Andy Samberg to host Shark Week 2011

It looks like Andy Samberg will once again be “On a Boat” in the near future.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg (also of The Lonely Island fame) has been named Shark Week’s “Chief Shark Officer” and will be hosting this year’s week of shark-related programming on The Discovery Channel. Samberg told Entertainment Weekly that he was “overjoyed” to be working on Shark Week.

The article goes on to mention that this year’s Shark Week will feature 7 all-new episodes. One of the new episodes, tentatively titled “Shark Invasion” will focus on great white sharks reportedly swimming in close proximity to beaches in South Africa, Australia, and the U.S. The episode will also address the question as to why there are so few attacks, in spite of the sharks’ presence in shared waters with beachgoers.

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