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What to Watch on Discovery+ July 2024

After watching hundreds of hours of reality TV on Discovery+, we have some show recommendations—and tell you what's new on Discovery+ this month.

New shows on Discovery+ in July 2024

  • Contraband: Seized at the Border Season 4 (July 2)
  • Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier (July 7)
  • Jaws vs. Leviathan (July 7)
  • Makozilla (July 7)
  • Sydney Harbor Shark Invasion (July 7)
  • Big Shark Energy (July 8)
  • Great White Serial Killer: Sea of Blood (July 8)
  • Shark Frenzy: Mating Games (July 8)
  • 6000-Lb Shark (July 9)
  • Deadliest Bite (July 9)
  • Monster Hammerheads: Species X (July 9)
  • Alien Sharks: Ghosts of Japan (July 10)
  • Expedition Unknown: Shark Wrecks of WWII (July 10)
  • Great White North (July 10)
  • Caught! When Sharks Attack (July 11)
  • Great White Danger Zone (July 11)
  • Monster of Oz (July 11)
  • Shark Attack Island (July 12)
  • Sharks of the Dead Zone (July 12)
  • The Real Sharkano (July 12)
  • Mothersharker: Hammertime (July 13)
  • Sharktopia (July 13)
  • In the Eye of the Storm Season 1 (July 14)

Some of us subscribe to a streaming TV service to watch one show. For example, Shark Week is the Squid Game of Discovery+, but what else lurks in the service’s catalog? Come with us as we dive into the reality TV streaming service’s other offerings.

Best shows on Discovery Plus

Sara, a greenhorne on the Saga fishing boat, prepares to throw a hook into the Bering Sea..

Deadliest Catch | Discovery Channel | Extreme Jobs, Adventure & Exploration

How can Deadliest Catch already be on its 19th season? Actually, how can I ask that? The show delivers real human drama and cheek-clenching suspense every season. Will the boat captains, grizzled veteran fishermen and greenhornes (noobs) be rewarded for risking their lives so we can dunk crab legs in butter sauce? Will someone die (perish the thought)? Will we lose a ship altogether? Will a boat encounter rogue Russian ships or—please oh please—a real live sea monster? We’re riveted. Please pass the popcorn and Dramamine.

Van Go (Discovery+)

Van Go | Magnolia Network | Automotive, Home

In Magnolia Network series Van Go, Austin-based van-dweller Brett Lewis turns vanilla vans into mobile tiny homes, each with its own function and style. It’s like Pimp My Ride for millennials, but the idea isn’t to flex your in-dash PS5 (or some such nonsense)—it’s to live, and even work, minimally. So Lewis creates liveable mobile bike shops, food trucks, recording studios, surf shops, and more for his clients—always with stellar results.

Mythbusters (Discovery+)

Mythbusters | Discovery Channel | Science & Technology

Mythbusters is one of the most educational and entertaining shows ever, airing from 2003–2016 on Discovery Channel (with co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman) and 2017–2018 on the Science Channel (with Jon Lung and Brian Louden hosting). Discovery+ has the entire run of the series, so you can watch or rewatch classic episodes like “Alcatraz Escape,” “Brown Note,” “Exploding Toilet,” and “MacGyver Myths.” But remember: “Don’t try what you’re about to see at home.”

Mexican Made Easy (Discovery+)

Mexican Made Easy | Food Network | Cooking, Food

When it comes to learning how to make drool-worthy Mexican dishes, we bow to Marcela Valladolid and her comal. You’ll find all five seasons (58 episodes) of Chef Marcela’s series on the Food Network hub of Discovery+, but just one 21-minute episode will inspire you to make—and devour—every last dish, mixed drink, mole, and salsa she features. And it’s not all Mexican dishes; Valladolid even serves up mind-blowing Mexican versions of American classics, like the Burger al Pastor. ¡Delicioso!

How It's Made (Discovery+)

How It’s Made | Science Channel | Science & Technology

Have you ever wondered how “they” make absinthe, condoms, decorative sombreros, Fruity Pebbles, potato salad, Pringles, recycled skateboard guitars, turntables, or whips? Well, wonder no more. There are 24 seasons—hundreds of episodes—of this popular Canadian series on Discovery+. By the time you’ve seen them all, you’ll no longer be curious about how anything is made. And that’s when you pivot to How The Universe Works (also on the Science Channel).

Too Cute (Discovery+)

Too Cute | Animal Planet | Nature & Animals

Humans’ appetite for adorable animals is easily explained: they’re delicious. Just kidding, folks—we wouldn’t dream of eating the sweet little floofs from Too Cute. But we definitely recommend gobbling up all six seasons of this irresistible Animal Planet series. If you’re weary from world events, there’s no better balm than watching teeny-tiny kitties, goats, pups, and other animals as they enter and learn about the world.

