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What to Watch on Wednesday: 'Supernatural' and 'Arrow' close out seasons

Arrow (8pm, CW) - Season one ends with Oliver and Diggle trying to stop the Dark Archer from carrying out his vengeance on the Glades. Meanwhile, Thea races to find Roy and inadvertently puts herself in danger from Malcolm's evil plan.

American Idol (8pm, Fox) - The final two singers battle for the title in part one of the two-part season finale. Tune in tomorrow night for the winner.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Season 8 ends with Crowley (Mark Sheppard) poised to undo all the good that Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have accomplished as hunters. But the Winchester brothers try one final play against the Demon King.

Modern Family (9pm, ABC) - Phil hopes his new RV will be the perfect vehicle for a family road trip, but Claire lets her husband find out for himself why it might not be such a good idea.

Psych (10pm, USA) - Shawn and Gus go undercover at a radio station to investigate the murder of their favorite DJ.

Nashville (10pm, ABC) - Lamar takes Rayna's side against Teddy concerning the girls, and Jolene attempts to help Juliette.

Chicago Fire (10pm, NBC) - Oh Casey. Casey, Casey, Casey. We are all so sorry, bro. You made us cry last week. But now it's time for some justice. Go on and team up with the Intelligence Unit to avenge Hallie's death, even though it's headed by your enemy, Sgt. Voight.

What to Watch on Wednesdays: The bearded Duckers hit Hawaii for season finale

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Dean teaches Charlie, a geeky hacker, how to be a hunter-in-training and suspects that she is hiding a dangerous secret that could get her killed.

Law & Order: SVU (9pm, NBC) - A young woman pledging a sorority is raped on a college campus and the investigation is hindered by a campus community that turns a blind eye toward such incidents.

How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life (9pm, ABC) - Natalie struggles to cope with her parents' divorce, while Elaine and Max plan to visit a sick relative.

Duck Dynasty (10pm, A&E) - In a special one-hour season finale episode, Willie takes the family on vacation to Hawaii. Uncle Si surfs. That's all you need to know. ( nabbed some photos of Willie (left) and Si with their boards.)

The Americans (10pm, FX) - Elizabeth and Philip fear a setup, and Stan achieves some unexpected results.

Pysch (10pm, USA) - Shawn and Woody bond, while Juliet spends time with a person who Shawn suspects is a killer.

Off Pitch (10pm, VH1) - The cast rehearses for the first time, with old and new choir members squaring off for sought-after solos.

What to Watch on Wednesday: A silly sitcom break between debates

Gubernatorial Debate (7pm) - The first debate between gubernatorial hopefuls Walter Dalton (D) and Pat McCrory (R) will air on WRAL, WTVD, NBC-17 and UNC-TV. News 14 Carolina will air the debate on a one-hour debate, starting at 8. A special edition of "Capital Tonight" will air on News 14 at 10:30 with analysis of both the gubernatorial debate and the presidential debate.

The X-Factor (8pm, Fox) - The contestants travel to Miami for a boot camp, where they'll be judged and singing, dancing and performance style.

The Middle (8pm, ABC) - Frankie loses her job at the car dealership and decides to enroll in a technical school. Meanwhile, Axl begins his senior year of high school and Sue mentors a freshman.

The Neighbors (8:30pm, ABC) - This show is incredibly silly, but it makes me laugh. Tonight, the Weavers take their alien neighbors to a local New Jersey mall to shop for school clothes. Meanwhile, Debbie worries that Jackie Joyner-Kersee and her husband Larry Bird have a secret agenda involving the abduction of her underachieving human children.

Presidential Debate (9pm) - The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, UNC-TV, News 14, Fox, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Season 8 begins with Sam and Dean being reunited after a year apart. Dean departs purgatory and locates Sam, but Sam finds it difficult to leave the life he enjoys to join Dean on a new hunt.

Life After Top Chef (10pm, Bravo) - A new series traces the lives of four former "Top Chef" contestants as they pursue culinary careers in their home cities. We get Richard Blais in Atlanta, Jennifer Carroll in Philadelphia, Spike Mendelsohn in Washington, D.C., and Fabio Viviani and Los Angeles.

