Michael Phelps

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps will take on a shark on the Discovery Channel Sunday night.

Mark J. Terrill

If you’re a fan – or afraid – of sharks, this could be your week. Both Discovery (which boasts “Shark Week”) and Nat Geo Wild (which offers “SharkFest”) have plenty of shows to sate your shark-etite.

By day, here’s a smattering of what to expect. (By the way: Olympian Michael Phelps is racing on Discovery, Ryan Lochte is fronting shows for Nat Geo Wild. Just so you know.)

SUNDAY, July 23

“Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives,” 6 p.m., Discovery

“Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” 7 p.m., Discovery

“Shark vs. Predator,” 7 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“Shark-Croc Showdown,” 8: p.m., Discovery

“The Whale that Ate Jaws,” 8 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“Great Hammerhead Invasion,” 9 p.m., Discovery

“Sharkfest,” 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

MONDAY, July 24

“Tiger Shark Terror,” 7 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“Shark Vortex,” 7 p.m. Discovery

“Return to the Isle of Jaws,” 8 p.m. Discovery

“Sharkfest: Mega Hammerhead,” 8 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins,” 9 p.m., Discovery

“Mission Critical: Sharks Under Attack,” 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

TUESDAY, July 25

“Shark Swarm,” 7 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“Sharks and the City: LA,” 8 p.m., Discovery

“Sharks and the City: NY,” 9 p.m. Discovery

“Shark Alley,” 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild


“World’s Deadliest: Shark Frenzy!” 7 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“Shocking Sharks,” 8 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“The Lost Cage,” 8 p.m., Discovery

“Destination Wild: Blitzkrieg Sharks,” 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“Devil Sharks,” 9 p.m., Discovery


“”United Sharks of America,” 7 p.m. Nat Geo Wild

“Sharkatraz,” 8 p.m., Nat Geo Wld

“Shark Exile,” 8 p.m., Discovery

“Shark Storm,” 9 p.m., Discovery

“Tiger Shark Terror,” 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

FRIDAY, July 28

“When Sharks Attack,” 7, 8, 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

“African Shark Safari,” 8 p.m., Discovery

“Lair of the Sawfish,” 9 p.m. Discovery


“Sharkmania,” 8 p.m., Discovery


“Shark School with Michael Phelps,” 7 p.m., Discovery

And, coming AUG. 6

“Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” 7 p.m., Syfy. Yup, it’s the fifth edition of those flying killer sharks, complete with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid.



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