Shark Week Is Our Favorite Thing About Summer

By: Discovery

Get ready for the best summer yet. This year, SHARK WEEK starts on July 11 with more jawsome shows than ever before on Discovery and discovery+.

May 27, 2021

SHARK WEEK is here for its 33rd summer of big sharks and even bigger bites. Starting July 11 and continuing through July 18th you can see more hours of shark programming than ever before on Discovery and discovery+.

The Best Thing About Summer

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Get ready for the best summer yet. Starting July 11 and continuing through July 18th you can see more hours of shark programming than ever before on Discovery and discovery+.

The Best Thing About Summer

Leading up to SHARK WEEK, dive into a shark movie festival across Discovery platforms. SHARK WEEK 2021’s jawesome lineup will deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories revealing remarkable insights into the mysterious world of these magnificent creatures. This year will include Discovery’s first-ever shark competitive docu-series, SHARK ACADEMY and the return of shark themed episodes of JOSH GATES TONIGHT. In addition, celebrities including William Shatner, Tiffany Haddish, Brad Paisley, the cast of Jackass, and many others will be diving into the water for extraordinary shark adventures.

Science & Conservation Matter

Discovery Channel continues to work with nearly two dozen of the world’s most respected marine biologists and science institutions. SHARK WEEK 2021 will once again deliver incredible brand-new, innovative shark research and compelling insight on some of the most remarkable shark species in the world including the first in utero camera tag in a pregnant Tiger shark, a potentially new Great White mating behavior, and the discovery of an elusive pupping ground.

Oceana and Discovery continue their longstanding partnership to help protect sharks, which are threatened by a global shark fin trade that includes fins from as many as 73 million sharks each year. Additionally, Discovery is partnering with Beneath The Waves, an ocean NGO using cutting-edge science to advance scientific discovery and catalyze ocean policy, with initiatives focusing on the conservation of biodiversity and highly migratory species such as sharks.

Join the Conversation

Discovery will leave no shark fan behind, bringing the SHARK WEEK experience to viewers across digital and social media platforms. This year, the fully immersive experience continues with fin-tastic new AR filters for Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, and 7 nights of livestreams on TikTok. Viewers watching live will enjoy the first ever JAWscers hosted by Bob the Shark, an interactive experience that will allow fans to vote on their favorite Shark Week moments of all time.

In addition to watching SHARK WEEK 2021 on Discovery, viewers can join the conversation on social media using #SHARKWEEK, and follow Discovery Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for more updates.

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