On TV this Sunday: The Super Bowl hits the Big Easy, then hands off to Elementary. Also, happiness is a warm Puppy Bowl and Downton Abbey acts right stroppy indeed. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.
9 am-3 am Golden Girls marathon (Hallmark Channel) | You can say “Thank you for being a friend” over and over again with this run of Sophia/Rose/Dorothy/Blanche adventures. Now who’s bringing the cheesecake?
3 pm Puppy Bowl IX (Animal Planet) | Even if you don’t care much for gridiron glory, what’s not to love about puppies tussling about on a fake football field, with hedgehog cheerleaders and a kitten halftime show? (New this year: the slow-mo “Cute Cam.” I die.)
4 pm-Midnight Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon (BBC America) | Super Bowl resistance may be futile, but give it a shot anyway with these Season 5 and 6 episodes, beginning with “I, Borg” and ending with “Relics.”
6:25 pm Super Bowl XLVII (CBS) | The Baltimore Ravens go up against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, with Beyoncé rocking the live halftime show. Who do you like? Hey, poll!
9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | Robert and Cora aren’t speaking, the servants shun Matthew’s mother Isobel and Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Oh dear…
9 pm Live From New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (NBC) | This repeat two-hour special chronicles the Not Ready for Primetime Players’ beginnings.
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock pursues an unpredictable criminal (played by Oz‘s Terry Kinney) alongside a FBI profiler (Covert Affairs‘ Kari Matchett) who literally wrote the book on the felon. Meanwhile, Watson faces eviction.
10 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Back-to-back Repeats to Revisit: Lily’s first day at school ends with Cam in a standoff with a lesbian mom, and Phil (“Not a Real Man”) makes plans to have a vasectomy.
11:35 pm The Craig Ferguson Super Bowl Special (CBS) | Steve Carell (The Office), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Julie Chen (The Talk), Nikki Reed (Twilight) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees join Ferguson’s post-Bowl bash in New Orleans.
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