Discovery Announces Its Shark Week 2015 Schedule

Can you smell the blood?

Shark Week fandom has evolved into something of a frenzy, ironically mimicking the subjects of its weeklong block of TV programming. It claims to be the medium's longest-running event, debuting 27 years ago with 10 episodes. This year, Discovery has announced Shark Week 2015 will run 19 hours of primetime content, the most in its history.

The week to crawl behind your cage in shark-infested waters this year is July 5-12, but Discovery has also announced that it will tack on an extra dose of sharks for a weekend in August. The full schedule for the initial week is as follows:

Shark Week 2015 Programming (ET/PT)

Sunday, July 5:

8:00-9:00 PM — Shark Trek

9:00-10:00 PM — Island of the Mega Shark

10:00-11:00 PM — Monster Mako

11:00-11:30 PM — Shark After Dark

 

Monday, July 6:

9:00-10:00 PM — Return of the Great White Serial Killer

10:00-11:00 PM — Alien Sharks: Close Encounters

11:00-11:30 PM — Shark After Dark

 

Tuesday, July 7:

9:00-10:00 PM — Bride of Jaws

10:00-11:00 PM — Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba

11:00-11:30 PM — Shark After Dark

 

Wednesday, July 8:

9:00-10:00 PM — Super Predator

10:00-11:00 PM — Ninja Sharks

11:00-11:30 PM — Shark After Dark

 

Thursday, July 9:

9:00-11:00 PM — Shark Planet

11:00-11:30 PM — Shark After Dark

 

Friday, July 10:

9:00-10:00 PM — Sharks of the Shadowland

10:00-11:00 PM — Shark Clans

 

Saturday, July 11:

9:00-10:00 PM — Sharksanity 2

 

Sunday, July 12:

8:00-9:00 PM — Shark Island

(H/T: TV by the Numbers)

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