‘Shark Week in a Weekend’ Takes A Bite Out of Discovery Channel’s Line-Up

If you are anxiously awaiting the summer months, and all that the hottest season brings with it, the Discovery Channel is going to tease you this weekend with their Shark Week in a Weekend schedule.  The special event will eat up all of Discovery’s previously planned programming, running all day Saturday (starting at 9:00 am ET) through Sunday (until 8:00 pm ET).

According to the official press release, “Shark Week, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event will swim onto screens for a special weekend marathon featuring a line-up of fan-favorite episodes. The pop culture phenomenon will take viewers to oceans around the world with a team of renowned marine biologists and science institutions to deliver groundbreaking shark stories incorporating innovative research technology and revealing compelling insight into the mysterious world of sharks. From the coast of South Africa to islands in the Bahamas, Shark Week in a Weekend will bring the world to viewers at home while Shark Week talent and scientists take on some of the most daring shark experiments ever attempted.”

The event also includes the Discovery Channel’s first scripted film, Capsized: Blood in the Water, which is “…based on the harrowing true story of an October 1982 shark encounter starring Josh Duhamel, Tyler Blackburn, Beau Garrett, Rebekah Graf, and Josh Close.”

Check out Shark Week in a Weekend’s “fintastic” (Discovery’s word, not mine) programming schedule here:

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

9:00 AM ET/PT             SHARK VORTEX

10:00 AM ET/PT           GREAT HAMMERHEAD INVASION

11:00 AM ET/PT           SHARKS OF THE BADLANDS

12:00 PM ET/PT           ALIEN SHARKS: STRANGER FINS

1:00 PM ET/PT             AIR JAWS STRIKES BACK

2:00 PM ET/PT             LAWS OF JAWS: DANGEROUS WATERS

3:00 PM ET/PT             RONDA ROUSEY UNCAGED

4:00 PM ET/PT             PHELPS VS. SHARK: GREAT GOLD VS. GREAT WHITE

5:00 PM ET/PT             SHAQ DOES SHARK WEEK

6:00 PM ET/PT             GUY FIERI’S FEEDING FRENZY

7:00 PM ET/PT             BEAR VS. SHARK

8:00 PM ET/PT             EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: MEGALODON

9:00 PM ET/PT             CAPSIZED: BLOOD IN THE WATER

11:00 PM ET/PT           THE SHARKS OF HEADSTONE HELL

12:00 AM ET/PT           AIR JAWS: THE HUNTED

1:00 AM ET/PT             SHARK WEEK’S ISLE OF JAWS

3:00 AM ET/PT             SHARKWRECKED: CRASH LANDING

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

9:00 AM ET/PT             MONSTER HAMMERHEAD

10:00 AM ET/PT           SHARK-CROC SHOWDOWN

11:00 AM ET/PT           MONSTER MAKO: PERFECT PREDATOR

12:00 PM ET/PT           SHARK CAM STAKEOUT

1:00 PM ET/PT             TIGER SHARK INVASION

2:00 PM ET/PT             CUBA’S SECRET SHARK LAIR

3:00 PM ET/PT             AIR JAWS: FIN OF FURY

4:00 PM ET/PT             EXTINCT OR ALIVE: THE LOST SHARK

5:00 PM ET/PT             LEGEND OF DEEP BLUE

6:00 PM ET/PT             NAKED AND AFRAID OF SHARKS

 

Be sure to check back for more information on the actual Shark Week as we swim closer to the summer months.

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

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