Kitten Bowl II
North Shore Animal League America spokesperson Beth Stern returns to host the championship “game” in this popular counter-programming stunt for viewers who don’t give a hoot about the Super Bowl. New York Yankees radio veteran John Sterling will provide color commentary on plays by the 90-plus “catthletes” participating, all of which will be adopted out immediately following the game.
11 a.m., HALL
Super Bowl XLIX
One of the biggest sports — and television — events of any year arrives again, as Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth call the action when the AFC champion New England Patriots and the winners of the NFC, the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, collide at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Bruno Mars set something of a high bar as last year’s halftime-show star, but he has a solid successor: Katy Perry, who’s certain to infuse the approximately 12-minutelong performance with her own brand of “Firework.”
5 p.m., NBC
In “Luther Braxton,” a new two-part episode that concludes Thursday, Red (James Spader) is arrested and taken to a secret detention facility, sending Liz (Megan Boone) and the rest of the task force scrambling to save him before he disappears forever. At the hidden facility, Red has an unexpected reunion with Luther Braxton (guest star Ron Perlman), a thief with whom he shares a complicated history. David Strathairn and Janel Maloney also guest star.
9:15 p.m., NBC