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Discovery Channel wants to take a bite out of your binge watching this weekend.

The network has announced they are bringing back their popular “Shark Week” programming for a special 48-hour marathon this weekend to help fans past the time during the coronavirus pandemic.

Entitled “Shark Week in a Weekend,” the two-day extravanganza will feature the best episodes from the network’s annual shark-based programming.

“The pop culture phenomenon will take viewers to oceans around the world with a team of renowned marine biologists and science institutions to deliver groundbreaking shark stories incorporating innovative research technology and revealing compelling insight into the mysterious world of sharks,” Discovery said in a statement.

“From the coast of South Africa to islands in the Bahamas, Shark Week In A Weekend will bring the world to viewers at home while Shark Week talent and scientists take on some of the most daring shark experiments ever attempted.”

The underwater marathon launches at 9am ET/PT on Saturday, April 4th and continues until 6pm on Sunday, April 5th.

Included in the line-up are “Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins,” “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” and “Shaq Does Shark Week,” among others.

For those looking for some scripted shark fare, the network will also rebroadcast last summer’s “Capsized: Blood in the Water,” a movie based on an October 1982 shark encounter starring Josh Duhamel and Tyler Blackburn.

While typically airing in July, “Shark Week” first launched in 1988 and has continued to be one of the longest-running and most popular events on cable television.