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Super Bowl Programming Alternatives: A Round-Up

Animal Planet’s annual “Puppy Bowl” and National Geographic’s new “Fish Bowl” are among the programming running against the big game.

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Puppy Bowl IX

If you’re not a big sports buff, Fox may be the channel for you to skip come Super Bowl Sunday. For those not planning to tune in to the main event, The Hollywood Reporter has rounded up an alternative list of programs and movie marathons that will be countering the big game, including the debut of National Geographic’s four-hour long Fish Bowl and all-new episodes of Showtime’s Shameless.

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ABC Family
3:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Marathon

AMC
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. – The Walking Dead

Animal Planet
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. – Puppy Bowl X

BBC America
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Top Gear
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Star Trek: The Next Generation

BET
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Second Generation Wayans

Bravo
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. – The Real Housewives of Atlanta

E!
11:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Sex and the City
6:00 p.m. – Keeping Up With the Kardashians
7:00 p.m. – #RichKids of Beverly Hills
7:30 p.m. – #RichKids of Beverly Hills

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Food Network
3:00 p.m. – Chopped
4:00 p.m. – Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
5:00 p.m. – Guy’s Grocery Games
6:00 p.m. – Chopped (new)
7:00 p.m. – Cutthroat Kitchen (new)

Hallmark
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Kitten Bowl

Lifetime
12:00 p.m. – A Sister’s Nightmare
2:00 p.m. – Hidden Away
4:00 p.m. – Premonition
6:00 p.m. – The Gabby Douglas Story

National Geographic
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Fish Bowl

OWN
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Super Soul Sunday

PBS (check local listings for time)
Downton Abbey
Sherlock
finale

Showtime
4:00 p.m. – Shameless
5:00 p.m. – Episodes
5:30 p.m. – House of Lies
6:00 p.m. – Shameless (new)
7:00 p.m. – House of Lies (new)
7:30 p.m. – Episodes (new)

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TBS
3:00 p.m. – Shrek
5:00 p.m. – Shrek 2
7:00 p.m. – Shrek the Third

TLC
6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Say Yes to the Dress

TNT
1:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Law & Order
3:00 p.m. – Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
5:00 p.m. – Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
7:30 p.m. – Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

USA
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
8:00 p.m. – Psych

VH1
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Saturday Night Live

The Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos vs. Seahawks game will air on Fox at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, with the pregame beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.