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All of ‘Shark Week’ Hosts since the Discovery Show First Aired in 1988

All Shark Week hosts to date!



Shark Week is a weekly television programming block on the Discovery Channel that highlights shark-related material. The show first aired on July 17, 1988. 

It was initially dedicated to conservation efforts and dispelling shark myths and was held yearly in July or early August. It gained popularity over time and became a success on the Discovery Channel. 

It has been the longest-running cable television programming event in history since 2010. And it seems like they won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Since its inception in 1988, there have been a lot of hosts who have hosted Shark Week. For 2023, the host is none other than Jason Momoa.

Jason Momoa to host ‘Shark Week’ 2023

In an interview with People, Momoa confessed that he had always wanted to host Shark Week. He said that he had been begging to host the show since 2018.

Momoa also gushed about how he had an interest in marine and wildlife. In fact, he studied marine and wildlife biology in college before he started acting.

He said, “It’s my original passion. This goes back to something I’ve wanted to do my whole life.”

Moreover, it is a tradition for him and his family to watch Shark Week every year. He grew up watching the show, and now, he tunes in with his kids, Lola Iolani and Nakoa-Wolf, annually. 

The Aquaman actor does not only want to be the host of Shark Week this year but plans on coming back next year as well. He said, “I’m hoping Shark Week goes well, and I can do another one, and then another one, and just pass on more information.”

Momoa’s passion for the event is evident in a video published by Discovery in June announcing his hosting responsibilities. In the video, he walks to the edge of an empty beach, and as he gets closer to the sea, the music starts to swell. 

He starts “conducting” as sharks leap from the sea. The music abruptly stops, and Momoa exclaims, “I’m doing Shark Week!”

Shark Week debuts on the Discovery Channel on July 23. Shark Week programs will be accessible to watch on Max as well.

Hosts prior to Jason Momoa

Before Momoa, there have been 16 hosts on Shark Week. From 1988 to 1993, there were no hosts for the show.

Similarly, the shows between 1995-1999 and 2003 also had no hosts. Here is the list of 16 hosts of the Shark Week before Momoa.

Peter Benchley —  1994

Peter Benchley was the first host of Shark Week since its inception. He was a novelist, screenwriter, and ocean activist from the United States. 

He is well known for his famous novel Jaws, which he co-wrote with Carl Gottlieb. Several of his other novels, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark, have also been adapted for film and television.

Benchley’s Jaws was the major inspiration behind Shark Week, so his being the first host made sense. Moreover, the location for Shark Week 1994 was where the Jaws movie was filmed.

Nigel Marven —  2000 to 2002

From 2000 to 2002, Nigel Marven hosted the Discovery Show. He is a naturalist, environmentalist, author, and television producer from the United Kingdom. 

In 2000, six million 3D Pulfrich glasses were provided to US and Canadian viewers in 2000 for an episode showcasing an extinct enormous shark with 3D portions. 

In 2001, Marven held Shark Week for the second time. Jaws: Sharks of South Africa was first shown in 2001.

The episode featured great white sharks jumping out of the ocean along the South African coast. It was one of the most viewed Shark Week programs in history.

In 2002, Marven presented Shark Week for the third time. That year, Shark Week had a celebrity theme. 

Several celebrities swam in the sea with sharks. Julie Bowen, Mark McGrath, David James Elliott, Adrian Pasdar, Estella Warren, Brian McKnight, Gabrielle Reece, and Casper Van Dien were among them.

The cast of American Chopper —  2004

In 2004, Shark Week was hosted by the cast of the Discovery reality TV show American Chopper.

The show revolves around Paul Teutul Sr. (also known as Senior) and his son Paul Teutul Jr. (also known as Paulie or just Junior), who build unique chopper-style motorbikes.

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman —  2005

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman presented Shark Week in 2005, and a two-hour MythBusters “Jaws Special” aired to coincide with the event.

Savage is a former co-host of the Discovery Channel television shows MythBusters and Unchained Reaction, as well as an actor, lecturer, and television personality and producer. 

Hyneman is a former co-host of the television series MythBusters with Savage, where he became noted for his unique beret and walrus mustache.

Mike Rowe —  2006

Mike Rowe presented in 2006, and two Dirty Jobs episodes were aired, headlined ‘Jobs that Bite…Harder’ during Shark Week. During the week, the Discovery Channel’s Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters was transformed into a huge shark.

Rowe is a television personality and narrator from the United States. He is most recognized for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs and the CNN series Somebody’s Gotta Do It

Les Stroud —  2007 and 2009

The Discovery Channel honored Shark Week’s 20th anniversary in 2007, presented by Survivorman host Les Stroud. Sharkrunners, a video game based on GPS data from tagged sharks in the Pacific Ocean, was released to commemorate the 20th anniversary. 

