1) “All Creatures Great and Small” opener, 9 p.m., PBS. These amiable tales of an English veterinarian (shown here) have filled eight novels, a movie and 90 TV episodes. Now it’s time to re-tell them, using the lush craftsmanship of “Masterpiece.” This is fiction, but it’s based on the real life of a vet in Yorkshire, 80 years ago. Fresh from school, he works with a demanding vet, his undemanding brother and a diligent housekeeper. The result mixes warmth, gorgeous settings and moments of life-and-death drama.
2) “American Gods” season-opener, 8 p.m., Starz. Repeating at 9:26 and 10:51. The second season ended more than 20 months ago, so we might need a refresher, Fortunately, the entire season will rerun, starting at 12:20 p.m., Then the new season sees Wednesday emerge from prison to a world he doesn’t understand. We’re soon reminded to never get lost in a woods that’s inside a house trailer.
3) Football, all day. For the second straight day, we have three pro play-off games, with the winners two steps from the Super Bowl. It will be the Ravens and Titans at 1:05 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN, the Saints and Bears at 4:40 p.m. on CBS and the Browns and Steelers at 8:15 p.m. on NBC.
4) “Critics Choice Super Awards,” 8-10 p.m., CW. Most award shows ignore genre films – horror and sci-fi and such. So here are awards for movies and TV shows, including ones for the series awards in the categories of action, animation, horror and superheroes or comic books. Career awards go to two “Star Trek” stars – Patrick Stewart (icon) and Sobequa Martin-Green (trailblazer). Still, genre fans may be watching TNT, which has “Wonder Woman” (2017) at 5 p.m. and “Captain Marvel” (2019) at 8.
5) “Your Honor,” 10 p.m., Showtime. Michael keeps scrambling to hide the fact that his son Adam drove the car that killed a mobster’s son; now things are closing in on him. Adam doesn’t realize that he’s dating the mobster’s sister. Also, people are starting to put the timeline together: A teen-ager (recently murdered by the victim’s brother) didn’t steal the car until the day after the crash.