What to Watch Tonight

Macy's Fireworks, Independence Day, Twilight Zone and More Fourth of July Marathons

On TV this Tuesday: J.Lo headlines Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular, Uncle Jesse and the Beach Boys rock out during A Capitol Fourth and all of the living presidents read the writings of the Founding Fathers. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar:

  • NBC
    Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

    Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow, Charlie Puth, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Hailee Steinfeld perform; American Ninja Warrior‘s Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman and Kristine Leahy host.

  • PBS
    A Capitol Fourth

    Host John Stamos joins The Beach Boys (because of course he does); The Four Tops, The Blues Brothers, Kellie Pickler, Yolanda Adams, Mark McGrath and Sofia Carson are also scheduled to perform.

  • Syfy
    The Twilight Zone Marathon

    Through Wednesday at 5 am | Enter a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity with 52 consecutive episodes of the sci-fi classic (see schedule).

  • Netflix
    The Standups

    Series premiere (all six episodes): Comedians Deon Cole, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Nate Bargatze, Dan Soder and Beth Stelling headline these half-hour stand-up specials.

  • Hulu

    Valerie meets her half-brother; Alex tries to impress Judy; Laura considers speaking at a town council. (When does Difficult People return?)

  • E!
    Independence Day Marathon

    Through Wednesday at 6 am | Settle in for back-to-back-to-back airings of the Will Smith classic (not to be confused with the 2016 sequel that best be forgotten).

  • USA Network
    NCIS Marathon

    Through 8 pm | Spends 14 straight hours with Gibbs and the team, with select episodes from Seasons 11-13 (see schedule). (Get Season 15 premiere date.)

  • WGN America
    Blue Bloods Marathon

    Through 7 pm | There will be many a family dinner for the Reagan clan amid 10 consecutive episodes of the long-running cop drama. (Get Season 8 premiere date.)

  • TV Land
    Golden Girls Marathon

    Through 4 pm | You can travel down the road and back again, but you won’t find better Fourth of July companions than Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia.

  • Comedy Central
    South Park Marathon

    Through 5:50 pm | How many times can Kenny die over the course of 16 episodes? There’s only one way to find out! (Get Season 21 premiere date.)

  • BBC America
    Star Trek: The Next Generation Marathon

    Through Wednesday at 6 am | Spend your day (and night) with Capt. Jean-Luc Picard aboard the Starship Enterprise, with a flurry of Season 6 episodes.

  • ION
    Criminal Minds Marathon

    Through 11 pm | This 12-hour binge kicks off with select Season 11 episodes, leading into the 2005 pilot episode at 10 pm (see schedule). (Who’s in, who’s out for Season 13?)

  • HBO
    The Words That Built America

    Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Donald Trump read the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights; celeb participants include Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Rosie O’Donnell (who presumably won’t be reading with Trump, unless there’s some Good Wife-y, green screen shenanigans involved).