‘Shark Week’ 34th Season Promises The Rock, Tracy Morgan And More Specials

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As American as apple pie and predictable in the summer as Great White Shark sightings off Cape Cod, Discovery’s jam-packed Shark Week promises chills, spills, celebrities, and essential educational information about the apex predators of the oceans, our shark buddies.

The weeklong summer viewing event about predators of the deep will return to Discovery on Sunday, July 24.

The 34th season takes us on a world tour to South Africa, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, the Bahamas, and the Azores, as  The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, will serve as Shark Week’s master of ceremonies.

The Jackass crew joins him, and the new cast member Poopies and comedian Tracy Morgan will host a special titled Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks!

The Rock is the master of ceremonies for Shark Week.

The favorite snack of sharks-seals. Shark Week doesn’t hold back. Pic credit: Discovery

By the numbers: The schedule includes 23 new specials totaling 25 hours and is now in its historic 34th year coming Sunday, July 24 at 8:00 pm ET/PT/

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will host as “walking sharks, awe-inspiring breaches and more shocking predations captured on-camera by dedicated science and research field teams” are presented for your summer viewing pleasure.

Shark Week boasts Tracy Morgan, the stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and the new cast of Jackass.

Portugal to the USA: Friday, July 15

“Dawn of the Monster Mako” exclusive premiere on discovery+

Portugal’s Azores is where a 14-foot giant mako shark is spotted. Joe Romeiro and his wife, marine biologist and filmmaker Lauren Romeiro, capture the beast on film.

“The Haunting of Shark Tower” exclusive premiere on discovery+

DP Andy Casagrande and Shark Expert Kori Garza go on a dangerous quest to discover whether great white sharks are moving into the state’s waters.

Cape Cod Sharks: Saturday, July 23

“Great White Intersection” (wt) exclusive premiere on discovery+

An in-depth look at the resurgence of great white sharks off the beaches of Cape Cod.

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week slate is as follows:

Cow carcasses and breaching: Sunday, July 24

“Return to Headstone Hell” premieres at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery

Dr. Riley Elliott and DP Kina Scollay to see what happens when Norfolk island’s tiger sharks go head-to-head with migrating great whites over cow carcasses.

“Great White Battleground” world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Michelle Jewel deciphers the secret language of white shark breaching.

“Jackass Shark Week 2.0” world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Jasper, Dark Shark, and Zach Holmes help new cast mate Poopies overcome his fear of sharks.

“Great White Open Ocean” world premiere at 10:30 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

In 2020, shark diving expert Jimi Partington nearly died in the jaws of a great white. A year later, he looks to overcome his PTSD.

‘Stranger’ Sharks: Monday, July 25

“Stranger Sharks” premieres at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery

Mark Rober and Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things are teaming up for the ultimate Shark Week adventure — look for the strangest sharks in the ocean.

“Air Jaws: Top Guns” (wt) world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

A new team competing to be “top guns” of Air Jaws is here. Dickie Chivell and Andy Casagrande use the latest high-tech cameras in hopes of capturing the largest breaching great white ever seen.

“Great White Serial Killer: Fatal Christmas” world premiere at 9:00 pm on Discovery and discovery+

After a surfer dies off Morro Bay, California, on Christmas Eve, shark attack investigators Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillan use forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts to ID the shark.

“Rise of the Monster Hammerheads” world premiere at 10:00 pm on Discovery and discovery+

Hammerheads Big Moe in the Florida Keys and Sunken in Andros, Bahamas, have Dr. Tristan Guttridge and Andy Casagrande wondering if there is a clan of monster hammerheads with the same DNA.

“Mega Predators of Oz” premieres at 11:00 pm on Discovery

Using underwater ultrasound imagery, tissue sampling, and collecting DNA, they will prove that the great white is the ultimate mega predator.

‘Impractical’ Raging Bulls: Tuesday, July 26

“Extinct or Alive Jaws of Alaska” premieres at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery

Biologist Forrest Galante looks for elusive wildlife and mysterious cold-water sharks, including those lost to science.

“Impractical Jokers Shark Week Spectacular” (wt) world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

The Impractical Jokers dispel the myth that sharks are man-eating beasts the only way they know how – with extreme, mortifying challenges and dares.

“Jaws vs. Kraken” world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

In Guadalupe Island, great whites with strange scars believed to be from giant squids have surfaced. Dr. Tristan Guttridge leads a mission to get a glimpse into the battles between the two beasts.

“Pigs vs. Shark” (wt) world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

The famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas are now what’s for dinner with the local tiger shark population.

“Raging Bulls” premieres at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery

Bull sharks are one of Australia’s “Big 3” deadly shark species. Paul De Gelder joins Johan Gustafson to uncover why these sharks are becoming more aggressive hunters.

Comebacks and ‘walk’ backs: Wednesday, July 27

“Island of Walking Sharks” world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Biologist Forrest Galante travels to the mysterious island of Papua New Guinea to prove that sharks are evolving to walk on land.

“Mechashark Love Down Under” (wt) world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Shark expert Kina Scollay and his elite team return with Mechashark to a top-secret location off New Zealand, attempting to locate a Great White shark mating ground.

“Mission Shark Dome” (wt) world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Dr. Austin Gallagher and Andre Musgrove enter the Shark Dome to allow them to get closer to great white sharks than ever before.

“Great White Comeback” premieres at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery

Alison Towner and her team head out on an epic investigation to find the missing great whites of Seal Island.

Makos and Morgan: Thursday, July 28

“Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Tracy shows off his favorite sharks and their incredible capabilities and adaptations.

“Shark House” (wt) world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Dickie Chivell builds an underwater habitat called “Shark House.” His mission is to live on the sea floor for seven days, looking for the last remaining great white sharks in South African waters.

“Monster Mako Under the Rig” world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Some mako sharks in the Gulf of Mexico migrate around Florida and Rhode Island. They call these makos’ mavericks’.

“Tiger Queen” premieres at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery

Shark enthusiast Kinga Philipps joins Dr. Austin Gallagher to help solve why female Tiger sharks are so populated in the Turks and Caicos.

Blob Fears: Friday, July 29

“Jaws vs. The Blob” world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

A new ocean phenomenon called The Blob sends juvenile great white sharks into a feeding frenzy for monster 20ft adults.

“Clash of Killers: Great White vs. Mako” (wt) world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Scientist Dr. Riley Elliott is tracking great whites and makos during their yearly migration off the coast of New Zealand.

“Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites” (wt) world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Alison Towner assembled the next generation of shark explorers for a spectacular adventure. Together, her all-female crew tracks her missing white sharks.

“The Great Hammerhead Stakeout” premieres at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery

Dr. Tristan Guttridge and James Glancy travel to Andros Island to investigate reports of an exclusive population of giant hammerheads.

Tahiti and Cape Cod: Saturday, July 30

“Monsters of the Cape” world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Shark Week Veterans Dr. Craig O’Connell and Mark Rackley dive into the Great White-infested waters off Cape Cod.

“Sharks in Paradise” (wt) world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and discovery+

Shark conservationist Kinga Philipps and scientist Tristan Guttridge embark on an expedition through the remote Islands of Tahiti to investigate whether local legends and mysteries about massive sharks are true.

Shark Week kicks off Sunday, July 24, on Discovery.
Rounding out Discovery Channel’s Shark Week offering will be custom promos, thematic programming, movie events, and encores that will air across TBS, TNT, truTV, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, ID, OWN, TCM, Animal Planet, Science Channel, CNN and HBO Max beginning July 15 through August 5.

 

April Neale

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