It’s that time of year again! Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2022 is now in its 34th year and will be MC’d by “The Rock”. There’s 25 hours of programming that starts on July 15th with a Discovery+ streaming episode. The full week kicks off on July 24th. Here’s what to expect:
Shark Week Schedule – Friday, July 15
Streaming on discovery+ — Dawn of the Monster Mako
A 14-foot Giant Mako is spotted in the waters of the Azores. Underwater cinematographer Joe Romiero and his wife, marine biologist Lauren, search the teeming depths around the ancient islands to capture the beast on film.
Streaming on discovery+ — The Haunting of Shark Tower
News of a harrowing shark encounter at Frying Pan Tower has Underwater Cinematographer Andy Casagrande and Shark Expert Kori Garza on a dangerous quest to discover if great white sharks hunt in the waters off the coast of North Carolina.
Shark Week 2022 Schedule – Saturday, July 23
Streaming on discovery+ — Great White Intersection
Following the tragic and fatal shark attack of Arthur Medici in September 2018, Intersection takes an in-depth look at the resurgence of great white sharks off the beaches of Cape Cod as the local community struggles to come to terms with a new reality.
Shark Week Schedule – Sunday, July 24
7 p.m. — Return to Headstone Hell
Dr. Riley Elliott returns to Norfolk Island with underwater cinematographer Kina Scollay to see what happens when the island’s tiger sharks go head-to-head with migrating great whites over an unusual food source: cow carcasses.
8 p.m. — Great White Battleground
Michelle Jewel believes the largest population of leaping great whites in South Africa do more than just hunt for their favorite prey. Join Michelle as she embarks on a journey to prove these sharks are breaching to communicate with each other.
9 p.m. — Jackass Shark Week 2.0
Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Jasper, Dark Shark, Zach Holmes and Poopies are back to finish what they started. After the guys went on a terrifying Shark Week mission last year, the boys head out to get their friend poopies over his fear of sharks.
10:30 p.m. — Great White Open Ocean
In 2020, shark diving expert Jimi Partington nearly dies in the jaws of a great white. A year later, he looks to overcome his PTSD and get back in the water with the ocean’s biggest megasharks. But what starts off as a positive experience, quickly becomes a battle for life and death.
Shark Week 2022 Schedule – Monday, July 25
7 p.m. — Stranger Sharks
Mark Rober and Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things are teaming up for the ultimate Shark Week adventure. They’ll explore abandoned undersea ruins and manmade artificial reefs searching for the strangest sharks in the ocean.
8 p.m. — Air Jaws: Top Gun
High-flying sharks are back, but with a new team competing to be the next “top guns” of Air Jaws. Dickie Chivell and Andy Casagrande use the latest high-tech cameras in hopes of capturing new iconic shots that made Air Jaws legendary.
9 p.m. — Great White Serial Kill: Fatal Christmas
After a surfer dies off Morro Bay, California on Christmas Eve, shark attack investigators Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillan use forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts to ID the suspected killer: an 18-foot great white.
10 p.m. — Rise of the Monster Hammerheads
Reports of two legendary, very large great hammerheads, Big Moe in the Florida Keys and Sunken in Andros, Bahamas, have Dr. Tristan Guttridge and Andy Casagrande wondering if there is a clan of monster hammerheads who share the same DNA.
11 p.m. — Mega Predators of Oz
In South Australia, a fisherman found a half-eaten mako and shark experts say only one species is responsible. Using underwater ultrasound imagery, tissue sampling and collecting DNA, they will prove that the great white is the ultimate MEGA PREDATOR.
Shark Week 2022 Schedule – Tuesday, July 26
7 p.m. — Extinct or Alive Jaws of Alaska
International wildlife biologist Forrest Galante travels the world in search of rare and elusive wildlife and mysterious cold-water sharks.
8 p.m. — Impractical Jokers: Shark Week Spectacular
The Impractical Jokers set out to dispel the myth that sharks are man-eating beasts the only way they know how – WITH EXTREME, MORTIFYING DARES.
9 p.m. — Jaws vs Kraken
Something shocking is happening in the abyss around Guadalupe Island. Photos of great whites with strange scars believed to be from giant squids have surfaced. Dr. Tristan Guttridge leads a mission to get a glimpse into the battles between the two beasts.
