25 reasons to get excited about Shark Week [Pictures]
Discovery's Shark Week -- one of the most successful and longest-running cable franchises ever -- kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration Aug. 12. Which got us to thinking: what makes sharks so special, anyway? Here are just a few suggestions, mixed in with some highlights of Discovery's new programming for the week.
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Want to meet a shark up close?( Chris Fallows, Discovery / August 8, 2012 )
Serious ouch. Shark experts Chris Fallows and Jeff Kurr get as close as sense dictates -- sometimes closer -- to a 14-foot great white named Colossus in "Air Jaws Apocalypse," a successor to the Emmy-nominated "Air Jaws" that premieres at 9 p.m. Aug. 12 on Discovery.