Not an NFL fan? Watch the Fish Bowl.


Expect a lot of swim moves and dive plays on Nat Geo Wild during the Super Bowl, when the network will debut its “Fish Bowl” counterprogramming. (Bigstock)
January 13

As the Puppy Bowl and the Kitten Bowl aim to delight cable TV’s cute-animal lovers, another network will offer an underwater alternative to the Super Bowl: the four-hour Fish Bowl.

Animal Planet has counterprogrammed the NFL championship for the past nine years with its own Puppy Bowl, where adorable pups romp with one another on a football-themed set. Recently, the Hallmark Channel said it would try the same idea February 2, but with kittens.

The Nat Geo Wild network said Friday that it will debut “Fish Bowl,” which will feature an unknown goldfish named Goldie swimming around a bowl for four hours. A promotional video for the show promises that it will “blow the competition out of the water.”

A blogger for the network interviewed the fish about her upcoming role.

“I’m comfortable in my own scales and have no doubt the Fish Bowl will be the talk of the town,” Goldie said.

The show will air from 6 to 10 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.

Wire and staff reports

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