Hopefully your senses are savoring its summer vacation, resting your eyes and ears, because AFN is about to deliver a Tsunami of premiere dates for the Fall TV season. Hold on tight to your remote as this immense wave of new and returning shows will pummel you this September.
And best of all, NFL football season is here! The regular season begins Thursday, September 7th with the Kansas City Chiefs facing the New England Patriots. Keep an eye out on Facebook @myafn and Twitter @AFNtelevision for our NFL infographic schedules, or go to sports.myafn.net for fresh listings.
The Last Tycoon
AFN|spectrum LateNight 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, September 4th
An adaptation from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel set in 1930s Hollywood, an era darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler. Written and directed by Billy Ray, the series centers on Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer), a handsome and talented studio executive whose career is on the rise. As Stahr struggles to gain a firm foothold in the movie industry and bring his cinematic visions to life, he must navigate a power struggle with Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer), his boss and mentor.
AFN|spectrum LateNight 12:30am (CET/JKT) Friday, September 15th
It’s 1589 in Elizabethan England, where a young William Shakespeare arrives from the small town of Stratford to an electric London theatre scene. This seductive, violent world inspires Will to dream big, but his budding talent faces rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous sideshows. Attracted to Will is the beautiful, rebellious Alice Burbage, who is forbidden by society from pursuing a career in the theater. However, a chance encounter leads Alice’s brother Richard to team with Will to create what soon becomes the greatest actor-writer partnership ever. Regularly airs at midnight on Fridays.
Me, Myself & I
AFN|prime 7:30pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, September 26th
The defining moments in one man’s life is portrayed over three distinct periods – as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. As a 14-year-old boy living in 1991 Chicago, Alex has it good, until his mom, moves them to Los Angeles. In 2017, 40-year-old Alex is an inventor/entrepreneur on top of the world until his wife leaves him and threatens to take their daughter away. In 2042 at 65, Alex is a highly successful businessman who, after suffering a minor heart attack, decides he’s ready for a change.
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
AFN|spectrum 10:30pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, September 26th
Jordan Klepper will satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left. The Opposition is the voice of the new America. It is the America that defines its own reality. It’s the America of paid protestors, Obama’s birth certificate, and the certainty that CNN is fake news.
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers
AFN|spectrum 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, September 27th
Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe winner Edie Falco (“The Sopranos,” “Nurse Jackie”), this new true-crime installment of the powerhouse “Law & Order” franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession.
AFN|prime 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, September 28th
This new military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds.
Will & Grace
AFN|prime 8:30pm (CET/JKT) Friday, September 29th
A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in this exclusive 12-episode event. There’s no doubt that with this crew’s indelible bond and all the happenings in today’s rollercoaster world, the banter will be on point. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original Will & Grace episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. Behold once again, from the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, TV’s wittiest ensemble ever.
Star Trek Discovery
AFN|prime 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 30th
One of the most iconic and influential global television franchises returns 50 years after it first premiered. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
Labor Day Weekend Movie Event Stunt
AFN|movie — Begins Friday, September 1st
Celebrate Labor Day all weekend long with work-place movies Friday through Monday. Also, catch two huge premieres, TVMA – Horrible Bosses 2 Friday night at 11pm CET/JKT and The Intern starring Robert Deniro Saturday night at 7pm CET/JKT. Working to entertain you all weekend long on AFN|movie!
2018 Miss America Competition
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, September 11th
The 91st Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall. Packed with glitz and glam, the spectacular evening will showcase the serious smarts and tremendous talent of 52 women representing their home states and territories as they compete to bring home the crown. At the conclusion of the intense competition, one woman will win the coveted Miss America title.
Nat’l POW/MIA Recognition Day Marathon
AFN|movie — Friday, September 15th
AFN honors our nation’s men and women who have been Prisoners of War or are Missing In Action. Starting Friday at 11:30am on AFN|movie – join us a day of movies with POW/MIA themes.
Hispanic Heritage Month Movies
AFN|movie — Begins 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 17th
AFN celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the premiere of Tortilla Soup, followed by From Prada to Nada and Ask the Dust. To look for other movies that commemorate the month, search at myafn.net.