This Came Out of Me (Discovery+)

This Came Out of Me | Discovery Life | Medical

Yes, the title makes you want to turn and run—but you just . . . can’t. I mean, this is a show where doctors remove foreign objects (or pus) from personal places. We shouldn’t look, but we must because any of these conditions and injuries, no matter how unusual, could befall any of us at any time. So binge-watching This Came Out of Me falls under research and morbid curiosity. But there’s only one season because none of the foreign objects were haunted.

Outrageous 911 (Discovery+)

Outrageous 911 | TLC | True Crime

Outrageous 911 explores the whimsical side of calling emergency services. In reenactments based on real 911 calls, four-year-olds report a Nana for withholding ice cream, drunk drivers turn themselves in, dead deer wake up in someone’s backseat, and a cop overdoses on pot brownies. With so many heavy reality shows highlighting the true trauma behind 911 emergency calls, it’s refreshing to watch one that leaves us laughing.

Licensed content on Discovery Plus

Some movies and shows on Discovery+ are licensed from other networks and studios. It’s good stuff, too, like Super High Me, Fear Factor, Unsolved Mysteries, and The Undateables).

Unfortunately, these titles can be hard to find—and tend to vanish without notice—since they aren’t highlighted in their own section. Here’s how to find licensed content on Discovery+ or at least identify and prioritize it in your queue to avoid missing out.

  • Search: If you know the movie or show you’re looking for, use either text or voice search. (Captain Obvious says, “You’re welcome.”)
  • Browse: You can either browse a channel hub or use the “A to Z” section. Licensed content will not have a network logo on the thumbnail preview or series info page.

Best Discovery Plus Originals

  • BattleBots: Bounty Hunters
  • Expedition: Back to the Future
  • Feral
  • Ghost Brothers: Lights Out
  • Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed
  • Jack Osbourne’s Night of Terror: Bigfoot
  • Jackass: Shark Week
  • Keep Sweet
  • Last Exit: Space
  • Lily Topples the World
  • Love Off the Grid
  • Million Dollar Wheels
  • NASA Mars Landing: 4K
  • Queen of Meth
  • Too Large
  • Trixie Motel
W2W on Discovery Plus - Gabriel Villescas in Lost Gold of the Aztecs (photo HISTORY)

Gabriel Villescas in Lost Gold of the Aztecs. (Photo: HISTORY)

Best adventure and exploration shows on Discovery Plus

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)
  • Bert the Conqueror (Travel Channel)
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel)
  • Dude, You’re Screwed! (Discovery Channel)
  • Lost Gold of the Aztecs (HISTORY)
  • Expedition Unknown (Discovery Channel)
  • Man vs. Wild (Discovery Channel)
  • Naked and Afraid (Discovery Channel)
  • Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown (Travel Channel)

Best automotive shows on Discovery Plus

  • American Chopper (Discovery Channel)
  • Big Time RV (Travel Channel)
  • Cuban Chrome (Discovery Channel)
  • The Devil’s Ride (Discovery Channel)
  • Dirty Mudder Truckers (Discovery Channel)
  • Getaway Driver (Discovery Channel)
  • Misfit Garage (Discovery Channel)
  • Rockin’ Roadsters (Discovery Channel)
  • Street Outlaws (Discovery Channel)
  • Vegas Rat Rods (Discovery Channel)

Best documentaries on Discovery Plus

  • Introducing Selma Blair (Discovery+ Originals)
  • Keep Sweet (Discovery+ Originals)
  • The Men Who Sold the World Cup
  • Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story

Best food shows on Discovery Plus

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network)
  • BBQ Pitmasters (Destination America)
  • Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel)
  • Chopped franchise* (Food Network)
  • Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Food Network)
  • The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network)
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Magnolia Table (Magnolia Network)
  • Man v. Food (Cooking Channel)
  • Mexican Made Easy (Food Network)
  • Restaurant Impossible (Food Network)
  • Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day (Cooking Channel)
  • Worst Cooks in America: Dirty Dishes (Food Network)

* Except Chopped 420, which is under found Discovery+ Originals.

Best lifestyle shows on Discovery Plus

  • Breaking Amish (TLC)
  • Extreme Cheapskates (TLC)
  • Extreme Couponing (A&E)
  • Hoarders (A&E)
  • I Am Jazz (TLC)
  • Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
  • My 600-lb. Life (TLC)
  • My Strange Addiction (TLC)
  • Sister Wives (TLC)

What to Watch

Check out our weekly What to Watch column to see what’s new and good on streaming services like HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, and more.

