SHARK WEEK 2023

SHARK WEEK 2023

Hosted by Jason Momoa

Nearly 20 hours of New Programming Brings Fans Inside A Great White Shark Feeding Frenzy And Investigates Rumors of Sharks Feasting on Cocaine

Summer’s most-anticipated programming event returns with Jason Momoa joining as host. Momoa is dedicated to protecting and preserving our oceans and will guide Shark Week audiences through the biggest annual celebration of sharks. Over the course of Shark Week, Momoa will set up the jaw dropping events, epic journeys, first-time revelations, and groundbreaking scientific findings that make up the summer spectacle.  Fans can expect adrenaline-inducing original hours of sharks from new and continuously explored destinations, all captured on-camera by Discovery’s dedicated science and research field teams. 

Following Shark Week, audiences can see Momoa in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” premiering in theaters on December 20. 

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week features:

Sunday, July 23

Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy

In a Shark Week first, researchers with cameras brave a great white shark feeding frenzy from inside a life-size whale decoy. Their findings could be the key to finding the biggest great white shark in South African history.

July 23, 2023 8:00pm
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Jaws vs The Meg

The MEG, a massive shark measuring 50 feet and weighing 60 tons, was once feared as the most fearsome predator. It could devour a killer whale effortlessly, but new evidence suggests that its cousin, the great white shark, may have caused its extinction.

July 23, 2023 9:00pm
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Serial Killer: Red Sea Attacks

Shark attack investigator Brandon McMillan and cinematographer Fo Zayed travel to solve the mystery of what’s behind three recent deadly shark attacks off of the posh beaches of Egypt’s Red Sea.

July 23, 2023 10:00pm
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Shark Week: Off the Hook

Dive into the biggest thrills and most terrifying moments from 35 years of Shark Week, celebrating behind the scenes of iconic moments and revealing never-before-seen footage of the fearless adventurers who get up close with the world’s scariest creatures.

July 23, 2023 11:00pm
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Monday, July 24
Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Great White Fight Club

A team of experts venture into the treacherous waters of New Zealand to provide groundbreaking evidence that female white sharks unequivocally dominate the ocean, reigning as the ultimate controllers of its fierce battlegrounds.

July 24, 2023 8:00pm
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Monster of Bermuda Triangle

A healthy, 10-foot pregnant Porbeagle shark vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle. The evidence suggests an unknown, monstrous predator could be to blame. Dr. James Sulikowski and a team of scientists dive into the most mysterious part of the ocean to uncover the truth behind the attack.

July 24, 2023 9:00pm
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Alien Sharks: Strange New Worlds

The tip of South Africa is a hotspot for unusual sharks that exhibit bizarre behaviors and unusual, otherworldly appearances. Wildlife biologist Forrest Galante explores stunning kelp forests and ocean depths never-before-seen by humans to study these extraordinary creatures.

July 24, 2023 10:00pm
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Tuesday, July 25
Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Mako Mania: Battle for California

​​Off the coast of Los Angeles, a new population of super makos challenge great whites for their hunting territories. Dr. Craig O’Connell, Fo Zayed, and Kendyl Berna deploy state-of-the-art technology to reveal their dominance and unveil the mysteries that have transformed these makos into some of the fiercest predators in the oceans.

July 25, 2023 8:00pm
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Raiders of the Lost Shark

Shark expert Matt Dicken and Shark Week legend Dickie Chivell embark on a relentless quest to locate an elusive and colossal shark named Dutchess, who mysteriously vanished from Gansbaai, South Africa years ago.

July 25, 2023 9:00pm
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Monster Hammerheads: Killer Instinct

Dr. Tristan Guttridge believes Hammerhead sharks can reach monster sizes by hunting other species of sharks. The only way to prove his theory is to obtain tissue samples from some of the largest sharks on the planet.

July 25, 2023 10:00pm
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Wednesday, July 26
Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Air Jaws: Final Frontier

Shark filmmakers hunt for “Air Jaws” in New Zealand’s hidden launch pad. Andy Casagrande and Jeff Kurr seek the second-ever breaching great white in these waters to uncover history-making secrets.

July 26, 2023 8:00pm
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Florida Shark: Blood in the Water

Paul de Gelder dives into the Shark Attack Capital of the World to conduct experiments that will confirm what makes up these dangerous waters and determine methods to mitigate the risk.

