Sunday TV: A Frozen Super Bowl LII

super-bowlSo much to hate about Super Bowl LII (first of all that set of Roman numerals: Haven’t we had enough LIIs this season). It’s one off-putting team against an odious one, New England vs. Philadelphia (NBC, 6:30 p.m.) and Justin Timberlake has been invited back to do the halftime show, but not the woman he unclothed (and she took the blame!), Janet Jackson.

It’s nice that the event is in frozen Minneapolis. But the fact that they might attempt a Prince hologram is something we can all disdain. Not only won’t he get paid, it was something he was expressly against. But the commercials!

There is always the Puppy Bowl XIV (Animal Planet, 3 p.m.) and the Kitten Bowl V (Hallmark, noon) but sorry, there’s no more Fish Bowl.

“This is Us” (NBC, about 10:15 or so) gets the slot immediately following the big game, and it’s apparently the episode where they say how Jack died, after dangling that for a season and a half.

“Victoria” reacts to the Irish famine on “Masterpiece” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

On “Counterpart” (Starz, 8 p.m.) both sides turn to diplomacy to resolve a conflict.

Robert and Frances unite on “Divorce” (HBO, 10 p.m.), if only to go to see his ailing father in Ohio.

Enemies of the state grow in strength on “Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents” (PBS, 10 p.m.).

Pete reconnects with Jessica on “Crashing” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

“Worst Cooks in America” (Food, 10 p.m.) try to do something with leftovers.

Otto’s surgery threatens the spring cattle drive on “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies has more Best Cinematography Oscar Winners: “Black Narcissus” (8 p.m.), “Zorba the Greek” (10 p.m.), “The Song of Bernadette” (12:30 a.m.), “The Naked City” (3:15 a.m.) and “A Farewell to Arms” (5 a.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Colgate at Navy (CBS Sports, noon), Seton Hall at Villanova (Fox, noon), Illinois at Ohio State (Fox Sports 1, noon), Georgia Tech at Boston College (ESPNU, noon), Wisconsin at Maryland (CBS, 1 p.m.), Temple at Tulane (ESPNews, 3 p.m.) and Arizona State at Washington State (ESPNU, 4 p.m.).

Women’s games include Notre Dame at Duke (ESPN2, 1 p.m.), VCU at Dayton (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), Tennessee at Vanderbilt (ESPNU, 2 p.m.) and George Mason at Saint Joseph’s (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.).

Final rounds are played in the Phoenix Open (Golf, 1 p.m.; CBS, 3 p.m.).

In the Davis Cup, it’s U.S. vs. Serbia (Tennis, 8 p.m.).

And in women’s college gymnastics, it’s Oklahoma at UCLA (ESPN, 4 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Reps. Adam Schiff and Will Hurd. CBS: Rep. Trey Gowdy, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institutes of Health’s infectous disease chief. NBC: Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former CIA director John Brennan. CNN: Sen. Dick Durbin, Reps. Jim Himes, Brad Wenstrup and Karen Bass. Fox News: Reps. Chris Stewart and Eric Swalwell, former CIA director Leon Pancetta.

 

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