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 June 29

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Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house…you’re going to want to circle back to your couch because Shark Week is swimming onto our screens this month. The fin-tastic summer TV event is returning to the Discovery Channel with 45 hours of programming—the most ever in Shark Week history!

According to Discovery, Shark Week 2021 “will take viewers to new locations to study and record new shark behaviors that have never been seen on camera before” and will also feature the “highest breach ever recorded.”

The apex predators won’t be the only stars onscreen. Tiffany Haddish, William Shatner, Robert Irwin, Brad Paisley and Stranger ThingsNoah Schnapp are among the many famous faces who will be appearing in specials throughout the most anticipated week of the summer.

Find out how to catch all the Jaws-dropping action below!

When is Shark Week 2021?

The jaw-some summer event kicks off on Sunday, July 11, and runs through the following Sunday, July 18.

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How to watch Shark Week 2021

Dive into Shark Week programming on both the Discovery Channel and discovery+, Discovery’s subscription streaming service that launched earlier this year.

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Which celebrities will be appearing on Shark Week 2021?

This year’s star-studded lineup includes Tiffany Haddish, Brad Paisley, JB Smoove, William Shatner, Eli Roth, the cast of Jackass, Noah Schnapp, Robert Irwin, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Dr. Sandra Lee, Josh Gates, Snoop Dogg, Mark Rober, Chris Rose, David Dobrik and Kinga Philipps.

Who’s ready for the real blockbuster of the summer?!#SharkWeek starts July 11 on @discovery and streaming on @discoveryplus. See this year’s stacked schedule and learn more at https://t.co/8OwYUTVsfI pic.twitter.com/dDLfwFvyn3

— Shark Week (@SharkWeek) June 25, 2021

What is the 2021 Shark Week Schedule?

Mark your calendars, because here is the complete schedule for Shark Week 2021 (all times listed in ET):

Discovery Channel Schedule:

SUNDAY, July 11

Crikey! It’s Shark Week – 8 p.m.

Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week –  9 p.m.

Jackass Shark Week Special – 10 p.m.

Josh Gates Tonight – 11 p.m.

MONDAY, July 12

Air Jaws: Going For Gold – 8 p.m.

Jaws Awakens: Phred vs. Slash – 9 p.m.

Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek – 10 p.m.

Josh Gates Tonight – 11 p.m.

TUESDAY, July 13

MotherSharker – 8 p.m.

Brad Paisley’s Shark Country – 9 p.m.

The Spawn of El Diablo – 10 p.m.

Josh Gates Tonight – 11 p.m.


MechaShark – 8 p.m.

The Real Sharknado – 9 p.m.

Return to Lair of the Great White – 10 p.m.

Josh Gates Tonight – 11 p.m.


Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week – 8 p.m.

Sharkadelic Summer 2 – 9 p.m.

Mega Jaws of Bird Island – 10 p.m.

Josh Gates Tonight – 11 p.m.

FRIDAY, July 16

Ninja Sharks: Mutants Rising – 8 p.m.

Monster Sharks of Andros Island – 9 p.m.

Mystery of the Black Demon Shark – 10 p.m.

I Was Prey: Terrors Of The Deep 2 – 11 p.m.


Return To Shark Vortex – 8 p.m.

Shark Week Best In Show – 9 p.m.

I Was Prey: Shark Week 2021 – 10 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 18

Shark Academy – 10 p.m.

Discovery+ Schedule:

SUNDAY, July 11

Sharkbait with David Dobrik (exclusively on discovery+)

Shark Academy

Shark Rumble 

MONDAY, July 12

Stranger Sharks (exclusively on discovery+)

Shark Academy

TUESDAY, July 13

Great White Comeback (exclusively on discovery+)

Shark Academy

FIN (exclusively on discovery+)


Tiger Queen (exclusively on discovery+)

Shark Academy


Raging Bulls (exclusively on discovery+)

Shark Academy

FRIDAY, July 16

Extinct or Alive: Jaws of Alaska (exclusively on discovery+)

Shark Academy


Rogue Tiger Shark: The Hunt For Lagertha (exclusively on discovery+)

SUNDAY, July 18

The Great Hammerhead Stakeout (exclusively on discovery+)

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Will there be shark content before or after Shark Week 2021?

Shark lovers, rejoice! Discovery is celebrating their favorite species of marine predator throughout the month of July with a shark movie festival on both TV and streaming. The Sharknado series, as well as Mega Shark vs. Octopus, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, 2-Head Shark Attack, and 3-Headed Shark Attack will all be available on discovery+ come July 1. The documentary Envoy: Shark Cull, narrated by Eric Bana, will also premiere on the streaming service July 1. Meanwhile, Jaws will air on Saturday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery.

In addition to movies, there will be pre-premieres of Shark Week shows—Return to Headstone Hell, Mega Predators of Oz and Return to Shark Vortex—available exclusively on discovery+ starting July 1. The streaming platform will also be home to Discovery’s first-ever shark series, Shark Academy, which premieres July 11.

What to expect from Shark Week 2021

Shark Week “will once again deliver incredible brand-new, innovative shark research and compelling insight on some of the most remarkable shark species in the world including the first in utero tag in a pregnant Tiger shark, a potentially new Great White mating behavior and the discovery of an elusive pupping ground,” per a press release.

Robert Irwin, son of the late Steve Irwin, will come face to face with a great white shark in Crikey! It’s Shark Week, while Sharknado‘s Ziering and Reid will be picking up their chainsaws again to see if a real Sharknado can happen.

Related: Steve Irwin Day: How the Crocodile Hunter’s Legacy Continues at the Australia Zoo 

Viewers can also look forward to watching country star Paisley put his “musical talents to the test in shark-infested waters to see how sound can attract or repel sharks” in Brad Paisley’s Shark Country.

How Shark Week helps protects sharks

Discovery has a partnership with Oceana to help protect sharks, which are threatened by a global shark fin trade. In a press release for Shark Week 2021, Discovery notes that the “market for shark fins is a historic driver of overfishing, which is why it’s more important than ever that this year’s Shark Week collaborations with major brands and content creators help raise money for Oceana’s campaigns and educate fans about why healthy oceans need sharks.”

Discovery partnered this year with Beneath The Waves, a non-profit organization that uses “cutting-edge science to advance scientific discovery and catalyze ocean policy, with initiatives focusing on the conservation of biodiversity and highly migratory species such as shark.”

How long has Shark Week been going on for?

Television’s longest-running summer event started over three decades ago. Shark Week, now in its 33rd year, made its debut in 1988.

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