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Discovery announces schedule for Shark Week

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 27th 2008 12:04PM
Shark Week The 21st annual Shark Week is coming this summer to Discovery. Les Stroud (Survivorman) and Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) will join Adam Savage and Jamie Hyman (MythBusters) and many more experts on excursions to Bahamas, South Africa, the Arctic, Australia and a whole lot of places in between. This year they will spotlight lesser-known and unusual sharks, address myths about sharks, and educate the public on the conservation of sharks.

Shark Week will air July 27 to August 2nd. Sunday through Friday programming will run from 7 p.m. till midnight ET/PT. And on Saturday programming will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET/PT.

Find out what show I'm looking forward to and what other shows Discovery has planned after the jump.

Personally, I'm psyched for the Dirty Jobs: Shark Special. I love Dirty Jobs to begin with; Mike Rowe is such an engaging and funny host. I can't wait to see him get thrown in a shark cage. According to the press release, "Mike Rowe travels to a place many wouldn't associate with sharks - the edge of the Arctic Circle - in search of the mysterious Greenland shark. A slow-moving, cold water shark, scientists hope that by learning more about it they can better understand the rapid ecological changes affecting that part of the world." Sounds interesting right? I like how Discovery is making the connection between interest in sharks and conservation. The Dirty Jobs: Shark Special premieres on July 29th from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT.

Here are the other shows. Anything look interesting to you?

MythBusters: Shark Special: "Shark Week kicks off with this two-hour premiere on Sunday, July 27th from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. Using their signature sci-tech style of explosive experimentation, the MythBusters hit the deep blue from California to the Bahamas to investigate myths about sharks, including: Are sharks repelled by magnets? Do dogs attract sharks? Do the vibrations caused by a flapping injured fish attract sharks? Does chili powder repel sharks? And hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman create the ultimate Shark Week build – a 16-foot-long robo-shark!"

Surviving Sharks: "Premiering Monday, July 28th from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT, Survivorman's Les Stroud hosts this look at how best to play it safe in the water, while testing popular theories of how to survive shark encounters."

Day of the Shark (working title): "This special, premiering Monday, July 28th from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, chronicles six recent shark attacks that took place at different times of day, to determine if day or night is safer for swimming."

How Not To Become Shark Bait: "On Tuesday, July 29th from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, a thrillseeking team with a purpose - escapologist Jonathan Goodwin, adrenaline junkie Yul Kwon, marine biologist Jeremiah Sullivan and scientist Dr. Marty Jopson - test shark attraction theories with lemon,On tiger and reef sharks, focusing on the sensory perception of sharks including colors, vibrations, smells and other attractors. In the process, viewers learn strategies for staying safe when in the water."

Mysteries of the Shark Coast: "On Australia's northeastern coast, home to more species of sharks than anywhere else in the world, the sharks are disappearing. A cross-discipline team of marine biologist Richard Fitzpatrick, filmmaker Mike deGruy, lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy, M. Sanjayan, Ph.D, and adventurer Celine Cousteau, band together to find out why, in this two-hour special premiering Thursday, July 31 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT."

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Im sorry but i just dont get "Shark Week" Maybe its becaus i think all sharks should have theire heads blown off by a shotgun, for eating people in the best.. i dont know... But i'll tell you one thing, if Discovery ever made a "Deadliest Catch" week instead i would be glued to the televison for an entire week!!

June 27 2008 at 10:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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You need a serious ecological enema! Without sharks we would cease to exist. Shark Week is the most fundamental program in educating the world on the importance of sharks. I can only hope that everyone else gets the message of Shark Week; and that no one else on this planet shares your views.

July 16 2008 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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