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Weekend Preview: ‘American Gods’ Is Here To Be Your New Favorite Show

American Gods (Starz, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Starz’s latest drama adapted from the bestselling Neil Gaiman novel follows a thief named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who’s recruited by a god named Wednesday (Ian McShane) to wage war against a new set of gods stealing the old guard’s thunder. The show has plenty of style but it also gives great commentary on everything from immigration to media culture and the nature of faith.

First Dates (NBC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – A pair of siblings go on a double date and a hidden bathroom camera catches a dater’s honest reaction.

Rosewood (Fox, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Season two ends with Rosewood and the team investigating a highly skilled group of criminals who may have pulled off a jewelry heist.

The Originals (CW, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Hayley goes to Freya for help unlocking her memories to find out who killed her parents and Elijah and Klaus host an elaborate party to draw out a new threat to the family.

The Toy Box (ABC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Tonight’s inventions include a walking dinosaur, a multigenerational dolls, and a slingshot with a parachute.

Undercover Boss (CBS, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Michael Roper, President and CEO of Taco Bueno, goes undercover to be certain everything at his company is, well, “bueno.”

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – Danny protects a coma patient who was a key witness in one of his final cases before joining Five-0.

Reign (CW, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – Elizabeth struggles finding respectable suitors to marry while Mary schemes to take back the English throne.

Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00 p.m.) — Danny and Baez team up with Russian operatives to search for a dangerous man who entered the U.S. on a diplomatic visa and Erin tries to figure out who tampered with her evidence.

Training Day (CBS, Saturday 8:00 p.m.) – The team investigates a Hollywood producer after several of Holly’s call girls go missing.

Doctor Who (BBC, Saturday 9:00 p.m.) – Bill and the Doctor step in when people begin disappearing beneath the Thames during a Frost Friar.

The Son (AMC, Saturday 9:00 p.m.) – Eli questions his loyalties in the past while in 1915, the McCulluogh’s history comes back to haunt them.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS, Saturday 10:00 p.m.) – Sam Bee hosts her own White House Correspondents Dinner with proceeds from the gala benefitting the Committee to Protect Journalists. Pretty sure Trump’s going to love this.

Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Tiny performers include skateboarding siblings from Japan, a singer and guitarist, brothers with pizza-tossing prowess, a 10-year-old female contortionist, a dancer, and a “staring boy.”

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – The NCIS team partners with Hetty’s former colleagues from the Vietnam War to investigate a gold heist.

Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – In the past, a visit from Rumple’s fairy godmother reveals his destiny was prophesized and his mother tried to stop it. In the present, Rumple faces a dilemma similar to the one his mother faced.

The Simpsons (Fox, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Bart gets in trouble at the school’s Grandparent’s Day and is forced to spend time with Skinner’s mother and a bunch of neighborhood grandmas.

The White Princess (Starz, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Lizzie goes through a rough labor as King Henry travels to Burgundy on a diplomatic mission. Later, Lizzie realizes she and her new husband have more in common than they think.

Chicago Justice (NBC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — An anti-environmentalist alderman is killed during a vicious hit-and-run. Antonio and Nagel go all out to track down the driver, who turns out to be a frantic mother desperate to save her supposedly kidnapped daughter.

Family Guy (Fox, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Stewie and Brian’s new B&B turns into a brothel and Peter becomes the new principal at school, offering an interesting opportunity for Meg.

Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — As the U.S. hunts for the person believed to be behind the CIA arms smuggling case, Elizabeth and her team must work to save Jay when he’s kidnapped in Nice, France, during a fact-finding mission into the suspect.

Match Game (ABC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Celebrity panelists include Adam Carolla, Ana Gasteyer, Chris Colfer, Christie Brinkley, Jay Pharoah, and Wendie Malick.

The Leftovers (HBO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – With the Departure anniversary fast-approaching, Kevin decides to wander the Australian outback in order to save the world from an impending apocalypse.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox, Sunday 9:30 p.m.) – Carol is forced to choose sides when Tandy and Gail have a heated argument that pits the group against each other.

American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Season three ends with Kimara counseling Dustin to tell the police about the crime that occurred in the Webcam house.

Billions (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Chuck discovers he has a lot at stake in Ice Juice.

Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Bell’s girlfriend, Chantal, is assaulted and her ex-husband is killed soon after, in what Holmes and Watson discover is a staged suicide. They then search for one suspect behind the linked crimes.

Into the Badlands (AMC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – The Widow’s got a new deadly partner who help her get revenge on her enemies while Sunny battles his own demons.

Shades of Blue (NBC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – The crew gets caught in an ambush and the case of a missing kid leads Wozniak to a local dealer who uses underage mules.

Veep (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — Selina helps monitor the first free and democratic election in the former Soviet republic of Georgia while Jonah and Richard have an eventful night out.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Martin Short, Britt Robertson, Jessica Seinfeld

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Tom Hanks, Anna Baryshnikov

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