Similarly, Ocean of Fear premiered on July 29, 2007. Shark Week 2009 began with ‘Blood in the Water,’ a dramatization of the 1916 Jersey Shore shark attacks.

Stroud is a Canadian survival expert, filmmaker, and musician most known for creating, writing, producing, directing, cameraman, and hosting the television series Survivorman

Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and Mike Rowe —  2008

The MythBusters hosts, Savage and Hyneman, along with Rowe, hosted Shark Week 2008, which took place from July 27 to August 2. For the occasion, a new MythBusters shark special and a Dirty Jobs shark-themed episode launched.

Craig Ferguson —  2010

Shark Week 2010, presented by Craig Ferguson of The Late Late Show, began on August 1 and included six brand-new shark programs. The second appearance of the enormous inflatable shark mounted to the Discovery Channel building called “Chompie” promoted it. 

With 30.8 million unique viewers, Shark Week 2010 was the most watched Shark Week ever. Similarly, Shark Week is currently the longest-running program event on cable, as of 2010.

Andy Samberg —  2011

Shark Week 2011 was hosted by Andy Samberg —  actor, writer, comedian, producer, and director best known for Saturday Night Live and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

It began on July 31, 2011, and there were seven specials.

Philip DeFranco —  2012

Shark Week 2012 began on August 12, 2012, at 9/8c, presented by Philip DeFranco, YouTuber and commentator. 

The 446-foot-long great white shark “Chompie” was hoisted atop the Discovery Channel headquarters building once more. To commemorate the series’ 25th anniversary, viewers were asked to vote on which item a mechanical megalodon shark would destroy with its hydraulic jaws in the “Shark Week Chompdown” through Twitter or Facebook.

Josh Wolf —  2013 and 2014

Josh Wolf hosted Shark Week 2013 and 2014. In 2013, the event began with Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives, a hypothetical documentary-style video that hypothesized the existence of the megalodon shark in modern times.

The event’s marketing campaign debuted on Discovery’s Skywire Live, with a broadcast documenting the return of “Snuffy The Seal” to the water, only to have a shark rush out and devour the seal on camera. 

In 2014, the programming block had fourteen programs, including five Shark After Dark LIVE episodes aired after two new programs each night for the first five days.

Eli Roth —  2015 to 2017

Eli Roth hosted Shark Week for three consecutive years, from 2015 to 2017.

Shark Week 2015 premiered a month earlier than last year, on Sunday, July 5 at 8/7c. It lasted eight days in total. 

14 new episodes were released. A program named Shark Week Sharktacular was broadcast on June 23, 2015, and it celebrated the finest events in Shark Week history and looked ahead to Shark Week 2015. 

There were also eight ‘Sharkopedia Edition’ episodes. These were re-cuts of new episodes from this year that include more information for the viewer. 

Shark Week 2016 aired on June 26, 2016. Lokai, a bracelet firm promoting “balance,” collaborated with Oceana and Discovery Channel to restore the ocean’s equilibrium and implement the shark fin ban. 

Shark Week 2017 premiered on July 23 at 7 p.m. ET. Beginning July 18, select theatres around the United States played a “best of” episode from 2016, as well as a new 2017 special, to commemorate its 29th anniversary. 

Shaquille O’Neal —  2018

In 2018, Shaquille O’Neal, the legendary former NBA athlete and commentator, hosted the Discovery series. Shark Week designed a limited edition Shark Week Box to match the Shark Week Experience to commemorate its 30th year.

Rob Riggle —  2019

Rob Riggle, American actor, stand-up comedian, and retired United States Marine Officer, hosted Shark Week 2019 from July 28 to August 4, 2019.

Josh Gates —  2020 and 2021

Josh Gates hosted Shark Week for two years, 2020 and 2021.

He is an American television host, and co-executive producer of the Discovery Channel shows Expedition: Unknown and Legendary Locations.

He also hosts live specials and appears as a guest investigator on the television shows Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International

Dwayne Johnson —  2022

Dwayne Johnson, best known as The Rock, was the host of Shark Week 2022. 

All Elite Wrestling, whose Dynamite and Rampage shows run on Discovery-owned networks, took part in Shark Week with a shark cage-themed bout, and their Fight for the Fallen event raised funds for ocean animal groups.

What is ‘Shark Week’ about?

The week-long event includes numerous programs about the many shark species that live in waters all around the world. The Discovery Channel has created such a spectacle of its shark-infested coastlines that the program has included a host to introduce the weekly debuts since 1994. 

Steven Spielberg’s classic film Jaws was released in theatres in June 1975, making everyone frightened to go into the sea. The film was based on Benchley’s novel of the same name, and it grew out of the author’s lifelong fascination with sharks, which he discovered while fishing. 

