Shark Week to Be Hosted by...

...Andy Samberg of 'SNL' fame
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2011 11:14 AM CDT
Andy Samberg to Host Shark Week
Andy Samberg arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Last year, the Discovery Channel used a non-Discovery star to host Shark Week for the first time—and it worked out well for them, with the largest audience ever (31 million) tuning in to the Craig Ferguson-hosted event. So this year, the network is following the same formula: Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg will host. Or rather, the Washington Post notes, he will serve as Shark Week's CSO: "Chief Shark Officer." (Read more Shark Week stories.)

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