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What to Watch Tonight: The Season Finales of Survivor, The Middle, The Goldbergs, and Empire, and the Final Season Premiere of Royal Pains

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What to watch on Wednesday, May 18...

12:01am Pacific, Hulu
The Path
Sarah meets with Alison Kemp, confronts Eddie about his crisis of faith, and fields an offer to be Cal’s second-in-command. Elsewhere in “A Room With a View,” Eddie and Hawk return home while someone from the past returns to the organization.

SEASON 7 FINALE, 8pm, ABC
The Middle
Brick’s scheduled singing performance is cut from his middle-school graduation ceremony, so Frankie sets out to redress that wrong in “The Show Must Go On.” Meanwhile, Sue is torn when she learns she must report to Dollywood on Brick’s big day, and Axl catches flack from a whippersnapper after taking a job as a country-club counselor.

SEASON 32 FINALE, 8pm, CBS
Survivor
The final castaways have one last shot to sway the jury before a winner is crowned. You’d think bribery could be an issue in these situations, but it is actually quite difficult to subtly slip someone a coconut.

8pm, The CW
Arrow
As Oliver and Diggle mount a rescue mission for Thea in “Lost in the Flood,” Felicity, Curtis, and Noah put their heads together to thwart Darhk’s latest dastardliness.

8pm, Fox
Rosewood
Rosewood’s ex-girlfriend needs his help tracking down a wealthy patient who has gone missing in “Wooberite & the Women of Rosewood.” But when the search morphs into a murder investigation, it’s only the first in a series of strange turns.

SEASON 3 FINALE, 8:30pm, ABC
The Goldbergs
“Have a Summer” sees Adam and his buddies dreading their impending freshman-year hazing at the hands of the seniors—that is, until Adam finds a way to earn the older kids’ respect. In less threatening conundrums, Erica and her friends consider their contribution to the school’s time capsule.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 9pm, Fox
Empire
In “Past Is Prologue,” Jamal vows to take a hiatus from music until his family can knock it off with the conflict and the violence already. (R.I.P. Jamal’s music career.) Meanwhile, Anika faces pressure to testify against Lucious, and Cookie meets with some key people at Hakeem and Laura’s wedding as part of her plan to protect the family.

SEASON 7 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
Modern Family
Claire struggles to fire an employee, Jay struggles to readjust to working life, and Cameron and Mitchell struggle to schedule time with Lily during Cam’s summer job in Kansas City. Elsewhere in “Double-Click,” Phil believes he noticed a guest in Luke’s bed, even as nobody notices that Alex has moved home for the summer.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm & 10pm, PBS
Genius by Stephen Hawking
The renowned scientist hosts and narrates this series, in which not-renowned-scientists put on their thinking caps and consider some of humanity’s greatest queries. “Can We Time Travel?” asks the volunteers to consider black holes, atomic clocks, and other possible ingredients for traversing the timestream. Then “Are We Alone?” examines the possibility of intelligent life in other corners of the universe.

DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE, 9pm, Showtime
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
A profile of DJs Stretch and Bobbito, who helped shape the musical landscape of the 1990s through a radio show that exposed the world to hip-hop giants like Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, Jay Z, Eminem, and the Fugees.

9pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
When a corrections officer (Brad Garrett) is arrested for sexually assaulting female inmates, the union supporting him takes the fight to Barba and the SVU squad in “Intersecting Lives.”

9pm, The CW
Supernatural
You can tell it’s end-of-season time, because loglines are getting briefer and vaguer. Take “We Happy Few,” which finds Sam and Dean facing what is apparently their biggest challenge yet (and I’ll remind you that both of these guys have logged time in literal hell, so). In other ambiguous ambitions, Rowena makes her play.

9pm, IFC
Maron
In “The 13th Step,” Marc grapples with romantic feelings he’s developed for a fellow rehab patient.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 9:30pm, ABC
Black-ish
Dre falls asleep during a Good Times marathon in “Good-ish Times,” prompting an extended dream sequence/homage in which the Johnsons become the characters from the classic ‘70s sitcom.

SERIES FINALE, 10pm, Sundance
The Last Panthers
Naomi tries to protect a revenge-minded Milan as “The Last Panthers” winds the series to a close. In other climactic business, Mokhtar’s brother has fomented a gang war, and no one may be safe from its destruction.

SEASON 8 PREMIERE, 10pm, USA
Royal Pains
Hank treats a stubborn politician as “Stranger Danger” kicks off the final season. Meanwhile, Divya hits a hurdle, Eddie offers a surprise, and Jeremiah stumbles with his first patient upon returning.

10pm, FX
The Americans
The Jennings family may be shattered by the fallout from one of Paige’s past mistakes in “Munchkins.”

10pm, NBC
Chicago P.D.
Lindsay and Halstead find a young girl who’s the sole survivor of a domestic shooting in “She’s Got Us.” As Lindsay and Dr. Charles evaluate the girl, Antonio and Olinsky look into a self-help con and Platt urges Crowley to let Burgess and Roman remain partners.

10pm, ABC
Nashville
Rayna and Deacon reckon with their relationship in “It’s Sure Gonna Hurt,” while Scarlett reckons with her own issues. In more starlit affairs, Luke visits The View and Gunnar performs with Elton John.

LATE-NITE:
– Jason Sudeikis on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Anthony Anderson on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Zac Efron, Carmelo Anthony, and OneRepublic on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Josh Gad, Gillian Jacobs, and Band of Horses on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Dax Shepard, Katie Nolan, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– David Schwimmer, Margaret Cho, Sir the Baptist, and Allison Miller on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Chelsea Handler, Peter Krause, and Broods on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS

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