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The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

Updated January 13, 2021 5.2k votes 1.1k voters 44.3k views38 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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    MythBusters

    Jon Lung, Brian Louden
    MythBusters is a science entertainment television program created by Peter Rees and produced...  more

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    BattleBots

    Alison Haislip, Jessica Chobot
    BattleBots is an American competition reality television series. Competitors designed and...  more
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    How It's Made

    Mark Tewksbury, Lynne Adams
    How It's Made is a documentary television series that premiered on January 6, 2001 on...  more

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    Dirty Jobs

    Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky
    Dirty Jobs was a TV series on the Discovery Channel in which host Mike Rowe is shown...  more

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    Man vs. Wild

    Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell
    Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, Survival Game, or...  more
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    Gold Rush

    Paul Christie, Dean Lennox Kelly
    Gold Rush (Discovery, 2010) is a reality television series. The series follows the placer gold...  more
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    Deadliest Catch

    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen
    Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel, 2005) is an American reality television series. It...  more

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    How the Universe Works

    Mike Rowe, Erik Todd Dellums
    How the Universe Works is a mini-series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel April...  more

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    River Monsters

    Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz
    River Monsters is a British and American wildlife documentary television programme produced...  more

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    Shark Week

    Nancy Linsky, Kevin Tyler Moody
    Shark Week is an annual, week-long programming block created by Tom Golden on Discovery...  more
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    Dual Survival

    Cody Lundin, Dave Canterbury
    Dual Survival is an American reality cable television series which airs on the Discovery...  more
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    Dirty Jobs: Rowe'd Trip (Discovery, 2020) is an American reality television series and...  more
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    How Do They Do It?

    Rupert Degas, Robert Llewellyn
    How Do They Do It? is a television series produced by Wag TV for Discovery Channel. Each...  more
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    Storm Chasers

    Joshua Wurman, Reed Timmer
    Storm Chasers is an American documentary reality television series that premiered on October...  more
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    Fast N' Loud

    Christie Brimberry, Richard Rawlings
    Fast N' Loud is a reality styled Discovery Channel TV show featuring Richard Rawlings, 45, and...  more

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    #2 of 62 The Best Car TV Shows#126 of 144 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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    Street Outlaws (Discovery Channel, 2013) is an American reality television series. The...  more
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    Moonshiners is an American docudrama television series on the Discovery Channel that...  more
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    American Chopper

    Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Teutul Jr.
    American Chopper (Discovery, 2003) is a reality television series. The series centers on Paul...  more

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    Undercover Billionaire

    Glenn Stearns, RJ Messenger
    Undercover Billionaire (Discovery, 2019) is an American reality series. A successful...  more

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    Alaska: The Last Frontier

    Otto Kilcher, Charlotte Kilcher
    Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel, 2011) is an American reality cable television...  more

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    #50 of 166 The Best TV Shows Returning In 2020#135 of 278 The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

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    Chasing Classic Cars

    Wayne Carini, David Gooding
    Chasing Classic Cars is a US television documentary series starring Wayne Carini who finds and...  more

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    #115 of 170 The Best Documentary Series & TV Shows#34 of 54 The Best Travel Documentary TV Shows

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    Gold Rush: White Water

    Dustin Hurt, Fred Hurt
    Gold Rush: White Water (Discovery, 2018) is an American reality series and a spin-off of Gold...  more

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    Growing Belushi

    Jim Belushi
    Growing Belushi (Discovery, 2020) is an American docu-reality television series created by Jim...  more

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    #449 of 605 The Best New TV Shows Of 2020#85 of 85 The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2020

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    Gold Rush

    Paul Christie
    Gold Rush is a reality television series that airs on Discovery. The fifth season of the show...  more

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    Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth

    Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth is a Discovery Channel reality television series about the...  more