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What to Watch Tonight: The Finale of Survivor, a Preview of The Magicians, the Midseason Finale of Kingdom, and the Conclusion of Childhood's End

What to watch on Wednesday, December 16...

Childhood’s End
“Night Three - The Children” finds humanity grappling with the highly advanced new abilities of the world’s children, thus at last fulfilling the prophecy of Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth.”

The jury interviews the final castaways and vote on a winner in the two-hour finale. The reunion special follows at 10pm.

Ryan defends his title, Alvey hears from an old comrade, and Lisa decides on her future in “Traveling Alone.” Meanwhile, Nate and Jay discover Christina in troubling circumstances.

The Magicians
A commercial-free preview of the first episode of Syfy’s latest, which officially debuts on January 25. Adapted from Lev Grossman’s book trilogy, the fantasy series follows students at an elite New York university for the magically inclined.

10pm, ABC
Nashville: On the Record 3
Another behind the scenes special follows cast members including Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, and Chris Carmack as they tour and perform.

10pm, FX
American Horror Story: Hotel
Donovan discovers the Countess’ true intentions in “She Gets Revenge,” and I suspect they don’t involve a glass of warm milk and a pair of fuzzy slippers. Elsewhere, Alex and John work to keep an outbreak in check, while Liz and Iris make plans to put the hotel in their rearview.

10pm, PBS
Time Scanners
“Colosseum” charts the engineering and possible functioning of Rome’s Flavian Amphitheater, including comparisons between the ancient stadium and its modern-day descendants.

– Dick Van Dyke, Bill Burr, and the Brian Setzer Orchestra on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Will Smith on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– T-Pain on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Will Ferrell, Alicia Vikander, and Twenty One Pilots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Robert DeNiro, author Daniel Gilbert, and Henry Rollins on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Donald Trump and Gary Clark Jr. on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Quentin Tarantino, Moon Taxi, and Ilan Rubin on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Amber Heard, Luke Bracey, and Carly Rae Jepsen on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS

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