"Shark Week" returns

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"Shark Week" returns

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by JORDAN ARMSTRONG / KVUE.com

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Posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 7:49 AM

It's that time of the year again when giant man-eating fish take over your television set as well as your news feed. If you think you can escape your Twitter feed without someone mentioning "Shark Week," think again.

You might as well embrace it and jump on the band wagon.

This season the Discovery Channel's famed event features shows like "Shark After Dark," "Sharkpocalypse," and even "Alien Sharks of the Deep." For a full list of shows and their descriptions go here.

"Shark After Dark" is the channel's first late-night talk show hosted by a comedian. Watch video highlights here. You can also follow @BobTheShark on Twitter, if you're into stuff like that.

The Discovery Channel's website has gotten even more interactive in its 26th year of "Shark Week" (good job, DC!). They have a Shark Finder page where you can search for your favorite type of shark and see which area of the world they are living in - so you can then plan to never swim in that body of water.

Like every good reality TV program, this year's season isn't without controversy. According to the Associated Press, the "Shark Week" program titled "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" aired over the weekend with nearly 5 million viewers. That's the largest audience any "Shark Week" show has had.

Yet, fans say this "mockumentary" goes against what the Discovery Channel should be about.  Watch the video below and you can be the judge.

If you don't have cable but still want to take part in all the fun, head to the Texas State History Museum. The IMAX Theatre is showing "Great White Shark 3D." Go here for more information.

If you're stuck at work you can also be shark-equipped by watching the Shark Cam. Go here to watch the live feed all day, every day. Or to make things easier, just click on the player below.


Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

You can catch "Shark Week" every day through the end of the week on the Discovery Channel. And, as the wise Tracy Jordan says, "Live every week like it's Shark Week!" 

 

Jordan Armstrong is a web content producer at KVUE. She holds a degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas. Her addiction to television and movies started when she was five years old and wouldn’t stop watching Fraggle Rock. Jordan’s opinions are not a reflection of the views of KVUE.com, KVUE TV, or its parent company Belo Corp. We actually don’t know why we’re letting her have a column.

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