Shark Week 2022 schedule: Your guide to all 23 specials
Dwayne Johnson and Tracy Morgan are among the celebrities joining in Shark Week 2022's festivities, starting July 24
Respect the Jaws of Nature
Have no fear (or you can have a little, it's okay): Shark Week is fast approaching your neck of the waters again.
The weeklong summer spectacle that goes deep on the ocean's apex predators returns to Discovery on July 24. The 34th installment will transport you to the waters off of South Africa, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, the Bahamas, and the Azores, while showing you exotic b(r)eaches and even some [doublechecks notes] walking sharks. And as usual, there will be a few celebrity sightings along the way. Dwayne Johnson will serve as Shark Week's first-ever master of ceremonies, the Jackass crew will try to help new cast member Poopies triumph over his aversion to the fearsome fish, and the man who once advised Kenneth on 30 Rock to "live every week like it's Shark Week" will be part of the finstivities: Yes, Tracy Morgan will host a special titled Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! with Tracy Morgan, in which Tracy Morgan will discuss Tracy Morgan's favorite types of sharks.
Can't wait to dip your toes into all of these waters? Three Shark Week specials will debut early on discovery+. Need to sink your teeth into the schedule of 23 new specials totaling 25 hours right now? Throw on a life preserver and seas the day(s).
Dawn of the Monster Mako
Premieres: July 15, discovery+
Official logline: "A 14-foot giant mako shark is spotted in the waters off the Azores. Veteran underwater cinematographer Joe Romeiro and his wife, marine biologist and filmmaker Lauren Romeiro, search the teeming depths around the ancient island archipelago to capture the beast on film."
The Haunting of Shark Tower
Premieres: July 15, discovery+
Official logline: "News of a harrowing shark encounter at North Carolina's Frying Pan Tower has underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande and Shark Expert Kori Garza on a dangerous quest to discover whether great white sharks are moving into the state's waters."
Great White Intersection (working title)
Premieres: July 23, discovery+
Official logline: "Following the tragic and fatal shark attack of Arthur Medici in September 2018, Great White Intersection takes an in-depth look at the resurgence of great white sharks off the beaches of Cape Cod as the local community struggles to come to terms with a new reality."
Great White Battleground
Premieres: July 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Michelle Jewel believes the great white sharks of South Africa perform their signature aerial attacks for reasons beyond just hunting prey. Now, she's headed to the great white battleground on a cutting-edge mission to decipher the secret language of white shark breaching."
Jackass Shark Week 2.0
Premieres: July 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Jasper, Dark Shark, Zach Holmes and Poopies are back to finish what they started. After Knoxville sent the guys on a terrifying Shark Week mission last year, Knoxville is joining the boys as they head out to get their friend Poopies over his fear of sharks."
Great White Open Ocean
Premieres: July 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "In 2020, shark diving expert Jimi Partington nearly dies in the jaws of a great white. A year later, he looks to overcome his PTSD and get back in the water with the ocean's biggest mega-sharks. But what starts off as a positive experience, quickly becomes a battle for life and death."
Air Jaws: Top Guns (working title)
Premieres: July 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "High-flying sharks are back, but with a new team competing to be the next "top guns" of Air Jaws. Dickie Chivell and Andy Casagrande use the latest high-tech cameras in hopes of capturing the largest breaching great white ever seen."
Great White Serial Kill: Fatal Christmas
Premieres: July 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "After a surfer dies off Morro Bay, California on Christmas Eve, shark attack investigators Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillan use forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts to ID the suspected killer: an 18-foot great white."
Rise of the Monster Hammerheads
Premieres: July 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Reports of two legendary, very large great hammerheads - Big Moe in the Florida Keys and Sunken in Andros, Bahamas - have Dr. Tristan Guttridge and Andy Casagrande wondering if there is a clan of monster hammerheads who share the same DNA."
Impractical Jokers Shark Week Spectacular (working title)
Premieres: July 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "The Impractical Jokers are the kings of hijinx and fearlessness in the face of public humiliation but see what happens when they set out to dispel the myth that sharks are man-eating beasts the only way they know how – with extreme, mortifying challenges and dares."
Jaws vs Kraken
Premieres: July 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Something shocking is happening in the abyss around Guadalupe Island. Photos of great whites with strange scars believed to be from giant squids have surfaced. Dr. Tristan Guttridge leads a mission to get a glimpse into the battles between the two beasts."
Pigs vs Shark (working title)
Premieres: July 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "The famous swimming pigs of the Bahamas may be in peril. Some believe that the local tiger shark population have acquired a taste for pork and may be feasting on these famous oink-sters."
Island of Walking Sharks
Premieres: July 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Animal Planet's International wildlife conservationist and biologist Forrest Galante travels to the mysterious island of Papua New Guinea to definitively prove that sharks are evolving to walk on land."
