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Not a fan of the Super Bowl? Here's a look at what else is on tonight

As of 6 p.m. ET, millions of televisions will be tuned in to Fox in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII. However, for those of you who couldn’t care less about the outcome of the game (or the commercials, for that matter), we’ve lined up your other viewing options. From all-day marathons to 6 p.m. movies, you do have a choice when it comes to what to watch!

So, if you do your part and find an open television, we will do ours and give you all your entertainment options. Our recommendation: Grab some of those football snacks to bring with you. Hey, nobody said you can’t eat them while watching Harry Potter.

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PopWatch Planner: The Super Bowl, the Sochi Olympics, 'The Monuments Men', and more

Yes, this week is a little heavy on the sporting events. Between the Super Bowl and the kick-off of the Sochi Olympics, it’s simply something we can’t ignore. However, the good news for non-sports fans is that there are plenty of other entertainment options to go around. Some of your favorite shows are returning, some of your favorite reality shows just keep getting better, and did I mention that George Clooney will be hitting the big screen? Here’s what this week has in store:

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Super Bowl chill: Will fans stay until the bitter end?

You can practically hear the collective sighs of relief from NFL headquarters on Park Avenue as the weather forecast for Sunday’s Super Bowl is relatively balmy compared to the bitter polar vortex that has consumed New York and New Jersey for much of January. The first outdoor cold-weather-city Super Bowl has always been planned under a worst-case scenario that included snow, howling wind gusts, and freezing temperatures. Now the National Weather Service reports that the game-time temperature should be in the mid-40s with modest winds and only a 20-30 percent chance of precipitation, before slipping into the 30s and possibly flirting with the freezing mark at night. That’s typical playoff football weather in places like Chicago and Green Bay, but unprecedented for the Super Bowl, which is typically held indoors or in a more temperate locale, like Florida or Arizona. Still, the NFL has to feel like it dodged a snowball that the major storyline for its marquis event won’t be the mercury in MetLife Stadium’s thermometers. READ FULL STORY

Tim Tebow saves puppies, delivers a baby in T-Mobile Super Bowl ad -- VIDEO

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Football player Tim Tebow delivers a baby, saves puppies from a burning building, captures Big Foot, rocks onstage, and rides a bull in T-Mobile’s two Super Bowl ads. He’s doing all these things, of course, because as a free agent, he doesn’t have a contract to bring him down. T-Mobile is promoting their contract-free agreements now, which explains the choice to have Tebow star in the ads. Watch the clips below: READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl ad features Laurence Fishburne and 'The Matrix'

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Advertisers know what Super Bowl fans are really looking forward to this Sunday: Ads sending up popular movies from 1999.

That’s the only way to explain Kia’s The Matrix-inspired Super Bowl spot, which — like many others — was released prior to Sunday’s big game. The ad features Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, re-creating his iconic “red pill or blue pill” speech. Upside: Does this mean the 2029 Super Bowl will feature ads from cast-off Hunger Games tributes shouting “I volunteer!” for some kind of car/alcohol/domain hosting site?

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James Franco discusses Super Bowl commercial, Broadway debut, and... his Dennis Rodman connection? -- VIDEO

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Everyone knows James Franco is a busy man. Upcoming projects include the Broadway play Of Mice and Men, the comedy The Interview with Seth Rogen, and Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman, among others. And come Sunday, he’ll be able to add yet another line to his resume: Super Bowl commercial star.

Franco – along with comedian Rob Riggle – will be featured in a spot for the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The ad features Franco in the last 60 seconds of the spot, doubling the excitement and energy of Riggle’s first segment. “Rob will be playing himself in part of it, and then I’ll be playing a version of Rob in the other part,” Franco explained to EW. “Super Bowl commercials are almost like little movies nowadays. …In the ad, a lot of the little things in Rob’s portion will have doubles in my portion, but everything will be much grander. He has a chihuahua, I have a Bengal tiger.”

Check out a tease of Franco and the tiger below:
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Once upon a time, Ellen DeGeneres made a Super Bowl commercial -- VIDEO

Love sweet, sweet advertising but hate having to sit through boring old football to get to it? You’re in luck, my friend! In advance of Sunday’s big game, Super Bowl commercials keep trickling out online — including, now, Ellen DeGeneres’s fairy-tale-themed spot for Beats Music, which the comedian debuted on her talk show yesterday.

In the ad, DeGeneres plays a music-loving Goldilocks type who sneaks into the Three Bears’ chic urban apartment. Instead of sampling their porridge or rocking in their chairs, she elects to rock out to Mama, Papa, and Cool Teen Bear’s music — though each one she tries is just a little bit off. (Just go with it.) But when Ellen discovers the smooth sounds of Beats, she’s found an app that’s just right for her — which leads to a wild dance party the likes of which haven’t been seen since “What Does the Fox Say?” (or Shrek‘s DVD extras).

And then, after premiering the clip, DeGeneres gives everyone in her audience a new smartphone, just ’cause. Happily ever after indeed!

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Budweiser's Super Bowl ad keeps the horse, adds a puppy

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Puppy Bowl fans, the Super Bowl ad catering to you has arrived.

Budweiser has released a full-length version of its big Super Bowl commercial playing during Sunday’s game, and it’s a follow-up to last year’s popular Clydesdale horse segment — only this time, they’ve added a puppy.

As every Fox & the Hound fan knows, animals being best friends is always a winning formula, so it’s no surprise people are already obsessed with the Homeward Bound-esque tale. Check out a horse and puppy becoming BFFs below, and ponder how the ad somehow encapsulates love, and America, and friendship, and family. And now somehow I want a beer? Don Draper would be proud. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'Full House' guys -- and... Rihanna -- unite on 'Good Morning America': VIDEO

John “The Milkman” Stamos, Dave “The Paperboy” Coulier, and Bob “The Evening TV” Saget aren’t just former Full House castmates — by all appearances, they’re also legitimately close pals who were truly thrilled to reunite for a 30-second yogurt commercial. Evidence: Yesterday, the trio had a bromantic night out on the town in New York City…

"In NYC, everywhere you look – There's a man to hold on to." #bromance

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Carmen Electra stars in Volkswagen Super Bowl spot

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“We have developed an algorithm to make the ultimate commercial for your big American football festival,” a man with a thick German accent says in the beginning of Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial. “Let’s watch.” What follows is a typical car commercial gone wrong. It starts with Carmen Electra writhing her body against a shiny black Volkswagen car surrounded by… babies? And a man twitching his pecs? And a giant sculpture of a rooster? Electra bumps the car with her backside a little too enthusiastically, setting off its alarm. Chaos ensues. This may not convince you to go out and buy a Volkswagen right away, but its kookiness may entertain you for a minute. Watch the clip below:

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