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Around the remote: Super Bowl LIII is annual NFL showcase

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Atlanta, as the team prepares for Super Bowl 53 against the Los Angeles Rams. (Matt Rourke / AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Atlanta, as the team prepares for Super Bowl 53 against the Los Angeles Rams. (Matt Rourke / AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: Super Bowl LIII – Break out the hot wings. It’s the day when we shovel thousands of calories into our faces and hunker down to watch big, burly men pummel each other on plastic grass. This time, it’s the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots (Yes, them again!) waging gridiron war in Atlanta. Jim Nantz and Tony Romo call the action from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while the rock group Maroon 5 tries to move like Jagger at halftime, and Madison Avenue spends a gazillion dollars on commercials. (3:30 p.m., Sunday, CBS).

Other bets

SUNDAY: The action in “Puppy Bowl XV” should be off the leash as cute canines – Team Ruff vs. Team Fluff – clash once again. Even better: There’s a crew of baby kangaroo cheerleaders. Yes, we’re easily entertained. (Noon, Animal Planet).

SUNDAY: After a long day of football and antacids, brace yourself for “The World’s Best.” It’s a new talent competition featuring “elite” acts from around the globe. James Corden is our host, while Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill serve as judges. (7 p.m., CBS).

MONDAY: Matt LeBlanc and company return for Season 3 of “Man With a Plan.” In the opener, Adam attempts to make the office feel more inviting since Andi will be joining him at work every day. Also, Lowell has been hiding a life-changing secret. (8:30 p.m., CBS).

TUESDAY: Does everybody still love Raymond? Check out “Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner.” In his first standup special in 23 years, the funny guy riffs on, among other things, marriage, family and aging. (Netflix).

TUESDAY: Set in the early 1970s – and filled with music, dance, fashion and glamour – the new drama “American Soul” recalls the struggle to launch “Soul Train,” the first nationally syndicated black music show. Sinqua Walls plays the young Don Cornelius. (9 p.m., BET).

TUESDAY: Was it worth the wait? After a one-week delay, President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the Union Address to Congress tonight. Expect border security to be a major topic. (6 p.m., all broadcast networks and cable news channels).

WEDNESDAY: The six-part series “The Dictator’s Playbook” turns its attention to Francisco Franco and examines how he used torture, murder and incarceration to transform Spanish society. (9 p.m., KSPS/KCDT).

THURSDAY: “Supernatural” continues its remarkable run. Tonight, the spook-fest celebrates its 300th episode and welcomes back Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester in a story line that has Sam and Dean looking into occult lore for a solution to their latest problem. (8 p.m., The CW).

FRIDAY: The painfully awkward horrors of middle school are hilariously relived in “PEN15.” It’s a new adult comedy series starring Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000. (Hulu).

SATURDAY: Clueless Oscar voters might have given the cold shoulder to “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” But don’t let that keep you from watching this fascinating and heartfelt documentary about children’s television icon Fred Rogers. We clearly could use more of his kindness and compassion right now. (8 p.m., HBO).

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