TV The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time  

Nathaniel Berman
2.3k votes 572 voters 23.9k views 26 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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108 53
Dirty Jobs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover
Dirty Jobs was a TV series on the Discovery Channel in which host Mike Rowe is shown performing difficult, strange, disgusting, or messy occupational duties alongside the typical employees. The ...more

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119 63
Man vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal
Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, Survival Game, or colloquially as simply Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom, is a survival television series hosted by ...more

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59 18
How It's Made is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Viorel Porumbescu added Mark Tewksbury, Lynne Adams, Brooks Moore
How It's Made is a documentary television series that premiered on January 6, 2001 on Discovery Channel in Canada, and Science in the U.S. It's also being aired on Discovery Family. The program ...more

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Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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86 53
Deadliest Catch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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72 53
Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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Shark Week is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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60 52
Alaska: The Last Frontier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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56 56
Fast N' Loud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Christie Brimberry, Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufmann
Fast N' Loud is a reality styled Discovery Channel TV show featuring Richard Rawlings, 45, and Aaron Kaufman, 33, from the Dallas, Texas-based Gas Monkey Garage as they search for run-down cars, ...more

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40 42
Storm Chasers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Joshua Wurman, Reed Timmer, Sean Casey
Storm Chasers is an American documentary reality television series that premiered on October 17, 2007, on the Discovery Channel. Produced by Original Media, the program follows several teams of ...more

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51 57
American Chopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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10 6
How the Universe Works is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works is a mini-series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel April 25, 2010 to May 24, 2010. The first and third seasons were narrated by Mike Rowe and the second by ...more

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41 46
Dual Survival is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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How Do They Do It? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Rupert Degas, Robert Llewellyn
How Do They Do It? is a television series produced by Wag TV for Discovery Channel. Each programme explores how 2 or 3 ordinary objects are made and used. The show's slogan is "Behind the ...more

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Moonshiners is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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BattleBots is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Alison Haislip, Jessica Chobot, Fon Davis
BattleBots is an American competition reality television series. Competitors designed and operated remote-controlled armed and armored machines designed to fight in an arena combat elimination ...more

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River Monsters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz
River Monsters is a British and American wildlife documentary television programme produced for Animal Planet by Icon Films of Bristol, United Kingdom. Hosted by extreme angler and biologist ...more

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Misfit Garage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Jordan Butler

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Yukon Men is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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Mayday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Dylan Ramsey, Stephen Bogaert
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 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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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Monster Garage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Jesse James, Jesse James, Thom Beers
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 ...more

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Auction Kings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Paul Brown, Cindy Shook, Jon Hammond
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

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Amish Mafia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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, ...more