Dive into the depths of the ocean as the Discovery Channel brings us 22 specials about the fearsome underwater predators in honor of Shark Week’s 30th anniversary.

It’s time to pop in Jaws (NOT Jaws 2, 3-D, or Jaws: The Revenge, just … no) and enjoy one of the biggest weeks of summer television: Shark Week. For those who are terrified of the toothy predators, like me, it’s just a reminder of how truly fearsome these creatures are and why we don’t want to go swimming in the ocean alongside them. But there’s science and stuff, too. So, I guess that’s kinda cool.

This year marks as the 30th anniversary of Shark Week and promises to be bigger than ever. What started as an idea in the 1980s on the back of a napkin transformed into a huge craze and pop culture phenomenon that’s lasted for three decades.

“As I’ve heard it, they were just talking about what kinds of things would be fun to do on Discovery,” Brooke Runnette, an executive producer for Shark Week, told The Atlantic in 2012. “And one of them said something like, ‘You know what would be awesome? Shark Week!'” And the rest, as they say, is history!

Shark Week 2018 starts July 22 and ends July 29.

Shark Week 2018 Schedule:

*All times are in Eastern Time.*

Sunday, July 22
Alien Sharks: Greatest Hits — 7 p.m.
Bear Vs. Shark — 8 p.m.
Shaq Does Shark Week — 9 p.m.
Ronda Rousey Uncaged — 10 p.m.
Shark After Dark Live — 11 p.m.

Monday, July 23
Monster Tag — 8 p.m.
Great White Abyss — 9 p.m.
Cuba’s Secret Shark Lair — 10 p.m.
Shark After Dark Live — 11 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24
Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy — 8 p.m.
Laws of Jaws — 9 p.m.
Air Jaws: The Hunted — 10 p.m.
Shark After Dark Live — 11 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25
Air Jaws: Back From the Dead — 8 p.m.
Shark Tank Meets Shark Week — 9 p.m.
Sharkcam Stakeout — 10 p.m.
Shark After Dark Live — 11 p.m.

Thursday, July 26
Sharkcam Strikes Back — 8 p.m.
Sharkwrecked — 9 p.m.
Tiger Shark Invasion — 10 p.m.
Shark After Dark Live — 11 p.m.

Friday, July 27
Cash Cab “Shark Week Edition” — 7 p.m.
Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction — 8 p.m.
Bloodline: Spawn of Jaws — 9 p.m.
Great White Shark Babies — 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 28
Return of the Mega Shark — 9 p.m.
Sharks Gone Wild — 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 29
Naked and Afraid of Sharks — 9 p.m.

What do you think? Will you be tuning into Shark Week this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Shark Tank is hosting an open casting call in Denver TOMORROW, July 21!

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