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Super Bowl Sunday TV: What to watch if you don’t like football

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Get into the game with "Puppy Bowl XII" on Animal Planet. Photo Credit: Animal Planet / Damian Strohmeyer

Looking for some super weekend TV that doesn’t involve football? We’ve got your game right here — and there’s even pre-game fun. Take a look.


“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” (Decades/2.2, Saturday 1 p.m.-Monday 7 a.m.) — Robert Vaughn and David McCallum fill the entire weekend as ’60s spies, with groovy guests like Gavin McLeod (Saturday at 9 p.m.), Barbara Feldon (Saturday at 10 p.m.), Eddie Albert (at 11 p.m.).

“House” (Cloo, Saturday 6 a.m.-Sunday 6 a.m.) — Hugh Laurie’s medical sleuth in Season 3 episodes, with David Morse (WGN’s “Outsiders”) as a detective probing his drug use.

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” (VH1, Saturday 3 p.m.-Monday 6 a.m.) — Unscripted hit tracks women in the city’s music orbit.

“Twilight saga” (FXM, Saturday 5:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) — Vampire romance in five flicks with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner.

Directed by Spike Lee (Aspire, Saturday 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) — “Mo’ Better Blues” (6 p.m.), “She’s Gotta Have It” (8:30 p.m.), “Crooklyn” (10:30 p.m.).


Garage sale mysteries (HMM, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.) — Lori Laughlin sleuths in four films, led by “Garage Sale Mystery” (11 a.m., 3 p.m.).

Bringing it on (Freeform, 1 p.m.-midnight) — Christina Milian, Hayden Panettiere, Rihanna in four cheer squad films led by “Bring It On” (1 p.m., 9:45 p.m.).

Megasharks and more (Syfy, 3 p.m.-5 a.m.) — Cheese flicks every two hours, including “Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark” (7 p.m.) and “Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda” (9 p.m.).

“Saw” shockers (IFC, 3:15 p.m.-6 a.m.) — All seven of the bloody “Saw” thrillers, airing in order.


Drama — “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 a.m.-5 a.m.) revisits its first two seasons (and, in Spanish on Universo 7 p.m.-midnight, its first season). Other options include “Burn Notice” (Cloo, 6 a.m.-6 a.m.), “Numb3rs” (ion/31, 9 a.m.-3 a.m.), “Supernatural” (TNT, noon-midnight), “Soul Food” (Aspire, 2-7 p.m.), “Beowulf” (Esquire, 4-7 p.m.)

Comedy — “Friends” (TBS, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.) encapsulates the series from the pilot to the finale. Other options include “How I Met Your Mother” (WGN, noon-12:30 a.m.), “Last Man Standing” (CMT, noon-6 p.m.), “New Girl” (TBS, 6-11 p.m.), “Saturday Night Live” (Logo, 6 p.m.-4:20 a.m.), “The Big Bang Theory” (WWOR/9, 8-10 p.m.).

Unscripted — “Undercover Boss” (OWN, 2-8 p.m.; CNBC, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.) takes over two channels. Other options include “Say Yes to the Dress” (TLC, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.), “Bringing Up Bates” (UP, 10 a.m.-3 a.m.), “Impractical Jokers” (truTV, noon-6 p.m.), “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 1-8 p.m.), “Married at First Sight” (FYI, 1 p.m.-4 a.m.), “Family Feud” (Buzzr/9.3, 1-11 p.m.).


Cute animals — “Puppy Bowl XII” (Animal Planet, 2:30-9 p.m.), “Kitten Bowl III” (Hallmark, noon-9 p.m.), “Fish Bowl” (NatGeo Wild, 6-10 p.m.).

Vintage fantasy films (thisTV/11.3, 2-8 p.m.) — Circa-’60s flicks famed for their pre-CGI special effects, all with genre star Kerwin Mathews — “Jack the Giant Killer” (2 p.m.), “The 3 Worlds of Gulliver” (4 p.m.), “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (6 p.m.).

Animated movies — Triple feature of “The Croods” (4 p.m.), “Turbo” (6 p.m.), “Despicable Me” (8 and 10 p.m., all on FX).

Animated series — “Gravity Falls” (Disney XD, 2 p.m.-midnight), “The Simpsons” (FXX, 3-7 p.m.).

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