Discovery’s Shark Week Set for Biggest Edition Yet


Shark Week is returning for its 33rd year this July with more hours of shark programming than ever across Discovery and discovery+.

This year’s Shark Week will feature Discovery’s first-ever shark competitive docuseries, Shark Academy, and the return of shark-themed episodes of Josh Gates Tonight. The lineup will deliver all-new shark stories offering insights into the world of these creatures. Celebrities including William Shatner, Tiffany Haddish, Brad Paisley, the cast of Jackass and others will be making appearances throughout the week.

Shark Academy, which will premiere on discovery+, follows eight men and women who will compete to secure a crew spot on shark scientist Dr. Riley Elliott’s next great shark diving expedition. The recruits will work and live together on a research vessel for six weeks, as Riley and his team of pros put them to the test.

Shark Week commences on July 11 and continues through July 18. Leading up to Shark Week, there will be a shark movie festival across Discovery platforms.

Discovery Channel continues to work with nearly two dozen respected marine biologists and science institutions, with Shark Week 2021 will deliver brand-new, innovative shark research and insight on various shark species.