Super Bowl Programming Alternatives: What to Watch If You Don't Want to Watch the Game

Animal Planet
'Puppy Bowl'

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.

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Here are just some of Sunday's counterprogramming highlights (all times PT).

A&E
Criminal Minds marathon, noon to 3 a.m.

ABC Family
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

AMC
The Walking Dead marathon, 10 a.m. to midnight

Animal Planet
The Puppy Bowl, 3:00 p.m.

BBC America
Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.

BET
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, 1:30 p.m.
The Pursuit of Happyness, 4 p.m.
A Time to Kill, 7 p.m.

Bravo
The Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

CMT
Cops Reloaded marathon, noon to 11:30 p.m.

Comedy Central
Key & Peele, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Futurama, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

E!
Total Diva marathon, 3:00 p.m. to 7p.m.

ESPN
30 for 30 marathon, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

FX
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.

FXX
The Simpsons, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hallmark Chanel
The Kitten Bowl, noon

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History
Swamp People marathon, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

GSN
Family Feud marathon, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

IFC
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.

TBS
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.

USA
Law & Order: SVU marathon (Benson Bowl Marathon), 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WGN
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.

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