Geek heartthrob/my “TV boyfriend” Andy Samberg has signed on as the host of Discovery Channel‘s 24th Annual Shark Week. He is also being named as the first-ever Chief Shark Officer (CSO), which means he’s like a boss. A boss of sharks. Sharks with whom he might swim. According to the incredibly excited press release:
As CSO, Samberg will host the network’s 24th annual SHARK WEEK celebration, cable’s longest running programming event and the official mark of summer. He will film on-air wraps for the weeklong event, host a SHARK WEEK special and may even take the plunge and dive with the apex predators …
Said Samberg: “I’m overjoyed about being appointed CSO. Everyone loves Shark Week. It’s the Bill Cosby of week-long television blocks dedicated to sea animals.”
Samberg will be following in the footsteps of Craig Ferguson, who attracted 31 million viewers to the week-long celebration of shark hijinx and majesty. Live every week like it’s Shark Week, everyone.
(I realize that is a picture of Samberg with a bear, and not a shark. I felt it still showed his animal prowess. Anyone who wants to look at another picture of Andy Samberg without an incorrect animal, click here. And here. Ok, I’m done.)
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