What to Watch Tonight

Super Bowl LI, Halftime Goes Gaga, 24: Legacy and More

Super Bowl LI Patriots Falcons

On TV this Sunday: After the Patriots take on the Falcons, Fox’s new 24 tries out its own running game. Plus, a secret is kept on Mercy Street and HBO’s hip, Young Pope is going down. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Hallmark
    Kitten Bowl

    The basic cabler is referring to its feline football event as a “cat-stravaganza,” which we think is just the purrfect pun; Beth Stern hosts.

  • Animal Planet
    Puppy Bowl

    Who will walk away with this year’s Lom-bark-i trophy? It’s Team Ruff vs. Team Fluff in the 13th annual canine championship contest.

  • NatGeo Wild
    Fish Bowl

    Last but not least, don’t pass up an oppor-tuna-ty to watch the Los Angeles Clams face off against the Buffalo Gills.

  • Fox
    Super Bowl LI

    From NRG Stadium in Houston, the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons; Luke Bryan performs the National Anthem, while Lady Gaga provides the halftime show entertainment.

  • CBS
    60 Minutes

    This hour features an extended cut of Charlie Rose’s report on the Tony-winning Hamilton, and an in-depth look at the Pope’s Choir.

  • PBS
    Mercy Street

    The Greens harbor an ugly secret; McBurney plans to send Mary home.

  • Starz
    Black Sails

    Flint gives in to Billy’s authority; Eleanor thinks up a plan for Rogers; Silver relies on an unlikely source.

  • PBS
    Victoria

    Victoria and Albert consider marriage; questions arise about whether the queen will “obey” her foreign prince.

  • HBO
    The Young Pope

    Voiello contemplates different ways to take down Lenny after a would-be priest’s suicide leads to a string of negative publicity.

  • Fox
    24: Legacy

    Series premiere (following the Big Game): Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) stars as Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger attempting to stop a devastating attack on U.S. soil; Miranda Otto (Homeland), Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue), Teddy Sears (The Flash) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) co-star. (Regularly airing Mondays at 8 pm, beginning Feb. 6; get scoopwatch trailer.)