Channels vie for eyes uninterested in football

Television

February 01, 2004|By New York Daily News

Sick of football? Think Tom Brady was one of The Brady Bunch? No sweat.

When millions tune in to CBS' coverage of the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl today, there will be plenty of places for the non-football fan to turn.

Marathons of movies and series geared toward football-haters and women viewers are everywhere, from a collection of chick flicks to back-to-back-to-back episodes of the fixer-upper show Trading Spaces.

Here's a sampling:

* TBS: A day's worth of female-friendly movies, including Beaches with Bette Midler at 11 a.m., Whoopi Goldberg's Sister Act at 4 p.m. and The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez, at 8.

* Sci-Fi: 12 hours of Wishmaster movies begin at noon.

* WE: Women's Entertainment: Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice at noon, Cher in Mask at 5:30, and Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond at 8.

*TNT: Episodes of Charmed will run from 2 p.m. through midnight.

* AMC: A trio of thrillers under the Amityville Horror banner starting at 5:30 p.m.

* VH1: Barbra Streisand in Yentl at 6 p.m. At 9, Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge.

*MSNBC: A mini-mara-thon of National Geographic Explorer starts at 6 p.m.

* MTV: A marathon of the celebrity-homes show Cribs beginning at 6:30 p.m.

* ABC: Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, at 8 p.m.

* Fox: Will Smith's action drama Independence Day at 7 p.m.

* UPN: Denis Leary's comedy Two if by Sea starts at 7 p.m.

*TLC: A marathon of the home-remodeling show Trading Spaces begins at 7 p.m.

*WB: Starting at 7 p.m., three episodes of the celebrity reality show The Surreal Life.

*NBC: A three-hour marathon of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy starts at 8.

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