Nat Geo WILD Extends SharkFest to Two-Week Run


Nat Geo WILD’s SharkFest is returning this summer for an extended two-week run of shark-themed programming.

The SharkFest programming on Nat Geo WILD kicks off on July 15. Programming highlights include When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico, looking at how the waters of Cancun suddenly became a hotspot for shark attacks between 2011 and 2013, with six attacks along its shores; Shark vs. Tuna, about a clash of oceanic titans; and The Whale That Ate Jaws: New Evidence (working title), which examines an incident that occurred at the Farallon Islands, 27 miles off San Francisco, in October 1997.

Among the additional highlights are Big Sharks Rule, 700 Sharks, Shark Kill Zone (working title), When Sharks Attack: The San Francisco Slayer and When Sharks Attack: Anatomy of a Shark Attack.

Nat Geo WILD’s supersized SharkFest also includes special encores of SharkFest’s past hit specials, which will continue to air in prime time through July 27.

“What’s better than one week of shark TV? TWO WEEKS OF SHARKFEST,” said Geoff Daniels, executive VP and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. “We are literally jumping the shark this year by serving a supersized feeding frenzy of jaw-some shark specials, and by taking the first bite, we’re giving Nat Geo WILD viewers a bonus week of the shark shows they love. Why wait, when we need to inspire everyone to save our sharks now, more than ever? With so much SharkFest, we’re gonna need a bigger network!”