Around the remote control: TV and streaming selections from July 4 to 10


FOURTH JULY CELEBRATIONS Still, the TV offers celebration options and the pyrotechnic displays look pretty cool in HD. Highlights include the ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’ (Sunday, 8:00 p.m., NBC), featuring an impressive New York light show, as well as performances by Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic, Reba McEntire and more. . And then there’s “A Capitol Fourth” (Sunday, 8 p.m., PBS). Vanessa Williams hosts the special featuring fireworks from Washington, DC, and shows from across the country. The talent list includes Cynthia Erivo, Alan Jackson, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Nettles, Micky Guyton, and others.


SUNDAY: “We the People” is a 10-animated music video series that features civic education classes in the United States in a fun and original way. To songs by HER, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Andra Day and more, each episode urges viewers to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in today’s world. hui. (Netflix)

MONDAY: “Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth” kicks off the annual SharkFest (not to be confused with Discovery Shark Week). The hour-long special follows the beefy actor best known as Thor on a mission to explore how humans and ocean predators can safely coexist. (8 p.m., National Geographic)

TUESDAY: Featuring 13 original short films directed by artists across all genres, “The Latino Experience” is a three-part series that highlights the rich diversity of the Latinx community in the United States and Puerto Rico. The offerings range from dramas and documentaries to comedies and magical realism. (9 p.m., PBS)

WEDNESDAY: Can you believe “Big Brother” is entering its 23rd season? We neither. The reality show returns with a whole new group of lab rats – er house guests – in a 90-minute opening. Julie Chen Moonves is the host. (8 p.m., CBS)

WEDNESDAY: We expect some trouble in Heaven as “Love Island” heads to Hawaii for its third season. New games and challenges will test couples’ relationships, and Casa Amor will once again offer tantalizing temptations. (9:30 p.m., CBS)

WEDNESDAY: Inspired by the Pixar animated film franchise, “Monsters at Work” is a series that follows Tylor Tuskmon, an enthusiastic young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and landed a job at Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike and Sulley. (Disney +)

THURSDAY: The parade of TV reboots continues with “Gossip Girl”. Set eight years after the soapy original series, it introduces us to a new generation of privileged New York City schoolchildren, now facing the horrors of social media and other potential pitfalls. But some things remain the same: Kristen Bell is reprising her role as narrator / voice of the Gossip Girl blog. (HBO Max)

THURSDAY: As season four of “Grows Up” begins, Zoey and the gang travel to Mexico for a summer getaway filled with drinking games, new relationships, and relationship drama. Oh, and there’s also a wedding. (8 p.m., free form)

FRIDAY: “Secret Celebrity Renovation,” much like HGTV’s “Celebrity IOU”, has stars giving back to people who have made a big difference in their lives with surprise home makeovers. In the first game, Wayne Brady rewards an aunt who helped him raise him. (8 p.m., CBS)

SATURDAY: Actor Anthony Mackie is our host for “The 2021 ESPYS”. The star-studded awards show, broadcast from New York City, celebrates the past year in sports by recognizing major accomplishments, unforgettable moments and leading performers and performances. (8 p.m., ABC)

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