Here’s our big-bang theory: Nothing matches watching fireworks live and in person. But if you happen to be anchored to the couch this year, television has plenty of “oohs” and “aahs” to offer.
The explosive programming starts with “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” (8 p.m. Friday, NBC), which has Nick Cannon hosting the festivities from New York City. Among the performers are Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes and Lionel Richie.
“A Capitol Fourth” (8 p.m. Friday, PBS) is hosted by Tom Bergeron, who welcomes, among others, Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle and Jordin Sparks to the party on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
More best bets on television for the coming week: Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times