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Kitten Bowl Returns to Super Bowl 2023… But will it include puppies now?

Hallmark Channel’s loss is GAC Family’s gain.

Just days after Hallmark announced that it would no longer be broadcasting the annual Kitten Bowl, rival network GAC Family has confirmed that it will revive (and expand) the popular franchise in 2023, when it returns to the newly named Great American Rescue Bowl.

Airing Sunday, February 12, 2023, the pet-friendly special will “introduce kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs, available for adoption in shelters around the world.” .” So it’s not really the Kitten Bowl anymore, but it anything else.

“Animal homelessness continues to pervade the country, so being able to televise one person to make a proven difference in helping pets find their permanent home is a treat. easy decision,” said GAC Media CEO Bill Abbott in a statement to our sister site. Diversity. “We are incredibly proud to welcome the Great American Rescue Bowl to the GAC Family and are excited about this massive, fan-favorite event that will serve as the annual anchor for the pet-centered program. heart of the network.”

Abbott was, of course, formerly the chairman and chief executive officer of parent company Hallmark Crown Media. He left his longtime Crown Media in January 2020 following Hallmark decides to stop airing same-sex wedding ads – a decision that quickly turned the network upside down amid a sea of ​​controversy.

The Kitten Bowl isn’t the first Hallmark product to leapfrog Abbott’s rival network. In December, When the heart calls spinoff When Hope Calls moved from the Hallmark Movies Now streaming service to GAC Family, where it returned with a two-hour Christmas special overthrow WCTH Actress Lori Loughlin.

In addition to Loughlin, former Home & Family presenters Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulos recently immigrated to the GAC, where they lead Welcome to the great American Christmasa special Christmas preview previews the network’s first list of holiday movies – a original fully titled by Hallmark grads. The network has also signed an exclusive deal with Christmas movie queen Hallmark Danica McKellar writes, produces and stars in new TV series dedicated to the fledgling network, starting January Winter Palace.

Although the Kitten Bowl won’t air in 2022, animal lovers can tune in to Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl (starting Sunday at 2/1c) ahead of Super Bowl LVI starring Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals (NBC, 6/5c).

Will you be watching (not really a) the Kitten Bowl coming to the GAC Family in 2023? Are you upset that the event of a certain (partial) leg will come to the dogs? Type in the comments with your response.

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Aila Slisco

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