Shark Week 2016 Premiere: When Does It Start & What Channel Is It On?

Every year, the Discovery Channel devotes a week’s worth of television to those ferocious beasts under the sea. Shark Week is one of the biggest weeks in TV each year. Don’t believe us? According to the Daily News, 42 million people tuned into Shark Week in 2015, and we can only imagine those numbers will grow this year.

During Shark Week, the Discovery Channel premieres brand new content about the sharp-toothed deadly yet mysterious fish. Expect to see new movies and specials made just for the event.

This year, Shark Week premieres on Sunday June 26 at 8/7c and promises a lot of violence, exploration, and shark sex…whatever that is. A special about tiger sharks called Tiger Beach will kick off the week. Eight days of shark content will follow. The Killing Games, a film about the great white hunting strategy, will close out the week.

To tease the week, Discovery aired Sharktacular on June 19. The special was hosted by Eli Roth and featured viral videos submitted by fans.

Find out more details about #SharkWeek below.

PREMIERE DATE: June 26, 2016
TIME: 8/7c
TV CHANNEL: Discovery
END DATE: July 3, 2016
PREMIERE SYNOPSIS: According to, Tiger Beach is about Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, the world’s leading tiger shark expert. “Now, he’s on a quest to answer what he calls the trifecta of tiger shark science: where do these giant sharks mate, where do the pregnant females gestate, and where do they give birth? He hopes to find answers by tagging and tracking 40 individuals across a shallow area off the Bahamas called Tiger Beach. Second only to great whites, the tiger shark’s killing power and voracious appetite is legendary – and Neil has to deal with some aggressive sharks while on expedition.”

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