‘Shark Week’ returns with talk show

U.S. net Discovery Channel is welcoming 'Shark Week' back on August 4, with this year's installment featuring a late-night talk show for the first time.
June 28, 2013

U.S. net Discovery Channel is welcoming ‘Shark Week’ back on August 4, with this year’s installment featuring a late-night talk show.

Shark After Dark will be a first for ‘Shark Week’ – a late-night talk show that will air every night during the week. A host will introduce segments with favorite moments from the week and welcome unexpected guests, shark experts, shark attack survivors, and more.

‘Shark Week’ is introducing a Shark Cam – a robot submarine used to track sharks – which was used in Return of Jaws, while I Escaped Jaws features real shark attack footage caught by eye-witnesses.

Titles airing during the week include Sharkpocalypse, looking at how sharks are moving in closer to coastlines; Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives (working title), about a massive prehistoric predator which may still be lurking in oceans; Voodoo Sharks, on the bull shark population that moved into Louisiana’s bayous; and Spawn of Jaws, about a scientist aiming to explore the life cycle of the great white shark for the first time.

Jeff Kurr, who produced Ultimate Air Jaws in 2011 and Air Jaws Apocalypse in 2012, returns this year with Great White Serial Killer, which is about two fatal shark attacks near Vandenberg Air force base in California. Air Jaws: Beyond the Breach goes behind the scenes to see how the Air Jaws programming has changed what viewers know about Great White sharks.

Top 10 Sharkdown updates the international shark attack files for the 21st century, while Alien Monster Sharks follows U.S. and Japanese scientists as they search for the most incredible and bizarre sharks on the planet.

Shark Week has also partnered with One World One Ocean for the first time. Their partnership will result in a multi‐platform media campaign to generate greater global awareness of the ocean’s importance to society. Discovery will again partner with Oceana through multi-platform content and public service announcements.

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