On 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!