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What to Watch on Wednesday: Finales for ‘Idol,’ ‘Nashville,’ more

(L-R) “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest along with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban.
(L-R) “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest along with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. Matthias Vriens-McGrath/ FOX

American Idol (8 p.m., Fox) – A winner is announced in the show’s 14th season finale, and there will be performances by Chris Brown, Echosmith and Fall Out Boy. It was announced earlier this week that next season will be the final one for this – say what you will – groundbreaking show.

The Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (8 p.m., Smithsonian) – This two-part Sir David Attenborough special (part two airs at 9) tells the 500 million-year story of the vertebrates that dominate our planet. Attenborough is the world’s leading natural history broadcaster and was recently awarded the Peabody for Individual Life Achievement.

Arrow (8 p.m., CW) – In the Season 3 finale, Ra’s al Ghul’s plan puts everyone in danger. And Oliver must decide if he’s strong enough to handle his new role, and what it will mean for his team and his soul. Renewed.

The Middle (8 p.m., ABC) – The sixth season ends with Sue worrying that a series of unexpected events may ruin her graduation. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike are shocked when they learn Brick has been offered a chance to skip eighth grade. Renewed.

The Goldbergs (8:30 p.m., ABC) – Season 2 ends with Beverly throwing Erica a going away party when she leaves for her summer arts school. Renewed.

CSI: Cyber (10 p.m., CBS) – In the two-hour first season finale, a jewelry store robbery-homicide takes place during a power outage in Detroit, but the jewels were not the motivation for the crime. Renewed.

Nashville (10 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 3 finale, Juliette becomes so focused on her album that she puts it before everything else. Big question: Will Deacon die? Renewed.

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