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What's Hot on TV Tonight – Citizen U.S.A.

HBO has an interesting documentary on to coincide with the Independence Day holiday. Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi films naturalization ceremonies across the fifty states, interviewing the new citizens and asking why they chose the United States to become their adopted homeland. Watch your favorite TV shows you may be missing at TV-Links.

1. Live with Regis and Kelly. The guests today are Rosario Dawson, Julie Andrews, and Chris Byrne. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The View. Vanessa Williams, Matt Paxton, and “Weird Al” Yankovic are the guests today. 10:00 AM CT ABC

3. Love Happens. Aaron Eckhart stars as a self help guru who loses his way when he’s widowed, feeling like a fake, who then finds love again with Jennifer Aniston. 11:00 AM CT HBO Signature

4. The Talk. Donny Osmond guest cohosts, and the guests are Leslie Bibb and Katie Lee. 1:00 PM CT CBS

5. Rocky. This is the quintessential underdog sports movie that really says it all. Yet it will always remind me of when I dressed my son as Rocky for his first Halloween. 2:00 PM CT AMC

6. A Capitol Fourth. Performances by Steve Martin, Josh Groban, Matthew Morrison, Jordin Sparks, Little Richard and the cast of Million Dollar Quartet, Kelli O’Hara, and the National Symphony Orchestra. 7:00 PM CT PBS

7. The Secret Life of the American Teenager. George gives Ashley an ultimatum concerning a return home, and Amy believes John is sick. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. 2011 Hot Dog Eating Contest. From Coney Island, NY. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

9. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Fireworks celebration in NYC. 8:00 PM CT NBC

10 Hoarders. A followup on previous stories. 8:00 PM CT A&E

11. Switched at Birth. After finding Bay sneaking around with Ty, her parents punish her by inviting him over for dinner. 8:00 PM CT ABC Family

12. HGTV’d. A cluttered room becomes a comfortable space. 8:00 PM CT HGTV

13. House Crashers. A platform bed, French doors leading to a deck, and a recessed television in a new bedroom. 8:00 PM CT DIY

14. Single Ladies Val wants to take a break from men, and Sharon Love reveals a secret accidentally. 8:00 PM CT VH1

15. Citizen U.S.A. – A 50-State Road Trip. Each year, nearly one million people from more than 150 countries become American citizens. Who are these new Americans, and why do they want to live here? Inspired by her husband’s desire to become an American, Emmy®-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (HBO’s “Journeys with George”) attends naturalization ceremonies across all 50 states and meets brand-new citizens to learn why they chose America as their home. 8:00 PM CT HBO

16. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Michael Chiklis hosts, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Martina McBride perform. 9:00 PM CT CBS

17. Intervention. A man with a promising baseball career ahead of him can’t take the pressure and turns to drinking and gambling. 9:00 PM CT A&E

18. Bath Crashers. Teak flooring, a unique skylight, and pebble accents are added to a master bath makeover. 9:00 PM CT DIY

19. Teen Wolf. 9:00 PM CT MTV

20. Weeds. Nancy tries to resurrect her life in NYC, Andy and Shane show up unexpectedly, Silas starts modeling, and Doug looks for an old friend. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

21. The Big C. Cathy resorts to supernatural help, Sean gets assertive, and Adam makes the most of his classmates’ sympathy. 9:30 PM CT Showtime

22. Yard Crashers. A backyard previously filled with junk turns into a modern hangout with recycled materials. 10:00 PM CT DIY

Photo used with permission of HBO

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