10 p.m. — Pigs vs Shark
The famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas may be in peril. Some believe that the local tiger shark population have acquired a taste for pork and may be feasting on them.
11 p.m. — Raging Bulls
Bull sharks are one of Australia’s “Big 3″ deadly shark species, and recently, there’s been a shift in their behavior concerning the human population. Paul De Gelder joins Johan Gustafson to uncover why these sharks are becoming more aggressive hunters.
Shark Week 2022 Schedule – Wednesday, July 27
8 p.m. — The Island of the Walking Sharks
Animal Planet’s International wildlife conservationist and biologist Forrest Galante travels the world in search of new and mysterious species of sharks.
9 p.m. — MechaShark Love Down Under (wt)
Shark expert Kina Scollay returns with a unique one-man-submersible to a secret location off New Zealand attempting to do something amazing: locate a Great White shark mating ground.
10 p.m. — Mission Shark Dome
A team of shark experts uses new dive technology to get closer to sharks like never before. Dr. Austin Gallagher and Andre Musgrove enter the Shark Dome to allow them to dive without noisy scuba equipment to locate an elusive great white pupping zone.
11 p.m. — Great White Comeback
In 2017, one of the strangest ocean mysteries occurred in South Africa when an entire great white shark population disappeared overnight. Alison Towner and her team head out on an epic investigation to find the missing great whites of Seal Island.
Shark Week 2022 Schedule – Thursday, July 28
8 p.m. — Sharks! With Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan teams up with shark experts throughout the country to identify the craziest and most ferocious sharks in the ocean. From rare species to stealth predators, Tracy shows off his favorite sharks and their incredible capabilities and adaptations.
9 p.m. — Shark House
After great whites started washing up dead in South Africa, Dickie Chivell spent years trying to find out why. Now, ready to deploy, he’s not just looking for answers, he’s looking for survivors too.
10 p.m. — Monster Mako Under the Rig
A team of researchers have discovered a mysterious group of mako sharks of the Gulf of Mexico who migrate around Florida and up to Rhode Island. They call these makos Mavericks. Now, the teams are trying to discover what sets them apart from other makos.
11 p.m. — Tiger Queen
The shark population in Turks and Caicos has a sizable concentration of female tiger sharks, leaving scientists wondering where all the males are hiding. Shark enthusiast Kinga Philipps joins Dr. Austin Gallagher to help solve this puzzling mystery.
Shark Week 2022 Schedule – Friday, July 29
8 p.m. — Jaws vs The Blob
A new ocean phenomenon known as The Blob sends juvenile Great White sharks straight into a feeding frenzy for monster 20ft adults off the coast of Guadalupe Island. A team of shark experts dives deep to discover if the young sharks survive or become a snack.
9 p.m. — Clash of Killers: Great White vs Mako
Scientist Dr. Riley Elliott is tracking two of the ocean’s most legendary apex predators – great whites and makos – as they head on a collision course during their yearly migration off the coast of New Zealand.
10 p.m. — Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites (wt)
Alison Towner has risked her life many times, studying the migration patterns and tagging white sharks in South Africa for the past decade. This spectacular adventure with the next generation of shark explorers, Alison, and her all-female crew will pull all the stops – cage dive, free dive, deploy drones and decoys, and more – to find her missing white sharks.
11 p.m. — The Great Hammerhead Stakeout
Dr. Tristan Guttridge and James Glancy travel to Andros Island to investigate reports of an exclusive population of giant hammerheads. To get answers, they attempt one of the longest shark dives ever upwards of 10 hours using an underwater habitat.
Shark Week Schedule – Saturday, July 30
8 p.m. — Monsters of the Cape
Shark Week Veterans Dr. Craig O’Connell and Mark Rackley dive into the great white-infested waters off of Cape Cod looking to test cutting-edge shark deterrents to help keep the waters of the Cape safe for both beach-goers and sharks, before it’s too late.
9 p.m. — Sharks in Paradise (wt)
Shark conservationist Kinga Philipps and scientist Tristan Guttridge embark on an expedition through the remote Islands of Tahiti to investigate whether local legends and mysteries about massive tiger sharks are true.
11:30 p.m. — Shark Rober
YouTube star, NASA engineer and inventor Mark Rober teams up with marine biologist Luke Tipple to test the theory that sharks can smell human blood from a mile away. They get surprising results from three species of shark, using cutting-edge electronics.
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