30 November 2012 9:08 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How do you solve a problem like casting the role of Maria von Trapp in your live televised version of The Sound of Music? If you’re NBC, you ink a deal with American Idol Season 4 champ-turned-country music megastar Carrie Underwood.

Indeed, the “Before He Cheats” singer and five-time Grammy winner will headline the latest take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical that will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, Chicago).

The production is slated to air during the 2013 holiday season.

“We’re thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of The Sound of Music live, »

- Michael Slezak

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