#TheBigDeal — November 2017

November being the cusp of the holiday season, we’ve barely been able to catch our breath from the new fall season tsunami, to be almost out-flanked by a landslide of specials and premiere movies. Not to be overwhelmed, we do not fret, being proud to serve up the best U.S. television to the best audience we know. #BestAudienceEver

November is Native American Heritage Month and AFN|movie will host with double and triple features using native themes and artists. Tune in at 7pm CET/JKT every Tuesday night in the month. Check myafn.net for listings.

We are also very excited to announce the beginning of another NCAA Basketball Season. Is it too early to start thinking about your bracket? Season begins Friday, November 10th. Check myafn.net sports listings for details. #BestFansEver

Very warm birthday wishes to our brothers and sisters in the United States Marine Corps. On Friday November 10th starting at 11am AFN|movie will air a full day featuring what the Marine Corps does best. #OORAH

Celebrate Veterans Day with us on AFN|spectrum Saturday, November 11th with three documentaries starting at 3pm — Independent Lens: Farmer/Veteran, American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes and Taking Fire.


Go to TopNew Series

AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, November 4th
S.W.A.T.Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born and raised sergeant tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in L.A. law enforcement. Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson has everything it takes to be an excellent leader and bridge the divide between his two worlds.

The Tick
AFN|prime 8:30pm (CET/JKT) Friday, November 10th
The TickIn a world where superheroes and villains have been real for decades, Arthur, an unassuming accountant with no superpowers, becomes embroiled in the middle of the battle between good and evil. When he realizes that his city is owned by a global supervillain who was long thought to be dead, he struggles to uncover the conspiracy. As he becomes obsessed with the conspiracy, most people think he’s crazy.

The Long Road Home
AFN|prime 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, November 10th
The Long Road HomeBased on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times Best-Seller of the same name, the series relives a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4th, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known as “Black Sunday.” The series cuts between the action on the ground in Iraq and that of the homefront back in Texas, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst.


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UFC 217
AFN|sports 3:00pm CET/11:00pm JKT Saturday, November 4th
UFC 217From Madison Square Garden the Nov. 4 main events will feature three epic title fights including the return of UFC legend Georges St-Pierre. Champion Michael Bisping takes on GSP, Cody Garbrandt meets TJ Dillashaw and Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces Rose Namajunas.

Independent Lens: What Was Ours
AFN|prime Atlantic 12:00pm CET/7:00pm JKT Saturday, November 4th
Independent Lens: What Was OursA tribal elder and Vietnam veteran visits the underground archives of Chicago’s Field Museum, where he and two young Arapaho explore ancestral objects that had vanished from their tribe years before.

51st Annual CMA Awards
AFN|prime Pacific 2:00pm CET/10:00pm JKT Saturday, November 11th
51st Annual CMA AwardsCountry superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood preside over the evening and return as hosts for Country Music’s Biggest Night. The 2017 event will deliver spectacle, accolades and countless special moments as we celebrate the CMA Awards.

A Year in Space & Beyond a Year in Space
AFN|spectrum 5:00pm & 6:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, November 18th
A Year in Space & Beyond a Year in SpaceFollow Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission as the Twin Study as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight for the next generation of astronauts. In addition to seeing Scott’s long-awaited reunion with his family and friends at home in Texas, the following special follows Scott and his identical twin brother, and fellow astronaut, Mark Kelly, as they undergo testing for NASA’s twin study.

WWE: Survivor Series
AFN|sports2 2:00am CET/10:00am JKT Sunday, November 19th
WWE: Survivor SeriesSurvivor Series will feature Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown LIVE. The event will be broadcast around the world live from the Toyota Center in Houston. This marks the 30th anniversary of the historic event, which was first held in November 1987 from the sold-out Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio.

American Music Awards
AFN|spectrum 6:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, November 20th
American Music AwardsThe American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists and is the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world and is seen in more than 160 countries.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
AFN|prime Atlantic 3:00pm CET/11:00pm JKT Sunday, November 23rd
Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeWhere else can you find 50-foot balloons, floats, cheerleaders, dancers, performance groups, clowns, marching bands and celebrity performers? Thousands of participants take to the streets for the festivities – and it all caps off with the very first seasonal appearance of Santa!

The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
AFN|prime Pacific 11:00am CET/7:00pm JKT Sunday, November 26th
The Kennedy Center Mark Twain PrizeHonoring David Letterman this year, the awards special features a star-studded cast of Letterman’s friends and colleagues including top entertainers and comedians. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the broadcasting icon.

