Football just got a whole lot cuter!
The Hallmark Channel aired its third annual Kitten Bowl, hosted by Beth Stern, Sunday afternoon. But don't worry if you missed the big event. The 2016 Kitten Bowl, a three-hour event, is airing again at 3 p.m. EST and 6 p.m. EST.
“Can you believe my job is sitting on a field with 100 kittens crawling all over me?” the animal lover gushed to International Business Times. “Pretty much the greatest job in the world!”
During the adorable match, audiences can expect dozens of kittens — all of them provided by the North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation — to take to the field for a friendly (and very furry) game of football.
But felines won’t be the only four-legged creatures set to score a touchdown during Kitten Bowl III! For the first time ever, Hallmark Channel will introduce a team of puppies to go nose-to-nose with the cat-letes during a special halftime performance.
“They’re just playing and rolling around — it’s really cute,” Stern told IBT.
Audiences can expect John Sterling (iconic radio voice of the New York Yankees) and Mary Carillo (award-winning reporter and sports analyst) to give fans a play-by-play throughout the game, in addition to seeing special guest apperances from Commissioner Boomer Esiason (spokesman for the Feline Football League) and comedian Kevin Nealon.
Audiences can tune into Kitten Bowl III on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 12 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. EST and 6 p.m. EST on Hallmark Channel to catch all the kittens and puppies in action.