What to Watch on Discovery Plus Right Now (July 2022)

Here's what trending this month on each channel

The Discovery Plus streaming platform covers a lot of content. Enjoy access to favorites from HGTV alongside new shows from emerging networks like the Magnolia Network.

Don't know what to watch? Browse this list of what's trending on each of the Discovery Plus channels.

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Discovery Plus Originals: Generation Drag (2022)

Generation Drag

Discovery Plus+

IMDb Rating: 4.0/10

Genre: Fashion, Reality

Starring: Jameson Johnson, Bailey, Nabela

Created By: Tyra Banks

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 1

Some kids do sports. Some kids do marching band. These kids do drag. Former America's Top Model host Tyra Banks produces this reality series about five families preparing for the annual Dragutante.

The love expressed in Generation Drag is unlike anything you'll see in traditional pageant shows. If you didn't know it already, you'll learn that performing drag is incredibly hard work.

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Animal Planet: Crikey! It's the Irwins (2018)

Crikey! It's the Irwins documentary series from Animal Planet

Animal Planet

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Robert Clarence Irwin

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 3

This documentary series follows the Irwin family's daily commitment to Steve Irwin's legacy in their work at the Australia Zoo wildlife hospital. The zoo serves as a safe space for thousands of animals and a platform for spreading the word about conservation.

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Discovery Plus Originals: Meet the Meerkats (2021)

Three Meerkats standing
Martin Pickard / Getty Images

IMDb Rating: 9.4/10

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Rob Delaney, Meerkats

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

Narrated by comedian and actor Rob Delaney, Meet the Meerkats follows three mobs of the rescued animals as they learn to live life in the wild again. Taken from the Kalahari Desert in South Africa as pups by illegal wildlife traders, the meerkats must learn to hunt and survive in dangerous territory again while trying to raise new litters.

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Science Channel: How the Universe Works (2010)

A galaxy in 'How the Universe Works'

Discovery

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 8

Have you ever wondered how a black hole forms? Ever dream of someday living on the moon? Then this series might be for you. In the latest season of How the Universe Works, narrator Mike Rowe takes viewers on a journey through the cosmos by interviewing leading scientists and combining that footage with CGI and visual effects. The show explores the Super Massive Black Hole at the heart of the M87 galaxy, the possibility of a space fleet that can study the Sun, and more.

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Discovery Channel: MythBusters (2003)

Mythbusters TV show from the Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Documentary, Mystery, Reality TV

Starring: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Created By: Peter Rees

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 21

If you’ve ever wondered about certain urban legends, you’re in for a treat with MythBusters. Each episode centers around debunking or confirming three myths with a lot of science, research, and contained explosions.

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Good Eats: The Return (2019)

Good Eats: The Return reality TV series from the Food Network

Food Network

IMDb Rating: 9.3/10

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Alton Brown, Alex Guarnaschelli, Arielle Johnson

Created By: Alton Brown

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 1

If you’re curious about food, you’ll find kinship with Alton Brown and the triumphant return of his show Good Eats, which first aired in 2005. It has the same history, science, and humor in newer episodes where Brown explores everything from the origins of chicken parmesan to the story behind icebox cakes. 

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Discovery Plus Originals: Jailhouse Redemption (2022)

Sheriff Karl Leonard in Jailhouse Redemption

Discovery Plus

IMDb Rating: N/A

Genre: Documentary, Drama

Starring: Karl Leonard

Created By: Magilla Entertainment

TV Rating: TV-MA

Number of Seasons: 1

Sheriff Karl Leonard is a good cop. Upon discovering the prevalence of drug addiction in Virginia's prison system, he developed the Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (HARP). Jailhouse Redemption documents the daily lives of HARP's counselors, staff, and patients.

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HGTV: Hometown (2016)

Home Town home renovation reality TV show from HGTV

HGTV

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Ben Napier, Erin Napier, Amber Hayes

Created By: Jenna Keane

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 5

Home Town couple Ben and Erin Napier work with families who want to plant roots in Laurel, Mississippi. Follow along as they help clients find a home and then add finishing touches specifically for each family.

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American Heroes Channel: Our America With Lisa Ling (2011)

Our America With Lisa Ling documentary series from OWN

OWN

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Genre: News

Starring: Lisa Ling, Todd Bentley, Ciara Blue

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 5

In this program, Lisa Ling travels around the United States to meet with people from all walks of life and hear their stories. Watch four of the five seasons of this compelling documentary-style series on Discovery Plus.

