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What’s On TV This Week? (June 28-July 4) – Celebrating America with ‘Hamilton’ and 1990 Movie for ACCA

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The week of 4th of July typically brings many “America celebration” but under the thumb of a pandemic and virtual navigating, there’s not much to celebrate. Disney+ is giving us something to look forward to with the stage recording of “Hamilton” dropping on Friday while “Black Monday” returns to Showtime.

In addition, as America “celebrates” her independence this week, many seasons are seeing their finale while the BET Awards will host their 20th annual show where Beyoncé will be honored with the prestigious Humanitarian Award. The late Kobe Bryant and Little Richard will also be honored by performances by rapper Lil Wayne and Wayne Brady. The BET Awards will air Sunday, June 28 on BET and CBS beginning at 8:00 PM EST.

Pick of the Week

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Hamilton (Disney+) – Friday, July 3

Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the Tony-winning musical will make its debut on the streaming platform just in time for America’s birthday. From Disney’s boiler-plate, “the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.”

Premiere of the Week

Don Cheadle in “Black Monday”

Black Monday (Showtime) – Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 PM –
Episode: “Who Are You Supposed To Be?”

The mid-season premiere comes back to Showtime, in an episode directed by Tiffany Johnson. At TBDs Halloween party, Blair (Andrew Rannells) tries to make the trade of a lifetime, Mo (Don Cheadle) and Dawn (Regina Hall) argue over an opportunity, Tiff (Casey Wilson) and Corky (June Diane Raphael) loosen up, and Keith phones a friend.

Movie of the Week

Image from the movie "Awakenings" 1990
© “Awakenings” 1990 Parkes/Lasker productions − All right reserved.

Any Movie From 1990

The AwardsCircuit Community Awards for 1990 is opening and we’re encouraging all our readers to seek out any film from the coveted year that is either streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Apple TV+, or able to catch on-demand or LIVE on any of the television channels. Films like “Tremors” are on Netflix, “Awakenings” is on Starz, and “Paris Is Burning” is available to rent. Get yourself educated and find visit (or re-visit) movies from the year and cast your vote in our ACCA 1990 awards that will remain open until Sunday, July 26 at 12:00 PM EST.

Don’t forget to rate the movies you see as you see them in our Movie Database.

New Episodes

Network

ABC

CBS

CW

FOX

  • Friday Night Smackdown (Friday, July 3 at 8:00 PM)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Saturday, July 4 at 3:30 PM)

PBS

  • Grantchester (Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 PM)
  • Antiques Roadshow (Monday, June 29 at 8:00 PM)
  • POV (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 PM)
  • American Masters (Tuesday, June 30, at 8:00 PM)
  • Prehistoric Road Trip (Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 PM)
  • Great Performances (Friday, June 26 at 9:00 PM)

NBC

Premium Cable/Streaming Content

Cinemax

Disney +

HBO

Netflix

Showtime

Starz

Cable

A&E

  • The First 48: Catching a Killer (Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM)
  • The First 48: The Case That Haunts Me (Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 PM)

AMC

  • NOS4A2 (Sunday, June 28 at 10:00 PM)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (Monday, June 29 at 7:15 PM)
  • Friday Night in With the Morgan’s (Friday, June 26 at 10:00 P.M.)

Animal Planet

  • Alaska: The Last Frontier: Open Season (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 PM)
  • North Woods Law: Still Hunting (Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 PM)
  • Deadliest Catch (Thursday, July 2 at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11:00 PM)
  • River Monsters: Deadliest Man-eaters (Friday, July 3 at 8:00 PM)

BET

  • 20th Annual BET Awards (Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 PM)

Bravo

Cartoon Network

  • Robot Chicken (Sunday, June 28 at 12:00 AM) – Midseason Premiere

Cooking Channel

  • Carnival Eats (Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 PM)

Discovery

  • Naked and Afraid: Boiling Point (Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 PM)
  • Street Outlaws: Memphis (Monday, June 29 at 8:00 PM)
  • Deadliest Catch (Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 PM)
  • Naked and Afraid XL: Banished (Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 PM)

DIY

  • Barnwood Builders (Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 PM)
  • Maine Cabin Masters (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 PM)
  • Building Off the Grid (Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM)
  • Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation (Friday, July 3 at 8 and 9:00 PM)

Food Network

  • Worst Cooks in America (Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 PM)
  • Big Time Bake (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 PM)
  • Chopped (Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM)
  • Guy’s Grocery Games (Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 PM)
  • Restaurant: Impossible (Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 PM)

Freeform

  • The Bold Type (Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 PM)

Hallmark

  • Good Witch (Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 PM)

HGTV

  • Renovation Island (Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 PM)
  • Bahamas Life (Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 PM & 9:30 PM)
  • Mexico Life (Sunday, June 28 at 10:00 PM & 10:30 PM)
  • Home Town: Stay Awhile (Monday, June 29 at 8:00 PM)
  • Generation Renovation: Lake House (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 PM)
  • Good Bones (Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 PM & 9:00 PM)
  • Property Brothers: Flashback (Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 PM)
  • Flip or Flop: Risky Business (Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 PM)
  • My Lottery Dream Home (Friday, July 3 at 9:00 PM)

History Channel

  • Pawn Stars (Monday, June 29 at 10:00 PM)
  • Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges (Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 PM)

Lifetime

  • Married at First Sight (Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 PM & 10:00 PM)

National Geographic

  • Wicked Tuna (Sunday, June 28 at 8 & 9:00 PM)
  • Drain the Oceans (Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM)
  • Alaska State Troopers (Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 PM)

Ovation

  • Chasing the Sun (Sunday, June 28)

OWN

  • Greenleaf (Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 PM)

Oxygen

  • Dateline: Secrets Uncovered (Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 PM)

Paramount

Science

  • Strange Evidence (Thursday, June 25 at 9:00 PM)

Smithsonian

  • Mystic Britain (Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 PM)
  • Combat Ships (Monday, June 29 at 8:00 PM)

TBS

  • Misery Index (Thursday, July 2 at 10:30 PM)

Telemundo

  • Cennet (Monday, June 29 and Friday, July 3 at 8:00 PM)
  • 100 días para enamorarnos (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 PM)

TLC

  • 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After (Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 P.M.)
  • 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (Monday, June 29 at 8:00 P.M.)
  • Outdaughtered (Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 P.M.)
  • 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After (Friday, July 2 at 8:00 P.M.)

Travel

  • Paranormal Caught on Camera (Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 P.M.)
  • Buried Worlds With Don Wildman (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 P.M.)
  • Beyond the Unknown (Monday, June 29 at 10:00 P.M.)
  • Ghost Adventures (Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 P.M.)
  • Expedition Bigfoot (Wednesday, July 1 at 8:00 P.M.)
  • Ghost Adventures (Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 P.M.)
  • Kindred Spirits (Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 P.M.)
  • The Dead Flies (Friday, July 3 at 9:00 P.M.)

TNT

TruTV

  • Tirdy Works (Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 P.M.)
  • At Home with Amy Sedaris (Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 P.M.)
  • Impractical Jokes (Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 P.M.)

USA

  • WWE Raw (Monday, June 29 at 8:00 P.M.)
  • Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story (Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 P.M.)

VH1

  • To Catch a Beautician (Monday, June 29 at 9:00 P.M.)
  • Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out (Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 P.M.)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars (Friday, July 3 at 8:00 P.M.)

What will you be watching this week? Share your thoughts and comments down below.

 

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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