Perhaps the Super Bowl isn’t for everyone. Watching the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons might be yawn-inducing.
But we live in an era of Too Much TV, of course, which means there are countless options for alternative viewing during the Big Game. (Or, there’s always the possibility of reading a book. OK, that’s going too far. Apologies.)
Streaming services are an option, but if you’re flipping back and forth between the Super Bowl and other fare, we’ve compiled a list of how the cable networks are counterprogramming this year’s Big Game. It turns out there’s a little something for everyone, including comedy (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Parks and Recreation”), drama (“Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU”), animation (the “Madagascar” movies, “South Park”), reality (“Hoarders,” “Rock of Love 2”), cute animals (“Puppy Bowl,” “Kitten Bowl,” “Fish Bowl”) and criminals (“Lock Up,” “Cops”).
Click on the gallery above for the full list of cable counterprogramming. And keep checking back at IndieWire over the weekend, which will also have you covered with a round up of the year’s biggest Super Bowl commercials.