Both the novel and the film were inspired by the attacks that shook the Jersey Shore in the summer of 1916 in the village of Matawan, which were based on scant scientific knowledge about sharks in their natural environment. People’s perception of sharks was altered as a result of the smash movie, and fishermen rushed to their local waters to clear them of sharks.

Therefore, to remove this stigma around sharks, dispel shark myths and provide viewers with knowledge about the very real risks that sharks confront, Discovery Channel debuted Shark Week in 1987 —  a projected week-long festival of shark documentary-style programming.

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Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

Time to snuggle with a cozy blanket and some popcorns!




Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

Netflix has a wide range of TV shows and movies.

Alongside them, Netflix also hosts a lot of documentaries. It has a wide range of documentaries but the true-crime genre is the one that has its audience sitting on the edge of their seats.

There are various true-crime documentaries and docuseries on the platform, including American Nightmare, Girl in the Picture, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Tiger King, and Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, among others.

In April 2024, various documentaries and docuseries are coming to Netflix. However, the three most anticipated true-crime shows are — What Jennifer Did, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer, and Files of the Unexplained

Here is all we know about it.

‘What Jennifer Did’ 

What Jennifer Did is an upcoming documentary directed by Jenny Popplewell, the creator of another famous Netflix documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door.

What Jennifer Did digs into the frightening story of Jennifer Pan, who plotted to murder her parents. The crime, disguised as a heist gone wrong, unravels through police interrogation film and interviews, showing Pan’s network of lies leading up to the incident.

Pan is a Canadian woman who was convicted of a 2010 kill-for-hire attack on her parents, which killed her mother and injured her father. The crime occurred at the Pan house in Unionville, Markham, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. 

According to her exact account, several gunmen entered the house, forcefully retrained her and her parents, then shot them. Her father, Huei Hann, was sent to the hospital, and her mother, Bich Ha, died instantaneously.

A whole new image appears as the law enforcement personnel piece together the facts. Pan plotted the entire operation with her drug dealer boyfriend, Daniel Wong, whom her parents had forbidden her from dating. 

This motivated her to seek his help and devise a plan to murder her parents. This threatening notion was carried out in the form of a burglary, with Pan as the victim. The documentary will also concentrate on her arrest and the legal processes.

What Jennifer Did will be released on April 10, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ 

As the name of the documentary suggests, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer is based on true events that occurred in Berlin. The series examines the case of several odd and unusual killings.

In 2012, three guys were murdered and robbed in Berlin after being unintentionally drugged. While the murderer was called ‘The Darkroom Murderer’ at the time, just one occurred in a dark room at a homosexual bar in Berlin. 

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024. (Source: Netflix)

However, the murderer did look for guys in and around the city’s party scene to prey on victims. Only when one of his targets survived his attack and the assassin attempted to purchase a train ticket with one of the deceased men’s credit cards did the inquiry begin to narrow.

Jan Zabeil and Caroline Schaper directed this true crime show and Netflix will begin streaming the series on April 3, 2024. 

‘Files of the Unexplained’

Files of the Unexplained is an upcoming terrifying eight-episode docu-series that talks about strange encounters, weird disappearances, disturbing incidents, the mystery of mutilated feet washing up, and more. 

This investigative documentary series examines genuine stories that defy explanations and talk about witnessing weird encounters and strange events. 

Files of the Unexplained kind of dives into a similar area as its previous documentaries like Unsolved Mysteries, Haunted, and 28 Days Haunted. According to its plot on Netflix, the series is described as “Eerie encounters, bizarre disappearances, haunting events, and more perplexing phenomena are explored in this chilling investigative docuseries.”

The docuseries will be released on April 3, 2024.

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‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

The album will be released on March 29, 2024.




‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

When Beyoncé announced her 2022 album Renaissance, she made it clear that it was merely the first installment of a multi-act body of work.

And now, after over two years of waiting, the singer has revealed that Act II is on the way — Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter, also known as Act II: Cowboy Carter or just Act II, is Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, set to be released on March 29, 2024, by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. 

It is the second chapter of Beyoncé’s trilogy project, developed during the COVID-19 epidemic, and follows Renaissance (2022).

The then-untitled album was first announced on February 11, 2024, during Super Bowl LVIII, when Verizon Communications aired a Super Bowl commercial, titled ‘Can’t B Broken,’ in which Beyoncé tried to ‘break the Internet’ by doing increasingly outlandish means —  from releasing a jazz saxophone record and performing on top of the Las Vegas Sphere to building an AI version of herself and launching a “Barbey” doll collection.

After all of the ideas failed, Beyoncé closed the advertisement by saying, “Okay, they ready. Drop the new music.” Following the broadcast, the singer shared a preview video for Act II on Instagram. 

The video paid tribute to the 1984 movie, Paris, Texas, which mentions border blasters, and incorporates Chuck Berry’s 1955 song ‘Maybellene.’ The singer’s official website was updated the same day, announcing her eighth studio album, Act II, which would be released on March 29, 2024.

