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TV highlights: Week of Feb. 19

February 19, 2012

SUNDAY

It's a busy night for Ricky Gervais when the actor-comic voices a dolphin on "Family Guy" and appears as himself on "Life's Too Short," a new little-people-in-showbiz send-up starring "Harry Potter's" Warwick Davis. (Fox, 9 p.m.; HBO, 10:30 p.m.)

"I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac" salutes the late, great stand-up comic, below, who parlayed his gruff but lovable persona into a hit sitcom and scene-stealing roles in films like "Bad Santa" and "Ocean's Eleven." (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)

MONDAY

From the Arkansas governor's mansion to the White House to Harlem and beyond, "American Experience" presents a two-part examination of the political ascendancy and two-term presidency of one William Jefferson Clinton. (KOCE, 9 p.m.; Tue. 8 p.m.)

TUESDAY

Call it "Freaky Tuesday" when actress and yogurt pitchwoman Jamie Lee Curtis guest stars opposite Mark Harmon — one of her costars in the 2003 remake of "Freaky Friday" — on a new episode of the military-themed procedural drama "NCIS." (CBS, 8 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

Sex and drugs, minus the rock 'n' roll: "Sex for Sale: American Escort" examines the world's oldest profession in the 21st century, and the new docu-series "American Weed" explores the medical marijuana industry. (National Geographic, 9 and 10 p.m.)

THURSDAY

In the new special "Filthy Rich," journalist Scott Cohn details how non-democratic regimes in oil-rich nations use the proceeds from that natural resource to keep themselves in the style to which they have become accustomed. (6, 7, 9 and 10 p.m. CNBC)

FRIDAY

Sylvia's old-school soul-food joint and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson's Red Rooster are just two of the stops when "Savoring Harlem" takes a tasty tour of the New York City neighborhood and crucible of African American arts and culture. (Food, 8 p.m.)

SATURDAY

If the Golden Globes are just a laid-back Oscars, the "2012 Spirit Awards," are a day at the beach – literally. The eminently casual Seth Rogen, below, hosts this tented affair, on the sands of Santa Monica, honoring the best in independent film. (IFC, 10 p.m.)

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