Although the audience for the Super Bowl is usually big, afterward is prime TV viewing time too. Networks often use the post-Super Bowl airtime to make the most of all those eyeballs watching. They’ll often air a special episode of a fan favorite. (See last year’s tearjerking This Is Us episode about Jack’s death.) But they also like to fill the slot with new series with potential.
Here is what’s on our radar to watch after Super Bowl LIII:
The World’s Best
You don’t even have to change the channel to watch the debut episode of the much-hyped competition series from Mark Burnett, the producer of Survivor and The Apprentice. Late night’s James Corden hosts, and Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill serve as judges on this “global talent competition.” The show airs immediately after the game, and you can catch it on CBS All Access, which offers a free, one-week trial on a variety of devices: iPad and iPhone, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, Samsung, PS4, Vizio, Windows 10 and Xbox.
The new action drama show about a teen raised in a forest and trailed by a rogue CIA agent, a take on the 2011 movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana, is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video in March. However, the streamer is offering the first episode to viewers for 24 hours following the Super Bowl. The updated version reunites The Killing‘s Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.
A new episode of the HBO crime drama is scheduled for its regular time of 9 p.m. ET, despite the Super Bowl. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, joined by Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo, star in the third installment of the series, which is free to stream for HBO subscribers. In this episode, “If You Have Ghosts,” be sure to look out for a reference to the characters Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey played in the first season.
Puppy Bowl XV
Animal lovers might be torn between the choice between football’s biggest game of the year and what’s easily the cutest event of the year, but there’s no need for that. Puppy Bowl events air throughout the day, or on demand on the Animal Planet website, free for subscribers.
If cute creatures aren’t doing it for you, then maybe a scary one will. Steven Spielberg’s award-winning blockbuster about a great white shark terrorizing a Cape Cod beach town, as well as its three much less successful sequels, will offer an adrenaline rush for audiences not ready to settle down for the night. Sure, you’ve seen it before, but it’s more fun to watch it with a group, and John Williams’s iconic score alone makes it worth another viewing. Catch it on Netflix.
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