SyFy had no idea what they had on their hands when they aired the original Sharknado. The movie, starring Z-Listers Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, featured the city of Los Angeles under attack from a violent tornado full of sharks. On paper it was just another crazy over the top SyFy show. However the show managed to become a social media phenomenon, and was soon the talk of the web. Ziering ended the movie by being eaten alive by a shark, but survived by cutting himself out with a chainsaw. SyFy was so overwhelmed by demand that they began to reair the movie to even higher ratings. After the success of Sharknado it wasn’t a surprise to hear that SyFy had announced plans to fast track a sequel.
Sharknado 2: The Second One brings the gang of angry sharks to the city of New York. Ziering and Reid return as the lead roles, but now the movie comes with tons of hype around it. Fans are anxious to see if the sequel can top the ridiculous levels that the original set. The best part of tonight’s premiere is the numerous cameos from people like Matt Lauer, Kelly Ripa, Judd Hirsh, Robert Klein, and many more. The Sharknado franchise has really grown into a monster.
Check out the promo for tonight’s highly anticipated sequel below.
Date: Wednesday, July 30th
Episode Title: Sharknado 2: The Second One
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: SyFy.com