Get ready for a seriously cute showdown. While football fans take in Super Bowl 50 on CBS Sunday, those opting for a more adorable program will want to tune in to Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl.
Animal lovers will be treated to 84 rescued puppies during the weekend telecast, which aims to promote awareness for animal adoption. Those looking to tune in can watch the 2016 Puppy Bowl live from Geico Stadium on TV. The show, which is being dubbed Puppy Bowl XII or “Ruff vs. Fluff - The Rematch,” will air Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. EST on Animal Planet. If you miss the beginning of the game, have no worries! The program will air on repeat for 12 hours during game day.
The network is rolling out Puppy Bowl Virtual Reality this year, giving viewers an even closer look at the game. “Experience 360 degrees of cute,” the network touts. Puppy Bowl Virtual Reality can be used on mobile devices by downloading the DiscoveryVR app or using the latest version of the YouTube app for Android or iOS devices. Animal Planet advises users to wear headphones in order to get the “full experience.” You can also check out videos on Animal Planet LIVE.
For those who want even more puppy action, tune in to Animal Planet at noon EST on Sunday for “The Big Game” preview. The special will be followed by “Warm-Up” at 1 p.m. and “Tail-Gate” at 2 p.m. “The Puppy Bowl XII Pre-Game Show” kicks off starts at 2:30 p.m. and will include “commentary and analysis” from sports correspondents. Twenty minutes of Puppy Bowl pre-game footage is already available online for your viewing pleasure here.
Like previous years, the game will feature a new lineup of dogs, but there will be some familiar faces. Dan Schachner returns as the “Rufferee.” Meep the Bird will also appear. Puppy Bowl viewers can keep up with his thoughts on the game on Twitter @MeepTheBird.
Before the show, check out the starting lineup and watch Puppy Bowl Locker Room Cam live stream below:
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