“Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” 7 p.m., NBC (live)
By now, you're more than a little tired of the crack of fireworks waking up your kids and scaring your dog. But these fireworks are on TV! Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift perform on the show hosted by Nick Cannon.
“A Capitol Fourth” 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., PBS (live)
Tom Bergeron hosts this show from the U.S. Capitol, featuring performances by Barry Manilow, Candice Glover, Scotty McCreery, Jackie Evancho and Megan Hilty, among others. More fireworks!
“Philly 4th of July Jam” 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., VH1 (live)
Demi Lovato, John Mayer and The Roots rock out at the nation's largest free concert. There will probably be fireworks here, too, of course.
“Independence Day” 7 p.m., A&E (1996)
Want to celebrate the Fourth by watching Earth getting attacked by aliens? This movie is for you. Will Smith is a fighter pilot taking on the bad dudes, and Bill Pullman is the president.
“The Music Man” 7 p.m., TCM (1962)
This fabulous adaptation of the Meredith Willson musical features such classic songs as “76 Trombones,” “Gary, Indiana” and “Goodnight, My Someone.” Robert Preston and Shirley Jones star.
“Hell's Kitchen” 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fox (new)
The top six compete in a relay race, with three dishes prepared in 30 minutes — and only one chef in the kitchen at a time.
“The Walking Dead” marathon All day, AMC (repeats)
Would you rather spend your Fourth preparing for the zombie apocalypse? Catching up on the first season of “The Walking Dead,” starting at noon. Kevin Smith hosts the marathon, which includes behind the scenes glimpses and interviews with cast members.