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Shark Week 2022 Is Here! What To Watch As A Family

Shows that won’t terrify your kid too much (read: your final few beach days of the summer are probably still a go).

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It’s finally here — Shark Week 2022! Hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, this year’s Discovery lineup promises to be more entertaining than ever. If you’re a family of thalassophiles (aka people who love the sea), DVR the following specials to watch with your kids.

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Stranger Sharks

Got a Stranger Things fan in the house? See Noah Schnapp (aka Will) team up with Mark Rober to search undersea ruins for the strangest sharks in the ocean.

Watch Monday, July 25 at 7 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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Air Jaws: Top Guns

Ooh’ing and ahh’ing over the seemingly gravity-defying leaps of great white sharks never gets old. Your kids will be amazed as the latest high-tech cameras capture incredible shots of these surprisingly aerial beasts.

Watch Monday, July 25 at 8 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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Extinct or Alive: Jaws of Alaska

While warm-water sharks get a lot of attention, international wildlife biologist Forrest Galante is out to explore their fascinating (and lesser-known) cousins, the mysterious cold-water sharks.

Watch Tuesday, July 26 at 7 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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Impractical Jokers Shark Week Spectacular

Need a little comic relief with your shark shows? Cue up the Impractical Jokers. Older kids especially will get a kick out of the hilarious trio as they play gags on each other and innocent bystanders.

Watch Tuesday, July 26 at 8 pm ET and Thursday, July 28 at 9 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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Island of the Walking Sharks

Wait, wait, wait... there are walking sharks? Blow your kid’s mind by introducing them to bizarre species of sharks — including, yes, ones that “walk.”

Watch Wednesday, July 27 at 8 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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Sharks! with Tracy Morgan

I mean, it’s Tracy Morgan, so you know it’s gonna be funny (and probably best-suited for slightly more mature kids). Here, he teams up with shark experts to explore his favorite sharks and their cool adaptations.

Watch Thursday, July 28 at 8 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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Shark Women: Ghosted by Great Whites

Empower your kids by showing them the incredible things women are doing for marine wildlife! In this adventure, Alison Towner and her all-female crew pull all the stops in search of missing white sharks. Let the kiddos stay up late for this one.

Watch Friday, July 29 at 10 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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Sharks in Paradise

If Tahiti isn’t in the budget for the family vacation, head there with shark conservationist Kinga Philipps and scientist Tristan Guttridge as they investigate local legends about massive tiger sharks.

Watch Saturday, July 30 at 9 pm ET on Discovery and discovery+.

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