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Ready to spend more time with the Gods, old and new?

"American Gods," whose second season finally debuted on Sunday, has been renewed for a third season at Starz.

Charles "Chic" Eglee was announced as the new showrunner, replacing series creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and temp showrunner Jesse Alexander.

The major shakeup behind and in front of the camera considerably delayed Season 2 of the show, which is based on Neil Gaiman novel of the same name.

Eglee's resumé includes "Hemlock Grove," "The Walking Dead," "Dexter" and "The Shield."

Other major changes to the show: Gillian Anderson (who channeled everyone from Lucille Ball to David Bowie as Media) was replaced by Kahyun Kim as New Media.  Kristin Chenoweth, who played the god Easter in the first season, is also no longer on the show.

Season 2 added "Oz" and "John Wick" star  Dean Winters as Mr. Town and Devery Jacobs (of Netflix series "The Order") as Sam Black Crow.

"I'm thrilled 'American Gods' has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee,” said Gaiman, who serves as an executive producer, in a statement. "We’ve been working for weeks now on the shape of the season and I’m delighted that he gets to carry the American Gods torch on to glory."

The show's most prominent stars, including Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney,  Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, and Peter Stormare as Czernobog, are still with the show.

“American Gods” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Starz

[Via The Wrap]