As Shark Week begins Sunday, Aug. 10, so does viewers’ amazement at the titles of Discovery’s new specials. “We have brainstorm meetings for titles on every show, and I’m telling you, when a brainstorm meeting on the next car show comes up, you go to a conference room and there’s like four people in it,” Michael Sorensen, VP of development and production for the channel, says. “Anytime we have a Shark Week brainstorm for… Continue reading Shark Week: How Discovery chooses titles like ‘Air Jaws: Fin of Fury’
Discovery’s 27th Annual Shark Week officially kicks off Sunday, Aug. 10 with the premiere of Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (8 p.m. ET). Veteran filmmaker Jeff Kurr led his team on a two-year hunt for Colossus, the aggressive “mega-shark” with a deformed dorsal fin he famously captured breaching at Seal Island, South Africa, in 2011. Here’s a sneak peek of two of the hour’s most tense moments, with commentary from Kurr.
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You’d think it was human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, the way everyone is responding to news that Ghostbusters 3 could be a reboot from Paul Feig with all female leads. Oh, there’s also going to be a Spider-Man spin-off driven by a female character (maybe Black Cat, seen above). At least Sylvester Stallone might keep the… Continue reading Best of the Week: Female Ghostbusters, a Female-Driven Spider-Man Spin-off and More