Networks airing marathons against Super Bowl

Thu Feb 3, 2011 12:19am EST
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By Kimberly Nordyke

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Not into the big game? Don't care about the commercials? Or just want to catch up the recent exploits of Snooki & Co?

Not to worry. There are plenty of alternatives for viewers who couldn't care less about the Super Bowl, which airs on Sunday.

New Jersey will be front and center on MTV and Style Network. MTV is airing a six-hour "Jersey Shore" marathon starting at noon ET/9 a.m. PT. The so-called Jersey Bowl will feature all of the third-season episodes that have aired so far along with a sneak peak at the rest of the season.

Meanwhile, Style's Sunday lineup will consist of nothing but "Jerseylicious" episodes starting at 6 a.m.

Animal Planet will feature the seventh edition of its annual Puppy Bowl, starting at 3 p.m. ET/PT. "Players" include a shepherd mix named Big Red and cocker spaniel mix named Brownie Sundae.

Syfy and Travel Channel are going the ghostly route. Syfy is airing a 12-hour "Ghost Hunters" marathon starting at 9 a.m., while Travel Channel is programing "Ghost Adventures" all day long from 9 a.m.

TNT and USA will duel with "Law & Order" marathons. TNT will show 13 hours of the original starting at 5 a.m., while USA's nearly all-day marathon of "SVU" starts at 10 a.m.

A&E also is going the procedural route with a "Criminal Minds" marathon starting at 5 p.m.   Continued...

<p>Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (center) sits quietly as his team jokes around during their team photo shoot following media day for Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, February 1, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder</p>