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Super Bowl XLIX? What else is on?

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Not watching the big game? We live in a TV-world filled with options so if you’re not into football, could care less about the Seahawks or the Patriots, or would rather not see Katy Perry “Roar” during the half-time show, there will be something to catch come Sunday.

We’ve broken down the best options for counter-programming including cute kittens, crime dramas, and reality show marathons to keep you occupied. Pass the chips and dip and settle in for a Super Bowl Sunday without the Super Bowl.

YouTube: YouTube is hosting an alternative half-time show which will stream from its AdBlitz channel and feature more than 20 YouTube stars. According to Business Insider, there will be a variety of entertainment including sketches, musical numbers, fake Super Bowl ads, and even stunts.  

HGTV: A Property Brothers marathon airs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by a look into beach life with Beachfront Bargain HuntCaribbean Life, and Island Life episodes until 11 p.m.

Bravo: The Real Housewives of Atlanta continue to mix things up in a marathon beginning at 12 p.m.

E!: E! is marathoning the Total Divas from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Animal Planet: The Puppy Bowl XI—it’s like the Super Bowl but with puppies. Last year, 13.5 million unique viewers tuned in to catch a glimpse of the special, airing at 3 p.m.

Hallmark: More of a cat person? Hallmark’s second annual Kitten Bowl airs at 12 p.m. and follows along the same premise, with adorable kittens wrestling and chasing after toys on a faux-football field. Too cute.

National Geographic Channel: But don’t count out the National Geographic Channel as they’re bringing back Fish Bowl II from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

AMC: AMC is airing a full marathon of The Walking Dead seasons one and two ahead of the season-five premiere on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. The marathon begins at 10 a.m.

A&E: A full day Criminal Minds and the BAU begins at 12 p.m. on A&E. 

BBC America: BBC America is airing episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation until 3 a.m. The marathon starts at 9 a.m.

WGN: The first annual “We Know It’s The Day Of The Big Game But Please Watch Us Anyway How I Met Your Mother Barney Bowl Marathon Sponsored By Little Caesars Pizza’” airs on WGN America starting at 12 p.m.

USA: Watch Olivia Benson and co. catch criminals all day on Law and Order: SVU starting at 11 a.m.

MTV: It’s a Rob Dyrdek day over at MTV with the channel airing a Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory marathon beginning at 9 a.m. followed by episodes of Ridiculousness until 4 a.m. 

TBS: Romantic comedies air all morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Valentine’s Day followed by Just Married (12 p.m.), She’s the Man (2 p.m.), and 17 Again (4 p.m.) then a marathon of the first three Shrek films is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

ABC Family: Another movie marathon over on ABC Family with Beauty Shop (11:00 a.m.), What to Expect When You’re Expecting (1:30 p.m.), The Blind Side (4:00 p.m.), and Back to the Future (7:00 p.m.) and Back to the Future II (9:30 p.m.). 

TCM: Turner Classic Movies kicks off their “31 Days of Oscars” showing films from 1927-1930 during their primetime hours with a special documentary entitled “And the Oscar Goes To…” airing at 8 p.m.

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