WATCH THIS: "The Sound of Music Live!" (8 p.m., NBC): Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer get their von Trapp on during a live three-hour reboot of the classic musical. The cast also includes Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess. "Comedy Warriors" (8 p.m., Showtime): This decidedly offbeat documentary finds funny guys like Bob Saget, Lewis Black and others helping to heal severely wounded war veterans by teaching them the art of stand-up comedy. Laughter, as they say, is the best medicine. "Glee" (9 p.m., FOX): In the holiday-themed midseason finale, Rachel, Santana and Kurt get elfish when they score jobs working for a mall Santa.
"The Muppet Christmas Carol" (9 p.m., ABC Family): Michael Caine fights for screen time with Kermit and Fozzie Bear, while trying to play it straight. A tough challenge, indeed, but Caine pulls it off wonderfully, and with feeling.
Carrie Underwood stars in "The Sound of Music Live!" on Dec. 5, 20013. (NBC)
Also on Thursday: "The Polar Express" (7 p.m., ABC Family) "The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS) "The Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m., The CW) "The X Factor" (8 p.m., Fox) "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" (8 p.m., ABC) "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m., ABC) "The Millionaire Matchmaker," Series premiere (9 p.m., Bravo) "Elementary" (10 p.m., CBS) "Scandal" (10 p.m., ABC) "Ground Floor" (10 p.m., TBS)
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