On TV, US fans will watch Super Bowl 53 play out nationwide on February 3 beginning at 6 pm ET on CBS television with kickoff time set for 6:30 pm ET. (That's 5:30 pm Central, 4:30 pm Mountain, and 3:30 pm Pacific time.)
Up north, CTV traditionally covers the game for Canada while American football fans in Australia can tune in Down Under during live coverage on ESPN and One HD.
Across the pond, (and five hours ahead of US East Coast time) the live game is seen during the wee hours on BBC and Sky Sports in the UK.
Super Bowl halftime show
Once the two top teams are ready to play, and advertisers have their Super Bowl commercials set -- all we need is a headliner for the halftime show.
Maroon 5 will take the stage at
halftime during Super Bowl 2019.
Performers have to be fast and flashy to fill the 15 minutes allotted. It was Justin Timberlake who got the spotlight in 2018, with Lady Gaga commanding the stage in 2017.
So who will it be this year? While major bets were being placed on Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar (and even K-Pop bands EMO and BTS) the final announcement finally came in September when Maroon 5 was chosen to headline the most anticipated live show of the year.
As usual, it was a safe choice. Promoters have spiced things up by adding rappers Travis Scott and BIg Boi to the lineup.
The real crowd-please will probably come at the very start of the game, when soul music legend Gladys Knights delivers the national anthem. Is everybody happy now? Nah. It's the Super Bowl!
Meanwhile, this year's OTHER big Super Bowl Sunday entertainment for kids of all ages -- the 2019 Puppy Bowl -- will be televised the same afternoon on Animal Planet on the Discovery Channel at 3PM ET.