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Weekend TV highlights, Feb. 12-13, 2011

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SATURDAY

Breakup movie night (4:30 p.m., USA): Stock up on the red velvet cupcakes for "Sex and the City," with "The Break-Up" following at 7:30. 



"Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert" (7 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): Has Victor Hugo ever seemed so heartthrobbing? Nick Jonas performs as Marius.

"The Sunset Limited" (8 p.m., HBO): Tommy Lee Jones directs himself and Samuel L. Jackson in Cormac McCarthy's play - which originated at Steppenwolf. A suicidal professor and a faith-filled ex-con debate religion, education, and the meaning of life. Wasn't my thing, but it might be yours.

"Saturday Night Live" (10:30 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Sex bomb Russell Brand hosts, with music guest Chris Brown.

SUNDAY


"Love, American Style" marathon (Noon, Me-TV): Required viewing. These 12 classic episodes boast Regis Philbin, Phyllis Diller - and, of course, Karen Valentine. Don't miss the 6:30 episode "Love and the Happy Days" with Ron Howard. It turned out to be the pilot for "Happy Days."

"60 Minutes" (6 p.m., WBBM-Channel 2): Lady Gaga brings Anderson Cooper to her old New York apartment.

"Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart" (8 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): Based on William Boyd's 2002 novel, with a role for Matthew Macfadyen (Keira Knightley's Mr. Darcy!).

"Nick News With Linda Ellerbee" (8 p.m., Nickelodeon): For Black History Month, Linda takes a look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s messages on topics other than racial equality.

"The Cleveland Show" (8:30 p.m., WFLD-Channel 32): NBA stars road-trip to Stoolbend to admonish Cleveland for his trash talking. With voice cameos from LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Dwayne Wade, T-Pain, will.i.am and more.

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