Bob Newhart, the low-key comic with the buttoned-down mind, is the subject of Biography at 8 on A&E. Crammed with affectionate reminiscences from family and friends eager to say, "Hi, Bob," the documentary features many clips and outtakes from Mr. Newhart's 40-year career.
CBS airs The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards, which recognize favorites in television, movies and music. This year's program includes a new TV category on reality shows. Kevin James (The King of Queens) is host of the show, which starts at 9 on WRDW-TV (Channel 12).
THE NAME GAME:
If 3M and Goodyear merged, what would the new company be called? MMMGood? suggests Safeco Securities Inc., whose holiday greetings to clients contained whimsical names for imaginary mergers. Others: If PolyGram Records, Warner Bros. and Keebler Crackers joined forces, the company could call itself "Polly-Warner-Cracker." And for a Honeywell, Imasco and Home Oil union, Safeco suggested "Honey, I'm Home."