Just because everybody in the whole entire world will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday doesn’t mean that you have to. There’s plenty to watch on Sunday night that doesn’t involve Seahawks or Broncos, but there will probably be a kitten or two.
To give you an idea of some of your options for what the watch in between commercial breaks during the Super Bowl, we’ve roundup up a counterprogramming guide for the big game.
“The Walking Dead” – AMC
Starts at 10 a.m. ET, Continues All Day
Ahead of its return on February 2, “The Walking Dead” is invading AMC all day on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of watching the Broncos and Seahawks, you’ll be able to see Rick, Glenn, Carl and Daryl bob and weave through open fields of the undead horde.
“Downton Abbey” and “Sherlock” – PBS
Starts at 9 p.m. ET
Super Bowl? What Super Bowl? PBS is proceeding with their normally scheduled Sunday evening program as if the NFL didn’t exist. And who wouldn’t want to class up the day that’s usually dedicated to brutes and ruffians? Instead, spend an evening with Lord Grantham, the rest of the Crawleys and the world’s greatest detective.
“Puppy Bowl” – Animal Planet
Starts at 3 p.m. ET, Repeats All Day
This year marks the 10th annual celebration of cuteness, bowl cams and “unnecessary RUFFness.” Puppy Bowl X kicks off in the afternoon before the game and repeats every two hours until you’ve had your fill of adorable puppies rounding around a miniature football stadium. And this year introduces a brand-new half-time animal: penguins.
“Kitten Bowl” – Hallmark Channel
Starts at 12 p.m. ET, Repeats All Day
Are tiny cats more your thing? Well, the Hallmark Channel has gotten wise to the demand for cute animals on Super Bowl Sunday and delivered a feline alternative to the Puppy Bowl. Expect more meowing and less eye contact.
“Fish Bowl I”
Starts at 6 p.m. ET
We’re not totally sure that Nat Geo Wild gets what is appealing about both the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl, but we’re going to assume this four-hour feed of a gold fish swimming in a bowl is some kind of meta joke.