It's Shark Week, Which Means Your TV Is Full of Sharky Goodness

It's Shark Week, Which Means Your TV Is Full of Sharky Goodness

Discovery Channel's Shark Week is upon us once again: here's what there is to watch.

Moviemakers have known for years that the best entertainment is fictional, but Discovery Channel is really only just getting into the game with a Shark Week programming lineup that reads more like a list of B-movies than documentaries. Still, fans of these dangerous creatures -- whether the Sharknado-style or the real thing -- will find something worth watching in Discovery's slate of shark-centric programming this week. Here's what's on deck (all times in Eastern):

  • Sharkzilla, Monday 4PM
  • Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine, Monday 5PM, Sunday 8PM
  • Air Jaws: Fin of Fury, Monday 7PM, Wednesday 4PM
  • Great White Serial Killer, Monday 8PM, Friday 5PM
  • Jaws Strikes Back, Monday 9PM, Tuesday 7PM, Friday 6PM, Saturday 4PM
  • Monster Hammerhead, Monday 10PM, Tuesday 8PM, Saturday 7PM
  • Adrift: 47 Days with Sharks, Tuesday 4PM
  • Return of Jaws, Tuesday 5PM
  • I Escaped Jaws, Tuesday 6PM, Thursday 4PM
  • Alien Sharks: Return To The Abyss, Tuesday 9PM, Wednesday 7PM, Saturday 5PM
  • Lair of The Mega Shark, Tuesday 10PM, Wednesday 8PM, Saturday 6PM
  • Voodoo Sharks, Wednesday 5PM
  • Alien Sharks, Wednesday 6PM
  • Zombie Sharks, Wednesday 9PM, Thursday 8PM, Sunday 5PM
  • Spawn of Jaws: The Birth, Wednesday 10PM, Thursday 7PM
  • Great White Gauntlet, Thursday 5PM
  • Sharkpocalypse, Thursday 6PM
  • I Escaped Jaws II, Thursday 9PM, Friday 7PM
  • Sharkageddon, Thursday 10PM, Saturday 8PM, Sunday 4PM
  • Megalodon: The Extended Cut, Friday 8PM
  • Megalodon: The New Evidence, Friday 10PM, Sunday 7PM
  • Great White Matrix, Saturday 9PM, Saturday 11PM, Sunday 6PM
  • Sharksanity, Saturday 10PM

With titles like this you should expect just as much science fiction as actual science -- Discovery has taken flack in the past for using psuedoscience to boost ratings, and this year is likely to be no different -- but if you're just in Shark Week for the B-movie glory of it, this lineup has you covered. Set your DVRs now!

Source: Discovery Channel

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I am several years past being shark-week'd out.

Can we switch this to giant eat-yo-face cat week? Big hulking bear week? Or if nautical is a must, piranha week?

Isn't it shark week every month for certain people?

Surely such an event is at risk of over saturation?

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Honestly, this probably only applies to the American Discovery channel anway, so I really don't see a reason to care.

It is?

*checks calendar*

Nope, not for another two weeks.

Enjoying today's showing much more than the other night. Each time I flipped to Discovery there was either some guy eating whole fruit, someone talking about a cop comedy or a guy making bad jokes in a shark costume. Today, actual shark stories and info, which is the whole reason I was tuning in.

Wait? The Discovery channel actually show movies or is this a US thing only?

It's like a continuation of the sci-fi channel's shark week, more absurd fictional stories about sharks. Personally I like it, it's so dumb it's smart.

Oh good, they're airing that god awful Megalodon ""Documentary"" again with two different versions! I honestly can't tell which of these shows are supposed to be factual based and which are terrible low budget "Ironically" made B movies. Anyone else remember when Shark Week had shows about sharks? With this, The History channel having long since dropped anything related to history and the absolute shit that TLC has become I'm not sure cable is worth it any more.

I love the shark jokes on twitter, also how much shark, sounds like shart. #shartweek

Rylot:
Oh good, they're airing that god awful Megalodon ""Documentary"" again with two different versions! I honestly can't tell which of these shows are supposed to be factual based and which are terrible low budget "Ironically" made B movies. Anyone else remember when Shark Week had shows about sharks? With this, The History channel having long since dropped anything related to history and the absolute shit that TLC has become I'm not sure cable is worth it any more.

If that pissed you off then don't watch the one about the "30 Foot Great White, Submarine". We may as well be watching SyFy with the level of garbage Discovery is trying to pass off as fact.

Krat Arona:

Rylot:
Oh good, they're airing that god awful Megalodon ""Documentary"" again with two different versions! I honestly can't tell which of these shows are supposed to be factual based and which are terrible low budget "Ironically" made B movies. Anyone else remember when Shark Week had shows about sharks? With this, The History channel having long since dropped anything related to history and the absolute shit that TLC has become I'm not sure cable is worth it any more.

If that pissed you off then don't watch the one about the "30 Foot Great White, Submarine". We may as well be watching SyFy with the level of garbage Discovery is trying to pass off as fact.

That's what I don't get about these things. Aren't sharks cool enough without all the stupid bullshit? They're one animal I find endlessly fascinating and want to find more facts about, not this stupid shit.

Time for the Sharks to RISE!!!!!!!
Bring the b*tches to the Pool!!!!!

What do sharks jump when they themselves are the sharks one normally jumps?

Cool. Something else I can pretend I watch when people talk to me.

I haven't left the house since world cup...

Oh joy! Robin Williams dead too!! So many future conversations I can have. Oh gracious day!

 

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