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Super Sunday programming on Nat Geo Wild: the Fish Bowl

Goldie, star of Nat Geo Wild's Fish Bowl
Goldie, star of Nat Geo Wild's Fish Bowl
Nat Geo Wild, used with permission

The Super Bowl is typically the most-watched TV event of the year and yet alternative programming garners enough eyeballs to keep showing up.

This year on Feb. 2, 2014, Nat Geo Wild has something to switch to when the hours-long commitment to the big game wanes. It's the Fish Bowl

Welcome to the network's reality TV star Goldie in her broadcast debut. Goldie lives her life in a bowl, so all those other reality shows that promise a fish bowl living experience will clearly never match up.

Yes, she is a gold fish and yes her exploits might seem less compelling than the NFL players laying it all on the line for the Lombardi trophy. Yet, there's something to be said for simplicity and action that doesn't require quarterbacks yelling "Omaha" or something equivalent.

Here is what Nat Geo Wild's EVP and General Manager had to say when he announced Goldie's big day.

“Goldie showed such promise in early casting auditions that we felt confident in the aquatic wonder’s ability to entertain and captivate an audience, for four long hours, on a relatively young network, while the most-watched television event of the year just happens to be taking place.”

Clearly there are high expectations for Goldie making a splash, at least during half-time when Bruno Mars takes the stage in the Meadowlands and some of the TV audience ask, "Who is that?"

Are you a fan of the Yule Log programming on Christmas Eve? The Fish Bowl has so much more action in store.

Goldie will be waiting for you from 6:00 p.m. ET through 10:00 p.m. on Nat Geo. Don't miss it!

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