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October 25, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
If news really does come in threes, Californians had better be careful, because we seem to be having our very own shark week. First, in San Juan Capistrano on Monday, golfers at the San Juan Hills Golf Club got a surprise when a live leopard shark dropped from the sky . That's right: It's raining sharks. Actually, authorities believe the two-foot-long fish had been plucked from the sea by a bird -- probably a peregrine falcon or an osprey -- which then lost its lunch, so to speak, over the course.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Food, more food, therapy and virgins are the topics of four new reality series MTV announced on Wednesday. Surely the series most likely to provoke discussion is what MTV is calling the "Untitled Virgins Project," a reality series following various young people from across the country struggling with temptation, relationships and their status as virgins. Luckily, MTV isn't putting them all in the same house together, otherwise, their premise would likely be thrown out the window pretty quickly.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Discovery Channel's popular annual celebration of all things shark is returning for its 26th year, and this year it's debuting more shark-related programming than ever. As Chief Brody of "Jaws" would say, "You're gonna need a bigger DVR. " This year's Shark Week will debut 11 new shark specials, up from eight last year. In addition, the first-ever late-night shark talk show, titled "Shark After Dark," will air every night during Shark Week. Sort of like "The Talking Dead," the new talk show will feature clips from Shark Week programming, surprise guests and shark experts.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Discovery Channel's Shark Week has begun to gobble up social media attention, as fin fans turned to Twitter to discuss the first special, "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," about a hunt for a killer shark off the coast of South Africa. Two Shark Week programs broke into the top 10 most talked about TV shows on Twitter for the week of July 29-Aug. 4, according to SocialGuide, which ranks the most social TV programs ranked by activity on the social media site. The network did plenty to fan the Twitter frenzy, including hosting a Google+ Hangout at the National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef in Baltimore, an exhibit swarming with sharks.
NATIONAL
August 13, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Shark Week 2012 is here, a razor-toothed antidote for the nation's TV viewers who are disappointed that it will be two more years before they can watch U.S. athletes going for the gold again. What's Shark Week, you ask? Where have you been? That's when the Discovery Channel turns over a week's worth of prime-time programming to those monsters of the deep, and it ranks as cable's longest-running programming event. This year's Shark Week takes on an added dimension as the toothy predators have been dominating the news of late -- whether it's a shark chomping on a teenager's paddleboard in Catalina; stalking a kayaker ; biting a man (in two instances off Cape Cod, Mass.)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Discovery Channel's Shark Week has begun to gobble up social media attention, as fin fans turned to Twitter to discuss the first special, "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," about a hunt for a killer shark off the coast of South Africa. Two Shark Week programs broke into the top 10 most talked about TV shows on Twitter for the week of July 29-Aug. 4, according to SocialGuide, which ranks the most social TV programs ranked by activity on the social media site. The network did plenty to fan the Twitter frenzy, including hosting a Google+ Hangout at the National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef in Baltimore, an exhibit swarming with sharks.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Discovery Channel's 26th edition of "Shark Week" kicked off Sunday night with the highest ratings in the history of the annual shark-related programming week. The Sunday night airing of "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," grabbed 4.8 million viewers, making it the single most-watched "Shark Week" episode to date. The premiere episode of "Shark After Dark," the channel's "Talking Dead"-style shark-related talk show grabbed a respectable 2.1 million viewers. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Discovery has boosted its programming for this year's edition, with 11 new shark specials, up from eight the previous year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette, Los Angeles Times
After a quarter-century of dorsal fins and drinking games, Shark Week remains a strange and celebrated event. The annual Discovery Channel lineup, which kicks off again Aug. 12, snared more than 26 million viewers last summer. The tradition began in 1988, when Discovery aired a week's worth of shark-oriented programming in hopes of drawing audiences on a slow summer week. It worked: According to Brooke Runnette, the network's executive producer for special projects, the series' 1988 premiere doubled Discovery's prime-time average, launching a 24-year streak of increasingly high yearly ratings.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1996 | LEE HARRIS and SUSAN KING
