The precious 'Kitten Bowl IV' cat-letes will melt your heart


Forget all about the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons -- Sunday's most adorable athletes will be competing at "Kitten Bowl IV."

Best-selling author and animal rights advocate Beth Stern returns to host the highly-anticipated four-legged game that is sure to thrill all feline fans on Sunday.

Legendary reporter Mary Carillo, sportscaster John Sterling and former football star Boomer Esianson will also be on hand for the fur-flying action.

Of course, the real stars of this show are the darling kittens participating in all the fun!

All 100 cats were provided by the North Shore Animal League and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.

And the best news is -- all of the darling cat-letes found their forever homes!

Be sure to tune in to "Kitten Bowl IV" Sunday, February 5, on The Hallmark Channel at 12 p.m. EST/11 a.m. CST.

You can even check out an incredible 360 preview of all the cute kitty action:

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