A wise man once said, “live every week like it’s Shark Week.” Sage advice, certainly, but next week you won’t have to imagine it’s Shark Week, because next week is Shark Week!
From Sunday, July 11 through the following Sunday, July 18, Shark Week returns to Discovery for the biggest week in its 33-year-history. Discovery will air 45 hours of shark programming this year, nearly enough to fill your free cloud DVR. As usual, this year features a mix of celebrity-focused shows, sequels to past Shark Week programs or Discovery spin-offs, and absurd-sounding-but-surprisingly-science-heavy specials.
Check out the complete Shark Week schedule below, listed by day. To watch Shark Week on Discovery, subscribe to Sling Blue using the link at the bottom of this page.
All show descriptions courtesy of Discovery
Crikey! It’s Shark Week – Sunday, July 11 at 8PM ET
Robert Irwin comes face to face with a Great White Shark for the ﬁrst time ever with shark conservationists Paul de Gelder and Madison Stewart. Following his father's footsteps, he will get as close as possible to these incredible creatures to determine which apex predator reigns supreme – Crocs or Great Whites?
Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week – Sunday, July 11 at 9PM ET
Tiffany Haddish hosts Shark Week! While her fantasy was to uncover the secrets of shark sex sailing on the fanciest yachts surrounded by friendly sea creatures and pampered by a handsome merman, she's joined by Dr. Toby Daly-Engel, Dr. Craig O’Connell, Alannah Vellacott for a very sharky wake-up call.
Jackass Shark Week – Sunday, July 11 at 10PM ET
Johnny Knoxville sends Steve-O, Chris Pontius, and new Jackass cast members on a Shark Week mission for the ages. They'll dial up a series of shark stunts that test their bravery and threshold of pain as they put common shark myths to the test with the help of Dr. Craig O’Connell.
Air Jaws: Going For Gold – Monday, July 12 at 8PM ET
Narrated by Chris Rose, the Air Jaws team, Alison Towner, Dickie Chivell, Chris Fallows, and Enrico Gennari return to Seal Rock to capture the highest breach ever recorded. Rocket Shark holds the record at 15-feet. Will he return to jump even higher, or will a new shark take the World's Highest Flying Great White Shark title?
Jaws Awakens: Phred vs. Slash – Monday, July 12 at 9PM ET
Rumor has it that two of the largest sharks in existence have been recently roaming New Zealand waters, but nobody knows which one is the largest. Brandon McMillan and Dickie Chivell are heading out to see which one takes the cake - Phred or Slash?
Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek – Monday, July 12 at 10PM ET
Josh Gates links up with his childhood hero, William Shatner, to boldly go where Shark Week has never gone before. The mission: enter shark-infested waters to understand the nature of fear and come face to face with an apex predator. This is Shark Trek.
MotherSharker – Tuesday, July 13 at 8PM ET
It's a great mystery where tiger sharks give birth. One team of scientists and shark experts including Dr. James Sulikowski, Dr. Toby Daly-Engel, Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and Jamin Martinelli deploy an arsenal of new technology to find out, but they need to meet some of the Bahamas' biggest tiger shark mothers face-to-face for it to work.
Brad Paisley’s Shark Country – Tuesday, July 13 at 9PM ET
Country star Brad Paisley and comedian JB Smoove meet in the Bahamas to attract new fans, Sharks! With Dr. Austin Gallagher's help, they put Brad's musical talents to the test in shark-infested waters to see how sound can attract or repel sharks.
The Spawn Of El Diablo – Tuesday, July 13 at 10PM ET
In 2012, Michelle Jewell documented one of the largest great white mating scars ever recorded. Recently similar marks have appeared, leading her to believe this is a possible mating ground and that mega-shark El Diablo has returned to South Africa.
MechaShark – Wednesday, July 14 at 8PM ET
Researchers Kina Scollay, Mark Erdmann and Al Baxter build a submersible mechanical shark to track down New Zealand’s monster great whites and pilot it deep into what they believe could be a mating ground - the Holy Grail of shark science.
