About Kitten Bowl

Hallmark Channel opens the stadium doors and announces that the road to “Kitten Bowl IV” has begun, presenting the nation’s most athletic, adorable and adoptable kittens in a claws-out, paws-out showdown. This Hallmark Channel special event premieres Sunday, February 5, 2017 (12p.m. ET/PT, 11C). TV personality, author and animal advocate Beth Stern returns to host America's "purr-ferred" Super Sunday football championship. Stern is joined by Peabody Award-winning reporter, Mary Carillo, the voice of the New York Yankees John Sterling, and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback and Feline Football League Commissioner (FFL) Boomer Esiason to capture every adorable moment of fleet-footed, fur-flying kitten football.

The annual programming event has resulted in the adoption of thousands of cats and kittens (and even some puppies and rabbits) and helps showcase the plight of homeless animals and the beautiful pets available for adoption through local shelters. These kittens are ferocious, sweet, and ready to compete!