100 Animal Planet, Discovery Networks, Food Network, HGTV, History and National Geographic Channel Shows

by jordanhores | created - 25 Feb 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

This list is a list of greatest shows on Animal Planet, Food Network, HGTV, History, National Geographic and Discovery Networks channels. Excluding those being mixed or panned by critical reception. No specific ranking.

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1. River Monsters (2009–2017)

42 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

Stars: Jeremy Wade, Daniel Göz, Tim Mousseau, Stan Groves

Votes: 4,211


2. Pit Bulls and Parolees (2009– )

43 min | Drama, Reality-TV

The Villalobos Rescue Center is the largest pit bull rescue in the USA, now located in New Orleans, LA. This show shows the interaction of the dog and man; About pets and people that no one wants.

Stars: Tia Torres, Mariah Torres, Tania Torres, Jake

Votes: 1,069


3. Meerkat Manor (2005–2008)

26 min | Documentary

This is a documentary drama series which follows a meerkat family in the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, called the Whiskers.

Stars: Flower the Meerkat, Mozart the Meerkat, Bill Nighy, Zaphod the Meerkat

Votes: 1,032

4. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (2002– )


This animal film series brings viewers closer to the life of wildlife. Documentaries on animal species from all continents were shot.

Stars: Simon Barritt, Jason Hildebrandt, Jim Fowler, Peter Gros

Votes: 100

5. Wild Russia (2008– )

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at Russia's most natural wonders including Siberia, Kamchatka, the Artic, Caucasus, Primorye, and the Urals.

Stars: Christian Brückner, Jason Hildebrandt, Paterson Joseph, Hans Henrik Wöhler

Votes: 485

6. The Most Extreme (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

Each episode is about a certain adaptations animals have and which animals truly take it to the extreme with a top 10 countdown!

Stars: Adam J. Harrington, Scott Clark, Gale Ford, Stephanie Fossek

Votes: 269

7. Dogs 101 (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

Get to know all about individual dog breeds by their background, health, features, and more.

Stars: Kevin Draine, Karen Halligan, Andrea Arden, Nicholas Dodman

Votes: 317

8. Cats 101 (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A fun crash course in all things cats! With a focus on cat breeds and behaviour, Cats 101 observes the many different features of your feline friend.

Stars: Nicholas Dodman, John Fulton, Ali McLennan, Jackson Galaxy

Votes: 275

9. The Crocodile Hunter (1996– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Steve and wife Terri educate and entertain on the subject of Australia's all too often dangerous wildlife.

Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Michele Santopietro, Sui the Dog

Votes: 2,432

11. Pets 101 (2010– )


The pet world is not just about cats and dogs. Millions of homes welcome a menagerie of furry, feathery, scaly critters in as pets. These love bundles are a quirky mix of warm and fuzzy, ... See full summary »

Votes: 55

12. The Planet's Funniest Animals (1999– )

30 min | Family

Keegan Michael-Key shows hilarious clips about animals doing funny and entertaining things.

Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Matt Gallant, Joe Leahy, Lee Mattheu

Votes: 269

13. Untamed & Uncut (2008– )


A collection of incredible animal incedents

Stars: George Burgess, Scott Lope, Charlie Sammut, Willie Theison

Votes: 112


14. Orangutan Island (2007– )


Orangutan Island is an American documentary television series. The project manager, Lone Drøscher Nielsen of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, the founder and manager of the Nyaru ... See full summary »

Stars: Rodd Houston, Iain Fraser, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 76

15. Weird, True & Freaky (2008– )


Alligators in your sewer, a man who blows bubbles with tarantulas in his mouth, and keeping panthers as pets, these rare and bizarre scenarios may sound like punch lines, but this is no ... See full summary »

Stars: Jill Helms, Cynthia Stringfield, Sophia Yin, Karen Bales

Votes: 55

16. I Shouldn't Be Alive (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen, Mykel Hawke Pierce

Votes: 1,724

17. Lemur Street (2007– )


Follows the exploits of two rival gangs of Lemurs, dubbed the Furies and the Graveyard Gang, as they defend their respective territories in the protected reserve of Berenty in southeast Madagascar.

Stars: Franklin Ojeda Smith, Amazon the Lemur, Chelsea the Lemur, Electra the Lemur

19. Eaten Alive (2009– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Recounting bone-chilling attacks by some of world's deadliest predators, HUMAN PREY presents the harrowing true stories of people who were attacked by wild animals and who lived to tell the tale.

Stars: Sergio Duque, Andre Alexsen, Pierre Breytenbach, Lynn Brown

Votes: 34

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20. It's Me or the Dog (2008–2012)


U.S. version of the British series about a professional dog trainer who offers advice to owners of troubled pets.

Stars: Victoria Stilwell, Mocean Melvin, Holly Firfer, Shawn Firfer

Votes: 126


21. I, Predator (2011– )


It has taken millions of years for predatory animals to develop the skills required to take down their prey and I, PREDATOR takes viewers inside their bodies while they're on the hunt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lowe, Rob Naughton

Votes: 38

22. Raw Nature (2007–2012)


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Votes: 8

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23. The Haunted (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Chronicles true, chilling and terrifying stories of animals and their owners who are experiencing the unexplainable.

Stars: Christopher Hatfield, Mark Keyes, Lauren Keyes, Carl Johnson

Votes: 571

24. Monsters Inside Me (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Stories of people who have contracted and survived rare and deadly diseases, infections, or parasites.

Stars: Jason Done, Justin Peed, Dan Riskin, Cindy Chase

Votes: 585


25. My Cat from Hell (2011–2018)

60 min | Reality-TV

Jackson deals with cats that are not very well behaved. He helps couples and all sorts of people with their behavioral issues.

Stars: Jackson Galaxy, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts, Hannah Shaw

Votes: 1,241


26. Pit Boss (2010– )


Shorty Rossi, a dwarf, runs a pit bull rescue in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Stars: Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, Sebastian Saraceno, Hercules Rossi, Ronald Lee Clark

Votes: 373


29. Elephants (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short

Kay Gray is a young girl growing up in an entirely grey house in a totally grey world with very, very, grey parents. However, her house gets infested with ELEPHANTS. They can't be seen ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Pearce | Stars: Leah Bainbridge, Anne Gilpin, Jane Jefferson, Amanda Lawrence

Votes: 13

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30. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 202,632 | Gross: $52.00M

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33. The Majestic Palm (2012)

5 min | Short

As the newest palm tree at the flower shop, Rick so desperately wants to be selected. When he is purchased by a newlywed husband as a birthday present to his wife, he couldn't be happier. ... See full summary »

Director: Erica Watson | Stars: Shaun J. Brown, David Haley, Erika Hamilton

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34. Call 911 (2008– )


Each episode documents real 911 calls from people in trouble to emergency dispatchers.

Stars: J.V. Martin, Adam Sapin, Kieron Elliott, Toni Johnson

Votes: 28

35. Untold Stories of the ER (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama

Dramatizations of patients in life threatening moments while doctors do their best to help them in the E.R.

Stars: Jenne Kang, Linda America, Roy Vongtama, Lucy Doty

Votes: 564


36. Body Bizarre (2013– )


Spotlights on people whose bodies amazed doctors and defied expectations.

Stars: Larry Belling, Silvia Corradin, Shaili Kumari, Nicholas Zahorcak

Votes: 56

37. Diagnose Me (2015– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Rare diseases mystify doctors.

Stars: Valorie Hoye, Drummond Macdougall, Mark Tibando, Ross Douglas Noble

Votes: 18

38. The Day I Almost Died (2015– )


Incredible stories told by real-life survivors of extreme near-death experiences. Truly proof of the adage "life is stranger than fiction".. Shocking stories, all well-told.

Stars: Mike Brang, Judy Cerda, Matt Frazier, Alicia Ivanhoe

Votes: 14

39. A Haunting (2005–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

Stars: Anthony D. Call, Kelley Davis, Scott Rollins, Tamara Johnson

Votes: 2,750


40. Disappeared (2009–2018)

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

The heartbreaking, mystifying and unbelievable stories of loved ones who have disappeared and the families that never give up hope. Some stories remain unresolved; some reveal tragic ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Crutchfield Walker, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Dennis Hindman, David Van Norman

Votes: 834


41. Solved (2008–2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Crime

In SOLVED career defining cases are presented by investigators. Forensic analysts, trace evidence experts, crime scene technicians, forensic document examiners, forensic linguistics, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Garrett, Skoti Collins, David Hill, Dion Graham

Votes: 215

42. Forensic Files (1996–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Tom Bevel, Skip Palenik, Lowell Levine

Votes: 3,688


44. America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals.

Stars: John Walsh, Daniel David Sim, Don LaFontaine, Jon Leiberman

Votes: 1,674


45. Mugshots (2000– )

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

In depth analysis of some of the most notorious criminals.

Stars: Wayne Williams, Gary Richard Brown, Gloria Allred, Ira Einhorn

Votes: 24

46. Crimes of the Century (1989– )

30 min

Mike Connors hosted episodes devoted to re-enactment of peculiar or violent actual crimes, usually including interviews with people actually involved.

Stars: Ggreg Snyder, Mike Connors

Votes: 9

47. Crime Stories (1998– )

Documentary, Crime

Crime Stories chronicles some of the most intriguing crimes in history. This investigative series takes the viewers behind the scenes, revealing what occurred, introducing the people ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Courage, Richard Belzer, James Naughton, Dan Savoie

Votes: 87