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What to Watch on Sunday: The ‘Mad Men’ story comes to an end

(L-R): Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper, January Jones as Betty Francis, Jessica Pare as Megan Draper and Jon Hamm as Don Draper, in the final season of AMC’s “Mad Men.”
(L-R): Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper, January Jones as Betty Francis, Jessica Pare as Megan Draper and Jon Hamm as Don Draper, in the final season of AMC’s “Mad Men.” AMC

Mad Men (10 p.m., AMC) – All we really want in the series finale of this groundbreaking period drama, is to know what happens to Don Draper (Jon Hamm). We’ve been given strong clues about the fates of Pete, Joan, Peggy and Betty (okay, more than a clue here), but Don is, as always, the wild card. Last Sunday’s episode, which I’ve titled “Poor Betty,” was maybe the saddest of the whole series. I don’t need the finale to be that much of a downer, but I’d like to close with at least a notion of what’s going to happen to Don. To say there’s a ton of pressure on Matt Weiner to nail this ender is an understatement. Don’t let us down, Weiner!

Also on . . .

NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV)Scott Syfert, author of “The First American Declaration of Independence,” chats with host D.G. Martin.

2015 Billboard Music Awards (8 p.m., ABC) – The live show from Las Vegas is hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen, with scheduled performers including Wiz Khalifa, Hozier and others.

The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox) – The 26th season ends with Lisa transforming Springfield Elementary into a Waldorf school. Other animated finales: “Family Guy” (9) and “Bob’s Burgers” (9:30). All of these shows are coming back.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9:30 p.m., Fox) – Season 2 ends with Jake and Amy going undercover to catch an identity thief, and the precinct saying an unexpected goodbye. Renewed.

Call the Midwife (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – Season 4 ends with Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia supporting a deaf mother-to-be, while a case of morning sickness is more dangerous that suspected. A fifth season is official.

Is Your Dog a Genius (10 p.m., Nat Geo Wild) – This three-part series with Duke’s Dr. Brian Hare ends with a look at the special bond shared by humans and dogs and a test to see how your dog really feels about you.

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