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  • "American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox):

    Yes, apparently some people are still watching this show. Tonight's episode carries the intriguing theme of "Competitor's Pick," meaning the finalists all pick songs for the others to sing. We sense a golden opportunity for sabotage!

  • "The Americans" (10 p.m., FX):

    The drama continues its torrid second season with an episode that has Philip and Elizabeth (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) confronting painful truths in their respective missions. We hate it when painful truths happen. 10 p.m., FX.

  • "Unusually Thicke" (10 p.m., TV Guide Network):

    Robin's dad and 1980s sitcom icon Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains") tries his hand at semi-scripted reality TV in this show that shines a spotlight on him and his family. Warning: They are not the Seavers.

    Also on Wednesday:

  • "Arrow" (8 p.m., The CW)

  • "Survivor: Cagayan" (8 p.m., CBS; For recaps of the show, go to www.mercurynews.com/tv)

  • "The 100" (9 p.m., The CW)

  • "Toy Hunter" (9 p.m., Travel Channel)

  • "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" (9 p.m., OWN)

  • "Mixology" (9:31 p.m., ABC)

  • "Your Inner Fish" (10 p.m., PBS)

  • "House Hunters" (10 p.m., HGTV)

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