AFN’s New Fall Season

It’s time to get to know the newest TV shows coming this fall to our AFN schedule. We have fourteen new primetime and two new daytime programs, all hand-picked exciting series from the buzzing new fall TV landscape. AFN’s schedule includes more than 50 returning hit shows from previous seasons, plus two new daytime shows.

All of the new primetime shows mentioned below will have quick turn-around scheduling, brought to you within days of US air. The majority of AFN’s prime-time schedule follows this rule. AFN is committed to keeping you current with your favorite shows.

Go to http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/SeriesCycle.aspx to see start dates for all new and returning series on AFN. You can also download AFN’s 2014 Fall Primetime schedule.

New Primetime Programs:

Madam Secretary
Premieres on AFN|prime Monday September 22, 7pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Sundays on AFN|pulse

Madam SecretaryTéa Leoni stars as the Secretary of State, one of the most powerful people in the nation. After years away from the CIA, she is pulled back into the political arena where she gets things done, even if it means not always playing by the rules. She’s tough, fair and smart driving international diplomacy and wrangling office politics. But when she goes home for dinner with her husband and teenage children, politics takes on a whole new meaning.
Starring: Téa Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller

NCIS: New Orleans
Premieres on AFN|prime Wednesday September 24, 8pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Mondays on AFN|pulse

NCIS: New OrleansGet all the action, drama and humor of NCIS in a colorful new city that harbors a dark side. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, a spin-off featuring Scott Bakula as a NOLA native and the head of a dedicated team of Navy investigators in the Big Easy. With its rich setting of music, drinking and debauchery, New Orleans is a magnet for military personnel on leave. And with fun comes trouble, which is when this team is at its best.
Starring: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

The Mysteries of Laura
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Thursday September 25 7pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Tuesdays on AFN|pulse

The Mysteries of LauraDebra Messing stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband – also a cop – who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers. Between cleaning up after her boys and cleaning up the streets, she’d be the first to admit she has her “hot mess” moments in this hilariously authentic look at what it really means to be a “working mom” today.
Starring: Debra Messing, Josh Lucas

Selfie
Premieres on AFN|pulse Thursday September 25, 8pm CET/JKT

SelfieEliza Dooley has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect. Loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” “Selfie” explores the modern struggle of putting real life and social media into the correct perspective, time and place.
Starring: Karen Gillan, John Cho

Black-ish
Premieres on AFN|prime Friday September 26, 7:30pm CET/JKT

Black-ishAndre ‘Dre’ Johnson – the Johnson family patriarch has a great job, a beautiful wife, four kids and a home in the ‘burbs. But has the American Dream replaced his sense of cultural heritage? With the help of his ‘old school’ father he decides to up the ante on his family’s “blackness” and tries figuring out ways to honor their past while preparing for the future.
Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Laurence Fishburne

How to Get Away With Murder
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Friday September 26, 9pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Thursdays on AFN|pulse.

How to Get Away With MurderViola Davis stars as a brilliant, mysterious criminal defense law professor at a Philadelphia university who teaches a class called ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ and then becomes involved in a real-life murder plot along with her students. Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil

Scorpion
Premieres on AFN|prime Pacific Saturday September 27, 8pm CET/JKT

ScorpionInspired by a true story, SCORPION is a quirky, humor-filled adrenaline rush that follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies. They operate as a think tank formed by Homeland Security, and their task: to deal with the complex threats of the modern age. Solving the most mind-boggling national issues comes naturally to them, but these socially awkward misfits can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to life outside the laboratory.
Starring: Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee

Gotham
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Sunday September 28, 9pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Saturdays on AFN|pulse.

GothamBefore there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
Starring: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Sean Pertwee

A to Z
Premieres on AFN|pulse Monday October 6, 9:30pm CET/JKT

A to ZAndrew Lofland has always been a secret romantic dreaming of finding “the one.” Zelda Vasco is a no-nonsense lawyer who has strong feelings about being her own person and prefers the control of online dating. When a computer glitch sends her a total mismatch, she’s asked to come in for an interview at the dating service where Andrew works. Andrew and Zelda meet and sparks fly. She thinks it’s chance. He thinks it’s fate.
Starring: Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti

The Flash
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Sunday October 12, 7pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Fridays on AFN|pulse.

