Puppy Bowl III (Sunday, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. Animal Planet) Puppies from shelters drink water, pee, and play for three hours is someone's idea of something to go up against the Super Bowl.
Broadway: The American Musical (Sunday, 5:00 p.m. WLIW 21) Counter programming the Super Bowl, WLIW shows this 2004 documentary that chronicles the history of American musicals.
Super Bowl XLI: Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. WCBS 2) Three questions will be answered: Will the pre-game shows be longer than the game? Will the commercials be more entertaining than the game? And oh yeah, who will win?
American Experience The Living Weapon (Monday, 10:00 p.m. WNET 13) A look at the American biological warfare program of the 1940s and 1950s.
At Close Range with National Geographic (Monday, 10:00 p.m. WNET 13) National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is followed from the field to the final article in the magazine.
Independent Lens Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (Tuesday, 10:00 p.m. WNET 13) A look at the life and struggles of Billy Strayhorn, long time musical collaborator of Duke Ellington.
Supreme Court: A Nation of Liberties/The Rehnquist Revolution (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. WNET 13) The final episode of this look at the high court looks at the period between the 1940s and today.
Mythbusters (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. Discovery) If you haven't seen the Mythbusters' take on the Mentos and Diet Coke myth, this is your chance.
Lost (Wednesday, 10:00 p.m. WABC 7) Lost returns from its winter break at a new time. An hour before the new episode "The Lost Survival Guide" which claims to give insight to the show's characters airs.
AIR: America's Investigative Reports Nice Work If You Can Get It (Friday, 10:00 p.m. WNET 13) This PBS investigative series follows Washington Post reporters Scott Higham and Robert O'Harrow, Jr. looking into mismanagement of Department of Homeland Security contracts.
Transit Transit (Saturdays in February 3:30 p.m. WNYE 25) Among other things this month, he MTA's in house produced TV show takes a look at the food at Grand Central Terminal, training for the sight impaired, and a visit to Bed-Stuy . The show is everything and more you would expect from MTA employees who volunteer to put it on air.