Hamilton – Indeed, this week is so exciting for musical theaters enthusiasts. The long wait is almost over when the biggest musical of the past decade will be aired on TV screens in the week of June 29 when Hamilton made its appearance on Disney+. This week also will feature great shows on Fourth of July specials, a reboot of a long-running network show from the 1980s and ’90s, and the premiere of a TV adaptation of a book series made for teenagers.
Credits to The Hollywood Reporter’s, who made rundown of the shows for the coming week’s highlights. And true enough, it would be unrealistic to binge the series in one siting but the THR will help you to choose and their specific details will give you options on what shows to watch each week.
The Big Show
Hamilton made it to the Broadway shows in just a swift motion in 2015, as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fusion of hip hop and American history has earned the coveted Tony Awards and became a cultural standard in the world of Broadway and gained the milestone to transcend the progress of the likes of Miranda, , Philippa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs.
The performance that was set featuring the original cast was filmed in the year 2016, and the original plan was to drop the line at theaters in October 2021. Instead, Disney saved the schedule and is set to release the film, which it says represents a “leap forward in the art of live capture” of theatrical performances, on Friday on Disney+.
Also on streaming …
Unsolved Mysteries, the revamped version which has aired on NBC and CBS from 1987-99, made the show for public watch last Wednesday on Netflix. The show also features George Lopez’s stand-up special We’ll Do It for Half (Tuesday) and a series based on The Baby-Sitters Club book series (Friday). Respectively, the season two of Hanna premieres Friday at Amazon.
On broadcast …
Specials: Of course, the presence of live audience will not be possible due to the coronavirus pandemic but NBC and PBS will present their annual Fourth of July programs just like before on Saturday. Moreover, the late show has the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at 8 p.m.; PBS’ A Capitol Fourth also airs at 8. On Friday, while The CW has the iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ, with backyard performances from country music stars.
Finales: The season comes to a close for The Genetic Detective (10 p.m. Tuesday, ABC) and Council of Dads (8 p.m. Thursday, NBC).
On cable …
Documentaries: HBO’s Welcome to Chechnya (10 p.m. Tuesday) will dig deeper with activists in the Russian republic combating with the ongoing torture and injustices of LGBTQ people in the country. Showtime’s five-part Outcry (10 p.m. July 5) secretly investigates the case of a former high school football star accused of child molestation and thru this, they will closely examine the case for the truth.
Specials: Nickelodeon will give bring back to life the Nick News franchise with Kids, Race and Unity (7 p.m. Monday), hosted by Alicia Keys. OWN airs a dialogue between Oprah and 100 Black Fathers at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Returning: Desus and Mero is set to give new episodes on a new night at 11 p.m. July 5. Just like the old times, the show continues to air on Thursdays respectively.
Search Party was gone in air for not being aired on TV since its second season on TBS in late 2017. Season three was filmed in 2018, yet THR critic Inkoo Kang says the episodes of the dark comedy are “surprisingly relevant to, and even prescient of, the political winds of 2020.” All episodes are streaming on HBO Max.