Sat, July 4
Musical variety is guaranteed in the annual Independence Day celebration from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Barry Manilow returns to the program, sure to reprise his song "Let Freedom Ring." Also on the bill: Hunter Hayes, Alabama, KC and the Sunshine Band, Nicole Scherzinger, tenor Ronan Tynan and classical pianist Lang Lang. Additionally, actor-singer Robert Davi ("Profiler") pays tribute to Frank Sinatra. Bradley Whitford is the host.
Syfy's annual Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon includes 19 hours of the classic series. The marathon begins this morning with "Little Girl Lost," in which Chris and Ruth Miller are awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of their child.
The 102nd edition of cycling's Tour de France gets going today in Utrecht, Netherlands, with 164 cyclists on 22 teams taking on its grueling gauntlet. They'll face nine flat stages, three hilly stages, seven mountain stages, one individual time trial and one team time trial covering a total distance of 2,087 miles over 23 days. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali won this race a year ago.
If you're looking for offbeat options on this July 4th weekend, you could scarcely do better than this holiday marathon of Seasons 1 and 2 of this critically acclaimed, character-driven drama about the impact former Death Row inmate Daniel Holden (Aden Young) has on his rural Georgia hometown -- and vice versa -- after his conviction is overturned and he comes home. Abigail Spencer ("Suits") and Clayne Crawford ("24") also star in this superb ensemble cast. Season 3 premieres on July 9.