On TV this Fourth of July: Vanessa Williams presides over A Capitol Fourth, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Ryan Eggold host the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular, and We the People teaches youngsters U.S. civics. Here are 14 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
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Macy's Fireworks, Capitol Fourth, We the People and More
The team encounters a young girl who is seemingly haunted by a spirit the Islamic faith calls a Jinn. (Read Episode 2 post mortem.)
We the People
Exec-produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, this 10-episode civics lesson for young Americans uses animation and features original songs by H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Andra Day and poet Amanda Gorman.
The Fourth in America
Five hours: John Stamos and the Beach Boys, Bebe Rexha, Billy Ray Cyrus, REO Speedwagon, Black Eyed Peas, Blues Traveler, Brad Paisley, Foreigner, Kool & the Gang and Trisha Yearwood perform; Don Lemon, Dana Bash, Victor Blackwell and Ana Cabrera host.
Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular
Three hours: Fireworks are accompanied by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra; Craig Ferguson hosts; Toby Keith also performs.
A Capitol Fourth
90 minutes: Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix, Gladys Knight, Train, Jennifer Nettles and more perform; Vanessa Williams hosts.
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Two hours: Blake Shelton, Jonas Brothers, Marshmello, Coldplay, OneRepublic and Reba McEntire perform; Renée Elise Goldsberry (Girls5eva) and Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam) host.
Run the World
Renee makes a big career decision, while Ella’s own career choice makes waves in her personal life. (Read Andrea Bordeaux interview.)
Earl’s parole officers pay him a visit; Janelle’s dates don’t go according to plan; Ashley and Rainey bond over Miles’ old weed. (Watch sneak peek.)
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Gordon rappels and kayaks in the Smoky Mountains in search of the region’s most unique ingredients.
Kevin Can F**k Himself
Patty is questioned by a detective about the pharmacy bust; Allison admits the truth to Patty; Kevin creates a new money-making scheme.
The One and Only Dick Gregory
The documentary chronicles the life and career of the legendary stand-up comic; talking heads include Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart.
Lucy meets an undercover CIA agent; Cherifa falls into the secretary’s trap.
Rick and Morty
“It may be too late to reduce and reuse” — whatever that means.
Tuca & Bertie
Bertie deals with an IBS attack (look out below!); Tuca explores Bird Town while suffering from insomnia and loneliness.