“The 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards” (9 p.m., CBS): Is Robert Pattinson more popular than Johnny Depp? Does Green Day trump Daughtry? The answers to these and other tantalizing questions arrive in “The 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards.” Queen Latifah hosts.
“Nip/Tuck” (10 p.m., FX): The slicing and dicing is sure to reach a fevered pitch as “Nip/Tuck” kicks off its final nine episodes. Featured guest stars over the stretch run include Melanie Griffith, Joan Rivers, Mario Lopez and Frances Conroy.
“Cougar Town” (9:30 p.m., ABC): Early on, we had our doubts about Courteney Cox’s sex-crazed sitcom, but it has become one of the true comedic gems of the season. Now, things figure to get even goofier with an episode that reunites Cox with Lisa Kudrow. This time, they’re no “Friends,” as Krudrow plays a mean-spirited dermatologist who unleashes her wrath on patients. Cox’s Jules, however, is willing to put up with her abuse because she’s the best in the business.