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It’s that time of year again, Shark Week officially starts tomorrow!  Sunday July 23rd begins the week  many of us wait for all summer; a week filled with fintastic footage of one of nature’s greatest creatures in all of its teethy glory.  Whether you’re mesmerized or terrified by these beasts of the ocean, the 29th season of this week long programming on Discovery Channel has something for you.

For the third year in a row horror director and actor Eli Roth (Cabin in the Woods, Hostel) will be hosting Shark Week on Discovery in a program called Shark After Dark.  In this thirty minute show the horror legend will be speaking to the experts, the shark obsessed, as well as some celebrities as he highlights the day’s programming and promotes the next day’s line up.  Some of the celebrities Roth has hooked into joining him for the half hour special include; Charlize Theron, Chris Hardwick, and Moby.

As for the programming, Discovery always keeps it new and interesting from year to year.  What has generated perhaps the most buzz out of the lineup is Sunday night’s airing of Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White.  Yep, 23 time Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps is going to race a Great White shark.  Be sure to tune in Sunday July 23 at 8 p.m. on Discovery to see who wins.

Other programs include Devil Sharks, a program focusing on why sharks of many different types live around volcanoes and volcanic islands.  Sharks and the City: LA, a program focusing on the increase of sharks during hunting season off of the west coast.  Lastly, no Shark Week line up would be complete without Sharkmania, a program highlighting the greatest moment of Shark Week 2017 as well as viewers’ favorites from Shark Weeks past.

Here is the line up of the programs this year’s Shark Week has put together to satisfy your shark obsessed brain.  This will also be the first time ever Shark Week will be aired the same week in more than 220 countries and territories around the world!  Shark fans the world over can embrace and rejoice in the summer event we’ve all been waiting for together!


Watch the hilarious t.v. spot promoting this year’s Shark Week bellow!

Read about Eli Roth’s own involvement in his shark movie MEG here.