What to Watch on Friday: Paula Deen closes out 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Who Do You Think You Are? (8pm, NBC) - Paula Deen visits her aunt in Georgia, who provides her with information that takes her back 150 years in her family’s history. As she digs deeper into her heritage she uncovers her ancestor’s political ties and his connection to a dark time in America’s history. Further exploration reveals a heartbreaking event that deeply impacted her ancestors during the Civil War. Unfortunately, this is the final episode of "Who Do You Think You Are," because NBC declined to renew for next season. Sadness.

Shark Tank (8pm, ABC) - The Season 3 finale includes an update on a site that sells VIP treatment at nightclubs and special events.

Nikita (8pm, CW) - The second season ends with Nikita and Michael invading Division to capture Percy.

Grimm (9pm, NBC) - The search for mysterious gold coins intensifies as the body count rises in Portland, and the arrival of a woman in black complicates matters for Nick and Hank in the Season 1 finale.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Season 7 concludes with Sam and Dean battling Leviathan Dick Roman and trying to stop him from carrying out his evil plans.

What to Watch on Friday: Season 3 premiere of 'Ricky Gervais Show'

The Finder (8pm, Fox) - Walter's search for a missing husband and father, who is also sought by an FBI agent, hinges on a partial voice-mail recording of his last message to his family. Meanwhile, the case conjures up painful memories for Leo of his deceased wife and daughter.

The Ricky Gervais Show (9pm, HBO) - Topics for the third season premiere of this animated podcast include Karl's theory on museum collections, an invention for a mug coaster, and a fashion trend disappointment. Also, Karl's movie idea about a man whose brain is transplanted into Tom Cruise's body.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Sam and Dean reconnect with an old hunter friend who suddenly disappears in an abandoned house that is haunted by a powerful ghost.

Grimm (9pm, NBC) - Monroe and Rosalee hide a suspect in a string of murders from a creature bounty hunter.

In Plain Sight (10pm, USA) - Mary's fugitive father surfaces, putting Jinx and Brandi in danger and leaving Mary to wonder whom she can trust.

What to Watch on Friday: Helen Hunt researches her family tree

NCAA Basketball (CBS, TBS) - Friday's games begin at 7:15 on CBS and 7:47 on TBS. UNC plays at 7:47 on TBS and NC State tipoff will follow on TBS (expect the 10:30 p.m. area).

Who Do You Think You Are (8pm, NBC) - Oscar winner Helen Hunt investigates her paternal ancestry on a voyage that leads her to San Francisco, where she ultimately unearths information about her great-great-grandmother's involvement in the fight for women's rights.

Shark Tank (8pm, ABC) - Pitches include beer flavored ice cream and packaged meals for pets.

Fringe (9pm, Fox) - A killer targeting love is investigated by the Fringe team as Peter tries to decide what to do about Olivia.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Lucifer drives Sam mad and he ends up in a mental hospital.

North Woods Law (9pm, Animal Planet) - A rookie warden reponds to a report deep in the woods of a dead deer hanging by a chain and missing a leg. GROSS. This is a new series about Maine Game Wardens. Last week's premiere episode airs right before this at 8.

In Plain Sight (10pm, USA) - Mary scrambles to find child care while working on a case in which a hoarder witnessed a violent murder.

What to Watch on Friday: 'In Plain Sight' returns for final season

Shark Tank (8pm, ABC) - Singer Ingrid Michaelson joins a would-be entrepreneur who's pitching high-tech music software. There's also a follow-up on this season's magnetic clip to secure eyeglasses.

Fairly Legal (9pm, USA) - In the Season 2 premiere, Kate returns to work and mediates a case between a corporation and a former employee, who claims he was exposed to harmful chemicals on the job.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Sam and Dean investigate after a ballerina dances herself to death, and their probe reveals that the ballet slippers the victim wore were cursed. When Dean accidentally touches them, the curse takes hold of him.

In Plain Sight (10pm, USA) - In the premiere of the 5th and final season, Mary (Mary McCormack, pictured here) returns from maternity leave (still can't believe Mary has a baby!) and encounters a new dynamic at the office. She's then assigned to protect a witness who could destroy a powerful secret society.

