The once-educational network is pulling out all the stops this year when it comes to their famed Shark Week, which has now become the ďSummer of the Shark,Ē and it will feature more shark programming than ever. Those who thought last yearís programming was all-encompassing were only standing in the belly of the beast.
Discover Channelís Shark Week should be a win-win on multiple levels. It gives viewers something to be excited about. It imparts wisdom into the world, and it increases awareness about the problems the creatures face. How could anyone possibly have a problem with that?
In addition to being an actor, Paul Walker was also an ocean enthusiast and a former marine biology student. Earlier this week we saw a snippet of a video of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recording an introduction for a program on Discovery Channel's Shark Week.
Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week event begins tonight, and in anticipation of the fin-fest, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recorded an introduction video, paying tribute to the late Paul Walker, who was not only known to be a shark enthusiast, but also a champion for shark and marine conservation, as mentioned by Johnson in the above video.
This year Discovery has signed on a few celebs that you might expect and a few you might not to host the networkís late night talk show Shark After Dark. The 2014 list includes Ashley Tisdale, Tara Reid, Matt Walsh and many, many more
I suppose it would be newsworthy if Discovery Channel had somehow decided to scale back and give the world the shortest Shark Week ever, but thatís not the case here. As you can imagine, this yearís tribute to the oceanís most iconic beast is actually bigger than any that have come before, with an unprecedented 13 Shark Week exclusives.
Sure, fireworks and BBQs will command American attention this week, but, next month, another American tradition will be unveiled when the annual Shark Week arrives on Discovery Channel. And, this time, it's bigger than ever.
Shark enthusiasts, the week you've been waiting for all year has arrived! For twenty-five years, Discovery has dedicated a week to exploring and showcasing sharks each summer, and the 2012 Shark Week kicks off tonight.
Once upon a time, when Discovery was still a relatively new channel, the network came up with an idea to engage their audience with Shark-related programming for a week during the summertime. And so began the annual tradition of Shark Week. Many look forward to this event all year, wondering what shark-related programming Discovery will have in store for them each summer. 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Discovery's "Shark Week" and the network has big plans for the event, which is scheduled for August.
Shark Week 2011 kicks off tomorrow. For those of you prepared to camp out in front of your TVs in the evenings all week, devouring as much shark-related shenanigans as you can, we have a couple of video previews for you, as well as a look at the stickers GetGlue.com is offering for check-ins throughout the week.
Great bits from comedians always remain rattling around in my brain and, in light of this post, I can't help but recall Ricky Gervais' TV watching habits of only The Discovery and History Channels, meaning that he knew everything there was to know about sharks and Nazis. Of course Gervais was exaggerating, that's not all these two great channels air... well, except for the former during Shark Week. Here's the first promo...
One of the biggest annual events on television is just around the corner. Yes, Shark Week is coming to Discovery at the end of July, and EW has our first look at this year's host, Andy Samberg...or, sorry, their Chief Shark Officer.
Discovery Channelís been doing Shark Week since the late 80ís and the event seems to become more and more popular with each passing year. Perhaps it was the Jaws movies that increased peopleís interest in the sharp-toothed sea-beasts but if thereís one thing thatís kept the fascination going, itís Discovery Channelís annual celebration of all things shark.