Shark Week in a Weekend in Short 

Shark Week is Discovery’s great white entry into pop culture. However, as we’re more worried about Coronavirus than Carcharodons, the channel has announced a special iteration of the event. 

Shark Week in a Weekend is the megalodon marathon of some of Shark Week’s most biting features. None of the documentary stuff is new, but all of it is beloved and bound to send fans into a feeding frenzy. 

There will be a very tempting fresh morsel in it as well. Capsized: Blood In The Water, the first scripted feature-length film of Shark Week, will premiere on Saturday. It retells the story of a 1982 shark encounter and stars Josh Duhamel, Tyler Blackburn, Beau Garrett, Rebekah Graf, and Josh Close.

Here’s the full menu:

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

9:00 AM ET/PT SHARK VORTEX
10:00 AM ET/PT   GREAT HAMMERHEAD INVASION
11:00 AM ET/PT   SHARKS OF THE BADLANDS
12:00 PM ET/PT ALIEN SHARKS: STRANGER FINS
1:00 PM ET/PT AIR JAWS STRIKES BACK
2:00 PM ET/PT LAWS OF JAWS: DANGEROUS WATERS
3:00 PM ET/PT RONDA ROUSEY UNCAGED
4:00 PM ET/PT PHELPS VS. SHARK: GREAT GOLD VS. GREAT WHITE
5:00 PM ET/PT SHAQ DOES SHARK WEEK
6:00 PM ET/PT GUY FIERI’S FEEDING FRENZY
7:00 PM ET/PT BEAR VS. SHARK
8:00 PM ET/PT EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: MEGALODON
9:00 PM ET/PT CAPSIZED: BLOOD IN THE WATER
11:00 PM ET/PT THE SHARKS OF HEADSTONE HELL
12:00 AM ET/PT AIR JAWS: THE HUNTED
1:00 AM ET/PT SHARK WEEK’S ISLE OF JAWS
3:00 AM ET/PT SHARKWRECKED: CRASH LANDING

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

9:00 AM ET/PT MONSTER HAMMERHEAD
10:00 AM ET/PT   SHARK-CROC SHOWDOWN
11:00 AM ET/PT   MONSTER MAKO: PERFECT PREDATOR
12:00 PM ET/PT SHARK CAM STAKEOUT
1:00 PM ET/PT TIGER SHARK INVASION
2:00 PM ET/PT CUBA’S SECRET SHARK LAIR
3:00 PM ET/PT AIR JAWS: FIN OF FURY
4:00 PM ET/PT EXTINCT OR ALIVE: THE LOST SHARK
5:00 PM ET/PT LEGEND OF DEEP BLUE
6:00 PM ET/PT NAKED AND AFRAID OF SHARKS

What is Shark Week?

Shark Week is a week-long event on Discovery Channel. It started out way back in 1988 and has since become the longest-running cable TV event in history

For decades, Shark Week has regaled the viewers with tales of sharks, scientific Sphyrnidae discovery, and other lamniformes-focused media for a week every summer. Though the content of the recent years has turned to sensationalism more than scientific rigor, the week is still described as “jawsome”.

A related program, called Shweekend, premiered in 2015. However, unlike Shark Week in a Weekend (a much better title), it takes place in August to extend those good shark vibes. 

When is Shark Week 2020?

In truth, nobody knows when Shark Week 2020 is coming. However, we can be certain it will remain on Discovery.

There’s also reason to believe that Shark Week will still take place in July – it has done so for a few years now. Shark Week in a Weekend is an entirely new thing – and not a replacement. 

Besides, ichthyologists dealing with sharks probably know a thing or two about social distancing. 

How to watch Shark Week in a Weekend on Discovery

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If you live in the US

You’re in luck – Discovery GO, the premium service running the Weekend is US-based. You’re also out of luck: it’s a cable service. You need – at the very least – some cable subscription to watch it online.

Or you can just skip that and stream it via some other TV streaming service. Hulu would be an obvious choice – it streams Discovery – but there are others you could consider, like Philo and fuboTV

If you live outside the US

Sharks live in about every large body water, and shark fans crowd basically every shore. So while you can’t access Discovery GO in your country, you can get the next best thing: get a VPN and stream Hulu (or Philo, or fuboTV, or YouTubeTV – we won’t judge). 

“What’s a VPN?” you might ask? It stands for “Virtual Private Network”, and it’s an easy-to-use internet privacy and security tool. Crucially for us, it allows you to browse online via a US VPN server – meaning that Hulu et al. will believe that you are from the US. Here’s a beginner’s guide to get you up to speed. 

Normally, Hulu is a US-only service, but a thematically-appropriate VPN like Surfshark can help. Here’s how you do it:

1. Get Surfshark.
2. Install and run Surfshark.
3. Connect to a US server.
4. Open a Hulu account (you need to be on a US server for that). Hulu needs a valid US address (any address will do) and payment method when you open your account. There is an easy workaround:

  • Buy a Hulu gift card online. 
  • Follow the easy instructions to open your account with the gift card as your paying method.

5.  (optional) Get some popcorn.
6. Watch Shark Week in a Weekend via Hulu

Have any questions? Just like a shark has to always keep swimming to survive, our 24/7 customer service is always ready to help.

What about more sharks?

We have you covered there as well. If you want to see some shark-themed movies, use your new VPN powers and bite into the best shark movies on Netflix. Sharks don’t care about geo-restrictions – and neither should you as the ocean is borderless. 

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