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Sunday, December 27, 2009

TV best bets: Sun., Dec. 27 (Video)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC — Julie Andrews' sweet voice fills the hills in this Academy Award-winning musical based on the true story of Austria's singing Von Trapp family. Her character, Maria, governess to a wealthy naval officer's (Christopher Plummer) children, captures all their hearts, brings music into their lives and helps them flee the Nazis. (7 p.m., ABC)

Julie Andrews stars in 'The Sound of Music' at 7 p.m. on ABC.

                              Julie Andrews stars in 'The Sound of Music' at 7 p.m. on ABC.

JESSE STONE: THIN ICE — And he thought he left all that big-city stuff behind. In this 2009 mystery, Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck), police chief in the little town of Paradise, Mass., accidentally becomes involved in a shootout on a Boston street that leaves a friend and fellow cop (Stephen McHattie) seriously hurt. As he deals with the repercussions of that from the Boston police, his controversial decisions back in Paradise put his job in jeopardy. (8 p.m., CBS)

SEX AND THE CITY — Four years after the end of the television series, columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and close friends Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte (Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis) share new passages in their lives in this lengthy sequel. The main development is Carrie's engagement to Mr. Big (Chris Noth), but that path doesn't go smoothly, nor do those of the other women with the men in their lives. (8:30 p.m., HBO)
CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN — If making mountains out of molehills were a sport, Lola (Lindsay Lohan) would have her varsity letter. The temperamental title character of this 2004 comedy faces traumas galore when she and her mom move to a new town, where she clashes with the reigning popularity queen (Megan Fox) at her new school and tries to cope with the news that her favorite band is breaking up. (9 p.m., Disney)
MASTERPIECE CLASSIC — Building up to a highly anticipated sequel in January, the original Emmy-winning miniseries "Cranford" continues with the second of three episodes, which finds the quiet little village rocked by a "crime wave" that includes the theft of a leg of mutton and a mugging. (9 p.m., WNET/Channel 13)
HERE COMES MR. JORDAN — Remade as "Heaven Can Wait," this 1941 comedy-fantasy stars Robert Montgomery as prizefighter Joe Pendleton, who is sent back to Earth in another man's body after a celestial screw-up ends his life 50 years too soon. (9:30 p.m., TCM)

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