1) “A Capitol Fourth” (shown here), 8 p.m. Sunday, PBS, rerunning at 9:30. This should be a festive night for a re-opening world, with performances spanning the country. It will be Alan Jackson in Nashville; Jennifer Nettles and Auli’i Cavalho in New York; Jimmy Buffett, Cynthia Erivo, Pentatonix and Train in California. In Washington, D.C., will be fireworks, plus the National Orchestra, Gladys Knight, Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, Ali Stroker, Laura Osnes and (doing the National Anthem) Renee Fleming.
2) “4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” 8-10 p.m. Sunday, NBC, repeating highlights from 10-11. The emphasis is on the 25-minute fireworks display, launching 65,000 shells and effects from five barges on New York’s East River. That will be backed by Tori Kelly singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” plus choruses doing “America the Beautiful,” the National Anthem and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Earlier, there will be music by Reba McEntire, Coldplay, Black Pumas, One Republic and more.
3) Basketball, all week. Now we learn who will be in the NBA finals that start next week. The best-of-seven semi-finals are bouncing between two cable networks. ESPN has the West, with the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers; games – if necessary – are at 6 p.m. PT today, Wednesday and Friday. TNT has the East, with the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks; games – if necessary – are at 5:30 p.m. PT Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and July 5. Then ABC gets the finals, starting July 6 or July 8.
4) “The Bold Type” series finale, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Freeform. This show neatly fits Freeform’s young-adult target. At a magazine, we met three women, each bright and (this is TV) beautiful. Jane writes, Sutton designs, Kat does tech. Ratings slipped and “Bold” had only six episodes for this fifth season. At work, Jane has soared, Kat has stumbled. In romance, Sutton and her husband are divorcing, Kat and her ex-girlfriend are just friends. Now Freeform promises “big changes and hard decisions.”
5) “Celebrity Dating Game,” 10 p.m. today, ABC. The “Dating Game” franchise has been around for 56 years, but this is a first – a contestant considering people from both genders. That’s Demi Burnett, who finished ninth in the Colton Underwood season of “The Bachelor.” She went on to “Bachelor in Paradise,” where she was joined by Kristian Haggerty, for the show’s first same-sex couple. They’ve since split and she’s on “Dating Game”; the other segment focuses on actor/singer Taye Diggs.
6) “Motherland: Fort Salem,” 10 p.m. Tuesday, Freeform. First days of school are always tough – especially when it’s a War College and everyone is a witch. The friends start classes, still unable to replicate the time they linked for explosive power; now they face a test that makes even an escape room seem tame. If this feels overwrought, try “Mr. Inbetween” (10 p.m., FX, rerunning at 10:34 and 11:08), which thrives on being underwrought. Emily Barclay is excellent as Ray’s drug-running colleague.
7) “Nature: The Bat Man of Mexico,” 8 p.m. Wednesday, PBS. As a kid, Rodrigo Medellin had bats in his bathroom and in his mind. He was fascinated by them and became Mexico’s top bat researcher, a role that takes him into perilous caves and such. Now he works to convince his countrymen that these scary creatures are vital to protect their crops and (especially) the tequila industry. Another terrific science/human blend is an “American Experience” rerun (9 p.m. Tuesday) with tornado guy Ted Fujita.
8) “Good Girls,” 9 p.m. Thursday, NBC. In a summer of reality and reruns, here’s a scripted show on a big network; it vanished for five weeks, returned last week and has five more episodes. Three suburban women are enmeshed in a crime ring; this time, it focuses on Stan, the good-guy cop married to Ruby. There are complications at the strip club where he works security; also, he forges an odd alliance with Dean, Beth’s scheming husband. Meanwhile, Rio, the gang leader, takes matters into his own hands.
9) “Blue Bloods,” 9 and 10 p.m. Friday, CBS. Next week, CBS unleashes its summer reality hits. Together or separately, “Big Brother” and “Love Island” will be on five nights (totaling nine hours) each week. For now, we can settle for the other CBS specialty, cop-show reruns These two focus on Frank (Tom Selleck), as police commissioner; he battles the city council leader (Whoopi Goldberg) over police brutality and he argues with a press spokesman. Also, his son Danny has two tough cases.
10) Movies, cable. On the 4th-of-July weekend, cable delivers superheroes – “Black Panther” (2018), 8 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, TBS; “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020), 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO; “Captain America” (2011), 8 p.m. Saturday, FX; and “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), 7 and 10:15 p.m. Sunday, TBS. For an alternative, you can catch three Americana-themed musicals Sunday on Turner Classic Movies – “The Music Man” (1962) at 2 p.m. PT; “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942) at 5 and “1776” (1972) at 7:15.