Discovery Channel Unveils Shark Week 2018’s Programming and Daily Schedule

by Nick Banks

Although it is probably hard to believe for those of us who grew up watching Shark Week before it was time to go back to school in the fall, this year will mark the 30th Anniversary of the week long shark extravaganza.   2018’s Shark Week will premiere on  Sunday July 22 at 7:00 P.M. and continue through Sunday, July 29, and according to the official press release “…will feature the most hours of shark programming ever on Discovery Channel with over twenty hours of celebrity surprises and jaws-dropping shark stories.”

And if you thought Michael Phelps race against a shark was a big deal last year, wait until you see this year’s celebrity line-up!   This year will feature such celebrities as:  Shaquille O’Neal, Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski, Lindsey Vonn, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Guy Fieri and Bear Grylls.

Some programming highlights include: “Shaq Does Shark Week” (which gets the petrified big man into the water with sharks in the Bahamas), “Ronda Rousey Uncaged” (an event that will most likley make Phelps’ race look legit, as the former UFC champion turned WWE star will “…go through three rounds of survival training against heavyweight opponents including deadly Bull Sharks”), “Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy” (hopefully more successful than his recent restaurant business), “Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction” (a perfect tie-in to the summer’s upcoming The Meg film, which is naturally a big advertiser this year on Shark Week), “Sharkwrecked” (where Paul de Gelder and James Glancy “…spend two days floating with sharks” without the assistance of food, water or sleep), and many specials that feature the obligatory title “Air Jaws”.

Check out the entire schedule below and get your DVR cleaned out before the 22nd!


Sunday, July 22:

7:00 PM                                  Alien Sharks: Greatest Hits

8:00 PM                                  Bear vs Shark

9:00 PM                                  Shaq Does Shark Week

10:00 PM                                Ronda Rousey Uncaged


Monday, July 23:

8:00 PM                                  Monster Tag

9:00 PM                                  Great White Abyss

10:00 PM                                Cuba’s Secret Shark Lair


Tuesday, July 24:

8:00 PM                                 Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy

9:00 PM                                  Laws of Jaws

10:00 PM                                Air Jaws: The Hunted


Wednesday, July 25:

8:00 PM                                 Air Jaws: Back From The Dead

9:00 PM                                  Shark Tank Meets Shark Week

10:00 PM                                SharkCam Stakeout


Thursday, July 26:

8:00 PM                                 SharkCam Strikes Back

9:00 PM                                  Sharkwrecked

10:00 PM                                Tiger Shark Invasion


Friday, July 27:

8:00 PM                                 Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction

9:00 PM                                  Bloodline: Spawn of Jaws

10:00 PM                                Great White Shark Babies


Saturday, July 28:

9:00 PM                                 Return of the Mega Shark

10:00 PM                                Sharks Gone Wild


Sunday, July 29:

9:00 PM                                 Naked and Afraid of Sharks

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