Merlin (10pm, Syfy) - Morgana joins forces with a warlord in a plot to topple Camelot. Meanwhile, Arthur prepares to marry a princess from a neighboring kingdom and Gwen finds herself in the warlord's lair.

Bering Sea Gold (10pm, Discovery) - As winter approaches, the short-staffed crew sets sail before they're blocked in by ice. Also an auction for next year's dredging grounds commences.

What to Watch on Friday: Martin Sheen explores his family tree

Who Do You Think You Are (8pm, NBC) - Season 3 of this genealogical reality show kicks off with Martin Sheen delving into his family's history. Sheen travels to Ireland and Spain, and discovers his uncle was also devoted to political activism and that another relative had been allegedly imprisoned in Spain.

Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4 (8pm, Smithsonian Channel) - A repeat of the Smithsonian Channel documentary examing the sit-ins at the Greensboro Woolworth's lunch counter in 1960. More info here.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Sam and Dean investigate when bodies branded with a mysterious symbol turn up with their feet and hands severed.

Grimm (9pm, NBC) - Nick finds a black market that supplies the creature world with human organs. Also, he and Juliette befriend a pair of homeless siblings whose friends have vanished.

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) -  Danny and his family get caught in a crossfire after Danny's car hits a man fleeing from a gunman and Danny returns fire. Meanwhile, Frank deals with the impending loss of a friend he worked with at Ground Zero.

What to Watch on Friday: A new season of 'Merlin' begins

A Gifted Man (8pm, CBS) - Michael's clinic colleagues rush to operate on him after he exhibits signs of a dire condition requiring immediate medical attention.

Chuck (8pm, NBC) - Chuck and Sarah mull over the next phase of Carmichael Industries, while Casey gets  more deeply involved in his forbidden romance with Gertrude Verbanksi. Also, an intellectually elevated Jeff begins to scrutinize some of the crazy happenings at the Buy More.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Sam helps a teen girl search for her missing father, who is also a supernatural hunter. Meanwhile, Dean tries to take down Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart).

Merlin (10pm, Syfy) - In the Season 4 premiere, Morgana summons Callieach to rip apart the fabric between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing creatures that kill anyone they touch. It's up to Arthur and the knights to save the kingdom while Merlin attempts to restore order to the world.

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) - Erin's informant is murdered and she blames herself for his death. So she teams up with Danny to find out who killed him.

Confessions: Animal Hoarding (10pm, Animal Planet) - A former rock musician's dogs may be more important to him that his own daughters, and a woman refuses to choose between her family and her 99 pets.

What to Watch on Friday: NBC shines with 'Chuck' and 'Grimm'

A Gifted Man (8pm, CBS) - Michael is surprised to see an ex-football star whom he once treated now getting help at the clinic because he's homeless.

Chuck (8pm, NBC) - The fifth and final season opens with Chuck (Zachary Levi, left) adapting to changes, such as dealing with an unlikely new Intersect and fronting his freshly minted spy-for-hire business. Carmichael Industries takes on a wealthy thief (Mark Hamill) and a sly investor (Craig Kilborn). Meanwhile, Morgan and Chuck team up to give Sarah a special surprise, and Jeff and Lester launch yet another scheme.

Grimm (9pm, NBC) - In the first episode of this strong new series following a detective who tracks fairy tale monsters, a university student is savagely attacked while jogging, and a mysterious woman visits her nephew to tell him a family secret. Read more in Adrienne's review.

Supernatural (9pm, CW) - Sam and Dean are cloned by two Leviathans who go on a killing spree as the two brothers, which lands the real Sam and Dean on the FBI's most wanted list. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to find a way to kill the Leviathans.

Fringe (9pm, Fox) - The threatening return of the translucent shape-shifters coincides with the reemergence of a former Massive Dynamic scientist (Arye Gross). Meanwhile, Walter gets a visit in the lab from Nina Sharp.

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) - Frank deals with a political crisis after Jamie and Renzulli are injured by a church security team that refuses to let them enter a religious center in response to a 911 call.

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