Who doesn’t love Shark Week? I know I do and I think lots of other people do too since it’s been an annual event on Discovery Channel since its debut in 1988.
What is Shark Week? It’s a week devoted to prime-time programming exclusively about sharks.
When is Shark Week 2017? It’s from Sunday, July 23 to Sunday, July 30.
Where can I find the schedule? It’s on discovery.com.
What channel is it on? It’s on Discovery Channel. You’ll have to check your local cable listings to find out which channel Discovery Channel is in your viewing area.
How can I watch Shark Week without cable? Discovery.com has several episodes available online. Also, Cut Cable Today provides options for watching if you don’t have cable. Check them out here, where you’ll also find links to full episodes from the first season to season 2014.
Phelps vs Shark
Phelps vs Shark is Discovery Channel’s 2017 premier event. What is Phelps vs Shark, you ask? Get ready for it…. it’s pretty crazy…. Michael Phelps is going to race a great white shark! What?
Great white sharks can reach speeds over 25 mph. Michael Phelps’ top recorded speed is 6 mph. Not to mention the logistics of the whole thing. Is the race going to be in the ocean? A pool? How will Michael Phelps and the great white be separated? How will the shark know that it’s supposed to race Michael Phelps? Naturally Discovery Channel isn’t telling in order to build excitement for the event.
Watch Discovery Channel’s exciting 30 second promo video while you’re waiting for the race.
I know where I’ll be on July 23 at 8:00 pm ET (when Phelps vs Shark airs). I’ll be glued to my TV.
Shark Week Episodes Available Online
You can watch previous years’ episodes online on YouTube.
Shark Week Trivia
With an event this popular, you know there must be a lot of related fun things involved. There is/are…
Famous stars like Paul Walker
No more megalodon shark programs
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin