'Sharknado 4'! Ian Ziering Is Back to Do Battle -- See Who Else Has Been Reeled In
By Candace C. Smith
Oh hell yes!
When Sharknado 4 debuts on Syfy in July, the latest installment in the popular franchise will see the return of Ian Ziering as everybody's favorite shark slayer, Fin Shepard, it was announced by the network on Wednesday.
Syfy also revealed that Tara Reid will be back to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies campaign to determine the fate of her character, April Wexler, whose survival was in question at the end of Sharknado 3. David Hasselhoff is also back as Fin's dad, Gil Shepard.
Sharknado 4 will also feature the likes of Gary Busey (how has he not been in one of these before?!), Cody Linley and Cheryl Tiegs as Raye, Fin's "former flower child" mom.
Tiegs recently made headlines when she criticized Sports Illustrated's decision to put plus-size model Ashley Graham on one of its three swimsuit issue covers this year. The 68-year-old former supermodel, who herself has graced the swimsuit issue multiple times, told ET that she doesn't think "it's healthy" to glamorize full-figured women.
In additional to all the outlandishness, the Sharknado TV movies are also well-known for their zany celebrity cameos – *NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick, Ne-Yo, Kim Richards, Ann Coulter, Jerry Springer and Mark Cuban are just a few of the more memorable celebrities that have appeared in the franchise -- so we're definitely excited to see who pops up in the next one.
The Sharknado franchise has become both a commercial success and social media sensation since the first installment of the series debuted in 2013. ET was on set at Universal Orlando for all the behind-the-scenes mayhem of 2015's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! See the video below.