The Closer by Andrew Eccles/TNT The Closer by Andrew Eccles/TNT

Let's face it, it's pretty hard to avoid the Super Bowl (Sunday on Fox at 6 pm/ET, by the way). But to some people the big game and its inescapable surrounding hoopla is anathema. With that in mind, we present this Football Haters' Survival Guide, a few decidedly non-sporty shows that should appeal to those who think a flea-flicker is a way to kill bugs. - Joseph Hudak

" Fans call the plays in Discovery's 18-hour viewers'-choice marathon of Mythbusters, beginning Sunday at 9 am.

" Kyra Sedgwick's tireless Brenda Johnson pulls a 12-hour shift as TNT kicks off a marathon of The Closer at noon with the second-season opener, which finds Brenda investigating the double murder of a detective and a drug dealer.

" Puppy Bowl IV (Animal Planet, 3 pm): Baby dogs romp and roll for three hours inside a pup-sized football stadium in the third-annual cutefest, which repeats through 3 am.

" Food Network takes the cake with six hours of shows about wedding cakes, beginning with an installment of Food Network Challenge (3 pm) that follows the action at a three-day cook-off in Oklahoma.

" Rich Bride, Poor Bride, WE's series following soon-to-be brides of varying budgets as they plan their nuptials, airs five hours of episodes starting at 4 pm.

" Small towns air their dirty laundry in a 20-episode, 10-hour marathon of Suburban Secrets (truTV, 6 pm).

" HGTV gets amorous with a tour of love dens in Ultimate Bedrooms for
Romance
(9 pm), which also offers tips on decorating your own boudoir.