Sun, February 7
CBS airs Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., as the NFL crowns its 50th Super Bowl champion. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks for his second Super Bowl championship, while Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are looking for their first. Lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz calls the game with analyst Phil Simms and reporter Tracy Wolfson. Coldplay performs the halftime show with special guest Beyoncé.
As alternative viewing to the Super Bowl, Syfy airs several of its original movies that have pitted unusual creatures against one another, beginning with "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem." Also in the marathon are the films "Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus," "Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark" and "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda."
It’s the Su-purr Bowl of adorableness as the nation’s most athletic and adoptable kittens face off in a claws-out, paws-out showdown. TV personality and animal advocate Beth Stern returns to host this year’s gridiron championship along with play-by-play announcers John Sterling, iconic radio voice of the New York Yankees, and award-winning reporter, sports analyst and commentator Mary Carillo. Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason reprises his role as Feline Football League (FFL) commissioner.
The long-running Super Bowl alternative is back with two hours of fuzzy faces and puppy penalties. This year, Animal Planet worked with 44 different animal shelters and rescue organizations from across the country to fill the rosters of Team Ruff and Team Fluff. The network is also partnering with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to introduce the Puppy Bowl Hall of Fame to honor legacy players throughout the airing, and to promote the adoption of older “veteran” animals in addition to puppies and kittens. A Puppy Bowl pregame show airs a half-hour before the start of the main event, while the popular Kitty Half-Time Show features cute cats as an intermission. Other creatures are featured on the sidelines, too, including assistant ref Stanley the Skunk (he wouldn’t be the only referee to stink this year!) and chicken cheerleaders.