Super Bowl Sunday shows for the non-football fan

By Jeff Pfeiffer

Not into football? That’s okay, we won’t judge you (too much). If that’s the case, then you are probably overwhelmed by the amount of coverage of Super Bowl XLV, and may feel like you won’t get a respite from hearing about the game at all this Sunday. But some networks have thought of you with a variety of programming marathons that may appeal to both the non-football lover, and those football fans who just can’t stomach sitting through six-hour pregame shows.

One of the annual favorites among such marathons is Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, now in its seventh installment. Once again, the network has searched rescues and shelters for cute pups to play on the in-studio mini-gridiron. The show has become  a virtual zoo at this point. In addition to the pups tumbling about, the Kitty Halftime Show is back, chickens serve as sideline cheerleaders, and hamsters oversee the action in a mini-blimp. The famed Water Bowl Cam is back, along with a few new angles — the Puppy Cam, which lets viewers see the action from the puppies’ perspectives, and the Kiss Cam, which catches those affectionate moments between animals, their furry companions and their owners. The two-hour Puppy Bowl VII premieres Sunday at 3pm ET/PT, and replays throughout the night.

Style Network’s Jersey Bowl is a marathon of Jerseylicious episodes airing from 6am-10pm ET/PT this Sunday. Between episodes, Danielle Fishel, who hosts The Dish, provides commentary and episode recaps with special guest appearances by Jerseylicious enemies Tracy and Olivia. Right after the Jersey Bowl, Danielle hosts a new episode of The Dish.

DIY Network’s Toilet Bowl marathon, now in its fourth year, offers 17 hours of bathroom renovation programming, including episodes of series like Batch Crashers, America’s Ugliest Bathrooms, 10 Killer Bathroom Projects and BATHtastic!

TNT is airing episodes of Law & Order from 4am-6pm ET this Sunday. Don’t know how different that is from their normal schedule, but …

TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar monthlong movie marathon continues with some good flicks this Sunday, including The Pride of the Yankees (1942) at 5:45pm ET and Wings (1927) at 10pm ET.

Syfy presents a Ghost Hunters Season 6 marathon from 9am-9pm ET this Sunday.


Photo Credit: Animal Planet/David Holloway

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