‘Sharknado: The 4th Awakens’ – Will April Live or Die? The Results are In

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Tara Reid stars in the ‘Sharknado’ film franchise (Photo by: Justin Stephens / Syfy)

Sharknado fans were given the opportunity to decide if April Wexler (played by Tara Reid) would live or die, with the social media campaign using either #AprilLive or #AprilDie votes to determine her fate. With the fourth film of the flying shark franchise, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, set to air on July 31, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT, the fans have spoken and the votes have been tallied. As it turns out, fans want Reid to stick around. #AprilLive’s won and Reid will be reprising her role as April once again.

In addition to announcing the results of the fan voting, Syfy announced the final batch of cameos for Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Joining Sharknado stars Ian Ziering (‘Fin Shepard’), David Hasselhoff (‘Gil Shepard’), and Ryan Newman (‘Claudia Shepard’), and newcomers Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs in the upcoming Sharknado are:

    Andre “Black Nerd” Meadows (YouTube star) as a Train Conductor
    Carrot Top (“Vegas Headliner”) as an Uber Driver
    Chippendales Dancers (“Chippendales”) as themselves
    DeStorm Power (You Tube/Vine Star) as a National Guardsman
    Dolvett Quince (“The Biggest Loser”) as a Trainer
    Erika Girardi (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) as Tech Frances
    Gilbert Gottfried (comedian) as TODAY Show correspondent
    Seth Rollins (WWE Superstar) as AstroTech Lopez
    Steve Guttenberg (“Colton West,” “Lavalantula,” “2 Lava 2”) as Car Owner
    Hayley Hasselhoff as Supervisor Mary Jane and Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff as Pilot Shaylin
    iJustine (You Tube star) as Supervisor Brock
    Roy Nelson (MMA fighter) as Donnie the Paparazzo
    Stassi Schroeder as Koening and Jax Taylor as a Guardsman (“Vanderpump Rules”); and
    Paul Shaffer as himself

Previously announced cameos include:

    Benjy Bronk (“The Howard Stern Show”) as a morning show host
    Corey Taylor (Slipknot) as a Shark World hotel security guard
    Cynthia Bailey (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”), Robert Herjavec (“Shark Tank”), Kym Johnson (“Dancing with the Stars”), Carrie Keagan (TV host), T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (“In Living Color”) and “Baywatch” stars Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul as Astro-X rocket scientists and astrophysicists
    David Faustino (“Married with Children”) as a Las Vegas gambler
    Dr. Drew Pinsky (“Loveline”) as a pastor
    Duane Chapman (“Dog the Bounty Hunter”) as a chainsaw dealer
    Frank Mir (MMA fighter) as head of security for the Shark World hotel
    Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) as manager of the Shark World hotel
    Jedward (Musicians) as Astro Techs
    Jillian Barberie (TV Host) as a train passenger
    Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”) as a home shopping guru
    Patti Stanger (“Millionaire Matchmaker”) as a reporter
    Stacey Dash (actress and pundit) as the Mayor of Chicago
    Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
    Wayne Newton (aka Mr. Las Vegas)
    Todd, Savannah and Grayson Chrisley (“Chrisley Knows Best”)

The Plot: Sharknado: The 4th Awakens takes place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer’s Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Fin (Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks – and ‘nados! – are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected.