The Jackass crew will have their own TV special during Shark Week this year on the Discovery Channel. The Jackass Shark Week Special features Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, and new Jackass cast members going into the deep blue sea to confront the most dangerous predator in the ocean “on a Shark Week mission for the ages.”
The synopsis of the Jackass Shark Week Special:
They’ll dial up a series of shark stunts that test their bravery and threshold of pain as they put common shark myths to the test with the help of Dr. Craig O’Connell. Produced by Jeff Tremaine and Anomaly Entertainment.
Shark Week arrives on the Discovery Channel on July 11 at 10 PM/ET, and the Jackass Shark Week Special will debut on the opening night.
Jackass members have come face-to-face with sharks in the past, as seen in the above video from Steve-O, as well as the “Human Shark Bait” stunt in the below video.
There will also be a Stranger Things-themed Shark Week TV show exclusively on Discovery+ hosted by actor Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers on Stranger Things.
Mark Rober and Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things are teaming up for the ultimate Shark Week adventure…exploring abandoned undersea ruins and man-made artificial reefs searching for the strangest sharks in the ocean. Produced by Spoke Studios.
Other crossover Shark Week shows include:
Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week
Tiffany Haddish hosts Shark Week! While her fantasy was to uncover the secrets of shark sex sailing on the fanciest yachts surrounded by friendly sea creatures and pampered by a handsome merman, she’s joined by Dr. Toby Daly-Engle, Dr. Craig O’Connell, Alannah Vellacott for a very sharky wake-up call. Produced by Will Packer, Will Packer Media and Anomaly Entertainment.
Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek
Josh Gates links up with his childhood hero, William Shatner, to boldly go where Shark Week has never gone before. The mission: enter shark-infested waters to understand the nature of fear and come face to face with an apex predator. This is Shark Trek. Produced by Ping Pong Productions.
Brad Paisley’s Shark Country
Country star Brad Paisley and comedian JB Smoove meet in the Bahamas to attract new fans, Sharks! With Dr. Austin Gallagher’s help, they put Brad’s musical talents to the test in shark-infested waters to see how sound can attract or repel sharks. Produced by Critical Content.
Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week
Dr. Sandra Lee has entertained millions with her extreme pimple popping videos. Now she heads to Turks and Caicos with Dr. Austin Gallagher to explore the world of shark skin and how she can apply the science they gather to help human skin issues. Produced by Ping Pong Productions.
Sharkbait with David Dobrik
Internet sensation David Dobrik and his friends are on the craziest adventure yet… Diving with sharks! When faced with bad weather and sharks larger than they expected, these 20-somethings quickly find themselves asking, “Why did we go on Shark Week?” Produced by Pilgrim Media Group.
Crikey! It’s Shark Week
Robert Irwin comes face to face with a Great White Shark for the ﬁrst time ever with shark conservationists Paul de Gelder and Madison Stewart. Following his father’s footsteps, he will get as close as possible to these incredible creatures to determine which apex predator reigns supreme – Crocs or Great Whites? Produced by Eureka Productions.