About the TV Show
shark nature documentary
First Air Date: July 17, 1987
|First Aired on||:||1987|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||282 episodes in 35 Seasons|
The Discovery Channel's Shark Week, first broadcast on July 17, 1987, is a weeklong series of feature television programs dedicated to sharks. Held annually, normally in July or August, Shark Week was originally developed to raise awareness and respect for sharks. It is the longest-running cable television programming event in history. Now broadcast in over 72 countries, Shark Week is promoted heavily via social networks like Facebook and Twitter.