New Premiere Date – National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD’s ‘SharkFest’ 2020 Kicks off Sunday, July 19, with Its Biggest Lineup Ever
The annual stunt is being pushed back by one week.
UPDATE: NEW PREMIERE DATE* SHARKFEST PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 19
THE CHAMPS ARE BACK, AND THEY’RE READY TO CHOMP!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AND NAT GEO WILD’S SHARKFEST 2020 KICKS OFF SUNDAY, JULY 19, WITH ITS BIGGEST LINEUP EVER
SUMMER’S FAN-FAVORITE EVENT TEES UP 17 ORIGINAL SPECIALS ACROSS BOTH NETWORKS FOR AN EPIC, FIVE-WEEK SHARKFEST MARATHON
The Hunt Is On for the Rookie of the Year, the Tiger Shark, in WORLD’S BIGGEST TIGER SHARK? Catch the Hall of Famer, the Bull Shark, and Other Sea Creatures in SHARKS VS. DOLPHINS: BLOOD BATTLE The G.O.A.T., the Great White Shark, Returns with the New One-hour Special SHARKCANO
SHARKFEST Full Season Schedule Announced
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 23, 2020) The Olympics may be on hold, but National Geographic is this summer’s ultimate pinch hitter with the season’s other fan-favorite pastime – SHARKFEST! Spotlighting the ocean’s top athletes, National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD together are airing five full weeks of action-packed shark programming with 17 original premieres and the best shark programming from the networks’ massive library as part of its biggest-ever shark spectacular. Showcasing the ocean’s greatest competitors in their natural habitat, the eighth annual event begins Sunday, July 19, on National Geographic, followed by two weeks of content on Nat Geo WILD, beginning Sunday, August 9.
As the network’s summer MVP, SHARKFEST always dominates its opponents with informative, innovative shows highlighting shark research and conservation. But each summer, it also hits a grand slam with entertaining, heart-pounding content that makes a weeklong event look like a minnow. This season’s starting lineup for SHARKFEST on Nat Geo includes the following:
· World’s Biggest Tiger Shark? – Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande and marine biologist Kori Garza journey to a remote lagoon in French Polynesia to dive with the “tigers of Tahiti” in search of the world’s largest living tiger shark, Kamakai. While there, they capture cooperative hunting tactics between two juvenile tiger sharks for the first time ever on film! Click here for a bite of the action.
· Most Wanted Sharks – Of the millions of sharks in our oceans, a select few are so fascinating, they’ve become worldwide celebrities with legions of fans and followers. In Most Wanted Sharks, marine biologist and shark-suit inventor Jeremiah Sullivan dives into the stories of the most sensational shark stars of all time.
· Sharkcano – Sharks and volcanoes, across the globe: where you find one, you find the other. Researchers have not figured out what attracts sharks to the hotspots, but world-renowned shark scientist Dr. Michael Heithaus is on a mission to figure out the answer. He crisscrosses the globe and risks life and limb to uncover the shocking real-life link between these two fearsome forces of nature.
SHARKFEST’S full summer season original programming lineup is below. Dates are subject to change.
World’s Biggest Tiger Shark?
National Geographic – Premieres Sunday, July 19, at 8/7c
When Sharks Attack
National Geographic – Six-episode Season Premieres Monday, July 20, at 9/8c
Sharks vs. Dolphins: Blood Battle
National Geographic – Premieres Monday, July 20, at 10/9c
National Geographic – Premieres Tuesday, July 21, at 10/9c
Secrets of the Bull Shark
National Geographic – Premieres Wednesday, July 22, at 10/9c
Most Wanted Sharks
National Geographic – Premieres Thursday, July 23, at 10/9c
50 Shades of Sharks
National Geographic – Premieres Friday, July 24, at 10/9c
Raging Bull Shark
National Geographic – Premieres Sunday, July 26, at 8/7c
Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle
National Geographic – Premieres Monday, July 27, at 10/9c
Shark vs. Whale
National Geographic – Premieres Tuesday, July 28, at 10/9c
What the Shark?
National Geographic – Premieres Wednesday, July 29, at 10/9c
Shark vs. Surfer
National Geographic – Premieres Sunday, August 2, at 8/7c
Nat Geo WILD – Encore Presentation Thursday, August 13, at 9/8c