Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, February 1st. All times are Eastern.
Fish Bowl II (Nat Geo Wild, 6 p.m.): Unto every generation, a puzzling new TV tradition is born. So if for some reason you missed Fish Bowl I (we can’t imagine why), we are here to tell you that this is exactly what it sounds like. Tune in to see a fish in a bowl, swishing to and possibly fro.
Toddler Bowl (TLC, noon): This year’s slate of Bowls adds a new player that, again, is exactly what it sounds like. “Small humans engage in a series of competitions,” says the TLC summary. “Thank you for letting us know which channel to avoid,” says What’s On Tonight.
Kitten Bowl II (Hallmark, noon): This year’s players include Ferrell Owens, Tomcat Brady, Ryan Fitzcatrick, and Mr. Whiskers. We don’t like to issue public callouts, but get it together, Mr. Whiskers.
Puppy Bowl XI (Animal Planet, 3 p.m.): XI! Puppy Bowl XI! This millennium has had its fair share of garbage so far, but at least it’s realized the value of puppies crawling all over each other. Who said the revolution will not be televised?*
We feel like there was something else…..huh. Oh yeah:
Shameless (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
Downton Abbey (PBS, 9 p.m.)
No, those weren’t it. Maybe it was:
The Simpsons (2 p.m.): The Itchy And Scratchy And Poochie And Erik Adams Show comes to Simpsons Club Classic.
Pretty exciting stuff! But no. Wait.
Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots vs. Seahawks (NBC, 6 p.m.): THERE it is. Good, that was going to bother us.
The Blacklist (NBC, 10:15 p.m./whenever the Super Bowl wraps it up): James Spader’s fedora returns to entertain the masses with a high stakes caper featuring the feds and special guest star Ron Perlman. What else do you need, America?!
Mega Shark vs. Crocasaurus (Syfy, 1 p.m.): Point, meet counterpoint.
In case you missed it
Key and Peele’s Super Bowl Special: After creating one of the best sketch series in recent memory by just reading off a series of increasingly ridiculous names, Key and Peele expanded their East vs. West College Bowl for its professional equivalent. Dennis Perkins has the story.
*Gil Scott-Heron. Gil Scott-Heron said the revolution will not be televised.