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This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows the Kitty half time show during 'Puppy Bowl IX,' in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. The show provides national exposure to the shelters across the country that provide the puppy athletes and the kittens that star in the halftime show, and introduces viewers to the different breeds and animals that need homes, animal workers say. (AP Photo/Animal Planet, Keith Barraclough)

This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows the Kitty half time show during "Puppy Bowl IX," in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. The show provides national exposure to the shelters across the country that provide the puppy athletes and the kittens that star in the halftime show, and introduces viewers to the different breeds and animals that need homes, animal workers say. (AP Photo/Animal Planet, Keith Barraclough)

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  • This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows dogs playing on the field during 'Puppy Bowl IX,' in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. Dogs score touchdowns on a 10-by-19-foot gridiron carpet when they cross the goal line with a toy. (AP Photo/Animal Planet, Keith Barraclough)
  • A scene from the kitty half time show during 'Puppy Bowl IX,' in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," an Animal Planet  two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with provides national exposure to the shelters across the country that provide the puppy athletes and the kittens that star in the halftime show, and introduces viewers to the different breeds and animals that need homes, animal workers say.
  • Dogs play on the field during 'Puppy Bowl IX,' in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. Dogs score touchdowns on a 10-by-19-foot gridiron carpet when they cross the goal line with a toy.  The 2014 Puppy Bowl will have new competition from the Kitten Bowl on the Hallmark Channel.
  • This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows the Kitty half time show during 'Puppy Bowl IX,' in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. The show provides national exposure to the shelters across the country that provide the puppy athletes and the kittens that star in the halftime show, and introduces viewers to the different breeds and animals that need homes, animal workers say. (AP Photo/Animal Planet, Keith Barraclough)
  • This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows a dog, Fumble, during 'Puppy Bowl VIII,' in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," is an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, Fumble, the spcaLA's entry in "Puppy Bowl VIII,' earned the game's Most Valuable Pup crown.
  • This undated publicity photo provided by Animal Planet shows a dog, Fumble, during the kitty half-time show for 'Puppy Bowl VIII,' in New York. The "Puppy Bowl," an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players, made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. Fumble, the spcaLA's entry in "Puppy Bowl VIII,' earned the game's Most Valuable Pup crown. (AP Photo/Animal Planet, Kimberly Holcombe)

The “Puppy Bowl' is an annual two-hour TV special that mimics a football game with canine players. The show will air on Animal Planet on Sunday at 3 p.m. EST.

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