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Announcement: Shark Week has NOT been cancelled

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Ready for some great news? Shark Week, which usually airs mid-summer, will actually take over our television screens this upcoming weekend.

Starting Saturday, April 4 at 9am EST through Sunday night, Discovery Channel viewers will be treated to a special marathon of fan-favorite episodes. "Shark Week in a Weekend" is set to "take viewers to oceans around the world with a team of renowned marine biologists and science institutions to deliver groundbreaking shark stories incorporating innovative research technology and revealing compelling insight into the mysterious world of sharks," reads the network's website.

The TV event has been a fan favorite since its inception back in July of 1988. This year, expect shows like Great Hammerhead Invasion, Legend of Deep BluePhelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White and Ronda Rousey Uncaged to be part of the weekend's lineup.

But there is more: Discovery Channel announced plans to air its first-ever scripted feature-length film as part of Shark Week. Capsized: Blood in the Water stars Josh Duhamel, Beau Garrett and Tyler Blackburn and is based on a true October 1982 shark encounter. The movie will air this Saturday night at 9pm EST.

We've got the full weekend's lineup right here:

Saturday, April 4

9am EST/PST: Shark Vortex

10am EST/PST: Great Hammerhead Invasion

11am EST/PST: Sharks of the Badlands

12pm EST/PST: Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins

1pm EST/PST: Air Jaws Strikes Back

2pm EST/PST: Laws of Jaws: Dangerous Water

3pm EST/PST: Ronda Rousey Uncaged

4pm EST/PST: Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White

5pm EST/PST: Shaq Does Shark Week

6pm EST/PST: Guy Fieri's Feeding Frenzy

7pm EST/PST: Bear vs. Shark

8pm EST/PST: Expedition Unknown: Megalodon

9pm EST/PST: Capsized: Blood in the Water

11pm EST/PST: The Sharks of Headstone Hell

12am EST/PST: Air Jaws: The Hunted

1am EST/PST: Shark Week's Isle of Jaws 

3am EST/PST: Sharkwrecked: Crash Landing

Sunday, April 5

9am EST/PST: Monster Hammerhead 

10am EST/PST: Shark-croc Showdown

11am EST/PST: Monster Mako: Perfect Predator

 

12pm EST/PST: Shark Cam Stakeout

1pm EST/PST: Tiger Shark Invasion

 

2pm EST/PST: Cuba's Secret Shark Lair

3pm EST/PST: Air Jaws: Fin of Fury

4pm EST/PST: Extinct or Alive: The Lost Shark

5pm EST/PST: Legend of Deep Blue

 

6pm EST/PST: Naked and Afraid of Sharks 

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