The FlashBarry Allen is a brilliant CSI investigator whose interest into a cutting edge particle accelerator gets him exposed to some unusual lightning from a freak storm. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens with the power of super speed. As he starts to understand his new abilities, he is also shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using the new powers for good.
Starring: Grant Gustin

Jane the Virgin
Premieres on AFN|pulse Thursday October 16, 9pm CET/JKT

Jane the VirginWhen Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother, Alba, convinced her that women must protect their virginity at all costs. Jane is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel. All of Jane’s life plans are turned upside down when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room.
Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Brett Dier

Marry Me
Premieres on AFN|pulse Monday October 20, 9pm CET/JKT

Marry MeSix years ago, Annie and Jake bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they have been inseparable ever since. After returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s was set to pop the question. But before he could ask, Annie got angry with him for his inability to commit. She was expecting him to propose earlier, and now Jake’s perfect opportunity is ruined. Not wanting to spend the next 60 years talking about that mess, Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right.
Starring: Casey Wilson, Ken Marino

State of Affairs
Premieres on AFN|prime Tuesday November 18, 9pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Mondays on AFN|pulse.

State of AffairsCharleston Tucker is a top CIA analyst responsible for assembling the President’s Daily Briefing. She also has a close personal relationship with President Constance Payton because of her once engagement to her deceased son, victim of a terrorist attack. Charlie is determined to protecting her nation, serving her president and trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé’s murder, which will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard

Stalker
Premieres on AFN|prime Thursday October 2, 9pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Wednesdays on AFN|pulse.

StalkerWho better to track a stalker than someone who shares similar behavioral traits? That’s the premise behind this smart psychological thriller about detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Threat Assessment Unit. “Stalker” follows the story of Lieutenant Beth Davis of LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit and Detective Jack Larsen. They take on all forms of cases, from voyeurism to cyber harassment, all while trying to keep their own obsessions at bay.
Starring: Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott

Download the 2014 Fall Primetime Schedule

New Daytime Programs:

The Meredith Vieira Show
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Wednesday September 10, 2pm CET/JKT

The Meredith Vieira ShowThe Meredith Vieira Show will be taped from Rockefeller Center in New York City, on a set resembling Meredith’s own home but with a band and a dog. The show will be multi-segmented blending her unique point of view, empathy, and sense of humor with insightful storytelling. Viewers will laugh, learn, and feel inspired.

Family Feud
Premieres on AFN|prime Tuesday September 16, 4:30pm CET/JKT

Family FeudHosted by Steve Harvey in 2014, this top rated ‘family competition’ game show will join AFN this fall. With exciting new energy and creative topics, Family Feud is sure to be a hit with viewers around the world.

 

Returning Primetime Programs:

 The 100  2 Broke Girls  The Amazing Race  America’s Top Model  Arrow  Awkward  The Biggest Loser  Blue Bloods  Bob’s Burgers  Bones  Brooklyn Nine-Nine  Castle  Chicago Fire  Chicago PD  Criminal Minds  CSI  Dancing with the Stars  Elementary  Family Guy  The Goldbergs  The Good Wife  Grey’s Anatomy  Grimm  Hawaii Five‑O  Last Man Standing  Law & Order: SVU  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The Middle  The Millers  The Mindy Project  Modern Family  Mom  Nashville  NCIS  NCIS: LA  New Girl  Once Upon A Time  The Originals  Parenthood  Person of Interest  Reign  Revenge  Scandal  The Simpsons  Sleepy Hollow  Supernatural  Survivor  Two and a Half Men  The Vampire Diaries  The Voice

Go to http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/SeriesCycle.aspx for information on all new and returning series on AFN.

Shark Week on AFN

SHARK WEEK, a long-running stateside must-see summer TV event is coming to AFN. We’re delivering all of this year’s catch from Discovery Channel, along with some canned favorites from last season.
Shark Week!AFN|movie will ‘chum the waters’ with the premiere of Sharknado 2 August 6th, preceded by an encore of the 2013 viral hit Sharknado from the SyFy channel. By Sunday August 10th we’ll have shows and specials for the small fry, with Jump the Shark Sunday airing during AFN|family’s Together Time. These television events will all bring us to SHARK WEEK on AFN|Spectrum, featuring twelve hours of jaw-dropping shark specials.

JUMP to Shark Week programs on: Jump to AFN|movie Jump to AFN|spectrum Jump to AFN|family

 

SharknadoSharknado
Wednesday, August 6th, 3:30pm CET/JKT
AFN|movie

The viral cult film that started it all, about a freak hurricane that swamps Los Angeles while nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air and thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard.

Sharknado 2: The Second OneSharknado 2: The Second One PREMIERE
Wednesday, August 6th, 7:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|movie

A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple. Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox.

