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Tuesday: George Takei goes country on "Secret Talents of the Stars." Plus: What did you think of the NCAA Basketball Championship Final on Monday?

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We don’t know about you, but we feel a little queasy every time we see a promo for “Secret Talents of the Stars” (premieres at 10 p.m. EDT on CBS). Maybe we’re imagining how awful country singer Clint Black’s stand-up comedy will be. Or maybe we’re cringing at the thought of “Star Trek’s” George Takei singing country songs. And is there any rational reason we should be curious about whether wrestler Ric Flair can salsa dance? OK, fine. We’re curious. You’ve got our number, CBS! For those in the mood for something a little less, uh, pointless, there’s the Sundance Jury Prize Winner “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” (10 p.m. on HBO), a documentary that investigates the African rape epidemic.

Also…

Ancient Mayan hieroglyphs are explored on “Nova” (8 p.m. EDT on PBS, check listings), and then Wolfgang Puck is profiled on “Chefography” (9 p.m. on Food). “Independent Lens” features “Water Flowing Together,” a profile of dancer Jock Soto (10 p.m. on PBS, check listings), and the name-dropping, networking madness of “The Real Housewives of New York City” continues at 10 p.m. on Bravo.

Last night

What did you think of the NCAA Basketball Championship Final on Monday? Go here to discuss.



On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Diane Sawyer, David Bach, Leona Lewis

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

A day of hot topics

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Thomas Haden Church, screenwriter Michael Martin, Chris Daughtry with the African Children’s Choir

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Sports Legends Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and super coach Vivian Stringer

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

WowOwow co-founders Liz Smith, Leslie Stahl, Joni Evans, Mary Wells

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Ed Schultz, other guests TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Cokie Roberts

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Madeleine Albright

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Sylvester Stallone, the Teutul family, the Mars Volta; Bruce Willis sits in with the CBS Orchestra (Repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Dennis Quaid, Russell Brand, P.O.D.

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Douglas Feith, Thomas Haden Church

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Thomas Haden Church, the fourth eliminated celebrity from “Dancing with the Stars,” Phantom Planet

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jarod Miller, David Gregory, John Oliver

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Anne Heche, Deion Sanders, Clinton Jackson

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