‘Shark Tank,' Shaquille Turn Up on Discovery’s Shark Week

30th anniversary of summer sharkapalooza starts July 22
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Shark Week 2018 programming

Shark Tank will meet Shark Week during the annual summer programming stunt on Discovery. 

Shark Week kicks off Sunday, July 22, and ABC unscripted show Shark Tank mixes with Shark Week Wednesday, July 25, as Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary pair with shark-focused non-profits and compete for a $50,000 donation. The Sharks -- Cuban, John, Corcoran and O’Leary -- have to convince their fellow Sharks, including Robert Herjavec, why their non-profit deserves to win the donation.

Shark Week runs through Sunday, July 29. It’s the 30th anniversary of the Discovery event. Shaquille O’Neal, Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers, Bear Grylls, Rob Gronkowski and Lindsey Vonn star in various shark-centric programming.

The specials include Alien Sharks: Greatest Hits July 22, which sees “the strangest creatures and most frightening sharks on Earth,” swimming deep below the surface; Shaq Does Shark Week July 22, in which O’Neal aims to get over his fear of sharks; Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy, which has the chef and his son head to the Bahamas to try local cuisine and see what the local sharks like to eat; and Return of Mega Shark July 28, where a couple of shark experts search for the largest Great Whites in the world in New Zealand.

Shark Week ends July 29 with Naked and Afraid of Sharks, which has five Naked and Afraid all-stars looking to survive for 14 days on an island in the middle of what Discovery calls “the most shark-infested waters on earth.”