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.
New Primetime Programs:
Premieres on AFN|prime Monday September 22, 7pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Sundays on AFN|pulse
Téa 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
Get 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 18, 8pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Tuesdays on AFN|pulse
Debra 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
Premieres on AFN|pulse Thursday October 2, 8pm CET/JKT
Eliza 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
Premieres on AFN|prime Friday September 26, 7:30pm CET/JKT
Andre ‘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.
Viola 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
Premieres on AFN|prime Pacific Saturday September 27, 8pm CET/JKT
Inspired 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
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Sunday September 28, 9pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Saturdays on AFN|pulse.
Before 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
Andrew 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
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Sunday October 12, 7pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Fridays on AFN|pulse.
Barry 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
When 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
Premieres on AFN|pulse Monday October 20, 9pm CET/JKT
Six 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.
Charleston 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
Premieres on AFN|prime Thursday October 2, 9pm CET/JKT
Weekly episode encores 10pm CET/JKT Wednesdays on AFN|pulse.
Who 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
Red Band Society
Premieres on AFN|pulse Sunday September 21, 8pm CET/JKT
This series takes us into the lives of a group of rule-bending friends and adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital. Twelve-year-old narrator CHARLIE is in a coma and introduces us to this band of unlikely friends exploring everything from strong friendships, first loves, humorous mishaps and heartbreaks. These teens form a life-changing bond and singular kinship, represented by their red hospital bands.
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro, Ciara Bravo
New Daytime Programs:
The Meredith Vieira Show
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Wednesday September 10, 2pm CET/JKT
The 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.
Premieres on AFN|prime Tuesday September 16, 4:30pm CET/JKT
Hosted 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.