Tread Lightly, Shark Week is Finally Back

Scarlett Adler

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Duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun... Yes, it might be summer, and nothing sounds better than cooling off in that crystal-blue water right about now, but I'd think twice if I were you.

Beach, Shark Week
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That's right, folks, Discovery Channel’s annual 'Shark Week' is finally here, and we've got everything you need to know; Or, in other words, your binge-watching schedule for the rest of the week...

Shark, Shark Week
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On Sunday, August 9th, the summer television special made its way back to our screens, and lucky for us, will be staying there until the 16th. So, what can we expect this time around?

For starters, a whole lot more than just Jaws reruns. This year's lineup will feature never-before-seen footage and insight on our favorite predators, including an appearance from the one and only Mike Tyson.

Mike Tyson, Shark Week
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Yes, you read that right. This year's Shark Week will take us all the way around the globe, as we follow along on some of the wildest shark encounters, including a face-off between the boxing champ and a Great White. But that's not all.

We've got other pro-athletes who are getting ready to take part in the, um, festivities? On Monday, August 10th, we'll be catching the one and only Shaq on our screens, as the NBA star sets out to study the hunting skills of our sneaky predators.

Swimming, Shark Week
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Safe to say, folks, there's a whole lot more where that came from. So, if you don't scare easily (or, are actually looking for a good scare), I'd get my binge on if I were you.