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Off the Wall: 'New York Street Games' and more

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THE RULES OF THE GAME Like, the second manhole is first base, and the red Chevy is third. "New York Street Games" (Sunday at 5:30 p.m., WLIW/21) takes a nostalgic look back at urban kid contests, as remembered by Ray Romano, Regis Philbin, Joe Pantoliano and others. There's cool vintage film, too, reminding us how play used to mean outdoor physical activity, not sitting mesmerized by video games. Trailer at

AWARDS ALERT Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson host the "Soul Train Awards" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Centric), taped Nov. 10 in Atlanta. Performers include Cee-Lo, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly, plus old-schoolers like Peabo Bryson and Jeffrey Osborne. Full details, nominees at

REALITY PREMIERES It's great when Christmas comes early for Off the Wall - and this week, E! delivers the gift of "Bridalplasty" (Sunday at 9 p.m.). It's a reality competition in which brides-to-be vie to win plastic surgery procedures before their Big Day. After that, it feels downright dull to mention "Storage Wars" (Wednesday at 10 and 10:30 p.m., A&E) and "Gold Rush: Alaska" (Friday at 10 p.m., Discovery). Mark your viewing calendar at

MICKEY ROONEY MANIA The onetime kid star turned much-married adult actor (Ava Gardner? Really?) is Turner Classic Movies' star of the month Thursdays in December. He's 90 now, but TCM's festival takes us back to Rooney's tween years with 1932's "The Beast of the City" (6 a.m.) kicking off this week's 24-hour marathon. The teen Rooney plays Shakespeare's Puck in 1935's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (8 p.m.), amid other '30s flicks unreeling through Friday morning. On Dec. 9, he'll grow up in musicals with Judy Garland. And Dec. 16 holds all those Andy Hardy movies. Read more about TCM's lineup and Rooney's amazing career at, click on schedule.

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT BOB SAGET? The "Full House" dad and raunchy joke teller from "The Aristocrats" now goes riding with bikers and searching for Bigfoot. "Strange Days With Bob Saget" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., A&E) follows Saget weekly into subcultures where he doesn't belong, also including pro wrestling and fraternity rush. Video at

SEASON FINALES Two biggies on FX - "Sons of Anarchy" (Tuesday at 10 p.m.) and "Terriers" (Wednesday at 10 p.m.). More at

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