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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, December 13. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Mr. Robot (USA, 10 p.m.): Rather than trying to make the rabbit hole even deeper, in its third year Mr. Robot settled on a solid plan of crafting itself into a fleet and satisfying thriller. There’s still plenty of misdirection and mystery, but after an uneven beginning, the show has successfully followed the execution of stage two with verve and daring. Tonight the season comes to an end, and Alex McLevy will be there to see what’s left standing.


Regular coverage

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Survivor (CBS, 8 p.m.)
Riverdale (The CW, 8 p.m., fall finale)
Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m., fall finale)
Vikings (History, 9 p.m.) 
Designated Survivor (ABC, 10 p.m., fall finale)

Wild card

Comedy Central Special: The Fake News With Ted Nelms (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): Ed Helms dons his news anchor alter-ego, Ted Nelms, for this nonstop barrage of jokes in the form of a one-hour special.


Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.

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