Shark Week 2022 kicks off Sunday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET, and continues through Sunday, July 31, with hours of shark-focused programming on Discovery Channel and the streaming service Discovery+. Now on its 34th year, Shark Week features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as its first Master of Ceremonies. There will be 25 adrenaline-inducing original episodes, as well as new and returning special guests including comedian Tracy Morgan; the stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, Sal Vulcano, James Murray, Brian Quinn; and the cast of Jackass. Content and cross-promotion will occur across Warner Bros. Discovery’s platforms, including TBS, TNT, truTV, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID, OWN, TCM, Discovery+, and HBO Max, although the primary content will air on the Discovery Channel and Discovery+
Read on to learn how to watch Shark Week without cable. We even include the programming schedule at the end as well.
When Is Shark Week: Discovery Shark Week begins Sunday, July 24, at 8:00 pm. ET on Discovery Channel.
Best Way To Watch Shark Week on Discovery: You can watch Shark Week shows as they air for free using a 7-day free trial to the live TV streaming service Philo. Philo has Discovery Channel in its lineup. While the service costs $25 per month, you won’t be billed if you cancel within the trial period. There is no contract if you decide to keep Philo as you pay month to month and can cancel at any time.
Shark Week on Discovery+: Discovery+ will have Shark Week shows on-demand the day after they air on Discovery. Discovery+ will also feature exclusive Shark Week content. Discovery+ also offers a 1-week free trial.
How To Watch Shark Week Without Cable
To watch Shark Week without cable, all you need is one of the following streaming services with Discovery in their lineup.
Discovery+ will have Shark week content available on-demand along with some exclusive streaming-only content. Discovery+ is available to watch on Android and iOS smart devices and your browser. However, you can also watch on your TV using a streaming device like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and more. Discovery+ costs $4.99 per month for an ad-supported plan and $6.99 per month for an ad-free experience. Both Plans offer a 7-day free trial. For more information on this service, see our review of Discovery+.
Your most affordable way to watch Shark Week on Discovery is Philo. For just $25 per month, Philo gives you live access to Discovery Channel live and on-demand. We keep a list of channels available on Philo if you are interested in what channels are available. Philo also allows you to record shows and watch them up to a month later with their cloud DVR.
Philo is supported on Mac and PC on a web browser, Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or later). They also support Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku.
Hulu Live TV is another way you can watch Shark Week. Discovery Channel is included in Hulu Live TV’s base channel plan. This means you can watch Shark Week shows as they air, just like you had cable! The Hulu Live TV service costs $69.99 a month and includes the following features:
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- It comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Discovery is available on Sling TV’s “Blue” package, starting at $40 per month. Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy Discovery on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices.
DIRECTV STREAM is another way you can watch Shark Week. Discovery Channel is available in the “Entertainment” plan for $74.99 per month. A subscription to DIRECTV STREAM includes the following:
- watch 20 streams simultaneously per subscription
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like Discovery and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
Vidgo is another way to stream Shark Week. Vidgo includes Discovery in its Core package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $59.95 per month. (They offer discounted promo pricing for your first 3 months.)
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract, so you can cancel any time. They do offer special pricing for new customers, which you can cancel within the first three days at no charge.
Vidgo is supported on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and more. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
FuboTV also has Discovery Channel so you can watch Shark Week, along with over 90 other channels are offered in its Pro Plan for $74.99.
Here are some of fuboTV’s features:
- Discovery Channel and more are available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on three screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, and more.
YouTube TV also offers Discovery Channel so you can watch Shark Week, as well as limitless storage space for recording your shows. Your library of recorded shows can be streamed anywhere. The service costs $64.99 a month.
YouTube TV provides:
- access to Discovery Channel along with 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
- Includes YouTube TV on-demand
- offers a 1-week free trial.
What’s On Shark Week
Read on for Shark Week’s TV and streaming schedule on Discovery+ and Discovery Channel. Descriptions from Discovery.
Friday, July 15
Dawn of the Monster Mako, exclusive premiere on Discovery+
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, exclusive premiere on Discovery+
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.
Saturday, July 23
Great White Intersection, exclusive premiere on Discovery+
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.
Discovery Channel’s Shark Wee
Sunday, July 24
Return to Headstone Hell, premieres at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery
Dr. Riley Elliott returns to Norfolk Island with underwater cinematographer Kina Scollay to see what happens when the island’s tiger sharks go head-to-head with migrating great whites over an unusual food source: cow carcasses.
Great White Battleground, world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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 whehite shark breaching.
Jackass Shark Week 2.0, world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Jadulsper, 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, world premiere at 10:30 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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.
Monday, July 25
Stranger Sharks, premieres at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery
Mark Rober and Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things are teaming up for the ultimate Shark Week adventure — exploring abandoned undersea ruins and manmade artificial reefs searching for the strangest sharks in the ocean.
Air Jaws: Top Guns, world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 9:00 pm on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 10:00 pm on Discovery and Discovery+
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.
Mega Predators of Oz, premieres at 11:00 pm on Discovery
In South Australia, a fisherman found a half-eaten mako, and shark experts say only one species is responsible. Using underwater ultrasound imagery, tissue sampling, and collecting DNA, they will prove that the great white is the ultimate mega predator.
Tuesday, July 26
Extinct or Alive Jaws of Alaska, premieres at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery
International wildlife biologist Forrest Galante travels the world in search of rare and elusive wildlife, including those lost to science, and mysterious cold-water sharks.
Impractical Jokers Shark Week Spectacular, world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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.
Raging Bulls, world premiere at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery
Bull sharks are one of Australia’s “Big 3” deadly shark species. Recently, there’s been a shift in their behavior concerning the human population. Paul De Gelder joins Johan Gustafson to uncover why these sharks are becoming more aggressive hunters.
Wednesday, July 27
Island of Walking Sharks, world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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.
Great White Comeback, premieres at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery
In 2017, one of the strangest ocean mysteries occurred in South Africa when an entire great white shark population disappeared overnight. Alison Towner and her team head out on an epic investigation to find the missing great whites of Seal Island.
Thursday, July 28
Tracy Morgan Presents: Sharks! with Tracy Morgan, world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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.
Tiger Queen, premieres at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery
The shark population in Turks and Caicos has a sizable concentration of female tiger sharks, leaving scientists wondering where all the males are hiding. Shark enthusiast Kinga Philipps joins Dr. Austin Gallagher to help solve this puzzling mystery.
Friday, July 29
Jaws vs The Blob, world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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.
The Great Hammerhead Stakeout, premieres at 11:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery
Dr. Tristan Guttridge and James Glancy travel to Andros Island to investigate reports of an exclusive population of giant hammerheads. To get answers, they attempt one of the longest shark dives ever upwards of 10 hours using an underwater habitat.
Saturday, July 30
Monsters of the Cape, world premiere at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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, world premiere at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Discovery and Discovery+
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.
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