AFN has a smorgasbord of Halloween programs for the entire month of October. Since the Holiday is on the 31st, all this programming should drive you into a Halloween frenzy by costume day. So dive in, there’s plenty on the menu for everyone.
Tim Burton’s reimagining of the popular 1966 to 1971 soap opera is given a humorous twist with Barnabas being freed from his tomb into the changed world of 1972. Once a rich powerful man, he was turned into a vampire centuries earlier by a jilted witch, who also arranged for his premature burial. He finds that his estate has fallen into ruin, and the remnants of his family have fared little better. Stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Thomas McDonell and Gulliver McGrath.
Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months—only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism wasn’t the last one after all. Stars Ashley Bell.
Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural thriller tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to tuck them in at night, after all, a mom’s love is forever. Stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nellsse.
This horror film is the terrifying story of a family who shortly after moving discover that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to discover that it was not their house that was haunted. Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor and Leigh Whannell.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.
The terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey and Barbara Hershey.
In the much-anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.
Here’s a very fictional account of the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Or is this revisionist history? Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead. Stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Halloween Wars is back for a fourth hair-raising season. Over the course of four deliciously frightening episodes, five teams consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, a cake artist, and candy craftsman battle it out to create heart-stopping Halloween themed displays out of pumpkin, cake, and sugar.
AFN|spectrum 2:00 pm Saturdays starting 10/11/14 for four weeks.
We all know that kids love Halloween , so AFN|family will deliver what it takes for a fulfilling experience in October. We’ve got movies, new series, new seasons and Halloween episodes of many favorite shows to get the job done. We have something every day, all month long including preschool Halloween-Themed Episode Premieres like Henry Hugglemonster, Julius Jr., Dinosaur Train and Transformers Rescue Bots.
Sunday Together Time Movie Premieres
To save their world, Percy and his friends must find the fabled and magical Golden Fleece. Embarking on a treacherous odyssey into the uncharted waters of the Sea of Monsters (known to humans as the Bermuda Triangle), they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate Evil. Stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Douglas Smith, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head and Nathan Fillion.
A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only the misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman.
…and more for the family:
The American fashion doll franchise gets animated with 3 tales from New Salem (the fictional home of humans and monsters). Join Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Dracilaura, Cleo de Nile and more teenage monsters attending Monster High.
• Monster High: Ghouls Rule – Sunday, October 19th at 4:30pm
• Monster High: 13 Wishes – Sunday, October 26th at 3:30pm
• Monster High: Friday Night Frights – Sunday, October 26th at 5:00pm
New episodes all October Mondays through Thursdays at 4:30pm
New episodes all October every Thursday & Friday at 6pm
New episodes all October every Thursday at 5:30pm
New episodes all October every Thursday at 6:30pm
Season 2 Premiere
New episodes all October every Friday at 5:00pm
New episodes all October every Friday at 5:30pm
AFN|family’s Scooby-Doo Marathon
Friday October 31st starting at 11:00am
• Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
• Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
• Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
• Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster
• Scooby-Doo (2002 live-action movie)
AFN|movie’s Halloween B Movie Cringefest is a watch at your own risk collection of the campiest TV movies featuring monsters, aliens and freaks of nature from the last couple of years. AFN does not take any responsibility for any unwanted side effects.
Friday, October 31st, at Noon on Halloween day through 8:00am the next morning.
Originally titled “Deadly Decent,” this movie contains very little backstory, and even less plot as a group of professional snowboarders and skiers take to the mountains to look for a couple of missing friends. Soon they run into a hairy problem. Stars Chick Campbell, Adrian Paul and Lauren O’Neil.
When a tornado appears in the waters south of Boston, a former storm chaser realizes this is no ordinary thing. As the storms threaten to move inland, the citizens of Boston find themselves pummeled by lots and lots of fake Styrofoam stage rocks. Stars Paul Johansson, Sebastian Spence and Miranda Frigon.
