1) Super Bowl, 6:30 p.m. ET, Fox. After three straight years of rooting for or against the New England Patriots, we now have new teams. The Pats have been in five of the past eight Super Bowls, winning three of them, but here are two others: The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t been to the game in 50 years; the San Francisco 49ers were there in 2013, their only Super Bowl loss after five wins. To get here, Jimmy Garoppolo (shown here) and the 49ers bounced back from a 4-14 season … and the Chiefs overcome a 24-0 deficit in a play-off game.
2) Super fuss, 11 a.m. ET to forever, Fox. Long before kick-off, Fox will talk football. NFL Films’ slick “Road to the Super Bowl” is at noon ET, with other previews at 11 and 1. The main preview is at 2 p.m., pausing for music from Pitbull, Dan + Shay and DJ Khaled. At 6, it’s time for the National Anthem (Demi Lovato), “America the Beautiful” (Yolanda Adams) and more. Halftime has Jennifer Lopez and Shakira; after everything else, at about 10:30 p.m., “The Masked Singer” opens its season.
3) “Sanditon,” 9 p.m., PBS. It’s supposed to be a fun day at the beach, complete with cricket match. Soon, however, people see how bad relations are between Tom (the ever-optimistic developer) and his unpaid workers. Also, there’s a fresh crisis when Georgiana Lambe slips away for romance. It’s the fifth of eight episodes of this terrific tale, loosely based on a Jane Austen fragment. That’s sandwiched by the “Howards End” finale at 8 p.m. and the start of a “Vienna Blood” two-parter at 10.
4) “The Outsider” and more, 9 p.m., HBO. Other premium services (Showtime and Starz) avoid throwing their series against the Super Bowl, but not HBO. It has this Stephen King tale and comedies – the offbeat “Avenue 5” (from the “Veep” creator) at 10 p.m. and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at 10:30.
5) “On the Basis of Sex” (2018), 9 p.m. Showtime. Here’s a moving portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a young lawyer, with historic battles for women’s rights. Other worthy diversions from football: “Roots” (11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sundance) … the three “Descendants” musicals (4, 6 and 8 p.m., Disney) … the “Back to the Future” trilogy (5:30, 8:10and 10:50 p.m., Freeform) … and two Leonardo DiCaprio films – “The Wolf of Wall Street” at 6 p.m. on FX, :”Catch Me if You Can” at 6:30 on TNT.