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American Gods (and Not-Gods) return

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, January 10. All times are Eastern. 


Top pick

American Gods (Starz, 8 p.m., season-three premiere): If it feels as though American Gods has been back for a while, that’s because it’s been in the news during its off-season far more often than the average cable drama, due to its various cast and crew shakeups. But now the Starz series is actually returning, and it’s time to see what Neil Gaiman and company have been up to, and what effect the behind-the-scenes turmoil may have had on the story of Shadow (Ricky Whittle), Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), and the rest of the Gods and Not-Gods.

Ani Bundel’s recaps will run weekly.

Regular coverage

Shameless (Showtime, 9 p.m.)

Wild card

Tiger (HBO, 9 p.m., premiere): Tiger Woods is perhaps the most famous golfer of all time, which means many people are well aware of his many incredible highs as well as his stunning lows. But the HBO documentary Tiger still finds a way to present a compelling narrative in its two parts, as directors Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek pull viewers into the life of a man who worked so hard to appear inhumanly perfect, both on and off the golf course.” Read the rest of Stephen Robinson’s pre-air review here.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!