In case you miss it, there will be encore airings of Sharknado and Sharknado 2 on Sunday August 17th at 7pm & 8:30pm respectively.


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AFN|spectrum Shark Week specials: MON – SUN from 5pm – 7pm Starting 8/11/14

Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine – 8/11/14 5pm
This two-hour special explores the legend of “Submarine,” an enormous great white shark off the coast of South Africa. This nine-meter shark is said to be the largest great white shark of all time. Locals believe that this shark is responsible for countless fatal attacks, but its existence has never been proven.
Jaws Strikes Back – 8/12/14 5pm
Marine biologist Greg Skomal and the “Sharkcam Team” travel to the remote Pacific island of Guadalupe, home to some of the largest great white sharks on earth, to film an epic clash of the titans. Their mission: to film Jaws hunting two-ton mega seals.
Monster Hammerhead – 8/12/14 6pm
Rumoured to be up to 7.5 meters long, a legendary hammerhead shark has been patrolling Florida’s shores for the past 60 years. In this one-hour special, a team of scientists and anglers look to explore the mystery and find out if the legend could be real.
Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss – 8/13/14 5pm
In this one-hour special shark researcher Paul Clerkin heads to the Indian Ocean to investigate the ocean’s darkest depths in search of shark species that scientists never even knew existed and get a glimpse of the last known group of bioluminescent sharks in the world.
Lair of the Mega Shark – 8/13/14 6pm
This program follows famed shark experts Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande as they head to New Zealand on a life-or-death mission to investigate the sightings of a six-meter Great White that resembles the legend of a giant great white shark Maoris call the “lord of the sharks.” Kurr and Casagrande will risk everything to track down this mega shark believed to be lurking in the shadows of the New Zealand coast line.
Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth – 8/14/14 5pm
Dr. Michael Domeier has spent years scouring the Pacific Ocean hoping to solve one of the greatest mysteries of shark science: the location of great white pupping grounds. In 2013, he set the process in motion by successfully tagging a pregnant female shark that he called Gil Rakers. Now he’s returning to the sea in Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth to follow her journey and be the first to capture the birth of a baby great white shark.
Air Jaws: Fins of Fury – 8/14/14 6pm
Producer Jeff Kurr and the team from AIR JAWS returns in this new one-hour special, using incredible new cameras and high-tech underwater gadgetry to track down the missing “mega-shark” Colossus.
I Escaped Jaws 2 – 8/15/14 5pm
This one-hour follow-up special to 2013’s I ESCAPED JAWS features attack stories told from the perspective of the survivor. Using first person interviews and actual footage of the attacks, we take a look at why the attacks occurred and how the victims narrowly escaped with their lives.
Sharkageddon – 8/15/14 6pm
Hawaii is thought of as an idyllic vacation destination, but recent spikes in shark attacks are turning these shores into a shark hot spot. Hawaiian native and surf legend Kala Alexander knows these waters better than anyone, and he hopes to uncover the reason behind this sudden shark invasion in Sharkageddon.
Megalodon: The New Evidence – 8/16/14 5pm
In April 2013, a fishing vessel off the coast of South Africa was attacked, killing all on board. A TV crew documented Marine Biologist Collin Drake as he worked to determine the predator responsible. Megalodon: The New Evidence presents Shark Week viewers with shocking new evidence and interview footage.
Sharkpocalypse – 8/16/14 6pm
Encore from Shark Week 2013, we follow a crazy duo travelling the globe, diving with sharks to test several theories showing how humans could be causing an increase in Shark Attacks. Could the continuing finning of sharks and destruction of our oceans create a “Sharkpocalypse”?
Great White Matrix – 8/17/14 5pm
This special features legendary shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder and cameraman Andy Casagrande on an expedition into the deadly shark infested waters of Australia. Their mission is to investigate a series of bizarre shark attacks in an area swarming with great white sharks. Paul and Andy explore what’s bringing these great whites so close to shore and what’s responsible for the surge in attacks in this area.
Voodoo Sharks – 8/17/14 6pm
Another encore from shark week 2013, for years there have been stories along the bayous of Louisiana of a killer shark that stalks wildlife and people – but is this fresh-water killer the result of an ages-old voodoo curse, or just the wild imagination of moonshine-sipping fishermen? Known by the Cajun nickname “Rookin,” the mysterious killer may actually be a Bull Shark, which are able to transition from salt to fresh water, and have been known to attack people in rivers many miles inland.


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AFN|family Together Time: Jump the Shark Sunday starting at 12pm, SUN 8/10/14


Finding Nemo – 12:00pm
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Voiced by Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres.

