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Hate the Super Bowl? Watch this instead

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Not infected with Super Bowl fever? That’s okay. Believe it or not, there are actually a few other programming choices available on Super Sunday. Here are our top 10 alternate viewing options, all of which scream ”Touchdown!”

Sports Disasters (TLC, 6-7 p.m.) The first of many this evening, no doubt.

Gone With the Wind (Turner Classic Movies, 6-10 p.m.) Well, it’s as long as the Super Bowl, that’s for sure. Clark Gable also manages to do the impossible — make mustaches look cool.

Independence Day (Fox, 7-10 p.m.) The story is pretty threadbare, but if you’ve been jonesing for your Sunday-night ”X-Files” fix, this is as close as you’re gonna get.

High School Reunion (The WB, 7-10 p.m.) If you have yet to get acquainted with ”the Nerd,” ”the Chubby Cheerleader,” and ”the Tall Girl,” now’s the perfect chance, as The WB re-airs the first three installments of the reality reunion series.

High Fidelity (Comedy Central, 7:30-9:30 p.m.) One of about 10 million movies in which John Cusack ends up walking around outside in the rain. Dude, buy an umbrella!

SNL Super Bowl Half-Time Show (NBC, 8-8:30 p.m.) Chances are the game may be a laugher by this point anyway, but for some more knee-slapping action from Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, and company, you can flip over here.

Run Lola Run (IFC, 8-9:30 p.m.) ”Alias” fans can see where creator J.J. Abrams got a lot of his inspiration for the sexy spy series. (By the way, a new episode of ”Alias” debuts right after the Super Bowl, so you can compare and contrast.)

Sex in the 20th Century (History Channel, 8-10 p.m.) Ah, the good ol’ days.

Trading Spaces (TLC, 8-10 p.m.) The agony of defeat is nothing compared to the agony of having your neighbors ruin your master bedroom.

Oz (HBO, 10-11 p.m.) It’s sort of like football, in that you have large sweaty men mauling each other in a confined space. But then again, you don’t see a lot of people getting knifed on a football field. At least not yet.