1) “A Capitol Fourth” (shown here in a previous year), 8 p.m. Saturday, PBS, rerunning at 9:30. For the second time, a big-deal event gets a social-distance twist. The National Memorial Day Concert skillfully mixed new music (taped in Washington and beyond) and past highlights. This has some of the same people (Trace Adkins, Kelli O’Hara, Renee Fleming), adding Patti LaBelle, John Fogerty, Yolanda Adams, Andy Grammer, Brantley Gilbert, Mandy Gonzalez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, the Temptations, tributes and fireworks.
2) “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” 8-10 p.m. Saturday, NBC, repeating highlights from 10-11. There’s a different feel this year, as New York tries to keep people from congregating in one spot: Each weeknight will have a five-minute fireworks display in one borough; NBC will tape them and show them Saturday, along with a finale. It will all add up to 65,000 shells and 14 tons of fireworks, Macy’s says. There will also be music performances, with the details announced later this week.
3) “Council of Dads” season-finale, 8 p.m. Thursday, NBC. Last week left lives in chaos. A hurricane roared in and people huddled in Oliver’s home, where he delivered the baby he hopes to adopt. Robin left to save her son Theo and was trapped … until Anthony arrived. Now this strong finale brings new questions: How is the baby? Will Oliver’s husband accept him? Did the restaurant survive? Can Anthony be forgiven for lying and leaving? Will Robin imagine one more chat with her late husband?
4) “POV: And She Could Be Next,” 9-11 p.m. Monday and 9-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, PBS. Filming began three years ago, but this neatly fits the current surge in minority activism. It follows several women in the 2018 election. You may know some results: In Michigan, Rashida Tlaib narrowly became one of the first two Muslim women in Congress; in Georgia, Stacey Abrams narrowly lost her bid to be the nation’s first black female governor. There are more here, in a film that is long and slow, yet involving.
5) “Lost on Everest,” 6 p.m., PT Tuesday, National Geographic, rerunning at 9:03. George Mallory and Sandy Irvine were last seen in 1924, some 800 feet from the top of Mount Everest. No one officially reached the top until 1953; Mallory’s body was found in 1999 and Irvine’s has never been found. Now an ambitious documentary tries to re-trace their route. That will be followed at 7:03 and 10:03 p.m. PT by “Expedition Everest,” in which a team attempts to install the world’s highest weather station.
6) “World of Dance,” 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. Now things get serious. After four weeks of auditions and one of callbacks, “World” has 20 acts – 10 older, 10 junior. They compete in duels, with guest judge tWitch deciding who gets a second chance. That follows the sixth round of “America’s Got Talent” auditions, from 8-10 p.m.: Eric Stonestreet subs for Heidi Klum; half the judges (Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara) are “Modern Family” alumni. “World” reruns at 8 p.m. Friday, “Talent” at 9 p.m. Sunday.
7) “The 100,” 8 p.m. Wednesday, CW. In its seventh and final season, “100” manages to leap between big-scope science-fiction and intensely personal drama. This hour juggles three jail-cell duos. It’s the heroic Octavia and the un-heroic Echo … Diyoza, who’s considered a mass-murderer, and her tough daughter Hope … and Russell and a hesitant chess partner. Each is intense and well-acted. And late in the hour, there are two fierce surprises; also viewers will learn the identity of the True Disciple Leader.
8) “iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ,” 8 p.m. Friday, CW. A decade ago, Lauren Alaina and Kane Brown were in the high school choir in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She was a cheerleader; he was sometimes homeless, often changing schools. She succeeded quickly, finishing second in the 2011 “American Idol”; he took a while, releasing his own videos. In 2017, their “What Ifs” duet was No. 1 on country charts. They’ll do at-home music here, as will Old Dominion; Alaina will also be in “Capital Fourth.”
9) “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), 8-11:45 p.m. Friday and 4:15 p.m. Saturday, TNT. As the 4th of July weekend begins, we can catch an American classic. It won five Oscars (including director Steven Spielberg) and was nominated for six more (including best picture). It co-stars Matt Damon, who’s filling the weekend. On Friday, his “Bourne Identity” (2002) and “Bourne Supremacy” (2004) are at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Syfy; on Saturday, they’re at 3:30 and 6, with “Bourne Ultimatum” (2007) at 8:35.
10) Musicals. Here’s a weekend bonus: The “Hamilton” musical – intended for movie theaters – has been diverted to Disney+, starting Friday. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway triumph has enough epic moments to fill several shows. Miranda stars with Leslie Odoms Jr., and more. Then on Saturday, Turner Classic Movies fills the Fourth with musicals – “1776” (1972) at 2:30 a.m. ET, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942) at 5:30 p.m., “The Music Man” (1962) at 8, “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963) at 10:45.