Let’s be real, we all love sharks when we are not swimming with them. Already kicked off in the United States, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is back for the 32nd year running with bigger sharks and breathtaking breaches from 31 August to 6 September. Shark Week’s lineup will deliver magnificent shark stories and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Air Jaws. Committed to take viewers to oceans around the world, the 2020 edition of Shark Week is set to provide phenomenal insights into the mysterious world of these brilliant creatures.
For over three decades, Shark Week has solidified itself as the preeminent destination for shark programming. Over the years, the network continues to work closely with nearly two dozen of the world’s most respected marine biologists and science institutions to bring brand-new, innovative shark research technology and compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world.
Will Smith: Off the Deep End
This year’s edition of Shark Week will make a big splash with some familiar faces. Will Smith will swim onto our screens in Will Smith: Off the Deep End. The actor is on a journey to overcome his greatest fears. With the help of his family and former Navy bomb disposal diver and shark attack survivor Paul De Gelder, Smith will come face to face with the stuff of nightmares – massive tiger sharks.
Tyson vs Jaws: Rumble on the Reef
In another exciting highlight, boxing legend, Mike Tyson will face off with the unlikeliest of opponents. In Tyson vs Jaws: Rumble on the Reef, Iron Mike will go head to head with one of the ocean’s top apex predators, the tiger shark. These two heavyweights will square off underwater, where Mike Tyson will try to score a knockout over the massive shark, all in the name of research. And don’t worry, no sharks were harmed (or bitten) in the making of this episode.
Adam Devine’s Secret Tiger Shark Lair
The tiger shark exploration continues with comedian Adam Devine, in Adam Devine’s Secret Tiger Shark Lair. After deploying a camera tag on a massive tiger shark last year and discovering a secret tiger shark lair, Devine and a team of marine biologists will venture into what is believed to be the largest congregation of tiger sharks on the planet, or in Adam’s mind, the ultimate shark party!
In another special episode, Snoop Dogg will be joining forces with experts in Sharkadelic Summer to investigate the increase in Great White Shark encounters in the US compared to the past decade. While Great White numbers are dwindling in places like South Africa and Australia, huge populations are taking up residence along the coasts of the US, with experts believing that this will be the “sharkiest” summer in US history.
Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block created by Tom Golden at the Discovery Channel, which features shark-based programming. Shark Week originally premiered on July 17, 1988. Featured annually, in July or early August, it was originally devoted to conservation efforts and correcting misconceptions about sharks. Shark Week will premiere on ASTRO Ch 551 or 571.