Eli Roth To Host Shark Week’s Late Night ‘Shark After Dark’

Discovery Channel announced this morning horror filmmaker Eli Roth will host this year’s Shark Week late-night talk show Shark After Dark.

This is the third year for Shark After Dark, but the first time Roth will be hosting, five nights, 11-11:30 PM ET/PT, starting Sunday, July 5, joined by celebrity guests, shark fans and shark experts. Roth in a statement said he is “completely shark obsessed” and called the Shark Week gig a “dream come true.” The guy Discovery Channel this morning called King of Horror, but others have crowned King of Torture Porn, reminded readers he re-created the controversial Milgram obedience experiments for Discovery. That was back in 2011.

Roth wrote, directed, and produced horror films Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hostel: Part II, and as an actor, co-starred in Quentin Tarantino‚Äôs Inglourious Basterds. His producing credits include The Last Exorcism and The Man With The Iron Fists, and he serves as executive producer on Netflix’s Hemlock Grove. Most recently, Roth co-wrote and directed the upcoming feature film The Green Inferno as well as Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves.

This year, Shark Week returns with the most hours of shark programming in its 28-year history. In addition to kicking off earlier this year, for the first time, Discovery is introducing an additional weekend of all-new Shark Week programming in August to wrap up the summer.

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