Air Force 70th Birthday
AFN|movie — Begins 9:00am (CET/JKT) Monday, September 18th
AFN celebrates the United States Air Force’s 70th Birthday with a day of movies. To learn more about the USAF birthday, please visit the 70th birthday website.
The Vietnam War
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, September 18th to Friday, September 29th
This 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will immerse you into a 360-degree narrative, telling you the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The series features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
69th Primetime Emmy Awards
AFN|prime 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, September 18th
Want to know what are the best prime time television series? Then the Primetime Emmy Awards is your thing. The awards ceremony honors the best television programs from June 1, 2016, till May 31, 2017, and is telecasted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Horrible Bosses 2 — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, September 1st
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company. TV-MA
The Intern — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 2nd
Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).
Jupiter Ascending — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 9th
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
The 33 — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 16th
The eyes of the world turned to 2010 Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope.
The Secret Life of Pets — PREMIERE
AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 17th
Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that’s bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who’ve done them wrong.
Tortilla Soup — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 17th
Three grown sisters, Maribel (Tamara Mello), Leticia (Elizabeth Peña) and Carmen (Jacqueline Obradors) try to cope and live with their father Martin (Héctor Elizondo) ; a veteran chef who is slowly losing his sense of taste. Martin has one simple rule: be at home for Sunday dinner and attendance is both mandatory and non-negotiable. A rift in the family develops when the sisters develop relationships and an obnoxious woman (Raquel Welch) sets her sights on Martin’s affections.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 23rd
A fresh take on the popular 1960s television series, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). The two men are forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, and team up on a USA/USSR joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of world power.
Sing — PREMIERE
AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 24th
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. Stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly. Find the shining star that lives inside all of us. See it on Together Time (animated).
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 30th
Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they’re also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.
|American Horror Story: Cult||7||Sat Sep 09||AFN|spectrum LateNight||11:00pm|
|Fear The Walking Dead||3||Mon Sep 11||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Outlander||3||Sun Sep 17||AFN|spectrum LateNight||11:00pm|
|Dancing with the Stars||25||Tue Sep 19||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|Gotham||4||Sat Sep 23||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|Scorpion||4||Tue Sep 26||AFN|prime||8:00pm|
|The Voice||13||Tue Sep 26||AFN|pulse||8:00pm|
|The Mick||2||Wed Sep 27||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||5||Wed Sep 27||AFN|spectrum||7:30pm|
|Lethal Weapon||2||Wed Sep 27||AFN|spectrum||8:00pm|
|NCIS||15||Wed Sep 27||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|This Is Us||2||Wed Sep 27||AFN|pulse||8:00pm|
|Bull||2||Wed Sep 27||AFN|prime||8:00pm|
|NCIS: New Orleans||4||Wed Sep 27||AFN|prime||9:00pm|
|Law & Order: SVU||19||Thu Sep 28||AFN|spectrum||8:00pm|
|Chicago PD||5||Thu Sep 28||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Survivor||35||Thu Sep 28||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|Criminal Minds||13||Thu Sep 28||AFN|prime||9:00pm|
|Modern Family||9||Thu Sep 28||AFN|pulse||7:00pm|
|Black-ish||4||Thu Sep 28||AFN|pulse||7:30pm|
|Empire||4||Thu Sep 28||AFN|pulse||8:00pm|
|Star||2||Thu Sep 28||AFN|pulse||9:00pm|
|The Goldbergs||5||Fri Sep 29||AFN|pulse||7:00pm|
|Speechless||2||Fri Sep 29||AFN|pulse||7:30pm|
|Grey’s Anatomy||14||Fri Sep 29||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|How To Get Away With Murder||4||Fri Sep 29||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Big Bang Theory||11||Fri Sep 29||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|Superstore||3||Fri Sep 29||AFN|prime||8:00pm|
|Chicago Fire||6||Fri Sep 29||AFN|prime||9:00pm|
|Designated Survivor||2||Sat Sep 30||AFN|prime||9:00pm|
CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, #TheBigDeal Production: Rock Grant. Narration: Eric Gabriel. August 29, 2017.