Super Bowl Halftime Show 2014: Bruno Mars and Other Viewing Options on Sunday

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIFebruary 1, 2014

Bruno Mars quien encabezará el espectáculo de medio tiempo en el Super Bowl XLVIII de la NFL durante una conferencia de prensa el 30 de enero de 2014 en Nueva York. (Foto AP/Charlie Riedel)
Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

Super Bowl XLVIII will surely be full of hard-hitting action throughout the duration of the game; however, during halftime you can find a different kind of entertainment. There are plenty of options for deciding how to spend your time over the break, beginning with the talented Bruno Mars teaming up with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Super Bowl Halftime Show

Where: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

When: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Watch: Fox

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Performers: Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

The NFL decided to keep it young during the Super Bowl's halftime show this year. The 28-year-old headliner will take the stage for possibly his biggest performance to date. That's saying a lot considering he has now had five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

For those that aren't into the pop scene, fear not. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will also be taking the stage to rattle off their funk/rock hybrid sound.

Fans of rock, funk, soul and pop will certainly be entertained.

As for the folks who would rather watch an alternative to what the NFL is providing during halftime, there are other networks that are more than happy to oblige.

Puppy Bowl X

When: Sunday, Feb. 2-3 from 2:00 p.m. ET to 4:00 a.m. ET

Watch: Animal Planet


Says Animal Planet's official website:

The biggest event on all fours is back! Puppy Bowl returns for its tenth consecutive year with an all-star, all-adorable cast that's ready to mix it up on the grand gridiron of Animal Planet Stadium. Puppy Bowl X brings viewers a loveable lineup that's itching to play in a winning combination of terrier tackles, touchdowns, puppy penalties, fumbles and Fido first downs. 

Sounds adorable. If you're into puppies, this sounds like the place to be during halftime. Just be sure to get back to the Super Bowl in time, as watching these puppies could become mesmerizing.

The Kitten Bowl

When: Sunday, Feb. 2-3 from 12:00 p.m. ET to 12:00 a.m. ET

Watch: Hallmark


Not a dog person? The Hallmark Channel explains the Kitten Bowl:

"Kitten Bowl" is the greatest feline showdown in cable television history. The competition will consist of two preliminary playoffs and a championship match. Along with basic obstacle courses of hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings, "Kitten Bowl" will feature clever locker room strategies, player profiles and "interviews," and camera work and audio recordings from the athletes as they play the game! 

All of the kittens featured in this event are rescues, and it all takes place for a good cause. Be sure to tune in if felines are more of your thing.

The Zombie Bowl

When: Sunday, Feb. 2-3 from 9:00 a.m. ET to 5:00 a.m. ET

Watch: AMC


Not in the mood for anything furry or cuddly? You're in luck. AMC is running a marathon of its hit series "The Walking Dead" beginning early on Sunday and ending Monday morning. The Zombie Bowl will play all recent episodes of the show so viewers can get caught up on the action before the new season begins on Feb. 9.

Warning: This show is highly addictive. Watch at your own risk, and beware forgetting to tune back to the game in time for the start of the third quarter.

The Fish Bowl

When: Sunday, Feb. 2 from 6:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET

Watch: National Geographic Wild


This "Global Television Event" will premiere during the hours of the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Fish Bowl features a goldfish named Goldie, who will be swimming around in a fish bowl for the duration of four hours.

The network had this to say regarding the event:

In the vein of other reality series, where the daily drama of a character's life plays out in a "fishbowl" setting, Goldie will swim about her daily business in an actual fishbowl. Without filters and with remarkable candor, Goldie navigates through an average day in the life of a goldfish. 

Well, if puppies, kittens and zombies are off the table, there is always the goldfish.

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