Friday TV: Holiday ‘Hamilton’ Streaming

Hamilton-3The big prize of the pandemic era and perhaps the only patriotic punch of the July Fourth weekend is the moving up of the original cast of “Hamilton” (Disney+, streaming), the much honored Tony winning historical blockbuster musical. Filmed before live audiences during a couple of performances in 2016, it features creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role and most of the celebrated original cast.

The popular 90s young adult books get a series in “The Baby-Sitters Club” (Netflix, streaming), with author Ann M. Martin serving as a producer. Alicia Silverstone and Mark feuerstein are part of the cast but the spotlight is taken by the cast of middle-schoolers who organize their child care business.

A second season starts for “Hanna” (Amazon, streaming), the sleek series based on the 2011 movie, about a woman who finds she’s been part of a government program that has given special powers. Esmé Creed-Miles returns in the title role along with that pair from “The Killing,” Joel Kinsman and Mireille Enos.

Japan’s “Ju-On” horror franchise becomes a series in the Japanese import “Ju-On Origins” (Netflix, streaming).

The fifth and final season begins for “Cable Girls” (Netflix), the Spanish series about four telephone company employees in 1920s Madrid.

In the new film “Desperados” (Netflix, streaming), Nasim Pedrad plays a woman who takes her pals (Anna camp and Sarah Burns) to Mexico to help her delete an email she sent to her new boyfriend.

There’s something of a “Duck Dynasty” vibe to the new series “Southern Survival” (Netflix, streaming), chronicling the BattlBox team as they test out survivalist products. There are more explosions than you would imagine.

In the kind of rehashed “Color Splash: Hot or Not” (HGTV, 9 p.m.), designer David Bromstad reconsiders some of his choices in past episodes of “Color Splash.”

“Jumanji: The Next Level” (Stars, 8 p.m.), the sequel with Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan, makes its premium cable premiere.

A last minute scheduling of “The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!” (CBS, 8 p.m.) airs as a tribute to creator Carl Reiner, who died this week at 99.

Nobody’s supposed to have a real one, but TV has the “iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ” (CW, 8 p.m.) with performances from Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and Old Dominion, hosted by Bobby Bones.

“Dino Hunters” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) go after ancient bones like they were gold pieces.

A musical piece “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” with the Pacific symphony is presented again on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

The Kellys go back to Northern California for the Fourth on “Bering Sea Gold” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

Queens play the Snatch Game on “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies begins a Friday series of films directed by John Ford this month with “Wagon Master” (noon), “3 Godfathers” (1:30 p.m.), “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” (3:30 p.m.), “Fort Apache” (5:30 p.m.), “My Darling Clementine” (8 p.m.), “The Searchers” (10 p.m.) and “Stagecoach” (12:15 a.m.). It’s followed by two horror films he didn’t direct: “Scary Movie” (2 a.m.) and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” (3:30 a.m.).

This morning, TCM has a trio of romances: “Consolation Marriage” (6:30 a.m.), “Marriage is a Private Affair” (8 a.m.) and “Clash by Night” (10 a.m.).

There is second round play in the Rocket Mortgage Classic (Golf, 3 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Renée Elise Goldsberry. The View: Rahm Emanuel, Tamika Palmer, Ben Crump (rerun). The Talk: Dermot Mulroney, Marcus Samuelson. Ellen DeGeneres: Brothers Osborne. Kelly Clarkson: Derek Hough, Dr. Terry Dubrow, Dr. Paul Nassif. Tamron Hall: Tika Sumpter, Peter Gallagher (rerun). Wendy Williams: Jeremy Parsons, the Grill Dads (rerun). The Real: Randy Fenoli (rerun).

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Jake Gyllenhaal, M. Ward. Jimmy Kimmel: Pharrell Williams, Kevin Hart. Jimmy Fallon: Tina Fey, José Andrés. Seth Meyers: Kelly Clarkson, Rep. Ayanna Pressley. James Corden: Laura Dern, Mark Duplas, Mariah Carey, Melissa McCarthy. Lilly Singh: Brett German, Rosanna Pansino.

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