What to Watch on Discovery Plus Right Now (September 2021)

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+ Originals: Guy — Hawaiian Style

Guy Fieri

IMDb Rating: n/a

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Guy Fieri

Created By: n/a

TV Rating: n/a

Number of Seasons: 1

Guy Fieri and his family are going on a Hawaiian vacation, and everyone's invited. Guy: Hawaiian Style takes a deep dive into the traditions and foods of the Aloha State. It takes viewers on a tour of Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island, where the Fieri family goes clay shooting, spearfishing, harvests salt, and more. There might also be some off-the-beaten-path restaurants and a few famous faces along the way.  

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Discovery Plus Originals: Street Outlaws — Gone Girl

Red luxury sports car in a parking lot

Alejandro Falcon / Getty Images

IMDb Rating: n/a

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Courtney Anton, Armani Johnson, Lizzy Musi

Created By: n/a

TV Rating: n/a

Number of Seasons: 1

In this new reality TV series, seven women drivers travel to Las Vegas to compete for money and serious street cred. Some of them are familiar faces to fans of the Street Outlaws series, including the MSO’s Mama Hen Tricia; Wild Card racer Chelsea; and No-Prep King champ and drag racer Lizzy Musi. All the cars they drive will be street legal—no suped-up engines or big tires. Anyone who's a fan of street racing, or racing in general, will enjoy watching these women tear through the streets of Sin City.

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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: n/a

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: Martha Gets Down and Dirty (2021)

Martha Stewart in 'Martha Gets Down and Dirty'

Discovery

IMDb Rating: n/a

Genre: Lifestyle

Starring: Martha Stewart

Created By: n/a

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 1

Lifestyle maven and television personality Martha Stewart is back with a brand new show on Discovery Plus. In Martha Gets Down and Dirty, she preps her Bedford, New York farm for the summer weather with some help from her gardener Ryan McCallister, and a bevy of celebrity friends, including Kim Kardashian West, Seth Meyers, Tiffany Haddish, Al Roker, and more.

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Discovery Plus Originals: Shark Academy (2021)

A shark swimming in the ocean.

Julian Gunther / Getty Images

IMDb Rating: n/a

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Lots of not-so-adorable sharks

Created By: n/a

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 1

Shark Week celebrated its 33rd year in 2021, and Discovery celebrated with a bunch of new content. One of the offerings is Shark Academy, Discovery's first-ever shark competitive docuseries. No, the sharks themselves are not competing. That would be awesome, though. Instead, eight men and women will struggle to secure a spot on noted shark scientist Dr. Riley Elliott's next diving expedition. They'll live and work together on a research vessel for six weeks, with cameras following their progress.

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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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A&E: Nightwatch (2015)

Nightwatch reality series from the A&E network

A&E

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Genre: Reality-TV

Starring: Gavin Istre, Dan Flynn, Nick Manning

Created By: n/a

TV Rating: TV-14

Number of Seasons: 5

Like a medical drama played out in real life, Nightwatch invites viewers along for the ride with experienced emergency responders in New Orleans. Watch their heroism and skill as they tackle the challenges of the overnight shift.

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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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