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Pass attempts: What to watch instead of the Super Bowl

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch star in “Sherlock,” which concludes its third season tonight on PBS.
Donnie Wahlberg stars in the new reality show “Wahlburgers” on A&E.

More than 100 million viewers are expected to watch Super Bowl XLVIII tonight. Don’t feel left out if you aren’t one of them – there are plenty of other things to watch during the seemingly endless hours of coverage.

Grab some chips and dip from the football party in the living room and sneak off to find another TV. Here are some of the offerings you will find today.

Furry friends

Felines frolic in the first “Kitten Bowl” from noon to 3 p.m. on Hallmark Channel. Canines cavort in the annual “Puppy Bowl X,” which starts at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.

British invasion

Season 3 of “Sherlock” comes to a close tonight with “His Last Vow,” which starts at 9:58 p.m. on PBS after a new episode of “Downton Abbey” (9 p.m.).

Vampires sparkle

Catch Bella and her leading men as they fight their way through the first three films of the franchise on FX. “Twilight” airs at 6:30 p.m., “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is on at 9 p.m. and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” starts at midnight.

Green machine

Spend some time with Shrek and his pals with “Shrek” at 6 p.m., “Shrek 2” at 8 p.m. and “Shrek the Third” at 10 p.m. on TBS.

Awards season

Take a look at the history of the Academy Awards with the new-this-weekend documentary “And the Oscar Goes To …” at 10 p.m. on TCM.

Fab four

A selection of “Sex and the City” episodes from 2 to 9 p.m. on E! follows Carrie’s love life from the beginning of the series with the pilot and ends with the two-part series finale.

Fries with that?

Catch up with the new reality series, “Wahlburgers,” which follows the family of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their burger joint. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. on A&E.

The commercials

Super Bowl coverage starts at noon on Fox, with the game itself kicking off about 6:30 p.m. Switch over every now and then to see if you can catch some of the creative commercials.


•“Law & Order,” 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. on TNT

•“Swamp People,” 7 a.m. today to 4:02 a.m. Monday on History

•“The Tudors,” 8 a.m. today to 4 a.m. Monday on BBC America

•“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on USA and 4 p.m. today to 1 a.m. Monday on WEtv

•“Super Soul Sunday,” 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on OWN

•“The Walking Dead,” 10 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Monday on AMC

•“Roseanne,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on WEtv

•“Cops,” noon to midnight on Spike

•“Say Yes to the Dress,” 1 to 8 p.m. on TLC

•“Property Brothers,” 1 to 8 p.m. on HGTV

•“Alaska: The Last Frontier,” 1 p.m. today to 3 a.m. Monday on Discovery

•“Food Paradise,” 2 to 11 p.m. on Travel Channel

•“Mob Wives,” 3 p.m. to midnight on VH1

•“The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” 6 p.m. to midnight on Bravo

•“Second Generation Wayans,” 7 p.m. to midnight on BET


•“Remember the Titans” (2000), 12:30 p.m. on ABC Family

•“We Are Marshall” (2006), 3 p.m. on ABC Family

•“Home Alone” (1990), 4 p.m. on TBS

•“Underworld: Awakening” (2012), 4:30 p.m. on FX

•“Tyler Perry’s the Family That Preys” (2008), 6 p.m. on TNT

•“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004), 6 p.m. on ABC Family (repeats at 9 p.m.)

•“Dirty Dancing” (1987), 8 p.m. on The CW

•“Why Did I Get Married” (2007), 8 p.m. on TNT

•“The Adjustment Bureau” (2011), 9 p.m. on Syfy

•“Little Fockers” (2010), 9:04 p.m. on NBC

•“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?” (2010), 10:30 p.m. on TNT