04/05/2012 05:58 pm ET

Discovery Channel Announces Return Of 'Shark Week' And Other Series And Specials

Discovery Channel has just announced its 2012-2013 slate, and "Shark Week" is back for another run, promising to be even more exciting than last year's seven-day adventure.

The network has also announced an "Amelia Earhart" special, which will delve deeper into the mystery of the missing pilot, as well as "Osama: A History." Produced by Mark Bowden, the special will take a closer look at the life of Osama Bin Laden.

As for more returning favorites, "Gold Rush" will have its gold miners head to Alaska this season, while "Moonshiners" will be back for more scandalous illegal brewing. "Mythbusters" will return to reveal the truth about behind many legends and "Deadliest Catch" will bring another 10-part series full of fishing in the Bering Sea.

Discovery has also announced a new set of series including "Top Engineer," which searches for America’s brightest, boldest, out-of-the-box thinkers, and "Mark Burnett's Alaska," which showcases the fascinating history of Alaska.

“Last year was a record setting year for Discovery," Eileen O'Neill, president of Discovery Channel and TLC Networks said in a statement. "In 2012 we have already delivered double digit audience increases and we focusing on an Upfront programming slate that is revealing, provocative and fearless."

Read all about the Discovery Channel's upcoming programming here.