If you’re stuck inside this Independence Day weekend, we’ve got you covered with a list of TV programming to watch and stream from Friday through Sunday, from the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” to Disney+’s movie version of the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”
Watch the filmed version of the popular Broadway musical “Hamilton,” starring Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s Founding Fathers. Streaming Friday on Disney+.
Ann M. Martin’s classic Scholastic novel series come to life in this Netflix adaptation, premiering Friday.
“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks”
Tune in to NBC or wherever you stream live TV (Hulu+ Live, Fubo, YouTube TV) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday for performances from artists like Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum), The Killers, Tim McGraw and more, as well as a big fireworks show and that is hopefully grand enough to make us forget how different things were this time last year.
Watch culinary maven Ina Garten whip up untold delights for the 18th season finale of her beloved Food Network series “Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro.” Airs Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT.
“A Capitol Fourth”
Watch the 40th anniversary of the annual broadcast, hosted this year by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams. There will be performances from artists like Patti LaBelle, The Temptations, Chrissy Metz, and Andy Grammar. Tune in on Saturday at 8/7c on PBS. You can also live-stream it from YouTube and Facebook.
Sesame Street’s “Fourth of July Celebration”
From HBO: “Elmo, Abby, and Rudy try to find a birthday present for America. Alan explains that the Fourth of July is really a day for family, friends and neighbors to come together. He then comes up with the idea of doing something kind for their neighbors. So together, they pick up trash and plant in the garden.” Watch the episode at 9 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.
NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series
There will be at least one sport on TV this weekend, and that is professional racing. Watch the race on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
“America: Our Defining Hours”
Watch the premiere this History Channel series, which looks at defining moments in our nation’s history from the Civil War to the Space Race. Airs Sunday at 9/8c on History.
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