Best medical shows on Discovery Plus

  • Body Bizarre (Discovery Life)
  • Dr. Mercy (TLC)
  • Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
  • I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (TLC)
  • Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet)
  • Sex Sent Me to the ER (Discovery Life)
  • This Came Out of Me (Discovery Life)
  • I Was Impaled (Discovery Life)

Best paranormal and unexplained shows on Discovery Plus

  • Ancient Aliens (HISTORY)
  • The Dead Files (Travel Channel)
  • Egypt’s Unexplained Files (Science Channel)
  • Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel)
  • Ghost Brothers (Travel Channel)
  • Ghost Brothers (Travel Channel)
  • MonsterQuest (HISTORY)
  • Mountain Monsters (Travel Channel)
  • The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (HISTORY)

Best relationship shows on Discovery Plus

  • 90-Day Fiancé franchise (TLC)
  • The Cabins (Discovery+ Originals)
  • I Love a Mama’s Boy (TLC)
  • Married at First Sight franchise
  • Naked and Afraid of Love (Discovery+ Originals)
  • Secret Crush (Discovery+ Originals)
  • Seeking Brother Husband (TLC)
  • Seeking Sister Wife (TLC)
  • The Undateables (TLC)
  • Who the [BLEEP] Did I Marry? (Investigation Discovery)

Best science and technology shows on Discovery Plus

  • BattleBots (Science Channel)
  • The Detonators (Discovery Channel)
  • Engineering Catastrophes (Science Channel)
  • Extraordinary Stories (Magnolia Network)
  • How the Universe Works (Science Channel)
  • Mythbusters Jr. (Discovery Channel)
  • Punkin Chunkin (Science Channel)
  • Street Science (Science Channel)
  • Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (Science Channel)
  • What on Earth? (Science Channel)

Best true crime shows on Discovery Plus

  • The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (Investigation Discovery)
  • American Monster (Investigation Discovery)
  • Crime Scene Confidential (Investigation Discovery)
  • Dates from Hell (Investigation Discovery)
  • I (Almost) Got Away with It (Investigation Discovery)
  • In Pursuit with John Walsh (Investigation Discovery)
  • Killer Carnies (Investigation Discovery)
  • Stalked by My Doctor: A Sleepwalker’s Nightmare (Lifetime)

What to Watch on Discovery Plus FAQ

What has happened to Discovery+?

On May 23, 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery combined HBO Max™ and Discovery+ into a new service called Max™ (see below for plans and pricing). Discovery+ remains available a la carte for $4.99–$8.99/mo.

Max plans and pricing is $9.99–$20.99/mo. or $99.99–$209.99/yr.. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Max With Ads is $9.99/mo. and has two simultaneous streams, full high-definition (1080p) resolution, 5.1 surround sound quality, and no offline downloads.
  • Max Ad Free costs $16.99/mo. for all of the above, plus up to 30 offline downloads (and, of course, no commercials).
  • Max Ultimate Ad Free is $20.99/mo. for four streams, up to 4K UHD resolution, Dolby Atmos sound quality, and up to 100 offline downloads.

What are the new shows on Discovery+ in July 2024?

There are 32 new shows on Discovery+ in July 2024. These include new series as well as new seasons or episodes of current shows:

  • 90-Day: Diaries
  • 90-Day: The Single Life
  • 90-Day Fiancé
  • Artfully Designed
  • Battle on the Mountain
  • Body Cam
  • Deadliest Catch
  • Death by Fame
  • Evil Lives Here
  • Expedition X
  • Fixer to Fabulous
  • Gold Rush
  • Graveyard Carz
  • Home Town
  • House Hunters: Volume 8
  • House Hunters International: Volume 8
  • Hustlers Gamblers Crooks
  • Iron Resurrection
  • Kids Baking Championship
  • Li Jon Wants to Do What?
  • Little People, Big World
  • Love & Translation
  • Married to Real Estate
  • Murder Under the Friday Night Lights
  • Naked and Afraid
  • The Playboy Murders
  • Rico to the Rescue
  • See No Evil
  • Texas Metal
  • Tournament of Champions
  • The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper
  • Wheeler Dealers

What can you only watch on Discovery+?

The Discovery+ streaming service has dozens of exclusive, original shows. Here is just a sample of the Discovery+ original shows as of July 2024:

  • BattleBots: Bounty Hunters
  • Expedition: Back to the Future
  • Feral
  • Ghost Brothers: Lights Out
  • Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed
  • Keep Sweet
  • Last Exit: Space
  • Lily Topples the World
  • Love Off the Grid
  • Million Dollar Wheels
  • NASA Mars Landing: 4K
  • Queen of Meth
  • Too Large
  • Trixie Motel

What’s the difference between Discovery+ and Discovery GO?

Discovery+ is a standalone streaming service that features 55,000 hours of content for $4.99–$6.99 a month or as part of the Max streaming service for $9.99–$20.99 monthly.

Discovery GO is a streaming app that you can use for free if you already have a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming subscription.

Where is Fixer Upper on Discovery+?

You’ll find Fixer Upper and its various spin-off series on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network hub on Discovery+. This might be confusing since Fixer Upper was previously on HGTV.


Our TV experts have logged hundreds of hours researching and testing the Discovery+ streaming service. For this what-to-watch guide, our TV experts thoroughly browsed the entire Discovery+ library and watched dozens of shows to find interesting recommendations for our readers. To learn more about our process, see our “How We Rank” page.

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