Breach for joy! Shark Week is returning for its 34th year with more than 20 hours of new original programming. According to Discovery, the fintastic summer event will feature “bigger sharks, bigger breaches, and even bigger findings from global teams of dedicated scientists and researchers in the field.”
This year, Shark Week will take viewers to new locations from the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas to Papua New Guinea, and will also spotlight innovative shark technology. Discovery shared that “fans can expect 25 adrenaline-inducing original episodes that deliver never-seen footage of walking sharks, awe-inspiring breaches and more shocking predations captured on-camera by dedicated science and research field teams.” And as in previous years, the sharks won’t be the only stars appearing onscreen. Stranger Things‘ Noah Schnapp and Tracy Morgan are among Shark Week 2022’s celebrity guests.
Before diving into Shark Week 2022, here is everything you need to know about one of our favorite weeks of the summer:
When does Shark Week 2022 start?
Shark Week officially begins Sunday, July 24.
What are the Shark Week 2022 dates?
Shark Week 2022 is on Sunday, July 24; Monday, July 25; Tuesday, July 26; Wednesday, July 27; Thursday, July 28; Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2022.
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How to watch and stream Shark Week 2022?
Tune into jawsome programming on Discovery Channel and discovery+.
Who is the Shark Week 2022 master of ceremonies?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been tapped as Shark Week’s first Master of Ceremonies.” Taking to his Instagram on July 11, The Rock wrote, “Honored to be your first ever @SharkWeek MASTER OF CEREMONIES. Our @SevenBucksProd has partnered with @Discovery to bring you a VERY SPECIAL (and bad ass;) SHARK WEEK. I filmed exclusively in my home state of HAWAII, these beautiful predator AUMAKUA (gods) are deeply revered & respected in our Polynesian culture.”
Johnson will kick off and close the first five nights of Shark Week with a special message. The actor’s messages will highlight what viewers can expect to watch that evening, and will also connect viewers to his heritage and the importance of sharks for his culture and personal story.
Which celebrities will appear on Shark Week 2022?
While the sharks are undoubtedly the stars of the week, the TV event will feature some familiar famous faces (in addition to The Rock). Schnapp; Morgan; the stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers Sal Vulcano, James Murray and Brian Quinn; and the cast of Jackass (Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Jasper, Dark Shark, Zach Holmes and Poopies) will make appearances during Shark Week.
What is the Shark Week 2022 schedule?
Mark your calendars and set your DVRS, because here is your Shark Week premieres schedule:
Shark Week Schedule for Sunday, July 24
Return to Headstone Hell, 7 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery
Great White Battleground, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Jackass Shark Week 2.0, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Great White Open Ocean, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Shark Week Schedule for Monday, July 25
Stranger Sharks, 7 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery
Air Jaws: Top Guns (wt), 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Great White Serial Kill: Fatal Christmas, 9 p.m. on Discovery and Discovery+
Rise of the Monster Hammerheads, 10 p.m. on Discovery and Discovery+
Mega Predators of Oz, 11 p.m. on Discovery
Shark Week Schedule for Tuesday, July 26
Extinct or Alive Jaws of Alaska, 7 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery
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Impractical Jokers Shark Week Spectacular (wt), 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Jaws vs Kraken, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Pigs vs Shark (wt), 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Raging Bulls, 11 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery
Shark Week Schedule for Wednesday, July 27
Island of Walking Sharks, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Mechashark Love Down Under (wt), 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Mission Shark Dome (wt), 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Great White Comeback, 11 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery
Shark Week Schedule for Thursday, July 28
Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! with Tracy Morgan (wt), 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Shark House (wt), 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Monster Mako Under the Rig, 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Tiger Queen, 11 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery
Shark Week Schedule for Friday, July 29
Jaws vs The Blob, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Clash of Killers: Great White vs Mako (wt), 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites (wt), 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
The Great Hammerhead Stakeout, 11 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery
Shark Week Schedule for Saturday, July 30
Monsters of the Cape, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Sharks in Paradise (wt), 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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Will there be shark content on Discovery before and after Shark Week?
Although the highly anticipated TV event of the summer starts on July 24, there will be shark specials premiering exclusively on discovery+ beforehand: Dawn of the Monster Mako and The Haunting of Shark Tower premiere Friday, July 15, and Great White Intersection (wt) on Saturday, July 23.
Shark-loving fans will also be able to listen to shark content on podcast apps. Shark Week: The Podcast debuts on Saturday, July 18. The podcast, hosted by Luke Tipple, will take “listeners on a dive to learn little-known shark facts leading up to the big week.” Best of all, the podcast will continue with weekly episodes after Shark Week ends.
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