TV The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time  

Nathaniel Berman
1.8k votes 453 voters 19k views 21 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 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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MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
Jamie Hyneman, Robert Lee, Adam Savage 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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Dirty Jobs is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Man vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Deadliest Catch is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

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How It's Made is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Alaska: The Last Frontier is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Shark Week is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Dual Survival is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Fast N' Loud is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Moonshiners is listed (or ranked) 12 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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American Chopper is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Storm Chasers is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Misfit Garage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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Yukon Men is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Auction Kings is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Monster Garage is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Amish Mafia is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Brew Masters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time
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 ...more