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Diane Werts Newsday columnist Diane Werts

Diane Werts writes about television for Newsday. Werts previously was the founding editor of Newsday's trend-spotting magazine TV

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MOVIE MANIA! Richard Pryor gets a four-film tribute Saturday with "Blue Collar" (6 p.m.), "Silver Streak" (8 p.m.), "The Toy" (10 p.m.) and "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" (11:45 p.m., all on Starz in Black). Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field discuss their film "Lincoln" on "Oprah's Next Chapter" (Sunday 9-10:30 p.m., OWN). And Turner Classic Movies launches its December tributes -- actress Barbara Stanwyck (Wednesday nights) and director Ernst Lubitsch (Fridays). Details at

END OF THE WORLD! Is it here? Is it coming? Or is it bo-o-o-o-gus? The ancient Mayan calendar prediction provokes a spate of December shows. H2 gets speculative with "Nostradamus 2012" (Sunday 8-10 p.m.), followed by "2012: The Beginning" on "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" (10 p.m.) and "Countdown to Apocalypse" (11 p.m.). NatGeo's two-night event includes shows like "Evacuate Earth" (Sunday at 9 p.m.), "The Mayan Apocalypse 2012" (Monday at 9 p.m.) and "Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday" (Monday at 10 p.m.). More world-enders at and

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SPOOKY WOOKY! What else can one say about a series titled "The Haunting Of" (Saturday at 10 p.m., Bio) when this week's new episode completes its title with "Regis Philbin"? Sneak peek at

THE BAD BOSS! (NOT BRUCE!) Scott Adams' office-life comic strip comes to life in "Dilbert" (Sunday 9:30 a.m.-noon, IFC), as the animated 1999 UPN half-hour starts a weekly encore run. More office hell at

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SEASON FINALES! Dramatic climaxes galore: "Boardwalk Empire" (Sunday at 9 p.m., HBO), "Sons of Anarchy" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., FX) and "Hunted" (Dec. 7 at 10 p.m., Cinemax).

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AWARDS ALERT! Samuel L. Jackson hosts the 10th "Video Game Awards" (Dec. 7 at 9 p.m., Spike), with music from Linkin Park and Tenacious D. Info at

TORA! TORA! TORA! Japan's Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Hawaii fuels "Pearl Harbor Declassified" (Dec. 7 at 10 p.m., Military), using the latest "image stabilizing techniques." More at

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