TV This Week, July 3-9: Independence Day specials and more

“A Capitol Fourth”
Independence Day is celebrated in specials including “A Capitol Fourth” on KOCE.



Jennifer Lawrence finally gets something to eat, maybe, in the 2015 franchise-closer “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.” With Donald Sutherland. 8 p.m. Epix

Predators of all stripes are on “The Hunt” in this new series narrated by noted naturalist David Attenborough. 9 p.m. BBC America


Last bite: Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” concludes with the new special “The Killing Games.” 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

Det. Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) is back on the case for a fourth season of the Canadian-made police procedural “Motive.” 10 p.m. USA

“Island Explorers” are your guides to fun in the sun on Hawaii, Maui, etc., in this new series. 11 and 11:30 p.m. Travel Channel 



The star of “Luther” puts his need for speed to the test — on land and sea and in the air — in the new four-part special “Idris Elba: No Limits.” 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Discovery Channel

Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Holliday are among the performers slated for “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.” The Radio City Rockettes and the United States Air Force Band also appear. 8 and 10 p.m. NBC

The new special “KTLA Celebrates America” surveys 4th of July festivities from around the country. Then, see how they do the Fourth down San Diego way with the “Big Bay Boom Pre-Show” and the “Big Bay Boom Spectacular.” 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. KTLA

This year’s edition of “A Capitol Fourth” marks our nation’s 240th birthday, plus the 75th anniversary of the USO and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. With Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins and Gavin DeGraw and host Tom Bergeron. 8 and 9:30 p.m. KOCE

An all-new “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” features performances by Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Little Big Town. 9 p.m. CBS

That Sam Rubin-Samuel L. Jackson kerfuffle from 2014? We’re guessing it doesn’t make the cut in the new special “KTLA 5 Morning News: Celebrating 25 Years.” 9:30 p.m. KTLA


“Crashletes” come to know the agony of defeat in this new showcase for viral videos of amateur-sports mishaps. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hosts. 7 p.m. Nickelodeon


If you watch only one film about the birth of the LGBT-rights movement, it probably shouldn’t be Roland Emmerich’s widely derided 2015 docudrama “Stonewall.” With Jeremy Irvine, Ron Perlman and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. 8 p.m. Epix

Gentlemen, start your engines! “Counting Cars” returns with a pair of new episodes, followed by debut installments of the bayou-set series “Big Easy Motors.” 9 and 9:30; 10 and 10:30 p.m. History Channel

The judges from the culinary competition “Chopped” are back to serve up more late-night snacks on a new season of “Chopped After Hours.” 11 p.m. Food Network


The Robertson clan gets quackin’ for a tenth season of the hit reality series “Duck Dynasty.” 9 and 9:30 p.m. A&E

The reality series “Wahlburgers” serves up a fifth season. 10 p.m. A&E

Have loincloth, will travel: Contestants brave the elements on a remote island in the Caribbean as they vie for the title of “American Tarzan” in this new competition series. 10 p.m. Discovery Channel

If cable news doesn’t do enough to satisfy your thirst for Middle East turmoil, the drama “Tyrant” is back for a third season. With Adam Rayner and Ashraf Barhom. 10 p.m. FX


Hank, we hardly knew ye: The Hamptons-set medical dramedy “Royal Pains” ends its run after eight seasons. Mark Feuerstein stars. 10 p.m. USA


Remember the 1970s? Turner Classic Movies does, with a slate of decade-defining flicks that kicks off with the 1976 docudrama “All the President’s Men.” Alan J. Pakula directs, and Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Robards star. 5 p.m. TCM

Remember “1995-2000”? The music series “Greatest Hits” does in this new episode featuring the Backstreet Boys teamed with Meghan Trainor, Coolio with CeeLo Green, Jewel with Tori Kelly, etc., etc. 9 p.m. ABC


Femmes fatale: The new series “Killer Women With Piers Morgan” finds the former CNN personality conducting jailhouse interviews with convicted murderesses. 8 p.m. TLC

There are haunted houses, and then there’s the menacing manse that sits atop “Crimson Peak” in this Gothic 2015 romantic fable from “Pan’s Labyrinth” director Guillermo del Toro. Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain star. 8 p.m. Cinemax; also Sat., 9:50 p.m.

The 2015 doc “As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM” remembers the influential turntablist and electronic-music star who died in 2009. 9 p.m. Showtime

It’s like Christmas in July with the raunchy 2015 holiday comedy “The Night Before.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie star. 9 p.m. Starz


Music stars including Usher and Christina Aguilera lend the voices to the new family-friendly nature series “Hello World!” 8 and 8:30 p.m. Discovery Channel

Like a boss: Johnny Depp portrays notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the fact-based 2015 crime tale “Black Mass.” Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch also star. 8 p.m. HBO        

Let’s gaslight mom! That’s the setup in the new thriller “Deadly Trust.” With Rya Kihlstedt and Harriet Harris. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Dissimilar siblings team up to tackle seventh grade in the new mockumentary-style sitcom “Legendary Dudas.” With Theodore Barnes and DeVion Harris. 9 p.m. Nickelodeon

Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell find themselves trapped in some unnamed Southeast Asian nation from which there’s seemingly “No Escape” in this 2015 thriller. 9 p.m. Showtime

A decisive battle looms and it’s kill or be kilt on the expanded second-season finale of the fantasy drama “Outlander.” With Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies. 9 p.m. Starz

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