Live from New York: On Jan. 17, actor and comedian Kevin Hart returns to host “Saturday Night Live” for the second time. Hart is currently featured in “Top Five,” directed by Chris Rock, and next stars in “The Wedding Ringer,” in theaters Jan. 16.
Singer-songwriter Sia comes to Studio 8H for her first appearance as musical guest. Her Billboard 200 chart topping album, “1000 Forms of Fear,” features the 4-time Grammy nominated lead single “Chandelier” and new single “Elastic Heart.”
The reigning five-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton makes his “SNL” debut, serving as both host and musical guest on Jan. 24. As a coach on the Emmy winning series, “The Voice,” the five-time Grammy nominee and ACM co-host has led four artists to victory. Shelton’s latest album, “Bringing Back the Sunshine,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Dogfight: The 11th edition of Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl” premieres at 3 p.m. Feb. 1 and repeats all day and night with the cutest pile up of line barkers and wide retrievers to ever grace GEICO Stadium.
A new scoreboard provides fans with real-time updates while giggling goat cheerleaders take to the gridiron to cheer on the puppy “maaadness.” For the second year in a row, viewers can share photos of themselves and their pets via Instagram using #PuppyBowl all day long for a chance to see themselves and their best friends on TV in real time.
Ice, ice baby: In conjunction with the World Curling Federation, U.S. Curling Association, and the U.S. Olympic Committee, NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network will debut “Curling Night In America” in 2015, combining to present 24 hours of coverage from the inaugural U.S. Curling Grand Prix on NBCSN and Universal Sports Network.
NBCSN begins its presentations on Jan. 23, the first of its six Friday episodes that will air through March.