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Monday: The dorkily enthusiastic "Clash of the Choirs" kicks off. Plus: What did you think of Sunday's "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale"?

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Have the live talent competitions completely taken over prime time? Pretty much, and with no end in sight for the writers’ strike, expect to see more of the same for the next few months. For most of us, this is bad news, but former chorus geeks everywhere (OK, including us) are sure to relish the five-part harmonies and dorky enthusiasm of “Clash of the Choirs,” a four-part competition that begins tonight (8 p.m. EST on NBC). It’s not hard to imagine that there are some seriously talented choir members out there, but will celebrity choir leaders like Nick Lachey, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Rowland and Michael Bolton really be able to coach these singers into giving great performances? As much as we hope they stick to choir-friendly gospel hits or classics from Cole Porter or Stephen Sondheim, we’re already cringing in anticipation of hearing a 40-person choir singing “My Humps.”

Also…

“Anime: Drawing a Revolution” airs at 9 p.m. EST on Starz, and Oscar-nominated “Little Miss Sunshine” airs at 9:30 p.m. on HBO. The two final, back-to-back episodes of “Nimrod Nation” start at 9 p.m. EST on Sundance.

Last night

What did you think of Sunday’s “Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale”? Go here to discuss.

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Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Nick Lachey, the winner of “Survivor: China”

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Guest co-host Margaret Hoover

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Jeff Lewis

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

TBA

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Brad Pitt

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Former President Bill Clinton (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Rep. Ron Paul (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

TBA

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Adrien Brody, G. Garvin, Alan Jackson (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Kayce Freed Jennings

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

TBA

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Cuba Gooding Jr., Jackie Hoffman, Bruce Parry (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

TBA

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