What to Watch on Discovery Plus Right Now (January 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: Remix My Space With Marsai Martin (2022)

Actress Marsai Martin in 'Remix My Space With Marsai Martin'

Discovery

IMDb Rating: n/a

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Marsai Martin

Created By: n/a

TV Rating: n/a

Number of Seasons: 1

This new series has Black-ish star Marsai Martin surprising exceptional teens with personalized bedroom makeovers. Each teen has done great things for their community, like feeding the homeless or teaching local kids how to cook healthy food for themselves. The premiere episode features a 15-year-old who created a program that matches seniors with preschoolers. Martin, who loves interior design, will take the teens on field trips to discover their interests, then craft new bedrooms that reflect their personalities. It's not often you see a design show that focuses on teens, hosted by a teen, making this a show that can appeal to budding interior designers as well as their parents.

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Discovery Plus Originals: The Mighty Underdogs

Two dogs train for competing in 'The Might Underdogs'

Discovery

IMDb Rating: n/a

Genre: Competition

Starring: Lots of cute dogs

Created By: n/a

TV Rating: n/a

Number of Seasons: 1

This new competition series dives into the world of teen dog handlers training for one of the coveted spots at the Westminster Dog Show. Throughout the series, these ambitious kids learn what it takes to be a professional handler. 13-year-old Emerson grapples with having to retire her beloved dog Rye and start over with a new pup, while 16-year-old Turner wants to make it to the Nationals before he ages out. They, along with the rest of the cast, must deal with the pressures of not just the competition, but of growing up.

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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.

(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for "Nobody Does This Tour")

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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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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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: 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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Discovery Channel: Deadliest Catch (2005)

Fishermen pull in a haul of crabs on 'Deadliest Catch'

Discovery

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Genre: Documentary, Reality-TV

Starring: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn 

Created By: Thom Beers

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 17

This reality television series about fishers and the dangers they face on the open waters has captivated audiences for well over a decade. The new season is all about the global Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the fishing industry as it follows long-haul fishers making the trip to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the 2021 Crab season. The captains face forty-foot waves, hurricane-force winds, and government bureaucracy as they struggle to keep their business alive.

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

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

Food Network

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

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 but don’t need any glamour, this iconic Food Network series happily highlights humble but delicious food from diners and hole-in-the-wall eateries around the country.

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

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Investigation Discovery: On the Case with Paula Zahn (2009)

On the Case With Paula Zahn documentary series on Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery

IMDb Rating:  7.2/10

Genre: Documentary, Crime

Starring: Paula Zahn, Tom Scorzone, Raymond Brenkert 

Created By: Scott Sternberg, Scott Weinberger

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 21

If you’re looking for a new interview-style crime documentary show to add to your queue, consider this series. For 21 seasons, TV newscaster and journalist Paula Zahn has interviewed those impacted by crimes that hit close to home.

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OWN: SuperSoul (2021)

SuperSoul interview series from the Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN

IMDb Rating: n/a

Genre: Reality TV

Starring: Oprah Winfrey

Created By: Oprah Winfrey

TV Rating: TV-PG

Number of Seasons: 1

You know and love Oprah Winfrey for her interviewing and many other skills. This new series brings intimate conversations with noteworthy interviewees exclusively to Discovery Plus subscribers. Catch the very first season featuring conversations with Andra Day, Chip and Joanna Gaines, and others.

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Magnolia Network: 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 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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Planet Earth: 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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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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Science: 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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AHC: 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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