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Andy Samberg Is Hosting Shark Week

Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.

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.)

(Huffington Post)

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