How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?
Among many viewers' favorite things, "The Sound of Music" returns in a new incarnation on "Great Performances" (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings).
This British production remains truer to the original Broadway version than the popular 1965 movie.
Viewers who know the work only through that adaptation will be surprised at some of the numbers and the order of their performance.
Like Carrie Underwood in NBC's 2013 live performance of the musical, Kara Tointon has the distinct disadvantage of not being Julie Andrews.
This version was performed live on British TV in 2015. Similar to the Underwood production, it received mixed reviews from those who viewed any new adaptation as sacrilege.
Those who aren't so fussy may enjoy the delightful score, a mid-20th-century masterpiece that never ages. And it's as good a time as any for a sing-along about standing up to Nazis.
- Netflix begins streaming "Outlaw King," an epic 2018 movie about a Scottish royal (Chris Pine, "Star Trek") and his rebellion against the English. After its Toronto Film Festival debut, critics compared it unfavorably to Mel Gibson's rousing 1995 gore-fest "Braveheart."
- Also on Netflix, the docuseries "Medal of Honor" (TV-MA) combines interviews, period footage, photos and re-enactments to recall some of the fewer than 3,600 war heroes who have received the medal since it was first awarded during the Civil War.
- Another new Netflix series, "Dogs" celebrates the unique bond between animal and human. Six directors tell moving stories involving man's best friend: a service dog assigned to a young girl plagued with seizures; two immigrants who struggle to be reunited with the dog they left in Syria; an Italian fisherman's devoted Lab; obsessive Japanese dog groomers; rescue dogs in Costa Rica, and New York's teeming dog population. It is said there are more dogs in New York City than there are people in Oakland, California.
Tonight's other highlights
- Evidence points to ecoterrorists on "Blindspot" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
- The United States takes on Italy as "Curling Night in America" (8 p.m., NBCSN) features mixed doubles matches from August held in Chaska, Minnesota.
- Big-screen madness on "The Cool Kids" (8:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
- Rev reveals the truth on "Midnight, Texas" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
- You say potato on "Hell's Kitchen" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
- Big news for Heather and Valencia on "My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).
- Danny sets out to avenge an arson on "Blue Bloods" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
- Claire Foy, Kurt Russell, David Walliams, and Mumford and Sons appear on "The Graham Norton Show" (11 p.m., BBC America, TV-14).
- A single, bland motel room is the setting for the surreal fantasy anthology series "Room 104" (11:30 p.m., HBO, TV-MA), entering its second unsettling season.
The Dave Clark Five portray movie stuntmen in the 1965 pop musical comedy "Having a Wild Weekend" (9:45 p.m., TCM), released in the United Kingdom as "Catch Us If You Can." Wildly popular during the 1960s British Invasion, the band's fame did not outlast the decade. "Wild" is best known now as the directorial debut of John Boorman ("Deliverance," "Zardoz").
Hidden files on "MacGyver" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14) ... Mother-in-law jokes on "Last Man Standing" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG) ... New neighbors on "Fresh Off the Boat" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) ... Fallon feels she's losing control on "Dynasty" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14) ... Ray oversteps on "Speechless" (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
An old-school approach to a very cold case on "Hawaii Five-0" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14) ... A juvenile jury advises on "Child Support" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) ... "Dateline" (10 p.m., NBC) ... "20/20" (10 p.m., ABC).
Alexander Skarsgard is booked on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (11:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jimmy Fallon welcomes Mark Wahlberg, Chip and Joanna Gaines, and Zac Brown Band on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC) ... Julia Roberts and Tenacious D sit down on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC, r) ... Gerard Butler, Nicolle Wallace and Louie Anderson visit "Late Night With Seth Meyers" (12:35 a.m., NBC, r).