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What to Watch on Tuesday: Big changes brewing in the season finale of ‘The Conners’

The cast of ABC’s “The Conners” (L-R): Maya Lynne Robinson as Geena Williams-Conner, Jayden Rey as Mary, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner, Ames McNamara as Mark, and Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner.
The cast of ABC’s “The Conners” (L-R): Maya Lynne Robinson as Geena Williams-Conner, Jayden Rey as Mary, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner, Ames McNamara as Mark, and Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner. ABC

The Conners (8 p.m., ABC) - In the season finale, Darlene grapples with Ben’s offer for her and the kids to move in with him, while an unexpected conversation with David turns her world upside down. Relationship problems lead Jackie to drinking, and Dan has some alarming news. Sounds like quite a finale! There’s no official word on whether the show will be renewed or canceled, but the ratings have been strong and there are reports that ABC has started talks with the main players.

Finding Your Roots (8 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - Journalists Ann Curry, Christiane Amanpour and Lisa Ling learn about their family histories.

This Is Us (9 p.m., NBC) - Rebecca and her adult children reckon with the secrets Jack kept from them, like what really happened to Jack’s brother.

Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery (9 p.m., Investigation Discovery) - The second and final part of this documentary about suspected murderer Robert Durst airs. The first two hours aired last night (but if you missed it, it’ll start again tonight at 7).

The Many Sides of Jane (10 p.m., A&E) - This is a six-part documentary series that shows what life is like for one young woman in Boise, Idaho, with dissociative identity disorder (previously known and multiple personality disorder). Jane Hart, who has more than nine different personalities, lets cameras into her private day-to-day life, including her intense therapy sessions, as she unlocks the mysteries surrounding her DID disorder and the childhood trauma that caused it.

Frontline: Coal’s Deadly Dust (10 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - Frontline investigates the rise of severe black lung among coal miners, and how the industry and the government has failed to protect them.

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