From Adam and Jamie to hammerhead and whale sharks, the biggest stars of both land and sea get VIP treatment on Discovery Channel this summer, as "Shark Week
" returns for its 21st year beginning July 27.
Les Stroud and Dirty Jobs
’ Mike Rowe join noted shark researchers to lend their unique brand of expertise to this highly anticipated annual event, taking viewers from the Bahamas to South Africa, and from Australia to the Arctic to spotlight the diversity of sharks.
America’s favorite summer television event, "Shark Week" airs July 27 to August 2: Sunday to Friday from 7PM to midnight ET/PT, and Saturday from 9AM to 3AM ET/PT, featuring six all-new shark programs and some of the most popular and memorable programs from past years. This season’s programs address myths about sharks, spotlight lesser-known and unusual sharks, and educate the public about the importance of sharks through conservation information.
"Shark Week" premieres include:
• Surviving Sharks
: Premiering Monday, July 28 from 9-10PM ET/PT, Survivorman’s Les Stroud hosts this look at how best to play it safe in the water, while testing popular theories of how to survive shark encounters.
• Day Of The Shark
: This special, premiering Monday, July 28 from 10-11PM ET/PT, chronicles six recent shark attacks that took place at different times of day, to determine if day or night is safer for swimming.
• Dirty Jobs: Shark Special
: In this special premiering Tuesday, July 29 from
9-10PM ET/PT, Mike Rowe travels to a place many wouldn’t associate with sharks - the edge of the Arctic Circle - in search of the mysterious Greenland shark. A slow-moving, cold water shark, scientists hope that by learning more about it they can better understand the rapid ecological changes affecting that part of the world.
• How Not To Become Shark Bait
: On Tuesday, July 29 from 10-11PM ET/PT, a thrillseeking team with a purpose - escapologist Jonathan Goodwin, adrenaline junkie Yul Kwon, marine biologist Jeremiah Sullivan and scientist Dr. Marty Jopson - test shark attraction theories with lemon, tiger and reef sharks, focusing on the sensory perception of sharks including colors, vibrations, smells and other attractors. In the process, viewers learn strategies for staying safe when in the water.
• Mysteries Of The Shark Coast
: On Australia’s northeastern coast, home to more species of sharks than anywhere else in the world, the sharks are disappearing. A cross-discipline team of marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick, filmmaker Mike deGruy, lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy, M. Sanjayan, Ph.D, and adventurer Celine Cousteau, band together to find out why, in this two-hour special premiering Thursday, July 31 from 9-11PM ET/PT.