Nat Geo Wild Announces Fish Bowl — Stand Down, Puppies

In case you’d rather watch a goldfish on Super Bowl Sunday

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:24 PM

Back to the pound, Puppy Bowl. Take you and your litter with you, Kitten Bowl. Nat Geo Wild has a new epic animal sporting event.

The network announced at the TCA press tour in Pasadena on Friday that will air the “Fish Bowl” on Feb. 2 — also known as Super Bowl Sunday — from 6 to 10 p.m.

The four-hour reality TV extravaganza will feature the show’s star, a goldfish named Goldie, navigating one of the most treacherous environments known to man or fish — a glass bowl filled with water.

“In the vein of other reality series, where the daily drama of a character’s life plays out in a ‘fishbowl’ setting, Goldie will swim about her daily business in an actual fishbowl,” Nat Geo Wild said in a statement, gill firmly in cheek. “Without filters and with remarkable candor, Goldie navigates through an average day in the life of a goldfish. When asked how this stacks up to her competition, Goldie offered, ‘Can Bruno Mars pack all of that into his halftime show? Right, I didn’t think so, blub, blurb, bubble.'”

Viewers are no doubt in store for a white-knuckle ride, as Goldie navigates a variety of perils.

“Predatory cats, canines and field goals are just the beginning,” Nat Geo Wild said of the upcoming event. “This remarkable little goldfish handles whatever the tides throw at her — food, a scuba diver, crazy red crabs, erupting volcanoes, even a surprise visit from Dr. Pol and Cesar Millan.”

Quite the obstacle course — though if Goldie is experiencing any jitters over the event, she isn’t showing it.

“I’m comfortable in my own scales and have no doubt the Fish Bowl will be the talk of the town,” Goldie puffed.

Game on.

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