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SHARK WEEK: “TYSON VS. JAWS: RUMBLE ON THE REEF”
August 9, 2020  | By David Bianculli

Discovery, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
Shark Week, on Discovery, is one of those annual cable TV traditions that demand a visit each year – if only for a momentary check-in and pop-in, as with Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. Shark Week began back in 1988, when Ronald Reagan was in the White House – and is still going, presenting a yearly summer week of programs that run the gamut from informative nature documentaries to absurd TV stunts. Guess which category Tyson vs. Jaws falls into? Don’t expect much of a duel – in fact, don’t expect much, period. But Discovery already was closing in on its first completed decade of Shark Week back in 1997, when Mike Tyson had a rematch against fellow heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield – and, infamously, bit off part of Holyfield’s ear. So at least, in that respect, Tyson vs. Jaws can almost be considered a fair fight…
 
 
 
 
 
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