While millions of households are gearing up for Super Bowl XLVII, Animal Planet will offer viewers some very fluffy and totally adorable counter programming.
Puppy Bowl IX will feature several breeds of young, playful pups, a super-entertaining kitty half-time show. This year marks the debut of a little spiny mammal.
That's right - hedgehog cheerleaders will debut at this year's bowl.
The hedgehogs will replace last year's "Piggy Pep-Squad." Go Puppies go!
Do not forget to check into the twitter verse and follow Meep, the tweeting cockatiel.
Last year's Most Valuable Puppy was a little lab named Fumble.
Who will win big this year?
Will you watch?
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.