Shark Week will kick off its 2015 edition this Fourth of July weekend. This means that in addition to your holiday sound track featuring the booming of fireworks, you’ll also have John Williams’ iconic -- and chilling -- score from the hit summer blockbuster film “Jaws” ringing in your ears: Da dun dun, da dun dun.
But before you sink your teeth into the 28th anniversary installment of Discovery Channel’s most anticipated series, which is teased to be even bigger than ever, here’s what viewers can anticipate from the fishy premiere Sunday, July 5:
8-9 p.m. EDT
Shark Week will begin with a bang (or should I say a splash?), namely, the presentation of “Shark Trek.” The episode will focus on Greg Skomal, a Massachusetts-based senior marine fisheries biologist, as he attempts to tag great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod. Skomal will then study the swimming patterns of the toothy beasts in an attempt to figure out why the sharks have decided to flee to the warm waters of Florida.
“Island of the Mega Shark”
9-10 p.m. EDT
Audiences will watch shark experts Jeff Kurr, Dickie Chivell and Andy Casagrande as they head to the volcanic Pacific island of Guadalupe. In the shark-infested waters off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, the trio will try to track down some of the largest great whites with their new, high-tech equipment and “innovative methods,” the synopsis teases.
10-11 p.m. EDT
Prepare to meet the fastest shark species in the world -- up close and very personal. In this Shark Week episode, scientists will outfit a mako shark with a camera to learn the mysteries behind these swift creatures in the depths of the ocean. According to the summary for “Monster Mako,” a “rare sighting” will be caught on film as the animal breaches the ocean’s surface.
“Shark After Dark”
11-11:30 p.m. EDT
Time to talk sharks! “Shark After Dark” will return to Shark Week for its third consecutive year -- but this time with a brand-new host. “Hemlock Grove” executive producer Eli Roth will lead the conversation during the on-air aftershow when he’ll discuss all things sharks with celebrity guests, fans and experts.
Shark Week 2015 premieres on Discovery Channel Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT. Check out the entire schedule here.