What to Watch Tonight

Fourth of July Specials, Houdini & Doyle Finale and More

On TV this Independence Day: Meghan Trainor performs as part of the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular, TBS gives viewers a chance to binge on Wrecked and Angie Tribeca and Houdini & Doyle comes to an end. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • TBS
    Angie Tribeca Marathon

    Through 8:30 pm | Here’s your chance to get caught up on Season 2 of the Rashida Jones-led cop farce, which returns with new episodes on July 11.

  • Discovery
    Idris Elba: No Limits

    Miniseries premiere (all four episodes): The Luther vet explores his love of motorsports as he strives to master some of the toughest speed disciplines in the world. (Get details on Elba’s next small-screen project.)

  • NBC
    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

    Meghan Trainor, Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sara Bareilles, DNCE and Pitbull are scheduled to perform; Today‘s Willie Geist and Tamron Hall host.

  • PBS
    A Capitol Fourth

    Smokey Robinson and Kenny Loggins perform in honor of the USO’s 75th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service; Tom Bergeron hosts.

  • TBS
    Wrecked Marathon

    Through 10:30 pm | This mini-binge gives newcomers a chance to catch up on this raunchy Lost-inspired sitcom.

  • CBS
    Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

    Little Big Town and recent Carpool Karaoke duo Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to perform some of their biggest hits.

  • Fox
    Houdini & Doyle

    Series finale: The titular duo attempt to deduce if the death of all but two residents in a village was an act of revenge for the town’s murderous origins.

  • Lifetime
    Devious Maids

    Rosie puts herself at risk to prove Spence’s innocence; Peter asks Marisol to attend an important gala; Fabian and Genevieve’s relationship takes a surprising turn.

  • ABC

    Karen’s agent tells her that she’s unimpressed with her latest book proposals; April lies to Marc about being fired; April learns more about Michael.

  • Lifetime

    Coleman asks Rachel to accompany him to the Inpact Awards; Quinn meets the network’s new owner (Forever‘s Ioan Gruffudd). (Is Season 2 UnLIKEABLE?)

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  1. Jeff hunter says:

    WWE RAW:Team USA vs.Team International Superstars TBA!jeff

  2. Shar says:

    How is Houdini & Doyle doing, ratings wise?

  3. auntiemm says:

    I’m actually going to miss Houdini and Doyle. The show wasn’t the greatest but I thought the two male leads were great together.

    • PatriciaLee says:

      The husband and I watch it because the husband’s fond of Doyle (and I love both of the actors!). He liked Doyle’s metaphysical interests and enjoys Doyle’s comebacks to Houdini’s doubting and sarcasms. He never read Sherlock Holmes, while I read every story at age 18 (inhaled them after reading one sentence), and I am totally absorbed in all the nuances about the public wanting the stories to return. And the mysteries are fun too. The bottom line is that this show has lots of hooks for viewers, if the suits will only give it some more U.S. viewing time.

  4. Joey Padron says:

    One of 4th of July specials and UnReal.

  5. Dan the critic says:

    Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Macy’s Fireworks, and the movie musical 1776 at 130am. Happy Birthday America!

  6. Jess says:


  7. Chaosrainz says:

    DVRing Yankee Doodle Dandy since it doesn’t come on TCM until 10:45 tonight. Not caught up on Houdini & Doyle yet. Nothing else live I’m interested in tonight that might ease the dread over returning to work tomorrow. Ugh. ☹️