Sunday Night Football

Sunday Night Football
8:15/7:15c NBC
The Redskins may be out of the NFC East battle royale and the playoff picture, but that doesn't mean they can't have an effect on both. True, they rolled over against the Giants last Monday, but five weeks ago Washington gave the Cowboys all they could handle in a 7-6 loss (in which Tony Romo tossed the winning TD with 2:41 left in the game). For Dallas, this game at Washington is sandwiched between last Saturday's crucial upset of the Saints and next weekend's highly anticipated finale with the Eagles. — Dave Roeder

The Sound of Music
7/6c ABC
This beloved musical may be a bit on the sugary side, but that never stops us from tuning in to Robert Wise's 1965 extravaganza. Julie Andrews is utterly irresistible as Maria Von Trapp, and hearing her sing those glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes is like listening to liquid crystal. The film won Oscars for Best Picture and for Best Director. Rated G. — Joe Friedrich

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
8/7c Nickelodeon
It's a sad fact that animal shelters have grown more crowded because of bad economic times. In this episode of the news program, children and celebrities talk about how they're trying to help these homeless pets. Kids discuss the volunteer work they do for shelters and animal organizations, and stars share stories about pets they've rescued. Among those interviewed: Lance Bass, Sophia Bush, Kellan Lutz, Tony Hawk and Bonnie Hunt. — Jennifer Sankowski

Everest: Beyond the Limit
8/7c Discovery
With respect to those who succumb to Mt. Everest's myriad perils, we don't know why some people are drawn to destinations and hobbies that can ultimately kill them, but, as morbid as it may sound, their thrill-seeking ways can make for some good television. Climbers flock to the rooftop of the world as the third-season begins its ascent. — Michael Chant

Biography on CNBC
10/9c CNBC
So how does one become a billionaire without a high-school degree? This profile of Virgin Group mastermind Richard Branson, who left school at age 16 to start a magazine, details how he became one of the world's richest men. In fact, he's so rich that he even has his own private island in the Caribbean. — Jeff Gemmill