Fireworks are pretty cool on TV. The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” allows you to enjoy Independence Day festivities from the comfort of your couch, along with performances by Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw. 7 p.m., NBC.
More pyrotechnics are on display during “A Capitol Fourth.” Tom Bergeron hosts a celebration featuring, among others, Barry Manilow, Megan Hilty and Scotty McCreery. 7 p.m., PBS.