What’s On Tonight: The Americans and its boss ‘80s soundtrack are back, comrades


Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, January 28. All times are Eastern.

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The Americans (FX, 10 p.m.): Finally, The Americans returns to our television screens, along with a pre-air review from Joshua Alston praising the series for being “a story so finely tuned the show feels neither like it’s burning too quickly nor holding its powder.” Last season, Philip and Elizabeth got the game-changing news that their superiors at The Centre wants them to prepare their teenage daughter, Paige, for KGB training. This season, Philip and Elizabeth’s already dysfunctional marriage is tested by their difference in opinions when it comes to how they should handle that situation. When you think about that, maybe family is the real Cold War. Reviewer Erik Adams doesn’t like it when spy mommy and spy daddy fight, so this might be a little …

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