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It’s Super Bowl Sunday! In case football, pageantry and overrated commercials aren’t your thing, here’s what else is on TV. Mandi Bierly over at PopWatch put together a full list of the marathons and programing specials happening today. I selected a few of your best bets and listed them below.

  • Animal Planet: Puppy Bowl V (running continuously from  3 p.m. to 5 a.m.): I could watch puppies running around a little stadium all day. No seriously, I could.
  • A&E: The Sopranos (noon until 4 a.m.): I wish A&E had gone with Intervention or Dog but this will do.
  • CMT: Trading Spouses (2 p.m to 10 p.m.): I always feel so awful for the kids on these shows. It must be kind of a ner wracking two weeks. Lots of fighting and confusion. Nobody ever seems to mention that.
  • FX: Little Black Book, 2 p.m.; Maid in Manhattan, 4:30 p.m.; 13 Going on 30, 6:30 p.m.; The Devil Wears Prada, 8:30 p.m.
  • Oxygen: America’s Next Top Model (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.): I flipped on Oxygen a few days back and finally saw episodes of this show I hadn’t seen. Can’t wait to catch a marathon from the beginning.
  • SPEED: Pimp My Ride (1 p.m. to 3 a.m.): I always hated the really forced acting at the “planning meeting” at West Coast Customs. Lots of head nodding and using the word “phat.” 
  • Style: Clean House (noon to 3 a.m.)
  • TBS: Clueless, 11:30 a.m.; My Best Friend’s Wedding, 1:30 p.m.; Failure to Launch, 3:30 p.m.; What Women Want, 5:30 p.m.; My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 8 p.m 
  • TNT: The Closer (noon to 11 p.m.)

TBS totally trumps FX in terms of chick flicks don’t ya think? Again, to see the full list, head over to PopWatch.

Image: Dallas Star Telegram – You may be wondering why I picked that picture. I was in Tampa last year for a bowl game and our hotel was right near Raymond James Stadium. You know what else is right near Raymond James Stadium? Tons and tons of strip clubs. So when I Googled “Super Bowl 43” for a nice photo, this was actually one of the first to come up. It was also a running joke my friends had still have about the establishment right next door to our hotel.

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In between grilling copious amounts of brats and burgers, remembering our troops and taking naps outside, please note that Memorial Day also offers a great opportunity for TV watching.

Like the days leading up to Christmas, Memorial Day is rife with TV marathons. If you have an addictive personality, just need to catch up on some old favorites, or if you just have nothing else to do and hate the sun, today is just for you. Here’s what’s coming on:

  • TNT is showing 13 episodes of the original Law & Order today. With so many episodes at their disposal it would have made sense to have a theme for the episodes like “creepiest criminals,” “make-ups and break-ups,” etc. That was kind of a missed opportunity.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 takes over TLC today.
  • Oxygen is running back-t0-back episodes of Bad Girls Club this morning followed by Deion & Pillar: Prime Time Love this afternoon. I tell you this just so you can avoid that station at all costs today.
  • Animal Planet is running their popular advice show It’s Me Or The Dog. I always thought this show was truly an ultimatum and a boyfriend or girlfriend would have to decide between the dog and the partner. It’s really just Dog Whisperer with a second-hand Cesar Milan. My show would’ve been a lot more interesting.
  • In an odd choice, FX decided to run back-to-back episodes of That 70’s Show. Even if their original shows (Nip/Tuck, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) are too raunchy for daytime, they could’ve at least picked a good comedy, or maybe just some old movies.
  • MSNBC is running one of my favorite series’ Lock Up. Sidenote, my roommate and I were watching the show last night and at Kentucky State Pen, prisoners with good behavior can get moved to the minimum security house. The house has cable, a stocked fridge, a vegetable garden and it’s on the lake. Basically, it’s better than our apartment.
  • For those of you who like to kick it old school, BET is airing Diff’rent Strokes all day.
  • And in an odd twist, MTV is running back-to-back eps of American Gladiators. I’m not quite sure how or why.

So have a safe and happy Memorial Day. Don’t drink and drive, wear sunscreen, and avoid the Oxygen at all costs.

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