Mark down July 29th - Shark Week is back!
In our ever-changing world, it seems like there is very little we can rely on to exist every year. We can pretty much boil it down to three constants: Eid, New Year's Eve, and Shark Week.
Yes, that's right, Shark Week is back on our screens from Monday, July 29, with hours upon hours of ludicriously addictive nature shows demonstrating all that is good and great (and sometimes not-so-great) about sharks.
Originally launched in 1988, as a way to promote conservation efforts and correct misconceptions about sharks, the Discovery Channel has been devoting an entire week to shark-based programming ever since. Not only has its popularity remained constant, but it has justifiably become a pop-culture phenomenon.
Since 2010, it has been the longest-running cable television programming event in history, and broadcast in more than 72 countries.
Along with hours of new original programming, this year will see the channel premiere its first scripted feature-length film, Capsized: Blood in the water, starring Josh Duhamel, Tyler Blackburn and Rebekah Graf, a true story about an October 1982 shark encounter. Airing Thursday, August 1 at 10:40PM (KSA).
Leading up to and during SHARK WEEK, Discovery Channel presents Shark News. Fans who follow SHARK WEEK on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter will receive daily video updates featuring the planet’s most incredible shark footage with commentary from top tier shark experts.
This year, fans will be armed to throw their own ultimate SHARK WEEK party experience, with DIY recipes and crafts from sister networks Food Network and HGTV on an all-new SharkWeek.com, plus over 100 new Shark GIFs and stickers via Giphy.