Shark Week begins on the Discovery Channel on July 24, and Dwayne Johnson is the first emcee of the televised event’s 34-year anniversary. Discovery will deliver 25 original episodes of shark content this week, featuring Tracy Morgan and the cast of Donkey and Inconvenient Wildcards appear in the schedule.
Johnson will kick off and close the first five nights of Shark Week.
“I am honored to be your very first Shark Week emcee,” he said on Instagram. “Our Seven Bucks Productions has partnered with Discovery to bring you a very special (and wicked) Shark Week. I filmed exclusively in my home state of Hawaii, these magnificent predatory Aumakua (gods) are deeply revered and respected in our Polynesian culture.
On July 24 there is Back to Tombstone Hellabout tiger sharks battling great whites for cow carcasses near Norfolk Island, and Big white battlefieldwhich breaks down the “secret language” of shark violation. Jackass Shark Week 2.0 is that day too. Along with Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Jasper, Dark Shark, Zach Holmes, and Poopies, the gang tries to convince Poopies of his fear of sharks.
On Monday, July 25, Noah Schnapp from stranger things teams up with Mark Rober of YouTube fame as they hunt the weirdest sharks in the ocean. That same night, Air Jaws: the best guns deploys the latest high-tech cameras that aim to capture the greatest great white ever seen.
Other Shark Week highlights include Great White Serial Kill: Fatal Christmas and Rise of the Hammer Monsters July 25; Extinct or Alive, Jaws of Alaska, Spectacular of the week Jokers sharks impractical (working title) and Jaws vs. Kraken July 26; Mechashark Love Down Under (weight) and Big white back July 27; Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! with Tracy Morgan (weight) and Mako monster under the platform July 28; Jaws against the blob, The Great Pike of the Hammer and Clash of Killers: Great White vs. Mako July 29; and Cape Monsters and sharks in paradise July 30.
New places visited by Shark Week include the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas and Papua New Guinea.
TBS, TNT, truTV, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID, OWN, TCM, Discovery Plus and HBO Max are all involved with Shark Week. For its part, Discovery Plus prefaces Shark Week with Large white intersection (working title), on great white sharks off Cape Cod, July 23. ■