Shark Tale – 2:00pm
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidently killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage. Voiced by Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger.

Crash & Bernstein “Escape from Bigfoot Island” – 3:30pm – PREMIERE
Wyatt, Crash and Pesto go on a fishing trip that lands them stranded on an island. Things go from bad to worse when Crash encounters what appears to be Bigfoot, and a determined Wyatt tries to capture a photo of the beast.

Kickin’ It “Tightroping the Shark” – 4:00pm – PREMIERE
When Jack and Milton meet their hero, legendary daredevil Spanky Danger, they recruit him to perform a stunt in order to raise money for the troubled Seaford Aquarium’s penguin exhibit.

Lab Rats “Cyborg Shark Attack” – 4:30pm – PREMIERE
After Leo sees a shark movie that terrifies him, Adam and Chase scare him by repurposing a Davenport Industries cyborg shark. However, the shark’s artificial intelligence goes rogue, and Chase, Adam, Leo and Janelle find themselves trapped in the house.

Dolphin Tale – 5:00pm – PREMIERE
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr., Nathan Gamble.

LGBT Pride Month on AFN

LGBT Pride Month is an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate to the world the true meaning of freedom and equality. LGBT Pride Month is a time to understand the struggles, achievements and contributions made by members of the LGBT community and to recognize with pride, that they now serve openly, with full honor, integrity and respect. In recognition of this commemorative month, AFN has planned special programming to air on AFN|spectrum, AFN|pulse, AFN|xtra and AFN|movie.

AFN’s recognition of LGBT Pride Month begins on June 1st with “Stonewall Uprising,” the dramatic event that launched a global rights movement, and concludes June 27th at 9:30pm with an encore showing of “The Normal Heart,” starring Julia Roberts and Jonathan Groff.

LGBT Pride Month on AFN|spectrum, AFN|pulse & AFN|Xtra

Stonewall UprisingAmerican Experience: Stonewall Uprising
Sunday, June 1st, 5pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum

Hunted and often entrapped by undercover police in their hometowns, gay people from around the U.S. began fleeing to New York in search of a sanctuary. They found refuge in the Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village. When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: They fought back. The streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations–announcing the gay rights movement had arrived.

Oprah's Next Chapter
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
Sunday, June 8th, 5pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum
Oprah visits Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka… and in the backyard, meets the twins!
Jason CollinsJason Collins
Sunday, June 15th, 5pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum
Oprah interviews NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in a major American sport. The program includes remarks by Collins’ family.
Gay HollywoodGay Hollywood
Sunday, June 22nd, 5pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum
A discussion of homosexuality in America, featuring remarks by Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky.
The FostersThe Fosters — AFN|pulse
Season 1B Marathon
Sunday, June 8th, 7pm CET/JKT
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Season 2 Premiere
Sunday, June 22nd, 9pm CET/JKT

The critically acclaimed series follows the lives of the Foster family, an interracial lesbian couple raising children together. The Fosters won the 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show and is nominated for a 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

True LifeTrue Life: I’m a Gay Athlete
Wednesday, June 12th, 7pm CET/JKT
AFN|xtra

On this special edition of True Life, MTV’s groundbreaking documentary series takes a look into the lives of two gay college athletes.

LGBT Pride Month on AFN|movie

The Normal HeartThe Normal Heart PREMIERE
Wednesday, June 4th, 7pm CET/JKT

A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. Stars Julia Roberts, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons.

The Kids are All RightPREMIEREFriday, June 6th, 7pm CET/JKT

Two children conceived by artificial insemination from the same sperm donor, who have been living with their lesbian mothers, bring their father into their family life. Stars Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo.

Philadelphia Friday, June 6th, 9pm CET/JKT

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. Stars Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington.

Geography ClubGeography ClubPREMIERE
Wednesday, June 11th, 7pm CET/JKT

At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences. Stars Cameron Deanne Stewart, Meagan Martin, Justin Deeley, Nicki Blonsky.

Far From HeavenPREMIEREFriday, June 13th, 7pm CET/JKT

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Her tidy world starts spinning out of control when she finds her husband Frank kissing another man. A friendship with their African-American Gardner provides consolation from her grief, but it’s a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Stars Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert.

MilkMilkPREMIERE
Wednesday, June 18th, 7pm CET/JKT

The story of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official. Stars Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin.

Boys Don’t CryPREMIEREFriday, June 20th, 7pm CET/JKT

Born as a female, Teena Brandon transforms himself into his male identity:Brandon Teena. He attempts to find himself, and love in Nebraska. Stars Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny.

