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

Puppy Bowl - H 2016
Courtesy of Animal Planet

For most Americans, the next holiday to help heal your post-Christmas blues is Super Bowl Sunday. For those who won’t be downing generous amounts of chips and dip and cold beer while watching the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday can enjoy a good olFriends marathon or find out how Harold & Kumar Escaped Guantanamo Bay.

If you do get a major dose of FOMO (fear of missing out) from the big game this Sunday, you can watch another ruthless group of athletes go head to head with the annual Kitten Bowl III on Hallmark Channel or The Puppy Bowl XII on Animal Planet.    

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

Criminal Minds marathon, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead marathon, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Animal Planet
The Puppy Bowl XII, noon to 6 p.m.

BBC America
Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne marathon, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Men in Black II, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Legally Blonde, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
marathon, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Last Man Standing marathon, noon to 6 p.m.

Comedy Central
Big Daddy, 10:49 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, 3:19 p.m. to 5:43 p.m.
Pineapple Express, 5:43 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians marathon, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

PBA Bowling: Tournament of Champions, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
30 for 30 marathon, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Freeform (ABC Family)
National Treasure, 7 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
National Treasure 2: The Book of Secrets,
10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bring It On marathon, 1 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

The Croods, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Turbo, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Despicable Me 2, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What’s Your Number, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
American Reunion, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rise of the Guardians, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Simpsons marathon, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Family Feud marathon, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hallmark Chanel
Kitten Bowl III, noon to 3 p.m.

Counting Cars marathon, 2 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The Happening,10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Saw marathon, 12:15 p.m. to 3 a.m.

National Geographic Channel
Lockdown marathon, 9 a.m. to midnight

Friends marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Girl marathon, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Role Models, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Law & Order: SVU marathon 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Anger Management, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
How I Met Your Mother marathon, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Super Bowl 50, Broncos vs. Panthers, will air on CBS at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.