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The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

Updated May 11, 2021 5.4k votes 1.2k voters 46.8k views40 items
As Shark Week is upon us we couldn't help but think of The Discovery Channel and its humble beginnings.  Who ever would have thought that we'd see so many hits throughout the years.  As such we decided to poll what viewers think are the best Discovery Channel shows ever.  Get your vote out there!
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    Gold Rush

    Paul Christie


    Genres (Tv)Special Interest, Documentary, Reality television

    Gold Rush is a reality television series that airs on Discovery. The fifth season of the show began airing in the United States on October 17, 2014. The show focuses on the mining of gold placer...  more
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    Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth

    Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth is a Discovery Channel reality television series about the 2008 Iditarod race from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. The show follows and documents selected racers...  more
  • 28

    Diesel Brothers

    Diesel Dave, Heavy D

    PremieredJanuary 4, 2016

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Auto

    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
  • 29

    I Quit

    Harley Finkelstein, Debbie Sterling

    PremieredAugust 18, 2020

    Genres (Tv)Self improvement, Reality

    I Quit (Discovery Channel, 2020) is an American reality television series produced by Shopify Studios. I Quit follows six sets of hopeful entrepreneurs as they leave their steady incomes and...  more

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    Undercover Billionaire

    Glenn Stearns, RJ Messenger

    PremieredAugust 6, 2019

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Undercover Billionaire (Discovery, 2019) is an American reality series. A successful entrepreneur is dropped into a remote community with little resources and has 90 days to create a successful...  more

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  • 31

    Chasing Classic Cars

    Wayne Carini, David Gooding

    PremieredJune 3, 2008

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Auto

    Chasing Classic Cars is a US television documentary series starring Wayne Carini who finds and chases classic cars from all eras, focusing on finding and getting cars running, with the option of...  more

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    Yukon Men

    Pat Duke

    PremieredAugust 24, 2012

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Outdoors, Adventure

    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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    Dylan Ramsey, Stephen Bogaert

    PremieredMay 15, 2011

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Aviation

    Mayday, also known as Air Crash Investigation in Australia, South Africa, Asia and some European countries, and Air Emergency and Air Disasters in the United States, is a Canadian documentary...  more
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    Naked and Afraid

    Michael Brown

    PremieredJune 23, 2013

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Outdoors, Adventure

    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 time...  more
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    Misfit Garage

    Jordan Butler


    Genres (Tv)Reality-TV

    Misfit Garage (Discovery, 2014) is a reality series spun off from Fast N' Loud. The show features two of the mechanics fired from the show's Dallas, Texas-based Gas Monkey Garage and their attempts...  more
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    Monster Garage

    Jesse James, Jesse James

    PremieredJune 23, 2002

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Auto

    Monster Garage was a television show for the Discovery Channel hosted by Jesse James. Each episode was an hour in length and was conceived and produced by Thom Beers. The show aired the series finale...  more
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    Auction Kings

    Paul Brown, Cindy Shook

    PremieredOctober 26, 2010

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Auction

    Auction Kings was a reality television series produced by Authentic Entertainment for the Discovery Channel. The series premiered on October 26, 2010 and featured the auction house Gallery 63 in...  more
  • 38

    Amish Mafia

    Lebanon Levi, Alvin Stoltzfus Lantz

    PremieredDecember 11, 2012

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Amish Mafia is an American reality television series that debuted on December 12, 2012, on the Discovery Channel. The series follows "Lebanon Levi", along with three of his assistants, who are...  more
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    Brew Masters is a television series that was run weekly on Discovery Channel starting on Sunday, November 21, 2010. The show focused on Sam Calagione, the founder and head of Dogfish Head Brewery in...  more
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    Growing Belushi

    Jim Belushi

    PremieredAugust 19, 2020

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Growing Belushi (Discovery, 2020) is an American docu-reality television series created by Jim Belushi. The series gives an inside look at how actor Jim Belushi runs his own cannabis farm....  more

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