Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is television’s longest-running summer event, and the 27th installment promises to deliver all the action, marine education and pointy teeth that viewers can handle.
Whether Shark Week is your summer television tradition or a first-time experience, Discovery’s 2014 lineup of 13 brand-new specials has something for everyone. Many crowd-favorite specials — like Air Jaws — also return, along with some attention-grabbing premiere specials like I Escaped Jaws 2, Sharkageddon and Zombie Sharks.
So grab a snorkel and an underwater cage and get ready for Shark Week 2014.
Thursday, August 14th at 10PM ET/PT
Explore the waters of idyllic Hawaii with a native surfer as he tries to uncover the reason for the location’s dramatic increase in shark attacks.
Lair of the Mega Shark
Tuesday, August 12th at 10 PM ET/PT
Head down to New Zealand with a team of shark experts as they risk their lives to prove the existence of a 20 foot great white which matches descriptions of a creature the Maoris called “Lord of the Sharks”.
Wednesday, August 13th at 9PM ET/PT
A team of scientists explore tonic immobility, a catatonic “zombie-like” state which can be achieved in sharks and which orcas may be using to hunt and kill sharks in open water.
Monday, August 11th at 10PM ET/PT
Legends of a giant hammerhead shark have been floating around the coast of Florida for 60 years and a team of scientists and anglers will attempt to find solid evidence of its existence.
Great White Matrix
Saturday, August 16th at 9PM ET/PT
A shark attack survivor and his camera man will head down under to Australia and discover the mystery behind the area’s high number of great white attacks and what’s bringing these sharks so close to shore.
Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine
Sunday, August 10th at 9PM ET/PT
Explore the legend of “Submarine” a great white shark said to live off the coast of South Africa, reported to be 30 feet long, making it the largest great white of all time. Scientists seek to find out if such a massive creature could even survive and find proof of his existence.
Saturday, August 16th at 10PM ET/PT
A look at the closest calls, sharpest bites, and sweetest shots of Shark Week 2014! Plus, your picks for top 5 craziest Shark Week moments.
Shark After Dark
Sunday, August 10th – Thursday, August 14th at 11PM ET/PT
The late-night talk show returns with new guests, interactive features and plenty of awesome shark info and footage!
Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss
Tuesday, August 12th at 9PM ET/PT
Shark researcher Paul Clerkin goes deep to find a previously undiscovered species of bioluminescent shark.
Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth
Wednesday, August 13th at 10PM ET/PT
In this follow-up to 2013’s Spawn of Jaws, audiences will follow Dr. Domeier on his
journey to find the elusive great white pupping grounds.
Air Jaws: Fin of Fury
Sunday, August 10th at 8PM ET/PT
The return of this popular segment will use high tech underwater gadgetry to track and find the missing “mega-shark” named Colossus.
Jaws Strikes Back
Monday, August 11th at 9PM ET/PT
Follow an intrepid camera crew into great white-infested waters on a journey to film an epic clash of titans: Jaws vs. a two-ton mega seal.
I Escaped Jaws 2
Thursday, August 14th at 9PM ET/PT
Take a look at a shark attack from the survivor’s point of view. Using first person interviews and actual footage, Discovery Channel will show why these attacks happened and how victims escaped with their lives.
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Friday, August 15th at 10PM ET/PT
In this sequel to the 2013 special, view shocking new evidence and footage, proving the existence of the prehistoric megalodon.