Super Bowl Programming Alternatives: What to Watch If You Don't Want to Watch the Game
Animal Planet's 11th annual 'Puppy Bowl' and a WGN 'How I Met Your Mother' marathon will run concurrently with the big game.
If you have chosen to opt out of the viewing party for Sunday's Super Bowl — maybe you fancy yourself more of a soccer person, or you're a Green Bay Packers fan — then The Hollywood Reporter has you covered. There is a wide selection of programming alternatives, ranging from USA's Law & Order: SVU marathon to Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl.
Also, if you want to watch the game but are not a Katy Perry fan, YouTube will be offering an alternative Super Bowl halftime show, hosted by Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time fame. Other well-known YouTubers, including Freddie Wong and Toby Turner, will be on hand for the performance.
Here are just some of Sunday's counterprogramming highlights (all times PT).
Criminal Minds marathon, noon to 3 a.m.
What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Blind Side, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Back to the Future, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Back to the Future Part II, 9:30 p.m. to midnight
The Walking Dead marathon, 10 a.m. to midnight
The Puppy Bowl, 3:00 p.m.
Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, 1:30 p.m.
The Pursuit of Happyness, 4 p.m.
A Time to Kill, 7 p.m.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cops Reloaded marathon, noon to 11:30 p.m.
Key & Peele, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Futurama, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Total Diva marathon, 3:00 p.m. to 7p.m.
30 for 30 marathon, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Bourne Legacy, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
We Bought a Zoo, 3:30 p.m. to 6p.m.
Ice Age: Continental Drift, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Simpsons, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Kitten Bowl, noon
Swamp People marathon, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Family Feud marathon, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Caddyshack, 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Swingers, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
National Geographic Channel
Fish Bowl II, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
She's the Man, 2 p.m.
17 Again, 4 p.m.
Shrek, 6 p.m.
Shrek 2, 8 p.m.
Shrek the Third, 10 p.m.
Law & Order: SVU marathon (Benson Bowl Marathon), 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
How I Met Your Mother marathon, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Super Bowl XLIX, Patriots vs. Seahawks, will air on NBC at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.