Shark Week 2015 TV Schedule
Premiered Sun Jul 5 8/7c
Shark expert Greg Skomal and a team of engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embark on a mission to find out why great white sightings in Florida are on the rise. It’s the biggest study ever of Atlantic great whites.
Island of the Mega Shark
Premiered Sun Jul 5 9/8c
The quest to photograph the largest great white shark continues as experts Andy Casagrande and Jeff Kurr join forces with Dickie Chivell at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Theories suggest these mega sharks may come to feed and mate at this great white hot spot.
Premiered Sun Jul 5 10/9c
A team of marine biologists set out to clock the top speed of the fastest shark in the ocean – the mako. Meanwhile, a second team aims to prove that makos are ambush predators that breach to kill their prey, just like great whites.
Return of the Great White Serial Killer
Premiered Mon Jul 6 9/8c
Since 2008, every two years, in October, shark attacks strike Surf Beach, California. Now as October 2014 closes in, questions remain: will the attacks happen again? Is it the same shark? And, can DNA identify the great white shark responsible?
Alien Sharks: Close Encounters
Premiered Mon Jul 6 10/9c
Deep below the ocean’s surface live some of the strangest marine animals on earth. Now, three expeditions are exploring those depths for sharks that glow in the dark. They are hoping for a close encounter in the strange domain of alien sharks.
Bride of Jaws
Premiered Tue Jul 7 9/8c
At nearly 18 feet and over 3,000 pounds, a record-breaking female great white shark nicknamed "Joan of Shark" roams the waters off Western Australia. Three shark experts follow an extraordinary 4,000-mile migratory path to find and tag her.
Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba
Premiered Tue Jul 7 10/9c
A team of shark researchers head to Cuba to explore the most remote shark habitat in the world. 70 years after the largest great white ever recorded, a 23 ft. Great White named “The Cuban” was caught off the coast, a team of experts search for evidence of a population of large white sharks to prove the story is real.
Premiered Wed Jul 8 9/8c
The search for the predator that ate a 9-foot great white off the coast of Australia takes wildlife filmmaker Dave Riggs into the kill zone—a deep ocean battleground of great whites, killer whales and giant squid.
Premiered Wed Jul 8 10/9c
The ocean is a cruel place—full of predators driven to survive. But at the apex of the food chain are six swift and deadly sharks. These stealthy assassins exploit prey with specialized adaptations, making them the most fearsome predators on the planet.
Premiered Thu Jul 9 9/8c
From the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, to the tropical seas of Indonesia, researchers are getting closer to sharks than ever before. Join us on an epic journey around the globe documenting groundbreaking new research into these long misunderstood animals.
Sharks of the Shadowland
Premiered Fri Jul 10 9/8c
Mysterious sharks threaten government divers in remote New Zealand waters. Attack survivor Jenny Oliver and researcher Kina Scollay are on a quest to find out if the mysterious sevengill sharks are targeting divers…and are they hunting in packs?
Premiered Fri Jul 10 10/9c
Fifty years ago, Rodney Fox barely survived a great white shark attack. Now he is trying to help sharks survive mankind’s increasing pressure upon the oceans. Join Rodney and his team as they study and tag great whites off the coast of South Australia.
Premiered Sat Jul 11 9/8c
We scoured the seas to bring you the greatest moments from Shark Week 2015! Only the closest calls, biggest bites and greatest gadgets made the cut. Then, we’re revealing your top picks for the best moments in Shark Week history.
Premiered Sun Jul 12 8/7c
In a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island has become the most dangerous place on the planet for shark attacks. After 7 deaths in 4 years, locals and scientists are in a race against time to find answers before another fatal encounter.
Shark After Dark
Premiered Jul 5-9 11/10c
Join filmmaker and shark enthusiast Eli Roth for the return of everyone's favorite late-night shark-themed talk show: Shark After Dark. Sunday through Thursday at 11/10c, Eli will be joined by actors, comedians, shark scientists and other surprise guests.
MythBusters vs. Jaws
Premiered Sat Aug 29 9/8c
In 2005, the MythBusters took a dive into shark-infested waters to test theories from the 1975 classic film Jaws. In the episode, the MythBusters revisited the epic final scene of Jaws and tested whether shooting a scuba tank with a bullet would actually make it explode. The myth was busted, but many viewers thought they got it wrong. Now, ten years later and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Jaws, the MythBusters are back to test new ideas, theories and angles from the film. MythBusters vs. Jaws will not only retest the scuba tank explosion, but will also attempt to find out if the sounds of orcas and the smell of dead sharks repel sharks.
Shark Alley: Legend of Dynamite
Premiered Sat Aug 29 10/9c
Imagine if you could live a day in the life of a great white shark. Using the most advanced underwater surveillance system imaginable, Shark Alley will take viewers into the great white waters that surround Dyer Island, South Africa. Shark Alley follows the adventure of a juvenile great white as it learns what it takes to survive in the ruthless hunting grounds surrounding South Africa.
Air Jaws: Walking With Great Whites
Premiered Sun Aug 30 9/8c
Now in its seventh installment, Air Jaws programming has pushed and expanded our understanding of great white sharks and has become one of the iconic SHARK WEEK programs. In Air Jaws: Ring of Death, legendary natural history producer Jeff Kurr, world renowned shark photographer Chris Fallows and shark diver Dickie Chivell return to South Africa to embark on a quest to learn even more about great whites. Great white sharks live most of their lives on or near the sea floor where humans dare to venture. In the special, Fallows descends to the bottom in W.A.S.P., a craft that will allow him to enter the mysterious underworld of the great white. Joining Fallows on the quest is Chivell with his own underwater craft called H.O.R.N.E.T. Chivell’s goal is to capture the breach of a great white shark from underwater and topside, and the result is one of the most spectacular scenes in SHARK WEEK history.