What to Watch Today

Macy's Fireworks Show, Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Independence Day and More

  • Disney+
    America the Beautiful

    The Planet Earth team delivers a new six-part docuseries exploring North America’s most spectacular terrains; Black Panther‘s Michael B. Jordan narrates.

  • ESPNews
    Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest

    The women’s competition (featuring top-ranked female Miki Sudo) will be followed by the men’s competition (at noon, featuring world champ Joey Chestnut); SportsCenter‘s John Anderson will offer play-by-play, while Major League Eating’s Richard Shea offers in-depth analysis.

  • UPtv
    Red, White & Blue Bloods Marathon

    Through 3 am | Repeats of the Tom Selleck cop drama joins the weekday lineup, beginning with a Fourth of July-themed event. (Get Season 13 premiere date.)

  • FXM, Hulu, TNT
    Independence Day

    You have four chances to watch the Will Smith classic, on FXM (at 5:45 and 8:35 pm) and TNT (at 7 and 10 pm). Or you just can stream it on Hulu.

  • CNN
    The Fourth in America

    Six hours: AJR, Ava Max, Alessia Cara, Avril Lavigne, the B-52’s, Def Leppard, the Doobie Brothers, Gloria Estefan, Jason Derulo, Jimmie Allen, Journey, The Lumineers, Machine Gun Kelly, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Pitbull, Santana, Third Eye Blind, T-Pain and Willie Nelson perform; Dana Bash, Ana Cabrera, Don Lemon and Sara Sidner host.

  • NBC
    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

    Two hours: Brett Eldredge, 5 Seconds of Summer, Joaquina Kalukango, Carly Pearce, Pitbull with Filmore, and the casts of Freestyle Love Supreme and Moulin Rouge! The Musical perform; Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer host.

  • PBS
    A Capitol Fourth

    90 minutes: Yolanda Adams, Loren Allred, Emily Bear, Darren Criss, Cynthia Erivo, Gloria Gaynor, Andy Grammer, Keb’ Mo’, Jake Owen, Rachel Platten and host Mickey Guyton perform.

  • CMT
    Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

    One hour: Old Dominion headlines the annual Downton Nashville bash, culminating in a fireworks show.