Happy Independence Day! Feel free to show off our country’s right to freedom of everything by channel surfing your way through the weekend. It’s your duty.
Friday, July 3
What: “Margaret Cho: Beautiful”
When: 11 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime
Why: Returning to her stand-up roots, Cho’s latest, “Beautiful,” examines the nature of beauty and the importance society has placed on appearance. “I want everyone to feel beautiful and I want to do it with laughter,” she says. “Why not feel good about ourselves?” You go, Cho!
Also on Friday: “The Goode Family” at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC; “The Chopping Block” at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC; “Mental” at 9 p.m ET/PT on FOX.
Saturday, July 4
What: “Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular”
When: 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC
Why: With the crowds, the heat and the chaos of the 4th of July holiday, some may argue it’s better to just stay in. The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show has more than 120,000 fireworks blowing up over the Hudson River, celebrating America’s 233rd birthday—as well as the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage on the river.
Also on Saturday: “Kings” at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC; “Eli Stone” at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC; “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS
Sunday, July 5
What: “Kendra” and “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated”
When: 10 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on E!
Why: It’s a beautiful night of guilty pleasures with these back-to-back reality shows starring Kendra, the former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, and Denise Richards, the former wife of Charlie Sheen. Both are moving on, with Kendra now married to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett, and Denise making web videos for Will Ferrell's Funny or Die site. In this episode, Denise films this video, making fun of her assets.
Check out the video here: