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Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
History channel has also dropped plans for a Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky miniseries
After Ryan Murphy said he was scrapping an American Crime Story season on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, The Washington Post's Emily Yahr contacted History to see if it was still proceeding with its R.J. Cutler-produced six-part miniseries based on the book The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton by Peter Baker. "We made a decision not to move forward on that," a History rep responded, adding there are plans to do a "docuseries" on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 3:05PM EDT
History announces a 100-episode documentary series, plus an Evel Knievel stunt special
Werner Herzog will be among the filmmakers making History 100 documentaries, which will chronicle major events and notable figures from the past 100 years. History also announced a three-hour special in July where modern-day daredevil Travis Pastrana tries to re-create Knievel’s famous motorcycle stunts in Las Vegas.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 7:02AM EST
History's Navy SEAL drama Six returns on Memorial Day
Olivia Munn is among the new additions for Season 2, which premieres Monday, May 28.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:46PM EST
NCIS gets a History channel American Pickers star to play himself
Mike Wolfe will be shown handling a 200-year-old war stick on his TV series when Gibbs and Ducky realize that the collectible could be used to help solve a cold case.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 1:33PM EST
Zachary Quinto to host History’s In Search Of, inspired by the Leonard Nimoy-hosted 1970s franchise of the same name
Each episode of the unscripted series will feature Quinto exploring unexplained phenomena from around the world, including UFO sightings, time travel and alien encounters. Quinto’s Star Trek pal Nimoy hosted In Search Of from 1977 to 1982.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Pawn Stars celebrates 500 episodes with George Washington’s suit
“The George Washington suit was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen – across nine years and 500 episodes of doing this show,” says Rick Harrison. “It’s just an amazing piece of history from one of the most amazing men in history.”
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
History’s Knightfall fails in its attempt to be a Vikings knockoff
The drama about the Knights Templar wants to be the new Vikings, but it forgot to capture the quirkiness of the hit History channel series. ALSO: It’s strange to see a network devoted to facts peddle this quasi-factual drama.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 7:43AM EST
A man inspired by History's Forged in Fire may have accidentally burned down three residential buildings
John Gomes of upstate New York was charged with felony counts of arson and reckless endangerment after he was trying to bend metal apparently inspired by History channel's bladesmith competition. Gomes was later released on bail, but the damage has displaced 28 people.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 2:13PM EDT
After Game of Thrones, Aidan Gillen is starring in a History channel UFO series
Gillen will play a UFO skeptic and brilliant astrophysicist recruited by the Air Force in in the Robert Zemeckis-produced drama Blue Book, based on a real-life U.S. government operation.
Posted Thursday 10/12/17 at 8:28PM EDT
Six and Project Runway become the latest shows to drop The Weinstein Company from their credits
The History channel military drama and Project Runway will no longer carry The Weinstein Company's name in the credits due to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Project Runway: All Stars features Georgina Chapman, Weinstein’s now-estranged wife, as a judge. Chapman had already finished filming the next season before the scandal broke.
Posted Monday 9/18/17 at 10:50PM EDT
Navy Seal drama Six adds Erik Palladino
The ER alum will play a Seal Team Six commander in a recurring role.
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 10:47PM EDT
The Vikings gets a Russian actor to play Oleg the Prophet
Danila Kozlovsky is a popular actor in Russia, where he coincidentally headlined the big-budget 2016 feature, Viking.
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 3:42PM EDT
Vikings renewed for Season 6 before its Season 5 premiere
The History Channel series will begin production on a 20-episode Season 6 this fall, while Season 5 debuts Nov. 29.
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 3:14PM EDT
Jonathan Rhys Meyers had a relapse after his wife suffered a miscarriage
After an apparently intoxicated Meyers was escorted from Dublin Airport, the Vikings star’s wife, Mara Lane, posted on Instagram: “Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with. He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know.”
Posted Monday 8/14/17 at 10:32PM EDT
Pawn Stars to feature Ford Bronco from the O.J. Simpson slow-speed chase
The History show will test drive the white Bronco, which Simpson’s former agent Mike Gilbert says he bought from A.C. Cowlings, who drove it during the infamous 1994 chase. Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison says he wanted to feature the car because it’s a “really a bizarre part of history,” adding: ”I try and stay away from stuff (connected to) bad people, but it's so iconic.”