We love it when someone knows what we want without us even having to ask. So, thank you Hallmark Channel for kindly offering us the Kitten Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2 (the same day of an athletic contest called the Super something).
While Animal Planet will show us their eighth year of the Puppy Bowl and the NFL tries to outshine the fun-loving animals with its cold-weather game in New Jersey, Hallmark fills an obvious void, offering up adorableness wrapped in pointy ears and purring.
Hallmark will bring in some heavy hitters for the event, hosted by Beth Stern—yes, the wife of Howard—with play-by-play from New York Yankees’ radioman John Sterling. Along with the typical obstacle courses of hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings, Kitten Bowl features celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Rachael Ray, Hoda Kotb, Lisa Vanderpump, Maks Chmerkovskiy, Carrie Ann Inaba and Nicky Hilton to help with locker room strategies, kitten profiles and on-camera “interviews.”
This three-hour event also guarantees the 60 to 70 kittens participating get adopted into loving homes via the North Shore Animal League America. Putting cute kittens on TV for three hours will certainly help with that effort.