While many are focusing on the 2019 Super Bowl today, there are also fans who are waiting to see their furry friends in the Kitten Bowl. The annual event is televised once again and we have all the details on what to expect, what time it airs, what channel to watch and more. Read on below.
KITTEN BOWL 2019 TIME AND DATE: This year’s Kitten Bowl airs on February 3, 2019, from 2 – 4 p.m. ET/1-3 p.m. CT. Following the event, the first annual Cat Bowl will air, from 4 -5 p.m. ET/PT. There will then be an encore presentation of the Kitten Bowl, from 5 – 7 p.m. ET.
The Cat Bowl will premiere on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 10 p.m. ET.
KITTEN BOWL 2019 TV CHANNEL: The Kitten Bowl airs on the Hallmark Channel. The kittens are, again, vying for the National Championship of Feline Football trophy, and are competing from inside Hallmark Channel Stadium.
KITTEN BOWL 2019 LIVE STREAM: If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the Hallmark Channel on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hallmark Channel is one of 75-plus channels included in the main Fubo bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
Hallmark Channel is included in Philo’s main 43-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay any event that has aired in the last three days.
Hallmark Channel is included in the “Lifestyle Extra” add-on, which can be added to either the “Sling Orange” or “Sling Blue” base channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of any bundle you want, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
KITTEN BOWL 2019 CAST: The hosts and faces you can expect to see on this year’s Kitten Bowl include Beth Stern, Rodney Peete and Dean Cain. Stern will host the event, while Cain and Peete will provide play-by-play. According to People, Rashad Jennings and Boomer Esiason will also be participating in the event.
KITTEN BOWL 2019 LINEUP: The Kitten Bowl 2019 Players include the following:
Cash, the Quartercat
Clawdia, the Collarback
Cooper, Furry Safety
Dash, Defensive Tickle
Huckleberry, Wide Furrceiver
Oscar, the Running Cat
Prince Hairy II, the Running Cat
Belle, the Quartercat
Holly, Defensive Cat
Jett, Tied End
Mack McFurball, String Tickle
Meow-Cat Ryan, FullCat
Arthur, Defensive Tickle
Cat-Son Wentz, Facekicker
Davey, Tied End
Opal, the Flea Flicker
Pearl, Running Cat
Pico de Gato, String Safety
Lulu, Running Cat
Pixie, Tied End
Rocket, Furry Safety
Toddcat Gurley, Linesmacker
Torte-Alini, Nose Tickle
KITTEN BOWL 2019 DESCRIPTION: According to Xfinity, the description of this year’s event reads, “Adorable, cuddly and adoptable kittens play in a feline catstravaganza presented in association with North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.”
CAT BOWL 2019 DESCRIPTION: Beth Stern will host the Cat Bowl, in addition to the Kitten Bowl, with the help of Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison. The description of the first ever annual Cat Bowl 2019 states, “Adoptable adult cat-letes compete in a gridiron game for the ages; showcasing inspirational stories of senior and special needs cats that have overcome all odds and many fun-filled surprises.”
The Kitten Bowl is part of the Super Bowl counterprogramming, like the Puppy Bowl and the WWE Network’s Halftime Heat.