Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 8 p.m., Channel 4
This year’s sis-boom-bah fest at the Department of Conservation and Recreation Hatch Shell finds Michael Chiklis, Emmy winner for “The Shield” and Bay State native, returning to handle the hosting duties, and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson performing with Keith Lockhart and the Pops during both the local and national telecasts. During the local portion, Dropkick Murphys drop by to play some familiar tunes with Boston ties.
A Capitol Fourth 8 p.m., Channel 2
The night has no shortage of celebrations. If your taste runs more toward Broadway, this special, live from the West Lawn of the Capitol, is up your Great White Way. It features two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick, four-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara, and “Smash” star and Broadway veteran Megan Hilty. Also on hand to light the candle on America’s cake and sing it happy birthday is “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, last year’s “The Voice” victor Javier Colon, country singer Josh Turner, and Kool and the Gang, who know a thing or two about celebrating. Tom Bergeron hosts.
Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
3 p.m., ESPN
Ain’t that America.
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 9 p.m., Channel 7
Warm up your oohs and ahs.
Yankee Doodle Dandy 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies
Cagney sings for America.