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ON THE TUBE

The Super Bowl is the big TV event on Sunday (6:15 p.m., Channel 7), but for those not interested in the big game, here are some alternatives.

"24 Hours of Matlock," (starting at 6 a.m., TBS): It has become a cable tradition to bid for the attention of those not watching the Super Bowl by offering special programming such as this marathon. Trivia: "Matlock" came about because Brandon Tartikoff, then the head of NBC entertainment, was impressed with Andy Griffith in a similar role in the 1984 miniseries "Fatal Vision."

TNT Western Marathon (starting at 6 p.m., TNT): More marathon programming offers 12 hours of Turner Network Television original westerns including "The Virginian," "Last Stand at Saber River," "Riders of the Purple Sage," and others.

"60 Minutes II" (7 p.m., Channel 4): Is this a "60 Minutes" marathon? The 7 p.m. show features interviews with Jodie Foster discussing John Hinckley, and women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. That will be followed at 8 p.m. with the regular Sunday episode of "60 Minutes."

"Nature: The Joy of Pigs," (8 p.m., Channel 17): Take your pick: grunting football players or grunting pigs on this episode that explores the varieties of the portly animal.

"The Beautician and the Beast," (9 p.m., Channel 2): In this 1997 comedy movie, Fran Drescher plays a beautician hired to tutor the children of a European dictator.

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