Discovery Channel's ninth annual "Shark Week" begins Sunday at 9 p.m. with the special "The Ultimate Guide: Sharks," a one-hour overview of the mysterious fish. Following at 10 p.m. is "Sharks of the Red Triangle," which follows the annual migration of the fish from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The shark festival continues on Discovery for seven days.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The sharks have really taken over. Taking a playful cue from Discovery's favorite event-viewing "Shark Week," ABC has announced it has commissioned "Shark Tank Week. " The network will air a week's worth of episodes of its hit business-skewed reality series "Shark Tank" in September. The strip of programming will consist of fan-favorite episodes from the past four seasons, not new episodes. PHOTOS: TCA press tour: The Scene "We love the idea of 'Shark Tank week,'" said ABC president Paul Lee during the network's portion at the Television Critics Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Discovery Channel's 26th edition of "Shark Week" kicked off Sunday night with the highest ratings in the history of the annual shark-related programming week. The Sunday night airing of "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," grabbed 4.8 million viewers, making it the single most-watched "Shark Week" episode to date. The premiere episode of "Shark After Dark," the channel's "Talking Dead"-style shark-related talk show grabbed a respectable 2.1 million viewers. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Discovery has boosted its programming for this year's edition, with 11 new shark specials, up from eight the previous year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The sharks have really taken over. Taking a playful cue from Discovery's favorite event-viewing "Shark Week," ABC has announced it has commissioned "Shark Tank Week. " The network will air a week's worth of episodes of its hit business-skewed reality series "Shark Tank" in September. The strip of programming will consist of fan-favorite episodes from the past four seasons, not new episodes. PHOTOS: TCA press tour: The Scene "We love the idea of 'Shark Tank week,'" said ABC president Paul Lee during the network's portion at the Television Critics Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 4 - 10, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY Are you ready for some - preseason - football? The Cowboys and the Dolphins meet in the "Hall of Fame Game" in Canton, Ohio. 5 p.m. NBC The captain (Denzel Washington) has turned on the fasten-seatbelt sign - and he's not kidding - in Robert Zemeckis' 2012 plane-crash drama, "Flight.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Next week, SyFy has plans to premiere its latest TV movie, and the title really says it all: "Sharknado. " In case that title wasn't clear enough, here's a bit of an explanation: sharks. In a tornado. Attacking people on the streets of Los Angeles. It's a tornado of sharks! A ... sharknado! In case this premise needed to become any more enticing to lure viewers, the film stars Tara Reid and "Beverly Hills 90210" star-turned-Las Vegas Chippendales dancer Ian Ziering. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Not sold yet?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Discovery Channel's popular annual celebration of all things shark is returning for its 26th year, and this year it's debuting more shark-related programming than ever. As Chief Brody of "Jaws" would say, "You're gonna need a bigger DVR. " This year's Shark Week will debut 11 new shark specials, up from eight last year. In addition, the first-ever late-night shark talk show, titled "Shark After Dark," will air every night during Shark Week. Sort of like "The Talking Dead," the new talk show will feature clips from Shark Week programming, surprise guests and shark experts.
NATIONAL
February 13, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Shark week, step aside. This is a story about shark year. In 2012, officials recorded 53 shark attacks in the U.S., making it the year with the most attacks since 2000, according to the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File report released Monday. With 26, Florida had more than twice as many attacks as any other state, the report said . In California, one of the five shark attacks recorded last year was fatal. In October, veteran surfer Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., 39, was killed by a great white shark off the coast of Santa Barbara.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1992 | DAVID SCHEIDERER
Just when you thought it was safe to channel surf across the cable box comes the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week '92," an eight-day festival of shark-related documentaries. The first installment is "The Man Who Loves Sharks" (Sunday at 5 and 10 p.m.). Stan Waterman, one of the world's leading underwater photographers, is the subject of the program, which might be better titled "The Man Who Photographs Sharks and Loves His Family."
NEWS
August 11, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"JAG" star David James Elliott is an experienced diver who has had his fair share of shark encounters while exploring the Atlantic Ocean off his home in the Bahamas. So when the Discovery Channel approached him with the opportunity to swim with great white sharks as part of its 15th annual "Shark Week" programming, he dove in--so to speak--headfirst. "It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life," he says. "I still sit around and go 'wow.' It was so incredible."
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
If news really does come in threes, Californians had better be careful, because we seem to be having our very own shark week. First, in San Juan Capistrano on Monday, golfers at the San Juan Hills Golf Club got a surprise when a live leopard shark dropped from the sky . That's right: It's raining sharks. Actually, authorities believe the two-foot-long fish had been plucked from the sea by a bird -- probably a peregrine falcon or an osprey -- which then lost its lunch, so to speak, over the course.
SCIENCE
September 28, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
Great white sharks may munch on a wider array of sea creatures throughout their lives than previously thought, according to a new study published Friday in the journal PLoS ONE. The great whites are well known to many as the stars of "Shark Week" and as one of the ocean's most feared predators. Researchers have long believed that a shark's diet evolves over its lifetime as it grows, moving from small prey like fish to larger animals like seals and, every once in a while, humans. But in the new study, the researchers found that great whites show a remarkable diversity in their diets.
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