Move Over, Puppy Bowl: The Kitten Bowl Is Back!

Amanda Hayman
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"Kitten Bowl" is a feline catstravaganza presented in association with North Shore Animal League America (the nation's largest no-kill shelter and animal adoption organization) and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. Hosted by Beth Stern, TV personality and national spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America, "Kitten Bowl" is a star-studded lineup that includes legendary New York Yankees radio voice John Sterling and award-winning reporter, sports analyst and commentator Mary Carillo as "Kitten Bowl's" official play-by-play announcer, and Boomer Esiason as the Feline Football League's (FFL) Commissioner.

Television's most adorable, cat-tastic competition returns for Kitten Bowl IV on Super Bowl Sunday. Watch the fur fly as 100 "catletes" tackle and claw their way to victory in the ultimate game of kitten football.  (WARNING: More punny cat jokes ahead.)

TV personality, author and animal advocate Beth Stern (and wife of radio legend, Howard Stern) will serve as host, and will be joined by sportscasters Mary Carillo and John Sterling, and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Boomer Esiaon (who also serves as the Feline Football League Commissioner).

Beth Stern and Boomer Esiason

Beth Stern and Boomer Esiason

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The three-hour, annual event has helped thousands of homeless cats and kittens (puppies and rabbits, too) provided by the North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation find their forever homes. Good news: This year's furry companions have all been claimed.

Whether you're rooting for the Atlanta Falcons or the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LI, take a paws to check out Kitten Bowl IV.

Kitten Bowl IV, Sunday, Feb. 5, 12/11c, Hallmark Channel