Beginners – Friday, June 20th, 9pm CET/JKT

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. Stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer.

Angels in America – Friday, June 20th, 11pm CET/JKT

Based on Tony Kushner’s political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. Stars Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker.

A Single ManA Single ManPREMIERE
Wednesday, June 25th, 7pm CET/JKT

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. Stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore.

Brokeback MountainPREMIEREFriday, June 27th, 7pm CET/JKT

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams.

The Normal Heart  ENCORE  Friday, June 27th, 9:30pm CET/JKT

A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. Stars Julia Roberts, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons.

Memorial Day Weekend 2014

There’s a full schedule for you this Memorial Day Weekend, including specials, movies and concerts. AFN has a full day of informative, educational and entertaining television planned, as part of our effort to remember our fallen. As part of this special day, we’d like to share some testimonials and stories of remembrance from AFN viewers around the world. Many thanks to everyone for sharing these special tributes.


Continuing with this special commemoration, AFN will air two landmark HBO series back-to-back and unedited. Band of Brothers and The Pacific will air together on AFN Spectrum Late Night starting at 11pm and 12am respectively starting Memorial Day Mondays through Thursdays.

Band of Brothers & The Pacific

May 26th AFN|spectrum LateNight 11pm & 12am CET/JKT Mondays – Thursdays

2013 & 2014 has seen the passing of three actual members of Easy Company as portrayed in the series Band Of Brothers. Although these men survived WWII, AFN would like to acknowledge them for bearing witness to their fallen brothers’ heroism and courage, and sharing their stories.

Frank Perconte

Perconte was played by actor James Madio in the series. Raised in Joliet Illinois, Perconte enlisted In 1942 becoming one of the first men assigned to Easy Company. Perconte was a non-commissioned officer in 1st Platoon.

Edward Heffron

Heffron was played by actor Robin Laing in the series. From South Philadelphia, Heffron was a replacement to Easy Company as a machine gunner. He quickly became friends with William Guarnere. Heffron fought in several major battles, including Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge.

William Guarnere

Guarnere was played by actor Frank John Hughes in the series. Also from South Philedelphia, Guarnere became lifelong friends with Edward Heffron. Guarnere earned the nickname “Wild Bill” because of his reckless attitude towards the enemy.

Memorial Day on AFN|spectrum

Volunteer Jam featuring The Charlie Daniels Band / 1:00 pm PREMIERE
Volunteer Jam 2014AEG Live Rocky Mountains announces Volunteer Jam featuring The Charlie Daniels Band with The Outlaws, BlackHawk and Craig Campbell at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, a concert to honor members of the military, the Red Cross and first responders.

The Brokaw Files: The Greatest Generation / 4:00 pm
Inspired by a trip to Normandy, Brokaw became fascinated by the cultural shifts that occurred as WWII soldiers returned home to America to rebuild their lives and their nation before passing the torch to the next generation.

Against The Odds: The Marines at Hue / 5:00 pm PREMIERE
Against the OddsThe premiere episode features the Battle of Hue City, the site of one of the Vietnam War’s fiercest battles. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions attacked and soundly defeated entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam. This episode tells the stories of the young men of Alpha, Fox, Golf and Hotel Companies who fought and recaptured Hue City.

RAW WAR: The Lost Film of Dak To / 6:00 pm PREMIERE
Raw WarRAW WAR presents gripping personal stories through film and photographs from combat cameramen who filmed some of the most significant military engagements in Vietnam. These cameramen risked – and sometimes lost – their lives to capture some of the bloodiest battles of our time. This special reveals an unknown chapter of the Vietnam War through the gripping personal stories behind this newly discovered footage.

The National Memorial Day Concert / 7:00 pm PREMIERE
National Memorial Day ConcertThe concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor all Americans who have served or made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops / 8:30pm
LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, stars of the hit CBS drama series NCIS: Los Angeles, will co-host this concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces. Additionally, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler and Keith Urban have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the event. These artists join previously announced performers Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. The concert will honor the country’s remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity.

Memorial Day on AFN|movie

(Starts 6 am Monday May 26th through 6 am Tuesday May 27th)

Pearl Harbor, 6:00 am
The story of two friends as they join the military prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett.

Women of Valor, 9:30 am
U.S. Army nurses in the Philippines during World War II are captured and imprisoned by Japanese troops during the invasion of the Philippines. Stars Susan Sarandon and Kristy McNichol.

