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What to Watch on Sunday: Kitten Bowl, Puppy Bowl and a little bit of football

Kitten Bowl is a feline catstravaganza presented in association with North Shore Animal League America (the nations largest no-kill shelter and animal adoption organization) and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Hosted by Beth Stern, TV personality and national spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America, and Boomer Esiason as the Feline Football Leagues (FFL) Commissioner.
Kitten Bowl is a feline catstravaganza presented in association with North Shore Animal League America (the nations largest no-kill shelter and animal adoption organization) and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Hosted by Beth Stern, TV personality and national spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America, and Boomer Esiason as the Feline Football Leagues (FFL) Commissioner. Crown Media / Hallmark

Kitten Bowl V (Noon, Hallmark) – This year’s Kitten Bowl V features nearly 100 adorable and adoptable “cat-letes,” some from areas of the country’s most recent natural disasters. And some of the kittens competing today are shown getting their forever homes at the end of the game. Awww. You’ll even see some puppies and a rabbit or two. Hosts are Beth Stern and Boomer Esiason, the Feline Football Leagues (FFL) Commissioner. There are repeats all day. Scroll down for adorable Kitten Bowl action shots.

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Puppies Peanut and Hinesville take the field for Puppy Bowl XIV on Animal Planet. Damian Strohmeyer Animal Planet/Damian Strohmeyer

Puppy Bowl XIV (3 p.m., Animal Planet) – You can start with a variety of Puppy Bowl pregame shows at 8 a.m. and then a Dog Bowl – featuring older rescue dogs performing tricks – at noon. The main event starts at 3. Puppy Bowl worked with 48 different animal shelters to fill the Team Ruff and Team Fluff rosters, and many of the adoptable pups came from areas devastated by natural disasters, including Houston, Puerto Rico and Florida. The game will also include some special needs pups. And once again, there’s the Kitty Half-Time Show. Repeats all day.

Super Bowl (6:30 p.m., NBC) – Oh yeah, and there’s a football game. The kickoff is at 6:30 but if you want all of the pregame stuff, tune in at noon. The half-time show features Justin Timberlake, and of course, it’s a big night for commercials. Here’s info on how to stream the game for free if that’s something you need.

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Milo Ventimiglia as Jack in NBC’s “This Is Us.” NBC Ron Batzdorff/NBC

This Is Us (10:15 p.m., NBC) – After the Super Bowl post-game show, we finally get to see the episode where Jack dies. I don’t know if we’re ready for it, but it’s time. Be as strong as you can. Also, note that if the game runs long, this could start later than 10:15, so be alert. Be strong and alert.

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