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“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) Really, is this worth watching anymore without Springer on it? We're hoping for some kind of graphic dance-floor accident, or perhaps a Carrie-at-the-senior-prom reenactment.

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (NBC, 9:00 p.m.) Liza Minelli makes a cameo appearance in this Halloween-tinged episode.

“Veronica Mars” (the CW, 9:00 p.m.) The underground campus casino is robbed in this Halloween-tainted episode.

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“Frontline/World” (PBS, 9:00 p.m.) The Burmese government conducts a violent and repressive campaign against its own people in this Halloween-themed epis… oh, wait, this is real life.

“House” (FOX, 9:00 p.m.) House addicts may rejoice as the show returns from hiatus. Doubtless there will be a nice bloody surgery or at least a painful digital exam, turn your head and cough.

“Nip/Tuck” (FX, 10:00 p.m.) Not much ass predicted tonight but Marlowe explores the idea of becoming a kind of Franken-dwarf (sorry if that wasn’t very politically correct but we're desperately attempting to stick with the Halloween thing here).

“Independent Lens” (PBS, 10:00 p.m.) Small Chesapeake Bay town hosts the National Outdoors Festival whose events include the crowning of the 50th Miss Outdoors as well as high-speed muskrat skinning contests - the horror, the horror.

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) Scary lady show: Roseanne Barr and Sharon Osbourne interviewed, Marilyn Manson performs.

"Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) All skeleton show: Conan, guests, band, audience, everyone: skeletons.

Specifically for your Halloween pleasure: Horror movies all day on USA, TCM, SCIFI; “Halloween” Marathon on AMC starting at 12:30 p.m.; “M” on IFC at 8:00 p.m., and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” on FUSE at 8:00 p.m.