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Super Bowl 2021: How to Watch, Commercials, Performers and More

It's game time, baby!

Megan Vick

It's time to put the final glaze on the wings, stir up that chili, and get comfortable for Super Bowl Sunday. Super Bowl 2021 pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida in the NFL World Championship game. The event is annually the most-watched television event of the year, and even with pandemic restrictions on big gatherings, the show will go on. 

Whether you're tuning in to see these two teams battle it out, or you're here for the spectacle and chicken wings, here is everything you need to know about Super Bowl 2021, including how to watch and who you can expect to see on game day.

When is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, Feb. 7 with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. It's being played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. 

Who is playing in the Super Bowl?

The Kansas City Chiefs will defend their 2020 title against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is looking to become the youngest QB in NFL history to win two Super Bowl MVP trophies back to back, while Tom Brady is hoping to add a seventh Super Bowl ring to his collection and bring a Lombardi Trophy to Tampa after his first season away from the New England Patriots. 

How can I watch the Super Bowl? 

Super Bowl 2021 will be broadcast on CBS with a Spanish language simulcast on ESPN Deportes. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the big game with or without cable.

What if I just want to watch the commercials?

TV Guide has you covered if you're just here for the funny commercials. From Cheetos and Michelob to M&Ms and Tide, here is a roundup of the big ads set to debut during the game.

Who is performing at halftime?

The Weeknd is the only artist who has been announced for the halftime show, but who knows what surprises the R&B star has up his sleeve. Check out how to watch and what you can expect from the show.

Who else is performing at Super Bowl 2021?

Tune in at 6 p.m. ET to see Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan sing the National Anthem ahead of the game. H.E.R. is singing "America the Beautiful" as part of the pre-game ceremony as well. National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman will read a new original poem honoring Super Bowl 21's honorary game captains: Los Angeles teacher Trimaine Davis, Tampa nurse Suzie Dorner, and Marine veteran James Martin. Miley Cyrus performed for special guests -- first responders and frontline pandemic workers from around the country -- for the TikTok Tailgate pre-show. 

Who is calling the game?

Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be calling the game for CBS. Carl Cheffers will be head referee on the field.

What is there to watch besides the Super Bowl? 

Puppy enthusiasts, never fret. Animal Planet is still planning the annual Puppy Bowl, with two teams of adoptable puppies ready to tear it up on the field. Here's everything you need to know about the event and how to watch it.

What is airing after the game?

CBS will seize the opportunity to premiere The Equalizer, the new incarnation of the classic TV show, this time starring Queen LatifahThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden will also air new Sunday night special episodes on February 7. 

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