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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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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Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Yukon Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
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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The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Moonshiners is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Edge of Alaska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Edge of Alaska Neil Darish, Gary Green, Jason Lobo
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Naked and Afraid XL is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Dual Survival is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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Bering Sea Gold is listed (or ranked) 13 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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MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 14 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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American Chopper is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Treasure Quest: Snake Island is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Vegas Rat Rods is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Shark Week is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Daily Planet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Daily Planet Gill Deacon
Daily Planet is a television program on Discovery Channel Canada which features daily news, discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events and discoveries. The show first ...more
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Killing Fields is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Rodie Sanchez, Aubrey St. Angelo
A cold case television series which takes place on the Discovery Channel. It follows investigators in real time as they try to solve a Louisiana crime which took place in June 1997.
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Diesel Brothers is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Trading Spaces is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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Misfit Garage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Discovery Channel Shows
Jordan Butler