It is time once again for Shark Week on Discovery. If you’re “chomping” at the bit to get started, Shark Week runs from Aug. 9-16 with more than 20 hours of programming. Here is the TV schedule; all times Eastern.
Sunday, Aug. 9
Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off, 8 p.m.
Researchers return to one of the last hunting grounds for “Air Jaws,” using decoys, drones, and underwater cameras to count the number of breaches and collect data on hunting techniques to see if the shark population is rebounding.
Boxer Mike Tyson will go head to head with some of the ocean’s top apex predators including the black tip reef shark. With famed ring announcer Michael Buffer calling the shots, Tyson will try to score a TKO over the massive shark all in the name of research.
Shark Lockdown, 10 p.m
In the waters off New Zealand, the largest female great whites are measuring over 20ft long. With no human interaction during COVID-19, researchers built a self-propelled cage to see how hunting patterns have changed.
Monday, Aug. 10
Abandoned Waters, 8 p.m.
COVID-19 has changed the world’s behavior and that has presented shark researchers with a once in a lifetime opportunity to study the massive great whites at Australia’s Neptune Islands. With no human interaction for the first time in decades, some of the biggest great white sharks on earth are returning to their natural behaviors…allowing scientists to study them up close and personal in ways that were nearly impossible before.
ShaqAttack, 9 p.m.
Jaws Awakens, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
Conservationist Forrest Galante dives into some of the most treacherous, shark-infested waters in the southern hemisphere all in an attempt to rediscover three unique sharks lost to science.
Will Smith: Off The Deep End, 9 p.m.
Will Smith is diving headfirst into action, excitement, and shark-infested waters, as he confronts his fear of the open seas and the open jaws of nature’s fiercest predators.
Great White Serial Killer Extinction, 10 p.m.
The Great White Serial Killer may push the California Sea Otter to extinction. Investigators deploy an otter dummy to get a closer look and witness one of the most spectacular attacks in Shark Week history.
Wednesday, Aug. 12
Monster Under the Bridge, 8 p.m.
Fishermen claim that a shark under the Seven-Mile Bridge is a 15-foot-long, half-ton great hammerhead named Big Moe. If this is true, he will be the largest hammerhead on the planet.
Adam Devine’s Secret Shark Lair, 9 p.m.
Last year, Adam Devine and a team of marine biologists deployed a CATS camera tag on a massive tiger shark that yielded a surprising scientiﬁc discovery; a secret tiger shark lair. Scientists believe this may be the largest congregation of tiger sharks on the planet or in Adam’s mind, the ultimate shark party!
Great White Double Trouble, 10 p.m.
Australia is in the midst of a rising wave of shark attacks, with great whites leading the way. Scientists have just discovered that Aussies are facing not one population of great whites, but two! Researchers want to know who rules the waters.
Thursday, Aug. 13
Air Jaws 2020, 8 p.m.
Sharkadelic Summer, 9 p.m.
Snoop Dogg takes a look at why Great White Sharks are taking up residence along America’s shores. Will this be the “sharkiest” summer in US history? In this special, Snoop will breakdown the craziest shark encounters caught on tape, marvel at the wild and unpredictable reactions, and meet with the leading experts who are trying to unlock the secrets behind this great white shark invasion.
Mako Nation, 10 p.m.
Shark scientist Riley Elliot and underwater cameraman Andy Casagrande are on an epic expedition to uncover the mysteries of the mako shark in one of the last places on earth where these apex predators rule the waters.
Friday, Aug. 14
Alien Sharks: First Contact, 8 p.m.
Mysterious & bizarre alien sharks lurk far beneath the waves in remarkably deep waters where researchers are on a quest to make first contact.
Lair of the Great White, 9 p.m.
A team of experts attempts to find out why a population of great whites off the coast of Western Australia is so much more aggressive than others.
Tiger Shark King, 10 p.m.
In the Caribbean, a deepsea camera captured footage of a 14-foot tiger shark suffering an assault by a large, unseen beast. What was it?
I Was Prey, 11 p.m.
Two adventure seekers recount their horrifying shark attack experiences. Off the coast of Australia, a spearfishing expedition turns into a nightmare featuring a ferocious bull shark and a great white attacks a paddle boarder on Ascension Island.
Saturday, Aug. 15
Sharks of Ghost Island, 8 p.m.
Dr. Craig O’Connell has been to Ghost Island in the Bermuda Triangle before to study the potential shark hot spot, but his first trip ended abruptly when his boat nearly sank. Now he’s back, determined to find why this island attracts so many sharks.
Wicked Sharks, 9 p.m.
As great white shark encounters on Cape Cod spike, shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal breaks out cutting-edge technology to capture the white shark’s point-of-view – revealing exactly how and where they hunt to better protect the public.
Sharks Gone Wild 3, 10 p.m.
“Sharks Gone Wild 3” reviews everything from viral videos and the biggest news stories to the latest in cutting-edge shark science.
I Was Prey: Terrors from the Deep, 11 p.m.
Four survivors reveal how they each came face-to-face with the ocean’s top predator and lived to tell their stories.
Sunday, Aug. 16
Naked & Afraid of Sharks 2, 8 p.m.
Five “Naked and Afraid” veterans — Matt Wright, Jeff Zausch, Serena and Amber Shine, and Alex Maynard – attempt to survive on a remote strip of islands whose waters are called “Shark Alley.”
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