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What to Watch: February 6-7

by Kim Potts, posted Feb 6th 2010 6:00AM
'Super Bowl XLIV' (Sun., 2PM, CBS)
Okay, so kick-off of the NFL championship game, between the New Orleans Saints (who make their first-ever Super Bowl appearance) and the Peyton Manning-led Indianapolis Colts doesn't happen 'til about 6PM, but Super Bowl is an all-day event, so tune in early for predictions, team previews and plenty of entertainment. 'American Idol' champ-turned-country music superstar Carrie Underwood will sing the National Anthem at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, while Queen Latifah sings "America the Beautiful" and The Who performs at half time (and we trust there's no chance of wardrobe malfunctions there, hmmm fellas?). On the classic rockers' set list: "Baba O'Riley," "Pinball Wizard," "Who Are You" and "Won't Get Fooled Again." It also wouldn't be a Super Bowl broadcast without those buzzmaking TV ads, and among this year's spots (which cost $2.8 million for each 30-second clip): a Snickers ad with TV legends Betty White and Abe Vigoda, a new promo for 'Iron Man 2' and a Focus on the Family spot that's already sparked a controversy.'Super Bowl XLIV' (Sun., 2PM, CBS)
Okay, so kick-off of the NFL championship game, between the New Orleans Saints (who make their first-ever Super Bowl appearance) and the Peyton Manning-led Indianapolis Colts doesn't happen 'til about 6PM, but Super Bowl is an all-day event, so tune in early for predictions, team previews and plenty of entertainment. 'American Idol' champ-turned-country music superstar Carrie Underwood will sing the National Anthem at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, while Queen Latifah sings "America the Beautiful" and The Who perform at half time (and we trust there's no chance of wardrobe malfunctions there, hmmm fellas?). On the classic rockers' set list: "Baba O'Riley," "Pinball Wizard," "Who Are You" and "Won't Get Fooled Again." It also wouldn't be a Super Bowl broadcast without those buzzmaking TV ads, and among this year's spots (which cost $2.8 million for each 30-second clip): a Snickers ad with TV legends Betty White and Abe Vigoda, a new promo for 'Iron Man 2' and a Focus on the Family spot that's already sparked a controversy.

'Temple Grandin' – Claire Danes plays the titular real-life animal scientist, who became one of the leading authorities on treating livestock humanely while dealing with old school stigmas connected with being diagnosed as autistic (Sat., 8PM, HBO)

'Saturday Night Live' – Ashton Kutcher, Twitter king, Mr. Demi Moore and, oh yeah, actor, returns to host, with musical guest Them Crooked Vultures (Sat., 11:30PM, NBC)

'Toilet Bowl' – There are no losers in this Super Bowl day marathon of programming devoted to making ugly bathrooms look spiffy (Sun., 7AM, DIY Network)

'Puppy Bowl VI' – One of our favorite annual TV events pits two teams of adorable puppies -- with a kitty-centric half-time show -- against each other on the football field, and this year, there's a new feature: bunny cheerleaders! (Sun., 3PM, Animal Planet)

'The Real Housewives of New York City' – The new season's still almost a month away, but there's nothing like an eight-hour marathon with the ladies of NYC to get fans jazzed for that March 4 season 3 premiere (Sun., 5PM, Bravo)

'Undercover Boss' – The old switcheroo has never been as satisfying as it is in this reality series, in which corporate CEOs go undercover and perform the jobs of their employees. First up, a waste management exec leaves his cushy office to ride on a garbage truck and clean porta-potties (Sun., 10PM, CBS) series premiere

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