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Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Nat Geo Wild's SharkFest will be double the length of Shark Week this year
Nat Geo Wild is also moving SharkFest up a week, so it'll premiere one week before Discovery Channel's Shark Week.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Shark Week details 13 specials for its 30th installment
Athletes Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski and Lindsey Vonn will all appear on this year's edition of the Discovery Channel event, as will survivalist Bear Grylls. Shark Week airs July 22 to 29. ALSO: Shark Week merchandise is coming to a store near you.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Shark Tank to finally meet Shark Week
After nearly a decade on air, the ABC reality show's stars are finally going swimming with sharks. Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary have signed on for "Shark Tank Meets Shark Week," in which each of them will pair up with an oceanic organization to be educated on the issues facing "misunderstood predators of the sea." The ABC Sharks will then return to the Shark Tank set, where they'll pitch Robert Herjavec on which organization deserves a $50,00 donation.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Discovery Channel drops a Shaquille O'Neal promo to announce Shark Week's premiere
This year's eight-day Shark Week kicks off on July 22.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Richard Dreyfuss reacts to Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels allegedly watching his Shark Week documentary
The Jaws star narrated Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever that has been pegged as the two-hour Shark Week documentary the pair were allegedly watching in July 2007 when Daniels says she visited Trump's Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. When Dreyfuss' son, Ben, tweeted that the Shark Week documentary "Trump watched with Stormy Daniels was apparently narrated by my dad," Richard Dreyfuss tweeted: "Many things in this tweet would not have made sense a few years ago."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Were Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels allegedly watching Shark Week's Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever?
Slate's Matthew Dessem combed through TV listings from the 2007 Shark Week and compared it with the Daniels' recounting of her Shark Week Trump anecdote -- both on 60 Minutes and in an interview with In Touch Weekly -- to determine what the pair might have been allegedly watching in a Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. "Here’s part of the TV listings grid for Sunday, July 29, 2007, as published in the Los Angeles Times," Dessem writes. "Slate’s crack investigative team has highlighted an entry of particular interest. That’s right, from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. that Sunday, the Discovery Channel kicked off Shark Week with the premiere of a documentary called Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever (VCR+ code 715368). The film told the story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, the ship whose fate Robert Shaw so memorably recounted in Jaws. That has to be the show Daniels is describing. Written and directed by Richard Bedser, Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever used a mix of reenactments and interviews and, for Jaws-related reasons, was narrated by Richard Dreyfus."
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Discovery Channel launches a new themed week: “Motor Mega Week”
As its prepares to celebrate 30 years of Shark Week, Discovery is creating a week devoted to cars and driving. For the week of Feb. 26, Discovery will air shows like Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings, Twin Turbos and Street Outlaws vs. Fast N' Loud: Build to Mega Race. The themed week will also include a preview of the return of American Chopper.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Why was Shark Week trending on Twitter on Thursday?
Turns out Discovery Channel's Shark Week was part of a salacious detail in Mother Jones' story about the alleged affair between Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump reportedly made her watch three hours of Shark Week with him.