How to watch, full schedule and more

How to watch, full schedule and more

(Photo by: Jeff Kurr/Discovery)

Shark Week is finally here. Are you ready to dive in? (Photo: Jeff Kurr/Discovery)

With summer in full swing it’s time to curl up in the safety of your air conditioner and tune into Discovery Channel’s 35th annual Shark Week. From July 23 to 29, you can get your daily dose of apex-predator action, ranging from horror stories to fascinating adventure tales, delivered straight from the Discovery Channel — with the help of this year’s host, Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa. Wondering how to watch? Don’t worry, we won’t throw you overboard! Here’s everything you need to know: how to watch, the best way to stream Shark Week, the full Shark Week schedule and more.

How to watch Shark Week in 2023

Dates: July 23–29

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Discovery Channel

Streaming: Discovery+, Max

When is Shark Week this year?

2023 Shark Week is set to run from Sunday, July 23 through Saturday, July 29.

What channel is Shark Week on?

This year, Shark Week shows will premiere as usual on the Discovery Channel and will stream on Discovery+, but will also be available to watch on Max, since Warner Bros. Discovery’s merger of Discovery+ and HBO Max content.

TBS, TNT, truTV, TLC, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID, and TCM will also be airing some Shark Week shows and Shark Week–inspired content throughout Shark Week (July 23–July 29)

Where to watch Shark Week 2023:

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Thanks to the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, you can now stream Discovery Channel shows on Max! The recently rebranded streaming platform hosts tons of popular shows and movies, including The Last of Us, And Just Like That, Succession and more. Max has three tiers available: an ad-supported basic plan for $10 monthly, an ad-free plan for $16 monthly and an “ultimate ad-free” plan that offers four device streams, 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Atmos sound and up to 100 downloads for $20 monthly. Currently, there’s no free trial directly through Max, but you can get your first week free when you subscribe to Max as an add-on through Amazon Prime Video (hint, hint)

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While you can now stream Discovery Channel content on HBO’s recently rebranded streaming platform, Max, you can also still subscribe straight to the source and stream Discovery Channel content — including Shark Week 2023 — directly through Discovery+. If you’re not interested in paying for Max, Discovery+ is a great (and cheaper) alternative way to stream your favorite Discovery Channel shows. Subscribe to the basic plan for $4.99 monthly or go ad-free for $6.99. Discovery+ also offers new subscribers a 7-day free trial, so, hypothetically, you could totally watch all of Shark Week for free… 

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Who is hosting Shark Week 2023?

(Photo: Warner Bros. Discovery)

(Photo: Warner Bros. Discovery)

This year, Shark Week is suitably hosted by Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who succeeds 2022 Shark Week host Dwayne Johnson.

Shark Week 2023 schedule:

Sunday, July 23

Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy: 8 p.m. ET

Jaws vs. The Meg: 9 p.m. ET

Serial Killer: Red Sea Attacks: 10 p.m. ET

Shark Week: Off the Hook: 11 p.m. ET

Monday, July 24

Great White Fight Club: 8 p.m. ET

Monsters of the Bermuda Triangle: 9 p.m. ET

Alien Sharks: Strange New Worlds: 10 p.m. ET

Tuesday, July 25

Mako Mania: Battle For California: 8 p.m. ET

Raiders of the Lost Shark: 9 p.m. ET

Monster Hammerheads: Killer Instinct: 10 p.m. ET

Wednesday, July 26

Air Jaws: Final Frontier: 8 p.m. ET

Florida Shark: Blood in the Water: 9 p.m. ET

Cocaine Sharks: 10 p.m. ET

Thursday, July 27

Jaws in the Shallows: 8 p.m. ET

Monster Mako: Fresh Blood: 9 p.m. ET

Shark vs. Snake: Battle of the Bites: 10 p.m. ET

Friday, July 28

Tropic Jaws: 8 p.m. ET

Deadly Sharks of Paradise: 9 p.m. ET

Haunting at Shark Tower: 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 29

Dawn of the Monster Mako: 8 p.m. ET

Mega Sharks of Dangerous Reef: 9 p.m. ET

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