The glory days of devoted Tremendous Bowl “counter-programming” are gone. When you may stream no matter you need on Netflix to show how a lot you don’t even care in regards to the Tremendous Bowl, there isn’t plenty of level to networks dedicating programming to countering the sport. However there are nonetheless a couple of alternate options to the large, dumb soccer recreation you may try on Sunday.
Pet Bowl XVII on Animal Planet
Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl is probably the most profitable counter-programing in historical past. The annual celebration of adorability has been making individuals say “awww” for 17 years. This 12 months, the bowl options movie star coaches Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg overseeing a cadre of adoptable rescue canines. Snoop will even seem within the Tremendous Bowl’s half-time present, so he’s going to have a busy day.
You may watch The Pet Bowl on Feb. 13 on Animal Planet. The pre-show begins at 1 p.m. ET, and the large recreation barks off at 2 p.m. It’s additionally streaming on Discovery+.
Sadly, you can not watch the Kitten Bowl anyplace this 12 months. The Hallmark Channel canceled their counter-counter-programming that includes lovely child cats and has no plans to deliver it again sooner or later.
Bell Air premiers on Peacock
NBC’s streaming service Peacock can be releasing the primary three episodes of Bel Air on Tremendous Bowl Sunday. The reboot of 1990s sit-com Recent Prince of Bel Air imagines the story of Will’s journey from West Philadelphia (born and raised) to the ritzy a part of Los Angeles as a one-hour drama. It’s a little bit bizarre that NBC is placing a brand new present towards their very own Tremendous Bowl, but when the sport proves a boring blow-out, I’d change over.
Movie star Massive Brother on CBS
A brand new episode of actuality present Movie star Massive Brother premieres on CBS and streams on Paramount+ at eight p.m. ET, proper in the midst of the large recreation. This season, Movie star Massive Brother’s solid contains Cynthia Bailey, Carson Kressely, and Todd Bridges, who’re celebrities, in some sense.
Foo Fighters’ digital actuality live performance
If you would like actually different Tremendous Bowl programming, you may watch the Foo Fighters carry out within the Metaverse as quickly because the Tremendous Bowl ends. You may stream old school video of the live performance on Fb and Instagram, however for those who strap in your Oculus headset, you may get pleasure from “a entrance row, 180-degree VR live performance expertise full with personalized avatars, fan interplay, and digital video games within the present foyer.” Sounds, uh, enjoyable, I assume.
Musicals on TCM
I like soccer and I like previous musicals. (I comprise multitudes.) This 12 months, previous film channel Turner Classic Movies is displaying The Music Man at 5:15 p.m. ET on Tremendous Bowl Sunday and following it up with Stormy Climate at eight p.m. Each motion pictures are glorious, and can virtually undoubtedly characteristic extra razz-a-ma-tazz and the previous soft-shoe than the Tremendous Bowl.
Romantic comedies on the Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel churns out low-budget romantic comedies at a powerful tempo, they usually’re serving some up on Tremendous Bowl Sunday. The Marriage ceremony Veil Unveiled begins at 2 p.m. ET, and is adopted by a block of 4 extra authentic Hallmark motion pictures you may watch and immediately overlook you ever noticed.
BBC America’s sly commentary on American soccer
BBC America’s schedule for Tremendous Bowl Sunday contains back-to-back showings of coming-of-age basic Stand by Me, adopted by Kevin Costner’s soccer flick Draft Day, after which Concussion, during which “Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) raises public consciousness about football-related mind trauma.” Draw your individual conclusions right here.