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The Best Current History Channel TV Shows 

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Updated January 29, 2020 287 votes 48 voters 3.9k views 22 items

Wondering what to watch on the History? Here are the best History Channel shows on now. The History Channel mostly puts out series that focus on documentary and reality docuseries that examine aspects of history and American life, though they also have some scripted series like Vikings and Project Blue Book. Not only can History programming entertain, it can help you learn something new about the world you live in and how it came to be. Plenty of currently airing shows on the network are full of interesting facts and fascinating people.

What current shows does the History Channel have to offer? Ancient Aliens is a History Channel standby for many. Other popular reality series currently on the History Channel include Pawn Stars, Kings of Pain, Alone, and American Pickers. Shows that documentaries without any reality TV aspect to them are also popular. The Food that Built America and The Curse of Civil War Gold both look at interesting facets of United States history. With so many History Channel shows on now, you're bound to find something suited to your tastes. 

Which are the best shows on the History Channel right now? Vote your favorites to the top of the list. 

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 9

Genres (Tv): War film, Drama, Historical fiction, Action

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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Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Ancient Aliens Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 54

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Paranormal television, Live action, Mystery, Documentary

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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American Pickers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 74

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

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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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Rick Harrison, Richard Harrison, Corey Harrison

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 136

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

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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Counting Cars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 23

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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
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Swamp People is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Troy Landry, Jacob Landry, Bruce Mitchell

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 68

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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 Restoration is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Rick Dale, Tyler Dale, Brettly Otterman

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 97

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

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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Mountain Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Charlie Tucker, Eustace Conway, George Michaud

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 24

Genres (Tv): Nature, Reality television

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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Knightfall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Tom Cullen, Jim Carter, Pádraic Delaney

Genres (Tv): History, Drama

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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The Curse of Oak Island ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Reality television

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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Alone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Dustin Feher, Alan Kay, Sam Larson

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Reality

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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Big Easy Motors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
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) 13 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
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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Forged in Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Rich Greenwood, Adam Ison, Jamie Lundell

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Reality competition

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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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Historical Drama, Sci-fi

Project Blue Book (History, 2019) is an American historical drama television series created by Robert Zemeckis, David O'Leary, and Sean Jablonski, co-produced by History Channel and A&E ...more

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The Strongest Man in His... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw, Robert Oberst

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Reality TV

The Strongest Man in History (History, 2019) is an American reality television series. After years of competing as rivals the four strongest men in the world are teaming up to find out just how true are the fabled acts of strongmen throughout history can be.

The Strongest Man in History (History, 2019) is an American reality television series. After years of competing as rivals the four strongest men in the world are teaming up to find out just how ...more
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Kings of Pain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Robert Alleva, Adam Thorn

Premiered: 2019

Kings of Pain (History, 2019) is an American documentary reality television series. Robert Alleva and Adam Thorn are two fearless men getting stung and bit by the most dangerous animals in the world to create the ultimate guide to measuring pain.

Kings of Pain (History, 2019) is an American documentary reality television series. Robert Alleva and Adam Thorn are two fearless men getting stung and bit by the most dangerous animals in the ...more
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The Butcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
The Butcher Robert Alleva, Adam Thorn

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

The Butcher (History, 2019) is an American competition reality series. In each episode, four butchers compete in a three-round elimination contest to test their butchering skills, with the overall winner receiving $10,000 and the day's championship title.

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The Curse of Civil War G... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
The Curse of Civil War Gold Kevin Dykstra

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 2

The Curse of Civil War Gold (History, 2018) is an American reality television series. Kevin Dykstra and his team base their search for Civil War Gold in Michigan on a deathbed confession from a lighthouse keeper in the 1890s.

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The Food That Built Amer... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
The Food That Built America Morgan Bradley, Matthew Crawley, Scott Rapp

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

The Food That Built America (History, 2019) is an American historical docuseries. The documentary series shares the unknown stories of innovation and rivalries behind food industry tycoons Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more.

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The American Farm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
The American Farm

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

The American Farm (History, 2019) is an American documentary reality television series. This docuseries follows a year in the life of five different family farms.

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Unidentified: Inside Ame... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current History Channel TV Shows
Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation Bryan Bender, Ryan Carpenter, Thomas DeLonge |

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation (History, 2019) is an American history and science fiction docuseries. This documentary series presents itself as an expose on the U.S. government's secret program to investigate the UFO phenomenon.