Miracle at St. Anna, 11:30 am
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. Stars Derek Luke and Michael Ealy.

Only the Brave, 2:00 pm
WWII Japanese Americans determined to prove their loyalty, successfully petition the government to serve becoming the 100th Infantry Battalion. Stars Lane Nishikawa and Greg Watanabe.

Memorial Day, 4:00 pm
13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, which leads to a wartime past and future. Stars Jonathan Bennett and James Cromwell.

Act of Valor, 7:00 pm PREMIERE
Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism, inspired by true events. Stars Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez and Nestor Serrano.

The Hurt Locker, 9:00 pm
An intense portrayal of soldiers in Iraq who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs. Stars Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie.

We Were Soldiers, 11:30 pm
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore and 400 troopers were surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers in a savage battle. Stars Mel Gibson and Madeleine Stowe.

Gardens of Stone, 2:00 am
A sergeant must deal with his thwarted desires to save lives, settling for helping the son of an army buddy while assigned to Arlington National Cemetery. Stars D.B. Sweeney, James Caan and James Earl Jones.

Windtalkers, 4:00 am
Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher. Stars Nicholas Cage and Adam Beach.

Stop Bullying Event – AFN|family

AFN is excited to announce a special broadcast event on Sunday March 23rd. In cooperation with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), AFN|family will be airing an entire afternoon of movies and specials designed to inform, educate and stimulate discussion on the important issue of bullying. Designed for parents and kids, the event is titled, “Stop Bullying.”Stop Bullying

Bullying hurts. It can have a lasting and damaging impact on lives – sometimes more than we realize. AFN and DoDEA’s goal is to raise awareness of the simple, yet powerful actions that parents and kids can take to prevent bullying. We hope to inspire you to take action by speaking up when you see bullying and to grow a community committed to ending it.

Following is the schedule for this important television event. Also feel free to browse the very helpful online resources after the schedule from DoDEA and StopBullying.gov. Let us know what you think on AFN’s Facebook Page, or drop us a line at myAFN.net. You are also invited to join an online conversation during the shows. DoDEA staff will be monitoring Twitter, so feel free to send tweets to @DoDEA #StopBullying with comments, observations and questions.

An important part of the Stop Bullying event is to encourage parents and students to share information and constructive comments via social media. Please use social media in a courteous way during the anti-Bullying event. You never know who will see or forward your message. Arguments, mean spirited discussions and hurtful comments will be deleted from Facebook.

Stand Up: Military Kids Against Bullying – 12pm CET/JKT
Stand Up: Military Kids Against Bullying
Students from DoDEA Schools in Europe take an active role to stop bullying through creative programs and through their own initiative. AFN Europe Journalists talk to kids about their “Stand Up To Bullies” project, which created a tight-knit support system. A Sembach Middle School student started her own Facebook page to help her classmates, while a video class at Ramstein High School took on bullying as a theme, creating their own commercials. Army Sergeant Abbie Waldrop hosts with guest Dr. Krystal White, a pediatric psychologist from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Sticks, Stones & CyberSlams – 12:30 CET/JKT
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee takes a hard look at the issue of bullying. Kids talk about being bullied and bullies talk about why they did what they did. Both groups of kids discuss ways to stop bullying. Viewers will hear from peers on both sides of the bullying equation, as well as gain tips to help end this problem.
Cyberbully – 1pm CET/JKT
Cyberbully
Taylor Hillridge is a teenager that gets a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site. She starts to feel alone as her friends ostracize her as she becomes a victim of their cyberbullying. This is a fictional account of how cyberbullying can destroy a young person’s life – and closely parallels real accounts.
Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story – 2:50pm CET/JKT
Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story
Based on the true story of Jonathan Wamback, who was savagely beaten by a gang of high school bullies who mistakenly thought he tagged their graffiti. This film shows how bullying can result in serious violence and how important it is for adults and parents to listen to young people.
NFL Characters Unite – 4:40pm CET/JKT
Characters Unite
NFL stars share deeply personal stories of overcoming prejudice, bullying and discrimination. Players featured include Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and linebacker Mark Herzlich, New York Jets center Nick Mangold, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Through meaningful conversations and one-on-one confidence building, these NFL leaders, both on and off the field, open lines of communication, instill courage and help kids realize that they can achieve greatness and should “Never Say Never” to their dreams.
Bully – 5:30pm CET/JKT
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This powerful documentary is about peer-to-peer bullying and exposes all the raw emotion surrounding this topic. Five stories of how families have been touched by bullying are chronicled. Co-viewing by parents and youth is strongly advised, as this documentary covers serious bullying topics and related issues in graphic detail.
WEB RESOURCES

DoD schools website – http://www.dodea.edu/stopbullying/
The bullying Awareness and Prevention Program web with resources for parents, students and administrators from the U.S. Department of Defense Educational activity (DoDEA).

