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Beyonce and McCartney double-header tonight

If you're in the mood for a little musical entertainment tonight as you wallow in your carb-induced stupor, ABC has two big concert shows for you.

"Beyoncé...I Am Yours" (9pm) is a show from the Las Vegas portion of this summer's tour, and features unseen footage from the singer's life. The Vegas show was different from the rest of the tour, with Beyoncé saying she wanted to make that experience even more special for fans. 

"Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City" is McCartney's July 2009 concert from Shea Stadium in Queens. The Beatles originally played Shea Stadium in 1965 and McCartney returned there for a hugely popular encore this summer (Shea is now Citi Field). The full concert is available on dvd and cd, and this show is an edited version. 10pm.  

What to Watch on Tuesday: Heather Locklear returns to awful Melrose Place

Merry Madagascar (8pm, NBC) - And here we go with the first major network prime time Christmas special, more than a week before Thanksgiving. It has Carl Reiner so I'm cutting it some slack.

Biggest Loser (8:30pm, NBC) - Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") and Tabatha Coffey ("Tabatha's Salon Takeover") are on hand to makeover the remaining contestants.

Melrose Place (9pm, CW) - Amanda Woodward is back, beaches! And she promptly fires half the staff at the WPK Agency, including Caleb. So what do you think, can Heather Locklear (right) save this awful show?

John Mayer  Live from the Beacon Theater (9pm, Fuse) - It's your favorite breathy-voiced singer-songwriter in a live show from Beacon Theater in New York. You are cordially invited to tweet about your viewing experience using #mayoronfuse and you could see your tweet live on TV during the show (and if you're on Twitter, you better be following us @WarmTV!). Fuse is channel 133 on Time Warner Cable, 339 on DirecTV, or DISH 158.

NCIS: Los Angeles (9pm, CBS) - A murdered marine leads to a volatile militia group and a stolen missile. Unfortunately, the team has to work without Hetty, who is testifying in D.C.

What to Watch on Saturday: Fireworks and Ashes of American Flags

There's special 4th of July holiday programming still going on, including fun TV show marathons and local and national fireworks celebrations. Other stuff...

Wilco: Ashes of American Flags (6pm, Sundance) - If you're lucky enough to have the Sundance Channel, you can see the 2008 film by Chicago rock band Wilco, featuring interviews and concert footage. Totally jealous.

Dave Chapelle: Killin' Them Softly (9pm, Comedy Central) - Chapelle's classic June 2000 show from the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C., includes bits on "Sesame Street," terrorism, gangs, and voting.

Eli Stone (10pm, ABC) - Eli helps a roomservice waiter who was laid off from a failed company that paid its CEO a multimillion-dollar golden parachute deal. 

TV viewing over the July 4th holiday weekend

You can't be at the pool/beach/park/slippy-slide all the time, so here are some 4th of July TV viewing options.

Marathons!
Nothing says holiday weekend like TV marathons, and we love it when someone does all the work for us. The blog Interesting Pile (a highly addictive blog that compiles random lists like 7 great sci-fi chase scenes and 12 disturbing vintage ads) has put together a list of TV marathons this weekend, including our favorite holiday standby, "Law & Order." But some other marathons caught our eye, too: "Martin," James Bond, "Ice Road Truckers," "The Cake Boss," "Twilight Zone," and many others.  

Capital Fourth
Jimmy Smits hosts the "Nation's Capital Independence Day Celebration" at 8pm on PBS/UNC-TV. Live from the West Lawn of the US Capital, the special features a concert with Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Sesame Street gang, and more.

Macy's Fireworks
Fireworks on the 4th from New York City featuring performances by Rob Thomas, Jewel, and the cast of "West Side Story." NBC at 9pm.

Local Fireworks!
News 14 Carolina will broadcast both the NC State Fair fireworks and the Uptown Charlotte fireworks live Saturday night. Starting around 9:15pm, the Raleigh fireworks begin, and then "Red, White, and Boom! 2009" (Charlotte gave theirs a name!! Come on, Raleigh!) will start from the Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Avoid traffic, watch 'em both from your couch, and decide who has the best.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Craig Ferguson hosts the Charles River celebration Saturday night, featuring Neil Diamond performing with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Finale has fireworks accompanied by "1812 Overture." CBS at 10pm.

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