Bigfoot is usually portrayed as a meek and elusive forest creature. But here is one that goes outrageously bonkers. This fake CG monster looks like a spawn from hell, as it goes on a rampage against humanity. With a cast that is more fitting a 1970’s pop culture “Teen Scene” magazine cover, old teen icons Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off in the hunt for the very angry and confused creature. Also stars Bruce Davison.
Air Force One goes down in a storm over the Bermuda Triangle along with an escape pod holding the president. Since the Air Force messed up, it’s up to The Navy to save the day. Only problem there’s a giant monster with huge tentacles in the way… as in super giant squid. Stars Linda Hamilton, Trevor Donovan and John Savage.
Sharknado 2: The Second One, 7:00pm
Described as THE mega viral hit with over a billion (yes, that’s a b!) social media impressions, and a favorite of slackers and people who generally have terrible taste everywhere. This movie has tons of cheapish CG sharks inside freak tornados in New York City. Stars Ian Zeiring, Tara Reid and Vivica A. Fox.
Digging deep into the movie database barrel, we bring you this “Old-Timey” classic… yes, it’s the black & white talkie, from the days when the monster’s head was still flat. This is the first one that was made, so it’s like a film school classic, right? Sorry, we feel apologies are still due to Mary Shelley. Stars Boris Karloff.
Tim is a far from normal 20-something guy who has a serious hang-up with the Boogeyman. The monster lives in his memory as the creature that took away his father 16 years earlier. He sleeps with a night light. Stars Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel and Lucy Lawless.
The Day the Earth Stood Still, 11:30pm
This remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film is played by a dead-pan Keanu Reeves as “Klaatu” the space alien. You may notice that the giant robot “Gort” has better emotional reach. Also stars Jennifer Connolly and Kathy Bates.
Big Ass Spider, 1:30am
Alex, from a product placed Exterminator Company goes head to head with a giant alien spider infestation originating from a compromised military lab. BTW, what is the darn deal with secret military labs and Hollywood? Stars Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg and Ray Wise.
The Dead Zone, 3:00am
A man can see everything you have done, and will do, by touching you. One day he decides to shake a shady senator’s hand. Bad call. Stars Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams and Tom Skeritt.
New Orleans gets some potential additional gumbo ingredients as an earthquake triggers a giant spider attack on the city. Stars Megan Adelle and Gralen Bryant Banks.
The internet viral hit movie that started it all, and a favorite of adults that still mooch off their parents. Basically, the Sushi is cut with chainsaws, and served so raw it can still eat you. Stars Ian Zeiring, Tara Reid and John Heard.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, August 6th, 3:30pm CET/JKT
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.
Wednesday, August 6th, 7:00pm CET/JKT
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.
AFN|spectrum Shark Week specials: MON – SUN from 5pm – 7pm Starting 8/11/14
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”?
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.
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.
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 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
Sunday, June 1st, 5pm CET/JKT
Sunday, June 8th, 5pm CET/JKT
Oprah visits Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka… and in the backyard, meets the twins!
Sunday, June 15th, 5pm CET/JKT
Oprah interviews NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in a major American sport. The program includes remarks by Collins’ family.
LGBT Pride Month on AFN|movie
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.
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.
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.
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.
A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. Stars Julia Roberts, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
AEG 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
The 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 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
The 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.
AFN brings you an encore presentation of the special broadcast event from last March on Saturday Octber 18th. 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.”
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 encore 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.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 encore presentation. You never know who will see or forward your message. Arguments, mean spirited discussions and hurtful comments will be deleted from Facebook.
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.
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.
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 12
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 19
AFN|movie – 7pm CET/JKT
Wednesday March 26
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. Stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
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.
“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?”
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.
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.
After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. Stars Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.
“… 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.”
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|3/17||Call Me Crazy: A Five Film||Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bonnie Hunt
Ashley Judd and Sharon Maguire
|3/18||Deep Impact||Mimi Leder|
|3/21||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|
Saturday Together Time movies will feature the
following women directors on AFN|family:
3/22: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel- Betty Thomas
3/29: The Secret Garden- Agnieszka Holland