Stop Bullying Now – http://www.stopbullying.gov
Great resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Get the information that you need to help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community.

Webisodes – Kids – http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/webisodes/
Watch these videos to learn how KB, Josh, Milton, and their friends deal with kids who bully. After watching each video, take a quiz to see how much you know about bullying.

What is Bullying – http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/
Find out what bullying is and what the different types are. You can also learn more about other topics related to bullying.

Prevent Bullying – http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy. Find out what you can do.

Prevention at School – http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/at-school/
Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying.

Warning Signs – http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/warning-signs/
There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action. Not all children who are bullied or are bullying others ask for help.

For Educators – http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/educators/
Schools are a primary place where bullying can happen. Helping to establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and knowing how to respond when bullying happens are key to making sure all students are able to learn and grow.

Special Site for kids – http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/
Find facts, webisodes, and quizzes about bullying for kids. Visit StopBullying.gov for more information.

Women’s History Month on AFN

This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination of women. AFN will present three Premiere movies based on real events where women have overcome the status quo with dedication and resolve.

House of Versace
House of Versace – The chronicles of Donatella Versace’s triumph over tragedy by carrying on her brother’s powerful legacy after his 1997 slaying.
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 12
Won't Back Down
Won’t Back Down – inspired by true events – of parenthood, friendship, hope and courage. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis portray determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 19
Murder on the Home Front
Murder on the Home Front – inspired by true events – is a crime drama set during the London Blitz of WWII. After several women are murdered, pathologist Lennox Collins and his assistant Molly Cooper employ ground breaking forensic techniques in pursuit of the killer.
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 26
Succeeding in the movie industry requires a level of talent and tenacity that transcends the social conventions of an industry traditionally dominated by men. For this reason AFN will be spotlighting four highly talented female directors for Women’s History Month. Showcased with an eclectic selection of their works, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Nancy Meyers and Catherine Hardwicke are being recognized as contributing to a legacy that expands these frontiers for generations to come. Tune in every Friday in March for a new director showcase on AFN|movie.
Kathryn Bigelow
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. It’s irrelevant who or what directed a movie, the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don’t. There should be more women directing; I think there’s just not the awareness that it’s really possible. It is.”
• Friday, March 7, 2014 •
The Hurt Locker – 7pm CET/JKT
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Stars Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie.
The Widowmaker – 9:30pm CET/JKT
When Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster. Stars Harrison Ford.
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty -PREMIERE- 11:30pm CET/JKT
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. Stars Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton.

Sofia Coppola
Director: Sofia Coppola
“There’s so many more female directors than when I started. That’s encouraging. Maybe it’s because it’s such an all-encompassing job, and if you have a family, it’s harder to do. But there are female surgeons. And there’s plenty of women working in the film business.”
• Friday, March 14, 2014 •
The Bling Ring
The Bling Ring -PREMIERE- 7pm CET/JKT
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Stars Emma Watson, Katie Chang and Israel Broussard.
Lost in Translation – 8:30pm CET/JKT
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. Stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
Marie Antoinette – 10pm CET/JKT
The retelling of France’s queen, Marie Antoinette from her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 to the end of her reign and ultimately the fall of Versailles. Stars Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartman.

Nancy Meyers
Director: Nancy Meyers
“I’ve always been blessed with confidence. I am a glass-half-full person. My first movie, ‘Private Benjamin,’ got turned down by every studio until the very last one, but I just kept thinking, ‘Why are you people not seeing that this is a hit movie? What is wrong with you?”
• Friday, March 21, 2014 •
It’s Complicated – 7pm CET/JKT
When attending their son’s college graduation, a couple re-ignite the spark in their relationship…but the complicated fact is they’re divorced and he’s remarried. Stars Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin.
The Holiday – 9:30 pm CET/JKT
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. Stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.
What Women Want – 12am CET/JKT
After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. Stars Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

Catherine Hardwicke
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
“… My first couple of movies, people might have liked them, but when I did make a blockbuster and started a big franchise called “Twilight” I thought, “Wow, no there’s no excuse.” Every guy I knew who made a movie that successful got a three-picture deal and an office on the lot. None of that happened to me. Then I realized there is still a real barrier.”
• Friday, March 28, 2014 •
Red Riding Hood – 7pm CET/JKT
Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure. Stars Amanda Seyfried, Lukas, Haas and Gary Oldman.
The Nativity Story – 9pm CET/JKT
This drama focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph’s life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Stars Keisha Castle-Hughes and Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Twilight – 11pm CET/JKT
A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. Stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison.