The album’s two main singles, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ‘16 Carriages,’ were then made available for digital download and streaming. On March 12, 2024, Beyoncé stated that the album would be called Cowboy Carter via a teaser poster with a western saddle and sash. 

She released the album cover on Instagram on March 19, 2024, and teased surprises and collaborations on the album. On March 20, 2024, she unveiled a limited edition unique cover featuring a ribbon that says “act ii BEYINCÉ,” referring to a generational family surname.

On March 27, 2024, she unveiled the album’s tracklist via a themed poster. She shared a graphic on Instagram of the album’s tracklist, which was inspired by classic Chitlin’ Circuit posters. 

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’ (Source: Instagram)

It includes the titles “Dolly P” and “Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,” implying possible collaborations with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Similarly, ‘Jolene,’ was written on the poster, which netizens believe is a cover or reinterpretation of the Parton’s song of the same name.

‘The Linda Martell Show,’ has also been mentioned on the poster, possibly referring to the first Black woman to achieve commercial success in the country genre. 

The themed poster revealing the album’s tracklist has been confusing a lot of netizens. The following things have been mentioned on the poster, so possibly, these are the songs on the album.

They are —  ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,’ ‘16 Carriages,’ ‘Ameriican Requiem,’ ‘Blackbiird,’ ‘Protector,’ ‘My Rose,’ ‘Bodyguard,’ ‘Daughter,’ ‘Spaghettii,’ ‘Alliigator Tears,’ ‘Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,’ ‘Smoke Hour II,’ ‘Just for Fun,’ ‘II Most Wanted,’ ‘Levii’s Jeans,’ ‘Flamenco,’ ‘Ya Ya,’ ‘Oh Louisiana,’ ‘Desert Eagle,’ ‘Riiverdance,’ ‘Tyrant,’ ‘II Hands II Heaven,’ ‘Sweet Honey Buckin’,’ ‘Amen,’ ‘Jolene,’ and ‘The Linda Martell Show.’ 

It looks like we will only get to know the collaborations and tracklist of Cowboy Carter after its release on March 29, 2024.

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

“A drastic improvement over its novel predecessor.”




‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

When Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey was released back on March 10, 2023, it was not received well. 

It was neither liked by critics nor the audience. At the time of writing, it has 3% on Tomatometer out of 62 reviews and a 50% audience score.

Looking at the previous installment, many believed that the second movie — Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 — would not do well. However, it came with a massive comeback.

It debuted with 100% on Tomatometer and at the time of writing, it has 56% with 18 reviews. One of the critics wrote, “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a drastic improvement over its novel predecessor, even if it suffers from some of the same problems.”

“This flawed but enjoyable sequel defies expectations — albeit low ones — and outperforms its predecessor on most levels,” another critic quipped.

By the looks of it, the audience is loving the second movie more than the first. It has an 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes with over 250 audience reviews.

Giving reviews on the movie, one netizen wrote, “Really fun twist on a classic. Directing acting and plot was fantastic. Not corny like most movies just fun and worth the watch.”

“This sequel was incredibly enjoyable! Despite my appreciation for the first film, this one surpassed it 1000% with its fantastic kills, (so much fun brutal, gory kills) the enhanced appearance of Pooh and friends, and a captivating storyline that kept me interested throughout. I’m eager to add this movie to my collection,” another commented. 

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a 2024 British indie horror film directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and written by Matt Leslie. It is the second installment in the Twisted Childhood Universe (TCU) and a follow-up to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023), a horror reinterpretation of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories. 

The film stars Scott Chambers as Christopher Robin and Ryan Oliva as the eponymous figure, with Tallulah Evans, Eddy MacKenzie, Lewis Santer, Marcus Massey, and Simon Callow in support. 

In a June 2022 interview with Dread Central, Frake-Waterfield showed interest in making a sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, stating that he wants to ramp it up even more, go even crazier, and go even more extreme. In September 2023, teaser photographs were revealed revealing the new character Owl. 

The film contains a fresh cast and character designs, and it is set in the Ashdown town rather than the Hundred Acre Wood. Furthermore, the character Tigger, who was absent from the original film, reappeared after entering the public domain in January 2024.

The film’s budget was first rumored to be five times bigger than its predecessor, it was subsequently revealed that the budget had climbed to ten times that of the previous picture. Shaune Harrison, who has previously worked on the Harry Potter franchise and Game of Thrones, was the film’s monster and gore designer, while Paula Anne Booker oversaw the special effects. 

In the movie, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Owl’s house and life are jeopardized as Robin discovers their presence. Not wishing to remain in the shadows any longer, the group resolves to go on a rampage through Robin’s native village of Ashdown to exact their retribution once and for all.

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