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Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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(AP file photo) Numerous Pioneer Day fireworks celebrations are planned in Utah.
This weekend on TV: There will be bombs bursting on air

If you want to watch your Fourth of July fireworks on TV, there are a couple of options:

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Nick Cannon hosts; scheduled performers include Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Lionel Richie.

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A Capitol Fourth (7 and 8:30 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Tom Bergeron hosts; scheduled performers include Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt, Kelli O'Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra .

Friday on TV ...

World Cup soccer: France vs. Germany (10 a.m., ESPN2); Brazil vs. Colombia (2 p.m., ESPN)

MLS (8 p.m., Ch. 30): New England Revolution at Real Salt Lake

Saturday on TV ...

Tennis (7 a.m., ESPN): The men's final at Wimbledon

World Cup soccer: Argentina vs. Belgium (10 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Costa Rica vs. Netherlands (2 p.m., ESPN)

Bad Teacher (7 and 7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): CBS burns off a couple episodes of this canceled series.

The Assets (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): ABC burns off an episode of this canceled drama.

Almost Royal (8 and 8:30 p.m., BBC America): Poppy makes an appearance at New York Fashion Week.

Sunday on TV ...

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Nominations for eviction are revealed.

Rising Star (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The final qualifying round.

Last Tango in Halifax (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Alan and Celia's marriage gets off to a tense start.

Witches of East End (7 p.m., Lifetime): In th Seaon 2 premiere, the Beauchamp witches are in trouble.

The Last Ship (7 and 9:06 p.m., TNT): Captain Chandler takes on a crazy Russian admiral with a more powerful ship of his own.

Reckless (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Jamie and Roy represent opposing sides in a heated custody case.

Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Cyrus performs. Ick.

Masterpice Mystery (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): As "Endeavor" continues, Morse investigates the stabbing death of an elderly man.

Halt and Catch Fire (8 and 10 p.m., AMC): Joe has to choose between Cameron and Gordon.

Devious Maids (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Marisol is determined to uncover the truth about Nick's past.

Falling Skies (8:03 p.m., TNT): The 2nd Mass attempts an escape from the Esphani ghetto.

Unforgettable (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A boxer is beaten to death.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): Pam tries to evict Eric.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): The Browns take a road trip to Missouri.

The Leftovers (11 p.m., HBO): Kevin is ordered to see a therapist, and he's not happy about it.

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