‘Shark Week’ Happens on Discovery July 28-Aug. 4

Shark Week runs on Discovery Sunday, July 28 to Sunday, Aug. 4. Shark Week’s “fincredible lineup,” in Discovery’s words, features more than 20 hours of shark programming. That includes Rob Riggle jumping in for “Shark Trip” with his friends.

Riggle was a correspondent on The Daily Show and his film work includes The Hangover.

“Shark Week 2019 will take viewers to the depths of the ocean in search of Deep Blue, employ the first ‘drone-towed’ seal decoy, and test some of the most exciting, cutting-edge technology for shark detecting surveillance,” said Discovery.

Shark Week turned 30 last summer, and reached 34.9 million total viewers for the week, said Discovery. Last summer’s event featured Shaquille O’Neal, Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers and Bear Grylls, among others, and a Shark Tank special. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.