Around the Remote: Underwood’s ‘Sound of Music’
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!”: The hills will be alive with the sounds of Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer and Audra McDonald in this daringly ambitious live version of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein stage classic. The Oscar and Emmy-winning producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Smash,” “Chicago”) oversee the project, which has Underwood playing Maria and belting out timeless tunes like “My Favorite Things” and “Do-Re-Mi.” 8 p.m. Thursday, NBC.
SUNDAY: And they thought that flu virus was wretched. As “The Walking Dead” reaches its midseason finale, the prison survivors face an old enemy when the psycho Governor (David Morrissey) resurfaces in their lives. 9 p.m., AMC.
SUNDAY: The TV film “Christmas in Conway” has a man (Andy Garcia) trying to build a Ferris wheel in the backyard for his ailing wife (Mary-Louise Parker) as a reminder of the night he proposed. Too bad their neighbor is a major grinch. 9 p.m., ABC.
SUNDAY: Susan Sarandon hosts “Return to Downton Abbey” for fans who just can’t get enough of the British soap. The program recalls memorable moments from past seasons and offers a tantalizing taste of what lies ahead. 8 p.m., KSPS.
MONDAY: It’s a ho, ho hoedown at the “CMA Country Christmas” as some big-name singers gather to celebrate the holidays. The lineup includes Trace Adkins, Jennifer Nettles, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts and more. 9 p.m., ABC.
TUESDAY: We’re still reeling from the most recent episode of “Sons of Anarchy,” which brought the demise of a key character and a bold power play by Jax (Charlie Hunnam). But now can the club be saved? 10 p.m., FX.
WEDNESDAY: It’s time once again to light up that big tree in the Big Apple during “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” The dazzling display of musical talent includes Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and more. 8 p.m., NBC.
WEDNESDAY: The slick and seductive “Mob City” whisks viewers back to 1940s Los Angeles, where cops do battle with power-hungry gangsters. Jon Bernthal, Ed Burns and Neal McDonough head the cast. 9 p.m., TNT.
WEDNESDAY: Kirstie Alley returns to prime time in a sitcom cleverly titled “Kirstie.” She plays a Broadway diva who is thrown for a loop when the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago suddenly shows up. 10 p.m., TV Land.
THURSDAY: In the midseason finale of “Glee,” Rachel, Santana and Kurt get elfish when they score jobs working for a mall Santa. 9 p.m., Fox.
FRIDAY: LL Cool J hosts “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live,” where we get to hear some music and find out who will be battling it out for the music industry’s biggest prizes. 10 p.m., CBS.
SATURDAY: The plots for TV holiday movies never cease to amuse. To wit: “Christmas in the City” explores what happens in a department store where Santa has been replaced by a hunky underwear model. 8 p.m., Lifetime.