Mechashark Love Down Under (working title)
Premieres: July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Shark expert Kina Scollay and his elite team return with a unique one-man-submersible, the Mechashark, to a top-secret location off New Zealand attempting to do something that's never been done: locate a Great White shark mating ground."
Mission Shark Dome (working title)
Premieres: July 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "A team of shark experts re-imagine ancient diving bell technology to create a research platform they call Shark Dome. Dr. Austin Gallagher and Andre Musgrove enter the Shark Dome to allow them to free dive at depth and get closer to great white sharks than ever before."
Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! with Tracy Morgan (working title)
Premieres: July 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Tracy Morgan teams up with shark experts throughout the country to identify the craziest and most ferocious sharks in the ocean. From rare species to stealth predators, Tracy shows off his favorite sharks and their incredible capabilities and adaptations."
Shark House (working title)
Premieres: July 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "When never-before-seen footage surfaces of a pack of orcas killing a great white, Dickie Chivell springs into action, building an underwater habitat called 'Shark House.' His mission is to live on the sea floor for seven days, looking for the last remaining great white sharks in South African waters."
Monster Mako Under the Rig
Premieres: July 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "A team of researchers have discovered a mysterious group of mako sharks of the Gulf of Mexico who migrate around Florida and up to Rhode Island. They call these makos 'mavericks.' Now, the teams are trying to discover what sets them apart from other makos."
Jaws vs. The Blob
Premieres: July 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "A new ocean phenomenon known as The Blob sends juvenile great white sharks straight into a feeding frenzy for monster 20ft adults off the coast of Guadalupe Island. A team of shark experts dives deep to discover if the young sharks survive or become a snack."
Clash of Killers: Great White vs Mako (working title)
Premieres: July 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Scientist Dr. Riley Elliott is tracking two of the ocean's most legendary apex predators – great whites and makos – as they head on a collision course during their yearly migration off the coast of New Zealand."
Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites (working title)
Premieres: July 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Alison Towner has risked her life many times, tagging and studying great white migration patterns in South Africa for the past decade. Now she's assembling the next generation of shark explorers for a spectacular adventure. Together, her all-female crew will pull all the stops — cage dive, free dive, drones, decoys, breeches and more — to track her missing white sharks."
Monsters of the Cape
Premieres: July 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Shark Week veterans Dr. Craig O'Connell and Mark Rackley dive into the great white infested waters off of Cape Cod looking to test cutting-edge shark deterrents to help keep the waters of the Cape safe for both beach-goers and sharks, before it's too late."
Sharks in Paradise (working title)
Premieres: July 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Discovery and discovery+
Official logline: "Shark conservationist Kinga Philipps and scientist Tristan Guttridge embark on an expedition through the remote Islands of Tahiti to investigate whether local legends and mysteries about massive sharks are true."
The full Shark Week schedule
FRIDAY JULY 15
Dawn of the Monster Mako discovery+ (pre-premiere)
The Haunting of Shark Tower discovery+ (pre-premiere)
SATURDAY JULY 23
Great White Intersection discovery+ (pre-premiere)
Shark Week begins (new specials premiere on Discovery and discovery+; more info can be found at sharkweek.com)
SUNDAY JULY 24
Return to Headstone Hell*** 7 p.m. ET/PT
Great White Battleground 8 p.m. ET/PT
Jackass Shark Week 2.0 9 p.m. ET/PT
Great White Open Ocean 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
MONDAY JULY 25
Stranger Sharks*** 7 p.m. ET/PT
Air Jaws: Top Guns 8 p.m. ET/PT
Great White Serial Kill: Fatal Christmas 9 p.m.
Rise of the Monster Hammerheads 10 p.m.
Mega Predators of Oz*** 11 p.m.
TUESDAY JULY 26
Extinct or Alive Jaws of Alaska*** 7 p.m. ET/PT
Impractical Jokers Shark Week Spectacular 8 p.m. ET/PT
Jaws vs Kraken 9 p.m. ET/PT
Pigs vs Shark 10 p.m. ET/PT
Raging Bulls*** 11 p.m. ET/PT
WEDNESDAY JULY 27
Island of Walking Sharks 8 p.m. ET/PT
Mechashark Love Down Under 9 p.m. ET/PT
Mission Shark Dome 10 p.m. ET/PT
Great White Comeback*** 11 p.m. ET/PT
THURSDAY JULY 28
Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! with Tracy Morgan 8 p.m. ET/PT
Shark House 9 p.m. ET/PT
Monster Mako Under the Rig 10 p.m. ET/PT
Tiger Queen*** 11 p.m. ET/PT
FRIDAY JULY 29
Jaws vs The Blob 8 p.m. ET/PT
Clash of Killers: Great White vs Mako 9 p.m. ET/PT
Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Great Hammerhead Stakeout*** 11 p.m. ET/PT
SATURDAY JULY 30
Monsters of the Cape 8 p.m. ET/PT
Sharks in Paradise 9 p.m. ET/PT
***originally premiered in 2021