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Are you ready for some puppies? PUPPY BOWL
- Animal Planet's annual canine competition returns to the grand gridiron for the ninth year in a row! Premiering Sun., Feb. 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT
, game day features 63 furry pups - all battling for barking rights - with a winning combination of terrier tackles, canine touchdowns, puppy penalties and fido first downs. The two-hour PUPPY BOWL is repeated immediately to create a four-hour "game time" block to ensure viewers can see who is named MVP (Most Valuable Puppy)!
This year's PUPPY BOWL starting lineup is as-cute-as-can-be with pouncing poodles, scrambling schnauzers and blitzing beagles... but these pups will have to obey the rules and play nice, especially with the return of "The Ref," who isn't afraid to send a player to the locker room with a puppy penalty! Plus, in a game-day first, a squadron of hedgehog cheerleaders will occupy the sidelines and will root for their favorite players while sideline reporter "Meep the Bird" will return to tweet live updates throughout the game.
Special cameras slow down every lovable frame of adorable action on the field while substitute players submerge their paws and rest their rumps in a special puppy hot tub, providing never-before-seen views of underwater puppy aquatics. And, viewers not in the mood for Beyonce during that "other" big game can get their paws up for an all-new edition of the Kitty Half-Time Show. These cuddly calicos will dazzle fans with kitty gymnastics, furry acrobatics, and overall kitten mayhem leading up to the grand finale confetti shower, sending all the "Single Kitties" into maximum cuteness overload.
All of the precious puppies featured in Animal Planet's PUPPY BOWL
come from SPCAs, shelters, and pet rescue centres from across the U.S. Canadians interested in adopting from a shelter in their area can visit petfinder.com for more information.