'Shark Week' 2019: Air date, time, TV film, shows, and everything you need to know about Discovery Channel's celebration of the dangerous sea creature
Discovery Channel’s infamous 'Shark Wee'' is returning for its 31st year and promises to be a bumpy ride, focusing on the conservation of sharks from the international fin trade
It is that time of the year again when sharks will swim and rule over your TV screens for one full week! Discovery Channel’s infamous 'Shark Week' is returning for its 31st year and promises to be a bumpy ride indeed.
Described as "television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event returns with bigger sharks and even bigger bites" on the official Discovery Channel website, the show will premiere with yet another thrilling, adrenaline pumped installment from Sunday, July 28 and run until August 4.
This year’s programs chronicling the apex predator is said to include 20 hours of original programming, and that will also include the special's first-ever scripted feature-length film, 'Capsized: Blood in the Water'. The film stars Josh Duhamel and Tyler Blackburn in a dramatic story documenting a real-life shark encounter from the year 1982.
The drama quotient in the documentary segments is going to be heightened this year too. It will host a number of shows by respected experts who once again go into the mysterious world of the deadly sea creature and perform some daring experiments. These experiments have proven to be quite controversial, drawing a lot of flak from other scientists and experts advocating against the idea of it all. However, for fans, it's another walk in the park as they explore the mysteries of the ocean's most dangerous predator.
Programs like 'Sharks of the Badlands' will feature the newest, most cutting-edge surveillance technology that is expected to help Cape Cod with the increasing shark sightings. 'The Sharks of Headstone Hell' will offer a sneak peek into the South Pacific island event where islanders are known to feed giant animal carcasses to massive tiger sharks found in the area. 'Sharkwrecked: Crash Landing' will feature two experts attempting to plunge into shark-infested waters from a plane 3,500 ft. up in the air.
We’re going on a #SharkTrip! Get ready to Eat, Prey, Chum this #SharkWeek starting Sunday at 9p on @Discovery and Discovery GO with @RobRiggle @anthonyanderson @ADAMDEVINE @joelmchale @wayansjr pic.twitter.com/3prwa08XPu— Shark Week (@SharkWeek) July 23, 2019
Serious documentaries aside, the weeklong event will also celebrate the mysterious sea creatures that haunt our ocean in the form of shows like 'Shark Trip: Eat. Prey. Chum', where celebrities swim with the prehistoric fish at shark hotspots. And taking their celebrations beyond the confinements of the TV screen, Discovery Channel is also offering 'Shark Week' fans a chance to receive daily video updates through social media by following 'Shark Week' on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Food Network and HGTV can be your guide through 'Shark Week' if you want to indulge in craft and food ideas to celebrate the event. Just visit their website SharkWeek.com. Along with that, 'Shark Week' merch has been stocked up well in advance of the onset of the event while Build-a-Bear, Vans, Vineyard Vines and Knockaround sunglasses have all partnered with 'Shark Week' for merch.