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Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (2021)

Fixer Upper: Welcome Home home renovation series on the new Magnolia Network

Magnolia Network

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 1

Fans of the original Fixer Upper can sigh a breath of relief: This show is back. This revival of the show picks up with Chip and Joanna Gaines as the duo pivots their business to focus on homeowners that want to transform and upgrade their existing spaces.

You can stream the first four episodes now and the rest in July.

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Discovery Plus Originals: The Prison Breaker (2021)

Empty prison cell.

 Darrin Klimek

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Richard Lee McNair, Byron Christopher

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: N/A

Number of Seasons: 1

Richard Lee McNair is considered one of the best escape artists of all time. He's allegedly the only person to ever break out of jail, a state penitentiary, and a federal penitentiary. Now, with the help of a journalist that covered McNair's exploits for over a decade, this four-hour documentary dives into the mind of the brilliant criminal using hundreds of letters, personal photos and videos, and interviews.

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Discovery Plus Originals: American Detective With Lt. Joe Kenda (2021)

American Detective With Lt. Joe Kenda crime show on the Discovery Plus Originals channel

Discovery Plus

IMDb Rating: 9.3/10

Genre: Crime

Starring: Joe Kenda

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 1

Seasoned homicide detective Lt. Joe Kenda presents other detectives' surprising and sometimes mind-boggling homicide cases in this true-crime series.

Each episode features the dedicated detectives that worked on each case and didn’t give up until they solved it.

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Travel Channel: Destination Fear (2019)

Dakota Laden, Tanner Wiseman, Chelsea Laden, and Alex Schroeder in 'Destination Fear'

Travel Channel

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Reality-TV, Horror

Starring: Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman, Alex Schroeder 

Created By: Dakota Laden

TV Rating: PG

Number of Seasons: 3

If you're in the mood for some paranormal spookiness, give Destination Fear a try. Four intrepid investigators pack into an RV and tour America's highways and byways, spending their nights in some of the country's most haunted locations. Its latest season sees them face some of the harshest conditions yet. They go inside the Ohio State Reformatory, The Villisca Axe Murder House, the Odd Fellows Home, and more.

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Discovery Plus Originals: Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco (2021)

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 12: Sebastian Maniscalco performs onstage at Ryman Auditorium for "Nobody Does This" Tour on June 12, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jason Kempin / Getty Images

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Sebastian Maniscalco, Dominick DiBartolomeo, Lana Gomez

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: N/A

Number of Seasons: 1

If you like a little humor with your food shows, give this new series from comedian Sebastian Maniscalco a try. During the show's premiere season, he asks questions about where food comes from, how it's made, and why our eating habits are what they are. And, of course, there are plenty of jokes along the way. Featuring interviews with some of the world's top chefs, restaurant owners, and other comedians, it's a food show from the perspective of a person who's used to taking a critical (and funny) look at the world.

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Food Network: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (2006)

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives reality food show from Food Network

Food Network

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Reality TV

Starring: Guy Fieri, Hunter Fieri, Ryder Fieri

Created By: David Page

TV Rating: TV-G

Number of Seasons: 38

If you love a good food show, this iconic Food Network series happily highlights humble but delicious food from diners and hole-in-the-wall eateries around the country. Each dive prepares about two entrees, and the entertaining Guy Fieri takes a few bites (or more), then gives his opinion. A binge-worthy show indeed.

If you haven’t tuned in, there are a whopping 38 seasons to gobble up. 

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Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed (2022)

Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed on Discovery Plus

Discovery Plus

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Marie Finch, Troy Dillinger, Jaclyn Hales

Created By: Dan Johnstone

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 1

Hillsong Chruch in Australia made international headlines due to allegations of abuse, fraud, and coropution. How did it happen, and how was it covered up for so long? Survivors and former delegates recount their days in the controversial megachurch.

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A Perfect Planet (2021)

A Perfect Planet nature documentary series from BBC

BBC

IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

Genre: Documentary

Starring: David Attenborough

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

Nature documentary fans, you don’t want to miss this breathtaking series narrated by David Attenborough. This eight-part show explores every habitat and corner of the natural world and how animals adapt to their surroundings with grace and resilience. 

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Magnolia Network: Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things (2021)

A guitar factory in Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things

Amazon

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Carson Beck

Created By: N/A

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 3

Ever wonder how your favorite products are made? There's certainly no shortage of shows for you to watch. From pianos to pinballs to American flags, The Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things focuses exclusively on goods manufactured in the United States.

Educational and appropriate for all ages, this is a great docuseries for kids and adults to enjoy together.

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