Picks and Pans Review: Don't Miss

updated 07/11/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/11/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Macy's Fireworks Spectacular (NBC, July 4, 9 p.m. ET) Mariah Carey performs live from New York in honor of the nation's 229th birthday.

Dancing with the Stars (ABC, July 6, 9 p.m. ET) It's down to two couples as the surprise summer hit winds up for the season with a dramatic dance-off.

Mind of Mencia (Comedy Central, July 6, 10:30 p.m. ET) Comedian Carlos Mencia parodies current events and pop culture in this new variety-comedy series.

Big Brother 6 (CBS, July 7, 8 p.m. ET) In the sixth go-round of the reality show, contestants hole up in a brand-new house with a bigger pool and built-in outdoor Jacuzzi.

Monk (USA Network, July 8, 10 p.m. ET) Obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk (Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub) continues to bond with his new assistant (Traylor Howard) in the fourth-season premiere.

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