Television, What to Watch
Jul 25, 2023

Shark Week Nabs Jason Mamoa to Host

Feels like a nobrainer to have Aquaman aka Jason Mamoa host Shark Week.

Image: Warner Bros. Discovery

For 35 years, a summertime staple of television has been Discovery’s Shark Week. The week has never changed its core purpose: Celebrating the great white shark and its brethren. With Jason Mamoa onboard we’re sure this will be the coolest Shark Week yet.

This year’s Shark Week kicked off at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery Channel with Momoa’s first of seven nights guiding viewers through this year’s offering of 20 new hours of shark-related content. That includes “Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy,” which gave a first time, close-up look at a great white shark feast captured by researchers with cameras inside a whale carcass decoy.

To get that feeding frenzy going, Warner Bros. Discovery has been airing or promoting Shark Week content across all of its networks, including TBS, TNT, TruTV, TLC, Food Network, HGTV, CNN, Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Animal Planet, Science Channel, ID and TCM.