The Making of 'The Sound of Music Live'| NBC, Wednesday, 8 ET/PT

Next week, NBC is airing one of the most unusual - and riskiest - projects in recent memory: A live production of theRodgers and HammersteinmusicalTheSound of Music,starringCarrie Underwoodand based on the stage version rather than the better-known movie. In an attempt to at least slightly decrease that risk, the network is supportingMusicwith the Sound of Heavy Promotion, including tonight's "making of" special. Hey, more power to them: It's nice to see a network putting some muscle behind a project that actually sounds like it could be worth the effort.

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CSI| CBS, Wednesday, 10 ET/PT

Sara, Finlay and Morgan go off for a spa holiday and land in the middle of a murder. Let that be a lesson to all of you: Thanksgiving is meant to be spent at home with family, not swanning around at some spa with your friends.

Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular| ABC, Thursday, 9:30 ET/PT

And speaking of Thanksgiving, most people either turn their TV off on the holiday, or tune it to parades in the morning and football in the afternoon and evening. But for those seeking another choice (beyond TBS' marathon run ofFriendsThanksgiving episodes - capped by my favorite,The One With Chandlerin a Boxat 11:30 a.m. ET/PT), ABC offers this special starringLady Gaga,Elton John,Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul andthe Muppets.

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