Weekday mornings in March will feature movies directed by women.
All movies air on AFN|movie at 9am CET/JKT.

 DATE TITLE DIRECTOR
3/04 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Martha Coolidge
3/05 Julie & Julia Nora Ephron
3/06 Across the Universe Julie Taymor
3/07 Preacher’s Wife, The Penny Marshall
3/10 The Matrix Reloaded Lana Wachowski
3/11 Sleepless in Seattle Nora Ephron
3/12 Bridget Jones Diary Sharon Maguire
3/13 Home for the Holidays Jodie Foster
3/14 Amelia Mira Nair
3/17 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bonnie Hunt
Ashley Judd and Sharon Maguire
3/18 Deep Impact Mimi Leder
3/19 Bewitched Nora Ephron
3/20 Frida Julie Taymor
3/21 Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha
3/24 I Spy Betty Thomas
3/25 You’ve Got Mail Nora Ephron
3/26 Speed Racer Lana Wachowski
3/27 Anna Nicole Mary Harron
3/28 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Beeban Kidron
3/31 When Harry Met Sally Nora Ephron
Together Time

Saturday Together Time movies will feature the
following women directors on AFN|family:

3/08: The Parent Trap- Nancy Meyers
3/22: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel- Betty Thomas
3/29: The Secret Garden- Agnieszka Holland

African American History Month

African American History MonthThis February’s official theme for African American History Month, Civil Rights in America, will be covered in AFN’s celebratory premiere presentation of the award winning Lee Daniels’ The Butler,Lee Daniels' TheButler and the PBS series African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. AFN is also proud to add the winner of the 2013 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival to the line-up with Fruitvale Station.

Included in this year’s commemorative agenda are specials about groundbreaking comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley and Muhammad Ali’s conscientious objector fight with the government, and Dark Girls, a documentary that explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. AFN will also cross the Atlantic to bring you two movies about South Africa’s apartheid struggle with Winnie Mandela and In My Country.

African Americans: Many Rivers to CrossAfrican Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (Six-part PBS series)
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in this groundbreaking new six-part series. Written and presented by Professor Gates, the series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and the evolution of religious and social perspectives forging history, culture and society against all odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet racial divides persist.
AFN|prime – 4pm CET/JKT Sundays starting February 2nd (3 weeks, 2 weekly back to back episodes)

Dark GirlsDark Girls
This fascinating and controversial documentary film goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.
AFN|pulse – 10pm CET/JKT Saturday February 22nd

Moms MableyWhoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Director Whoopi Goldberg explores the legacy of groundbreaking African-American stand-up comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley through recently unearthed photography, rediscovered performance footage and the words of numerous celebrated comedians, entertainers and historians, including Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Sidney Poitier, Kathy Griffin, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
AFN|prime – 4pm CET/JKT Sunday February 23rd

Commemorative titles on AFN|movie

Winnie MandelaSaturday February 1st
Winnie Mandela
PREMIERE 7pm CET/JKT
This drama chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood, marriage and her husband’s incarceration. Stars Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

Muhammad Alis Greatest FightWednesday February 5th
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
PREMIERE 7pm CET/JKT
Ali’s biggest bout was his fight with the US government. This film is about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America’s greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war. Stars Danny Glover.

SparkleSaturday February 8th
Sparkle
PREMIERE 7pm CET/JKT
Set in the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart. Stars Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks.

Fruitvale StationSaturday, February 15th
Fruitvale Station
PREMIERE 7pm CET/JKT
Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American Bay Area resident who on December 31, 2008 was killed by police officers at the Fruitvale BART station. Stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz and Octavia Spencer. Winner of the 2013 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

In My CountryWednesday, February 19th
In My Country
PREMIERE 7pm CET/JKT
A Washington Post journalist is sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators of murder and torture on both sides during Apartheid are invited to come forward and confront their victims. He meets Anna Malan, an Afrikaans poet who is covering the hearings for radio. As a white South African she is shattered by the accounts of the cruelty and depravity committed by her fellow countrymen. Stars Samuel L. Jackson and Juliette Binoche.

The ButlerSaturday, February 22nd
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
PREMIERE 7pm CET/JKT
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society. Stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.