
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68 187
Shark Week is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Nancy Linsky, Kevin Tyler Moody
Shark Week is an annual, week-long programming block created by Tom Golden on Discovery Channel which features shark-based programming, real and fictional. In recent years fictitious ...more
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Expedition Unknown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
mrchrishain added Josh Gates
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49 172
Fast N' Loud is listed (or ranked) 10 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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64 235
Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Kye Kelley, Travis Santa Cruz, Bobby Decote
Street Outlaws (Discovery Channel, 2013) is an American reality television series. The documentary-reality series takes an inside look into the world of American street racing.
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60 251
Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 12 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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59 255
Alaska: The Last Frontier is listed (or ranked) 13 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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46 205
Diesel Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
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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49 220
Moonshiners is listed (or ranked) 15 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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42 190
Bering Sea Gold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Thom Beers, Mike Rowe
Bering Sea Gold (Discovery Channel, 2012) is an American reality television series. Set in Nome, Alaska, on Norton Sound, the show follows boats equipped with various setups to achieve gold ...more
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31 140
Wheeler Dealers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Wheeler Dealers is a British television series produced by Attaboy TV for the Discovery Channel, fronted by Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China. The premise of the show is that Brewer and China ...more
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49 229
Alaskan Bush People is listed (or ranked) 18 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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53 251
Naked and Afraid XL is listed (or ranked) 19 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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38 180
American Chopper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Teutul Jr., Michael Teutul
American Chopper is a reality television series that airs on Discovery Channel, produced by Pilgrim Films & Television. The series centers on Paul Teutul, Sr., and his son Paul Teutul, Jr., ...more
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42 200
The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 21 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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40 191
Dual Survival is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
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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30 155
Misfit Garage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Jordan Butler
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35 181
Vegas Rat Rods is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Trading Spaces is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington, Paige Davis
Trading Spaces is an hour-long American television reality program that aired from 2000 to 2008 on the cable channels TLC and Discovery Home. The format of the show was based on the BBC TV ...more