‘Sound of Music’ mania: ABC to air 1965 movie, NBC to repeat Carrie Underwood show

By Daniel S Levine,

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s The Sound of Music may have debuted on Broadway in 1959 and adapted into a film back in 1965, but interest in the musical just got reinvigorated thanks to NBC’s live broadcast with Carrie Underwood. ABC has announced plans to air the original film, while NBC is going to re-air the Underwood version.

The Robert Wise-directed The Sound of Music will air on ABC on Sunday, Dec. 22 starting at 7 p.m., reports BroadwayWorld. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer starred as Maria and Captain Von Trapp, while the late Eleanor Parker played the Baroness role. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture of 1965 and was produced by Fox.

On Tuesday, Deadline confirmed that NBC will re-air the Underwood version on Sunday, Dec. 14, bumping the annual It’s A Wonderful Life airing to this Friday. The original airing drew 18.5 million viewers and the network has already committed to producing another live musical next year.

TCM also announced plans for a Parker retrospective on Dec. 17, showing several of her other films, including her Oscar-nominated films Caged and Interrupted Melody.

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