‘Shark Week’ Is Back & Has John Cena Screaming

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Discovery Channel’s biggest event of the year, Shark Weekis back. The new host for this year, John Cena, kicked off the premiere with a scream. Fans are eager to see what kind of shark craziness is in store this year. Here is what you can expect.

John Cena Kicks Off Shark Week On Discovery Channel

John Cena started his new gig as host of Shark Week on Discovery Channel one day after announcing his WWE retirement. The announcement marks the end of his 20-year career in the WWE with WrestleMania 41 being his last.

However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still exciting things ahead of the wrestling icon. This week, he kicked off Shark Week with a scream.

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The week-long event started on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST. This year, there are four brand-new shows that are each an hour long. During the series premiere, beloved expert Zandi Ndhlovu shared a shocking fact with the new host.

Apparently, Zandi can hold her breath for nearly five minutes. The fact startled John Cena and he screamed, “What?!” in response to Zandi’s revelation.

The Discovery Channel Event Is Making History

Shark Week is a documentary event that focuses on the apex predators of the ocean. The very first Shark Week aired on July 17, 1988. It is the longest-running cable TV event in history, and Discovery Channel broadcasts it in over 72 countries. It has truly become a global phenomenon.

This year, Shark Week includes 21 hours of new shows that will educate people about, you guessed it, sharks. In addition to sharing information about different species, experts will share tips on how you can stay safe in the water. There will also be details about the most dangerous beaches in the world, and what you should do if you encounter a shark.

There will be three new episodes each night this week from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. EST. Following each night’s shows, there will be encores that play throughout the night after 11 p.m.


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Tonight’s episodes include “Deadliest Bite” at 8 p.m., “6000 LB Shark” at 9 p.m., and “Monster Hammerheads: Species X” at 10 p.m.

Viewers can tune in to Shark Week in a number of ways. It is available to stream on Discovery Channel and Max. You can also watch with Fubo, Hulu, and Sling TV subscriptions.

The Shark Week finale airs on Saturday, July 13 starting at 8 p.m. EST. It will include two new episodes: “Sharktopia” and “Mothersharker: Hammer Time.” Here is a glimpse at what you can expect.

Will you be tuning in to Shark Week this year? Let us know what you’ve thought so far.

Amanda Blankenship

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