"SHARK AFTER DARK" RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON WITH CELEBRITY GUESTS, SHARK EXPERTS AND HOST JOSH WOLF
(Los Angeles, CA) SHARK WEEK, television's longest running must-see summer TV event, returns to Discovery Channel for its 27th year on Sunday, August 10. Following its highly successful initial run in 2013, the late-night live talk show SHARK AFTER DARK will be making its sophomore debut on the small screen with comedian Josh Wolf, best known for his regular appearances on E!'s Chelsea Lately, returning as host. SHARK AFTER DARK premieres Sunday, August 10 at 11PM ET/PT and will air during SHARK WEEK through Thursday, August 14 at 11PM - 12AM ET/PT.
SHARK AFTER DARK is produced by Sony owned Embassy Row and Green Mountain West. Each night Wolf, alongside his wise-cracking sidekick Bob the Shark (Bob Oschack) and social media correspondent Taryn Southern, will chat with celebrity guests, shark experts and lead viewers through an hour-long celebration of all things shark-related. Viewers will once again have the opportunity to interact live on-air with tweets, questions to the shark experts, and more.
Guests for the week will include:
Sunday, August 10: Jeff Kurr, Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans, Jr., Dickie Chivell, Robert Rodriguez, Chris Schewe
Monday, August 11: Danny Trejo, Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufman, Scott Butherus, Matt Walsh, Sean Lesniak
Tuesday, August 12: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Tom Green, Paul Clerkin, Derek Muller, Donald Schultz
Wednesday, August 13: Tara Reid, Ashley Tisdale, Andy Casagrande, Hannah Fraser, Neil Andrea
Thursday, August 14: Chelsea Handler, Paul de Gelder, Kala Alexander, John Ferraro
SHARK WEEK shows no signs of slowing down. SHARK WEEK 2013 was the most-watched SHARK WEEK in the event's 26 year history across all key demos including Persons, Men and Women 25-54/18-49/18-34 delivery*. In addition, SHARK AFTER DARK out-delivered every late-night cable talk show competitor in both Persons 25-54 and 18-49 delivery. The nightly talk show also beat its late-night cable talk show competition among the coveted Persons 18-34 demo**. During the calendar week from August 5-11, Discovery Channel ranked as the #1 network in all of television among Men 18-49 delivery, no exclusions***. SHARK WEEK 2013 on Discovery Channel was watched by 53.169 million viewers (P2+), of which 26.387 million were persons aged 25-54 years old****.
SHARK AFTER DARK is produced for Discovery Channel by Sony owned Embassy Row and Green Mountain West. Executive Producer is Michael Davies for Embassy Row and Craig Ferguson and Philip Cottone for Green Mountain West. For Discovery, Executive Producers are Denise Contis, Craig Coffman and Scott Lewers.
*Source: Nielsen. MultiTrak. NHI Calendar. DISC. Historical Shark Week Rank, Sun-Sat. 8/4/13 - 8/11/13. Live+SD AA% and (000).
**Source: Nielsen. MultiTrak. NHI Calendar. DISC. Late Night Talk Show, Sun-Thurs. 8/4/13 - 8/8/13. Live+SD (000).
***Source: Nielsen. MultiTrak. NHI Calendar. DISC = #1 Network in All of Television. M18-49 Live+SD Delivery Rank. Broadcast & Cable. Mon-Sun, 8/5/13 - 8/11/13.
****Source: Nielsen. Live+7D. 8/4/13-8/10/13. DISC. Total Day (9a-3a). Time-period Reach. 6min Qual.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Embassy Row
Embassy Row is a New York City-based television and digital production company dedicated to developing and acquiring original formats for television networks and online distribution in the U.S. and abroad. The company specializes in the genres of talk, games, competition, comedy, factual, food and sports and are pioneers in the areas of brand and social media integration. Recent credits include: Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," Oxygen's "The Glee Project" and AMC's "The Talking Dead." Embassy Row is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television.