Holiday TV picks: Tuesday, July 3-Thursday, July 5

Katy Perry will get patriotic during the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular."

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular”
SPECIAL. If fireworks + Kenny Chesney and Katy Perry aren’t your thing …
Wednesday, 9 p.m., NBC

“A Capitol Fourth”
SPECIAL. … Try fireworks + Matthew Broderick, Kool & the Gang, Megan Hilty and Phillip Phillips. Or …
Wednesday, 8 p.m., PBS

“Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular”
SPECIAL. … There’s always fireworks + the Pops, Michael Chiklis and Jennifer Hudson.
Wednesday, 10 p.m., CBS

“Comedy Central Celebrates America”
MARATHON. The most patriotic episodes of “30 Rock,” Futurama,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Reno 911!,” “South Park” and “Workaholics” — or at least those featuring BBQs and/or a serious amount of fireworks — are shown over a nine-hour marathon. Isn’t it great to be an American?
Wednesday, 9 a.m., Comedy Central

“Rizzoli & Isles”
DRAMA. Jane is determined to connect Maura with her biological mom (guest star Sharon Lawrence), even if Maura refuses to tell the woman who she really is.
Tuesday, 9 p.m., TNT


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International

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Movies

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The Word

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Television

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NFL

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MLB

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MLB

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Tech

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Style

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Parenting

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