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 fans of American football can tune in Down Under with live coverage in Australia 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.
Justin Timberlake took the
Super Bowl halftime stage in 2018.
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. The year before, it was a surprise triple bill of Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Coldplay's Chris Martin.
So who will it be this year?
Stay tuned ....
Meanwhile, this year's OTHER big Super Bowl Sunday entertainment -- the 2019 Puppy Bowl -- airs the same day on Animal Planet on the Discovery Channel at 3PM ET.
Super Bowl Trivia - Let the About.com guide lead the way to a great handful of trivia games to play at your next Super Bowl party including games to test your knowledge of stats, teams, players as well as general Super Bowl knowledge.
Super Bowl Commercials
Bowl Commercials - Our very own on-site feature with information and links to video previews of the funniest and most buzzed-about Super Bowl commercials.
SuperBowl Ads.com - A great interface of clickable screenshots leading to memorable video clips from 1998 to the present, with a featured page of Super Bowl commercial all-time classics.