NEW YORK -- Not interested in the Super Bowl on Sunday? You could watch the Ninth Annual Puppy Bowl instead.

Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX features more than 30 adorable canines and a field with food and water at each end.

For two hours, you can watch the puppies act like the puppies. The showdown will air at 2 p.m. on Animal Planet.

All of the puppies featured are rescues from shelters from around the country.

This year's game will feature two new additions, the Cute Cam, for slow motion replays, and the hot tub, where the pups can cool down after the game.

And keep your eyes peeled for, no joke, hedgehog cheerleaders.

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