Puppy Bowl 2022: Hosts, channel, start time for annual puppy showdown

As fans wait for the Super Bowl, many will be turning the channel to watch the 2022 Puppy Bowl between teams Ruff and Fluff.

As the kickoff of the NFL’s crowning jewel — Super Bowl 56 — approaches, many households will turn the channel to watch the 2022 Puppy Bowl. For those interested in watching the four-legged frivolity, here is what channel the event can be found as well as who will host it.

Puppy Bowl channel 2022

  • Channel: Animal Planet and streaming on Discovery+
  • Start time: Sunday, February 13 at 2 PM ET

In what has turned into a must-see event for many, the 2022 Puppy Bowl returns in all of its four-legged glory. The Puppy Bowl XVIII (yes, it also has Roman numerals) festivities begin at 1 PM ET on Animal Planet with the Puppy Bowl XVIII Pre-Game Show. The game itself starts an hour later. Both 2022 Puppy Bowl events will also be shown on Discovery+ for those who have access to the streaming channel.

The three-hour event also features a Kitty Halftime Show and an appearance by Sesame Street’s Elmo and his rescue puppy, Tango. This year’s Puppy Bowl will feature more than 118 dogs from 67 shelters and rescues in 33 states. Together, they make up Team Ruff and Team Fluff.

For those wanting to see this year’s contestants and puppies who will be up for adoption, Discovery has them listed. Besides the prized Chewy Lombarky Trophy, adoption is the main prize for both the kittens and puppies showcased in the 2022 Puppy Bowl. To date, the Puppy Bowl has a 100% adoption rate.

Who are the hosts for the Puppy Bowl in 2022?

America’s favorite couple is back for the 2022 Puppy Bowl. Rap mogul Snoop Dogg is joined by Martha Stewart in what has become one of the most unlikely friendships imaginable. Snoop and Stewart hosted last year’s Puppy Bowl. However, in 2022, they will pull double-duty. Snoop and Stewart will serve as coaches by “leading training sessions, running drills, and providing motivation and encouragement” to the contestants.

The two have become an iconic pair since Snoop guested on Stewart’s talk show in 2008. Snoop described the friendship in a 2016 Rolling Stone article as one that blossomed as “a natural combination of love, peace, and harmony.”

“I’m honored to be co-hosting the only sporting event on the planet guaranteed to raise the ‘woof’, with the magnificent Martha Stewart!” said Snoop. He’ll be coaching Team Fluff, which will be sporting Tail Mary Tangerine bandanas. Snoop is also slated to take part in the Super Bowl 56 halftime show along with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige.

“I’m so excited that Snoop and I are back to kick off Puppy Bowl XVIII, and help a bunch of deserving pups find their forever homes!” said Stewart, coach of Team Ruff and their Bark Blue bandanas.

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