TV The Best Current History Shows  

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Here are the best History shows on now in 2018. While the network's occasionally criticized for their rather liberal definition of the term "history," these current shows on History have nevertheless struck a chord with audiences. Whether historically accurate or not, these programs have fans captivated. Wondering what to watch on History? You can find your answer below. 

Some of the best History shows currently airing are historical dramas set in different eras. Vikings and Knightfall, for example, follow the adventures of Scandinavian warriors and the Knights of Templar, respectively. Other popular History shows are reality or documentary style programming. The ever popular Pawn Stars deals with old, intriguing objects bought and sold at a Las Vegas pawn shop. Ancient Aliens - often spoofed in popular culture - explores conspiracy theories surrounding the possibility aliens once lived on earth and had an effect on early humans. Whether you want an informative series or a guilty pleasure, there are plenty of shows on now to meet your needs. 

Browse this list of History channel programs below to find your next show. Remember to vote your favorites to the top. 

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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Six is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba Six (History, 2017) is an American television drama series created by William and David Broyles. The operations and daily lives of operators who are part of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare ...more

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Knightfall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Tom Cullen, Jim Carter, Pádraic Delaney Knightfall (History, 2017) is a historical fiction drama television series created by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner. Templar leader Landry du Lauzon (Tom Cullen), a brave warrior discouraged ...more

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Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Dustin Feher, Alan Kay, Sam Larson Alone (History, 2015) is an American reality television series. Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone, and the winner receives $500,000.

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Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress Ancient Aliens (History, 2010) is an American television series that presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of ...more

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Mountain Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current History Shows
D.B. Sweeney, Eustace Conway, Tom Oar Mountain Men (History, 2012) is an American reality television series that follows the lives, adventures, and struggles of people living in the wilderness.

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The Curse of Oak Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Robert Clotworthy, Rick Lagina, Marty Lagina The Curse of Oak Island (History, 2014) is a reality television series that follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, originally from Kingsford, Michigan, through their efforts to find the ...more

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American Restoration is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Rick Dale, Tyler Dale, Brettly Otterman American Restoration (History, 2010) is an American reality television series, and a spinoff of Pawn Stars. The series focuses on Rick's Restorations, a company owned and operated by Las Vegas ...more

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Forged in Fire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Forged in Fire Rich Greenwood, Adam Ison, Jamie Lundell Forged in Fire (History, 2015) is an American competition series hosted by Wil Willis. Four bladesmiths compete in a three-round elimination contest to forge bladed weapons, with the overall ...more

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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Rick Harrison, Richard Harrison, Corey Harrison Pawn Stars (History, 2009) is an American reality television series that chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business operated by ...more

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Swamp People is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Troy Landry, Jacob Landry, Bruce Mitchell Swamp People (History, 2010) is an American reality series that follows the day-to-day activities of Louisiana natives living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin who hunt American ...more

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American Pickers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby American Pickers (History, 2010) is an American reality television series that follows antique and collectible pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz who travel around the United States to buy or ...more

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Ozzy & Jack's World Detour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Ozzy & Jack's World Detour Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne Ozzy & Jack's World Detour (A&E, 2016) is an American reality television series that follows self-proclaimed history nerds Ozzy and Jack Osbourne as they visit one or more sites to learn ...more

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Big Easy Motors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Big Easy Motors Charles Handler Big Easy Motors (History, 2016) is an American reality television series. Charles Handler and his team of car experts search all over Louisiana for classic cars to restore and sell.

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Iron and Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Iron & Fire Charlie Casey, Daniel Casey, Bob Thatcher Iron & Fire (History, 2016) is an American reality television series that portrays the lives of Daniel Casey's family & friends, who became successful from their family-operated

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Counting Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current History Shows
Ryan Evans, Danny Koker, Rick Harrison Counting Cars is an American reality television series, shown on History, and produced by Leftfield Pictures. The series, which is the third spinoff of Pawn Stars, is filmed in Las Vegas, ...more