July 26, 2023 9:00pm
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Cocaine Sharks

For decades, rumors of cocaine-fueled sharks have spread throughout the fishing community. Shark expert Tom Hird travels to the Florida Keys to investigate what happens when the sharks come in contact with the most notorious drug on the planet.

July 26, 2023 10:00pm
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Thursday, July 27
Encores run at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Jaws in the Shallows

Shark Week veteran Dr. Riley Elliott has traveled all over to study great whites, which are now terrorizing the beaches of New Zealand. He sets out alongside his wife Amber Jones to find answers to protect his loved ones from the apex predators before it’s too late.

July 27, 2023 8:00pm
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Monster Mako: Fresh Blood

Twelve-foot-long monster mako sharks compete head-to-head with great whites for prey off the coast of California. Using a custom clear, acrylic diving bell, Dr. Austin Gallagher and legendary free diver Andre Musgrove get up close with both predators and track makos breaching eight feet out of the ocean.

July 27, 2023 9:00pm
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Shark vs Snake: Battle of the Bites

Tiger sharks are washing up dead on the beaches of Western Australia with no sign of attack. Forrest Galante has a theory that deadly sea snakes are turning these apex predators to prey. In the battle of shark against snake, are snakes winning?

July 27, 2023 10:00pm
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Friday, July 28
Encores run at 10PM & 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Tropic Jaws

When a 16-foot great white invades Indonesia’s warm coast of Bali, it sparks fears that they are adapting to hunt the tropical beaches where millions of people swim every day. Dr. Craig O’Connell and Madison Stewart are on a mission to find Tropic Jaws and discover why they left the cold water environment that they have called home for thousands of years.

July 28, 2023 8:00pm
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Deadly Sharks of Paradise

Scientists in South America are studying the shark species thought to be responsible for a spike in deadly attacks since 1990. Marine biologist Danni Washington and shark conservationist Paul de Gelder join a team tracking tiger sharks off a pristine tropical archipelago in Brazil.

July 28, 2023 9:00pm
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Haunting at Shark Tower

News of a harrowing shark encounter at North Carolina’s Frying Pan Tower sends underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande and shark expert Kori Burkhardt on a dangerous quest to discover whether great white sharks are moving into the state’s waters.

July 28, 2023 10:00pm
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Saturday, July 29​
Encores run at 10PM & 11PM ET/PT on Discovery

Dawn of the Monster Mako

A 14-foot giant mako shark is spotted in the waters of Portugal’s Azores region. Underwater cinematographer Joe Romeiro and his marine biologist wife, Lauren, search the teeming depths around the ancient islands to capture the beast on film.

July 29, 2023 8:00pm
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Mega Sharks of Dangerous Reef

The remote islands off the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia are believed to harbor some of the biggest white sharks on the planet. While local fishing reports suggest these giant sharks are still around, they are rarely seen.

July 29, 2023 9:00pm
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WHO

Shark Week: The Podcast:

Starting July 18, the magic of Shark Week kicks off with the Shark Week Podcast. Host Luke Tipple, a marine biologist and veteran shark expert, takes listeners on a dive to learn little-known shark facts leading up to the big week. Episodes during Shark Week will feature Luke who’ll be joined by guests and fellow Shark Week scientists to share the behind-the-scenes scoop on what really happened out at sea this year. Fin-filled entertainment continues even after Shark Week with weekly episodes covering a wide range of the sharkiest current topics, from survivor stories to conservation work. Shark Week: The Podcast can be found on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and all podcast apps.

Shark Tank:

A top-rated programming event that attracted more than 28 million viewers last year, Shark Week also will spotlight innovative technology used to track and study unique shark species and their enemies. Showcasing the work of the world’s most respected marine biologists and science institutions, Shark Week also will delve into mating and migration patterns — showing rare footage — as researchers follow the sharks to remote locations in South Africa and New Zealand.

Following Shark Week, audiences can see Momoa in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” premiering in theaters on December 20.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s linear and streaming portfolio – including TBS, TNT, truTV, TLC, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID, TCM – will air Shark Week-inspired content or cross-promote the event.

About Discovery:

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

Shark Week will also be available to stream on Max.

WHEN
July 23, 2023 8:00pm
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DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S SHARK WEEK BEGINNING SUNDAY, JULY 23rd
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