What to Watch Tonight: Carrie in Sound of Music, Sherlock's Job Insecurity, Reign Siege and More

The Sound of Music Live! - Season 2013On TV this Thursday: The hills are alive with The Sound of Music Live!, Wonderland sheds more light on Jafar’s backstory, the castle is under siege on Reign, Elementary jobs are at risk and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Sound of Music Live! (NBC) | Country music superstar Carrie Underwood stars as Maria in this live adaptation of the beloved musical. Stephen Moyer (True Blood) plays the von Trapp patriarch, while Tony winners Audra McDonald (Private Practice), Christian Borle (Smash) and Laura Benanti (Go On) help round out the cast. (Watch a first look!)

8 pm Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) | Alice must make a difficult decision when she learns that her father is in Wonderland. In flashback, an innocent, young Jafar becomes an unforgiving villain.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Leonard disproves Sheldon’s accidental scientific discovery, causing Sheldon to spiral and leaving Leonard and Amy to pick up the pieces. Radio/TV host Ira Flatow (NPR’s Science Friday) appears as himself.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | As Damon tells Elena about a dark time in his life that he has kept secret for decades, she reveals some disturbing information she just learned about her family.

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9 pm Glee (Fox) | Fall finale: In a “lost” Christmas episode, the New Directions audition for roles in McKinley’s living Nativity Scene, while Rachel, Kurt and Santana work as Santa’s elves at a mall. At one of New York City’s many malls. (See photos.)

9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | While Neal delves further into the Codex mystery, Peter tackles an espionage case with a fellow FBI agent… who’s also his ex-girlfriend. (Watch a sneak peek.)

9 pm Reign (The CW) | When the castle is taken hostage, Mary and Francis are forced to work together and Catherine makes a shocking and potentially life-saving proposal.

9 pm The Returned (Sundance Channel) | Strange happenings are plaguing the town, including a mysterious power outage and the distortion of Victor’s body.

9 pm The Crazy Ones (CBS) | Lauren gets stuck in a multi-million dollar bra. (You know what they say: diamonds are your girls‘ best friends.) The Harlem Globetrotters and Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima appear as themselves.

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10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock and Watson’s future with the NYPD is jeopardized after a case goes horribly wrong. Elizabeth Marvel (Person of Interest), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Zachary Booth (Damages) guest-star.

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  1. Amy says:

    Trying so hard to keep an open mind about the hills coming alive on live tv with an (albeit talented) country singer at the helm, but I’m struggling. It feels a little… sacrilege-y.

  2. Stormy says:

    TBBT, White Collar, Two & a Half, Elementary.

  3. Justin says:

    The Big Bang Theory and White Collar.

  4. tahina says:

    Grey’s and Elementary. I’ll watch Sound of Music, the original one, thank you very much.

  5. Jenna says:

    The Sound of Music-I love musicals, and I’m so curious about this TV event

  6. Eric7740 says:

    Vampire Diaries
    Crazy Ones

    I’d like to check out The Sound of Music, but I’ve got too much other stuff to DVR. Does anyone know if its going to be available on Hulu Plus after it airs???

  7. Brian says:

    Just Glee tonight- Our Theater just did the Sound of Music so I am sick of it.

  8. Maryann says:

    Vampire Diaries
    The Returned
    Still deciding whether to watch Sound of Music live, or gamble it will be available to watch on Hulu on nbc.com. And btw this is NOT a remake of the movie; it is a remake of the stage play.

  9. SK says:

    I love Sound of Music and will check this one out. Although, I’m not sure about Carrie Underwood. I do like her but I can’t see her as Maria.
    Big Bang Theory on On Demand tomorrow.

  10. Ava says:

    The Vampire Diaries, Reign and The Sound of Music.

  11. Tallee says:

    I’ve never understood what “The Sound of Music” has to do with Christmas and why it’s shown around this time of year…a few lines in ONE of the songs? An ex-Nun turned nanny? Nazis? How is this Christmas?
    It’s a good movie, but I’ll probably skip this in favor of something more festive.

  12. Fernanda says:

    Sadly if last week Glee was doing terrible job in the ratings, today it could be worse. I want to watch Sounds of Music, Vampire Diaries, White Collar and Scandal

  13. @TVMaury says:

    Ground Floor, why does TVLine hate the only good laugh-track sitcom since the start of The Big Bang Theory?

  14. Joey says:

    The Crazy Ones, and White Collar.

  15. Brandy says:


  16. Kissan says:

    Vampire Diaries, Reign and Scandal live while recording Grey’s and watch Glee on demand tomorrow.

  17. Tran 2.0 says:

    Scandal. Parenthood has a fresh episode next Thursday.

  18. Vampire Diaries, Grey’s, Scandal, Elementary, The Crazy Ones

  19. Paul J. Reedy says:

    Big Bang Theory
    The Millers
    The Crazy Ones
    2 1/2 Men
    Sound of Music DVR

  20. TvPeong says:

    Is Scandal new tonight?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Yep, hence ergo the blue link to a fun Q&A with Mr. Jeff Perry, who plays “Cyrus” on the ABC drama. –Mgmt.

  21. Mel says:

    I have Big Bang, Glee, Grey’s and White Collar tonight. Plus Sound of Music should have been left alone.

  22. tp says:

    Sound of Music is only live for the east coast right? I’ll skip it. I hate the way the west coast is always left out of live events.

  23. Jake says:

    Elementary, pass on the rest.

  24. cjeffery7 says:

    IS SOUND OF MUSIC GOING TO BE ON DEMAND LATER? i am going to miss it. =(

  25. KC says:

    Wonderland and Glee!!

    Sound of Music – Yawn, no thanks!

  26. Drew says:

    I’m looking forward to The Sound of Music. A lot of people have been really defensive of the original movie, but this isn’t supposed to remake that. This is a production of the play.

    And I’m sure I will get yelled at for saying this but while Julie Andrews’ Maria is iconic, there are a lot of reasons why she might not have been my choice for the role if I’d been casting it back then. In a lot of ways, Underwood has more in common with the character. Which means that we should at least keep an open mind. There’s no reason why Carrie Underwood shouldn’t be great in the role.

  27. Joe Petitjean says:


  28. emilie says:

    Sound of music is my favorite movie/play ever! And White Collar is my favorite show right now! It’s Matt Bomer baby!

  29. Maryann says:

    Have just watched the first hour of Sound of Music, and it is FANTASTIC!

  30. This is one of those rare moments when I actually wish I hadn’t had the cable tv shut off 3 years ago. I almost never miss all of the crap on cable. I can’t get over the air TV here, because I live in the hills myself.

  31. Bill says:

    The remake can’t compare to the original. Carrie is good but her acting falls short of Julie. The rest of the cast can’t compare with the original.

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