The Real Sharknado – Wednesday, July 14 at 9PM ET
We have all seen the movies, sharks jumping into boats, circling in tornados, and risking their lives to attack humans. Could these shark feasts happen? Ian Ziering and Tara Reid pick up their chainsaws once again – this time with the help of Dr. Tristan Guttridge and to see if a real Sharknado could happen.
Return to Lair of the Great White – Wednesday, July 14 at 10PM ET
Dr. Craig O'Connell and Marc Payne return to where they unexpectedly filmed a juvenile great white during a past mission. Believing there's a nursery nearby, they follow the trail to a discovery that could change everything we know about great whites.
Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week – Thursday, July 15 at 8PM ET
Dr. Sandra Lee has entertained millions with her extreme pimple popping videos. Now she heads to Turks and Caicos with Dr. Austin Gallagher to explore the world of shark skin and how she can apply the science they gather to help human skin issues.
Sharkadelic Summer 2 – Thursday, July 15 at 9PM ET
Sharkadelic is back to find out if this summer will be the sharkiest on record. Snoop Dogg breaks down the craziest encounters, the wildest and most unpredictable reactions to discover if America is once again ground zero for the shark superstorm.
Mega Jaws Of Bird Island – Thursday, July 15 at 10PM ET
South African Great whites are on the brink of extinction, but experts believe there is at least one breeder shark left in the water surrounding Bird Island. Alison Towner, Chris Fallows, Dickie Chivell and Enrico Gennari will search and tag the last female great white mature enough to carry on the species.
Ninja Sharks: Mutants Rising – Friday, July 16 at 8PM ET
In the icy waters of Alaska, off populated beaches of New York, and lurking in ghostly shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina, scientists and shark experts Dr. Craig O’Connell, Joe and Lauren Romeiro, Avery Paxton, Madeline Marens and Hap Fatzinger have discovered three sharks that have developed unique and deadly ninja skills.
Monster Sharks Of Andros Island – Friday, July 16 at 9PM ET
Shark researchers Dr. Tristan Guttridge, Annie Guttridge, Alannah Vellacott and Khrys Carroll travel to Andros Island to determine if it's a new Great Hammerhead hotspot, and they're using reports of a half-octopus, half-shark creature known as the Lusca to help them locate massive sharks for their study.
Mystery Of The Black Demon Shark – Friday, July 16 at 10PM ET
In Mexico, legends swirl around El Demonio Negro, a 50-foot shark that has terrorized fisherman and tourists alike for generations. Is this an undiscovered predator? Forrest Galante hunts for answers in the most rugged and remote parts of the Baja Peninsula.
I Was Prey: Terrors Of The Deep 2 – Friday, July 16 at 11PM ET
Two adventure seekers recount their horrifying shark attack experiences.
Return To Shark Vortex – Saturday, July 17 at 8PM ET
As the Shark Vortex retreats in the fall, sharks battle it out for dominance in New England’s icy waters. Experts Dr. Greg Skomal, Joe and Lauren Romeiro brave rough oceans and fierce predators to capture new footage and insight of the phantom shark and reveal which shark reigns supreme.
Shark Week Best In Show – Saturday, July 17 at 9PM ET
Discover everything that has happened in the world of sharks this year including unbelievable viral videos, big news stories and the latest in cutting-edge shark science.
I Was Prey: Shark Week 2021 – Saturday, July 17 at 10PM ET
I Was Prey: Shark Week 2021 recounts two horrific shark attacks told solely by the survivors who overcame life and death circumstances to tell their stories.
Shark Academy – Sunday, July 18 at 10PM ET
Shark Academy follows eight men and women on an intense six-week crash course to secure a coveted crew spot on shark scientist Dr. Riley Elliott’s next great shark diving expedition. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for these shark enthusiasts with non-traditional backgrounds to leap ahead in the competitive world of shark research, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in hopes of making their dreams a reality.
For even more shark content, check out our "Shark Week" playlist under the "On Demand" tab in the Sling app!