WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BEAR GRYLLS & SHAQUILLE O’NEAL
GET FACE-TO-FACE WITH SHARKS?

FIND OUT IN A BITE OF SHARK WEEK MONDAY 23 & SUNDAY 29 JULY

Featuring specials Bear vs. Shark and Shaq Does Shark Week

Looking for a way to escape the cold, harsh reality of winter?

Well, Discovery Channel has you sorted with a little taste of your favourite summer TV ritual with A Bite of Shark Week, which sets out to discover just what goes down when iconic adventurer, Bear Grylls and NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal come face-to-face with sharks!

A celebration of the massive 30th anniversary of Shark Week in the US, A Bite of Shark Week features two not-to-be-missed specials, Bear vs. Shark and Shaq Does Shark Week airing Monday 23 and Sunday 29 July at 6:30pm AEST / 6:35pm NZ respectively.

We’ve seen Bear Grylls survive almost every land-based scenario imaginable, from the frozen peaks of Everest to blazing sands of the Sahara Desert. But now he’s taking on a whole new set of challenges against the ocean’s most powerful predators. And in typical Bear Grylls fashion, he pushes the limits beyond anything we’ve seen in the history of Shark Week. Chumming from a helicopter? Check. Diving into a feeding frenzy? Check. Human bait? Check! It will be his greatest test of wits and skill as the ultimate survivor faces off with the ocean’s apex predator in Bear vs. Shark airing Monday 23 July at 6.30pm AEST / 6:35pm NZ.

Meanwhile, in the hopes of securing the ultimate symbol of fame and fortune - your very own week - Shaquille O’Neal inadvertently signed himself up to be thrust into the teeth of Shark Week. There’s only one problem. Shaq doesn’t do sharks. To overcome his fear of sharks, he’s gonna need some help - enter ex-Navy/Marine comedian Rob Riggle who will help train him at Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas to make the big plunge. Find out what goes down in Shaq Does Shark Week on Sunday 29 July at 6:30pm AEST / 6:35pm NZ.

If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, in addition to these mammoth specials, from 23 July you can tune in every night of the week at 11:30pm AEST / 11:05pm NZ for Shark Week’s Greatest Hits - some of the most compelling documentaries from previous years. From Air Jaws: Night Stalker and Super Predator, to Shark-Croc Showdown and more.