shark week

Cancel Your Plans — There's A 'Naked & Afraid' Shark Week Crossover This Weekend

Five naked people. Countless wild sharks. Yes, this truly is the golden age of television. The show that makes Survivor look like a week-long stay at a Sandals resort is teaming up with the Discovery Channel's week long even that capitalizes on…
By Genevieve Van Voorhis

Finally, There's A 'Shark Tank' Shark Week Crossover

Have you ever wanted your Shark Tank episodes to come with more actual sharks? (No? Just me?) Well, either way, you're in luck because the so-called "Sharks" of Shark Tank have teamed up with Shark Week to talk about how to save real life sharks. In…
By Martha Sorren

13 Docs To Stream If You Can't Get Enough ‘Shark Week’

We're smack dab in the middle of summer, and you know what that means: Shark Week is here. Everybody loves the Discovery Channel's long-running ode to those denizens of the deep (including Donald Trump, according to Stormy Daniels), but let's face…
By Johnny Brayson

This “Monster” Great White Is The Stuff Of Legend — But There May Be More In Its Lair

Cuba's known for many things in pop culture, from Pitbull to cigars, One Day at a Time to Camila Cabello. And now, thanks to Shark Week, "giant shark hangout" can be added to the list. Cuba's Secret Shark Lair airs Monday, July 23, as part of…
By Rebecca Patton

Um, Is Ronda Rousey Actually Fighting A Shark For Shark Week?

The episode synopsis for the Ronda Rousey Shark Week special is interesting to say the least. Particularly this line: "[They're] building to a historic 'main event' where Ronda attempts to step outside the safety of any cage to face the ultimate…
By Martha Sorren

Shaq Is Hosting Shark Week, Which Is Literally Reason Enough To Watch

It's all come full circle. After former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal first appeared in an April Shark Week promo to announce the premiere date, he's now back to kick off the week-long event. Yes, America, Shaq is hosting Shark Week 2018, and Discovery…
By Martha Sorren

Here's How To Watch Shark Week 2018 Without Cable

It's almost that time of year again. You know, that time when your relaxing beach vacation suddenly feels a little bit more dangerous and you might have second thoughts before dipping your toes in the ocean. Yup, Shark Week starts on Sunday, July…
By Jordan Lauf

Here’s When Every Single Shark Week Special Is On, So You Don’t Miss A Thrilling Moment

While some people spend their summers surfing in the shark-populated ocean, others prefer to have any potential shark interactions come strictly from surfing channels. That's where Discovery Channel's Shark Week comes in. Premiering on Sunday, July…
By Caitlin Gallagher

Shark Week 2018 Already Has Some Jaws-ome Things Planned

It's never too soon to start wondering when the next one is happening — so, let's get straight to it: When will Shark Week 2018 be broadcast? After all, shark fans have got to know so they can mark it down in their calendars and cancel all other…
By Rosie Narasaki

So, Apparently Devil Sharks Are A Thing Now

On Wednesday, July 26, Shark Week is dedicated to showing you what devil sharks are and why you should be fascinated by them. According to a Discovery Channel press release, the program will investigate why sharks are drawn to volcanoes and gather…
By Mallory Carra

Why The Shark Week Team Is Using Human Lures To Attract Sharks

Shark Week is o-fish-ally upon us, and that means a fresh slate of shark-infested programming. Among the most dangerous-sounding draws on this year's Shark Week schedule is The Lost Cage, a special that follows a team of explorers floating in a…
By Dana Getz

'Return To The Isle Of Jaws' Makes A Startling Discovery

Well, friends, Shark Week is upon us, and that means a whole new wave of deep sea mysteries to bite into. One of the most intriguing discoveries arrives in Return to the Isle of Jaws, a Shark Week special that's billed to make a "startling"…
By Dana Getz

There's A Second Shark Week That Ocean Lovers Need To Know About

By now, shark lovers should be well acquainted with Discovery Channel's Shark Week, an annual block of programming that's been running for nearly three decades. But for the last five years, another wave of shark-infested shows have been quietly…
By Dana Getz

How To Watch Shark Week If You Don't Have A TV

With the seven days of television programming officially in session, it's time to ask the important questions: Will Shark Week 2017 be on Hulu? After all, you're definitely going to want to scope out the best way to catch up on the episodes and…
By Rosie Narasaki

How Paul De Gelder Went From Shark Attack Victim To Shark Advocate

Shark Week has some repeat customers in the form of celebrities, scientists, and shark experts when it comes to its annual summer programming. Yet, not every Shark Week contributor can say that they've come face-to-face with a shark and lived to…
By Caitlin Gallagher

How A 'Shark Vortex' Brings 30 Species Of Sharks Together Each Year

It's the most wonderful time of year, because, for one full week, Discovery Channel allows shark and ocean nerds to marathon documentary after documentary about some of the most misunderstood animals on earth: Sharks. The 2017 Shark Week lineup is…
By Alaina Urquhart-White

The Sharks From 'The Isle Of Jaws' Exhibit Never-Before-Seen Behavior

Shark Week is back, and we're gonna Return to the Isle of Jaws with a new installment of this investigation about some rogue great whites with a favorite meeting spot. Where is this mysterious uncharted island, exactly? According to the original…
By Leah Thomas

Michael Phelps' Shark Race Was So Close

To be honest, I'd been pretty hard on the idea of Michael Phelps racing a shark for Shark Week. Not that I think it makes for poor viewing — quite the opposite, I was excited to tune in. But I didn't love the promos that tried to guess whether…
By Martha Sorren

Twitter Is Living For Phelps V. Shark

In the immortal words of Twitter user maxneary13, "Michael Phelps is racing a CGI shark. The world is yet again a meme." Of course something as epic and insane as Michael Phelps racing a shark for Shark Week would come with an exorbitant amount of…
By Martha Sorren

Michael Phelps Isn't The Only Olympian Qualified To Race A Shark

Discovery Channel's biggest Shark Week event of 2017 is Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White, but what about Phelps makes him the most qualified human to race a great white shark? Phelps has scored a momentous 28 Olympic medals during his…
By Jack O'Keeffe