andy samberg shark week Shark Week! Discovery (and Andy Samberg) chomp down in JulyThe Discovery Channel will dive into its 24th annual Shark Week on July 31 — with a little help from “Saturday Night Live” regular Andy Samberg.

Samberg has been named Discovery’s Chief Shark Officer for the programming stunt and will star in a special called “Shark City.” He’ll go diving in the Bahamas with a group of sharks that live off the coast of Nassau and assess each fish’s quirks and feeding patterns.

New shows on tap for Shark Week 2011 are “Great White Invasion,” about the seeming increase of great white shark sightings in coastal waters in Australia, South Africa and the United States; and “Jaws Comes Home,” in which five great whites are tagged and followed on a 1,200-mile trip up and down the East Coast.

Other shows include a special featuring “Dual Survival” stars Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin; separate investigations of waves of shark attacks in South Africa in 1957 and Australia in 2009; and an examination of shark bites.

Posted by:Rick Porter