Nova (7 p.m., Ch. 7): Groundbreaking discoveries over four centuries lead to freezing foods, refrigeration and air-conditioning.
NBA (7 p.m., FSN): Pacers at Jazz
People's Choice Awards (8 p.m., Ch. 2): As always, these awards are utterly meaningless they're based on polling information. But there is a subplot. The Writers Guild wouldn't grant a waiver, so there are no writers working on the show. Which could make host Queen Latifah's job more interesting.
House (8 p.m., Ch. 13): Fox repeats the show's pilot episode, which originally aired on Nov. 16, 2004.
Cashmere Mafia (9 p.m., Ch. 4): The pilot is repeated. Another episode airs Wednesday.
Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., Ch. 5): A man and woman are found dead in the park.
Frontline (9 p.m., Ch. 7): A report on the risks and benefits of prescription drugs for troubled children.