Raise your fins for shark week’s 30th anniversary

SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running event takes a bite out of summer for its 30th anniversary, premiering Monday September 3 on Discovery network channels in India - Discovery, Animal Planet, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Science and Discovery Tamil continuing through Sunday, September 9. After three decades and hundreds of shows, SHARK WEEK 2018 celebrates this milestone with an all-star lineup of athletes and celebrities including 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. In addition, SHARK WEEK’s team of renowned scientists deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories incorporating innovative research technology to reveal compelling insight into the mysterious world of sharks. Finally, SHARK WEEK 2018 will feature the most hours of shark programming ever on Discovery Channel with over twenty hours of celebrity surprises and jaws-dropping shark stories.

Check out SHARK WEEK 2018’s fintastic programming schedule here:

BEAR VS SHARK – Airing on 3rd September at 7 PM

We’ve seen Bear Grylls survive almost every land-based scenario imaginable, but in Bear VS Shark, Bear takes on a whole new set of challenges against the ocean’s most powerful predators.  And in typical Bear Grylls fashion, he pushes the limits beyond anything we’ve seen in the history of Shark Week. Chumming from a helicopter? Check. Diving into a feeding frenzy? Check. Human bait? Check! Produced by Electus.

SHAQ DOES SHARK WEEK – Airing on 3rd September at 8 PM

In the hopes of securing the ultimate symbol of fame and fortune - your very own week - Shaquille O’Neal inadvertently signed himself up to be thrust into the teeth of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week. There’s only one problem. Shaq doesn’t do Sharks. To overcome his fear of sharks, he’s going to need some help - enter Ex-Marine and comedian Rob Riggle who will help train him at Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas for the big plunge. Produced by Anomaly Entertainment / Will Packer Productions.

NAKED AND AFRAID OF SHARKS – Airing on 3th September at 9 PM

Stranded on a barren island in the middle of the most shark-infested waters on earth, 5 Naked and Afraid All-Stars must survive for 14 days, exclusively on what the ocean provides. Ky Furneaux, Ryan Holt, Chris Fischer, Steven Lee Hall, and Eva Rupert are separately inserted by boat on an island in the Bahamas. They may be Naked and Afraid veterans but here they are in Shark territory.  The boat lands and our Shark Expert comes ashore with the familiar looking bags and some unfamiliar items. These items will help the all-stars survive and get to their completion point over the next 14 days. Produced by Renegade.

SHARKS GONE WILD – Airing on 4th September at 7 PM

Discover everything that has happened in the world of sharks this year – the unbelievable viral videos, the It's Shark Week's 30th anniversary celebrate with familiar faces like Craig Ferguson, Tracy Morgan, Andy Samberg and more as we count down the 50 GREATEST SHARK WEEK MOMENTS of all time!

biggest news stories, and the latest cutting-edge shark science. Produced by Main Event Media / All3Media.


It's Shark Week's 30th anniversary celebrate with familiar faces like Craig Ferguson, Tracy Morgan, Andy Samberg and more as we count down the 50 GREATEST SHARK WEEK MOMENTS of all time!


Olympian and UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey sets out to test her courage and prove the fighter mentality that made her a champion will allow her to stare down any opponent- even the Mako Shark. Former Navy diver and shark attack survivor, Paul De Gelder, coaches rookie diver Ronda Rousey through three rounds of survival training against heavyweight opponents including deadly Bull Sharks, all building to a historic “Main Event” where Ronda attempts to step outside the safety of any cage to face the ultimate fighter of the sea - The Mako. Produced by Propagate Content.


In this thrilling and urgent Shark Week special, Aaron Rodgers, Lindsey Vonn and Rob Gronkowski will join forces with top shark scientists to learn crucial information about the ocean’s top predators. Shark populations are in trouble worldwide, but a daring collection of dedicated shark researchers are using the latest satellite technology to try and save them. If researchers can use satellite wildlife tags to figure out where sharks feed, mate, and birth their pups, the information will be critical to conserving the species. Produced by Propagate Content


In a never-before-seen matchup, two titans of TV come together in SHARK TANK MEETS SHARK WEEK. This time, the Sharks aren’t battling to buy businesses; instead they are all vying for a $50,000 donation on the line. The Sharks are each paired with a shark-centric non-profit where they interact with sharks and uncover the issues sharks are facing. They’ll discover the threats of finning, micro-plastics and the shark-saving measures of tagging or ecotourism. Armed with their newfound knowledge and life changing experiences, our Sharks head back to the Shark Tank studio where, for the first time ever, they have to pitch each other. Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, and Kevin O’Leary have to convince their fellow Sharks, including Robert Herjavec, why their non-profit deserves to win the $50,000 donation. It’s a feeding frenzy of Shark versus Shark. Produced by Radley Studios.

ALIEN SHARKS: GREATEST HITS- Airing on 9th September at 7 PM

To flying jaws… To flailing saws… From ghostly green eyes… Unbelievable adaptations…and unique mutations… Deep below the ocean’s surface live some of the strangest creatures and most frightening sharks on Earth. And the deeper you go, the more mysterious they get. In Alien Sharks: Greatest Hits, we’re recounting the biggest discoveries, weirdest adaptations, and most memorable moments from the past five years of Alien Sharks. Produced by Discovery Studios.


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