Soul Train Awards
AFN|prime 7:00am (CET/JKT) Wednesday, November 29th
Soul Train AwardsFor the third consecutive year, Erykah Badu returns as host of BET’s Soul Train Awards. Special honorees Toni Braxton and SWV are also among the first wave of performers announced for the bash, which will be from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

CMA Country Christmas
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, November 28th
CMA Country ChristmasCountry Music queen Reba McEntire, the most nominated female in CMA Awards history, will debut as host for the eighth annual CMA Country Christmas event from Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House.

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
AFN|prime 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, November 28th
Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowNi hao, Shanghai! From its iconic skyline to its major fashion cred, China’s vibrant, modern metropolis makes the perfect backdrop for the world’s sexiest fashion show. We expect the VS runway to get a few degrees hotter this year.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, November 30th
Christmas in Rockefeller CenterThe biggest stars in music, movies and television join the celebration each year, as thousands of people from across the globe line up to watch over 30,000 lights bring the tree to life in stunning fashion. With millions more watching the LIVE telecast from home, there’s no better way to roll out the holiday festivities with the ones you love.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, November 4th

LoganIn the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy is up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. TV-MA

xXx: Return of Xander CagePREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, November 5th

xXx: Return of Xander CageThe third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, November 10th

AlliedThe story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. TV-MA

Ghost in the ShellPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, November 11th

Ghost in the ShellMajor, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, November 17th

BaywatchLifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. TV-MA

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, November 18th

The MummyTom Cruise headlines an all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Finding DoryPREMIERE
AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, November 19th

Finding DoryReuniting with everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, and friends Nemo and Marlin search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? See it on Together Time.

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, November 24th

Ted 2Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2. Life has changed drastically for buddies John (Mark Wahlberg), and best pal Ted (Seth MacFarlane), now married to the woman (Jessica Barth) of his dreams. Problems arise when the couple decide to adopt a child, but the law declares Ted to be property and not a person. TV-MA

Transformers: The Last KnightPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, November 25th

Transformers: The Last KnightHumans and Transformers are at war and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in earth’s hidden history. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

A Dog’s PurposePREMIERE
AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, November 26th

A Dog's PurposeBased on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. See it on Together Time.


Go to TopReturning Series

Mom 5 Fri Nov 03 AFN|prime 7:30pm
Teachers 2 Fri Nov 10 AFN|prime 8:00pm
Shameless 8 Wed Nov 10 AFN|spectrum LateNight 11:00pm
Chicago Med 3 Wed Nov 22 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, #TheBigDeal Production: Rock Grant. Narration: Rock Grant. October 30, 2017.

#TheBigDeal — October 2017

Be prepared for a second wave of new and returning series for the 2017 fall season. The MLB postseason, World Series and the return of the NHL & NBA will be surfing the crest of October’s new programming. Plus there’s scary stuff in the water as AFN|movie will “push the boat out” all month with weekly Halloween premiere movies. Subscribe to our Facebook @myafn and Twitter @AFNtelevision feeds for our sports, shows and movie announcements, or go to myafn.net for current listings.


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Marvel’s Inhumans
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, October 1st
Marvel's InhumansAfter a royal family of super-humans with diverse and unique powers is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions and a lush world with humanity all around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

Wisdom of the Crowd
AFN|prime 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, October 2nd
Wisdom of the CrowdA visionary tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime-solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner develops “Sophe,” an online platform for publicly shared information he’s certain will find his daughter’s killer.

AFN|prime 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, October 3rd
9JKLJosh Roberts is a new divorcé and struggling actor who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. As Josh’s family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some ground rules, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him.

The Gifted
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, October 3rd
The GiftedThis family adventure series tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Raven’s Home
AFN|pulse 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, October 8th
Raven's HomeDivorced mother of two, Raven Baxter, catches glimpses of the future. She uses her power to be a better mother, a successful fashion designer and friend. She’s not the only member of her family who can see the future. Her son Booker has inherited the ability, using it to make sense of middle school and family life. Their visions sometimes collide, but they always figure things out together.

AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, October 13th
DynastyThis contemporary reboot of the 1980’s cereal shifts the setting from Denver to Atlanta and assigns new faces (and sometimes genders) to names made familiar by the classic 1980s show. The drama is again set in motion by Fallon Carrington’s adverse reaction to billionaire daddy Blake surprising the family with a new fiancée. Jealousy, back stabbing, gold-digging and scheming ensue.

AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, October 14th
ValorThe boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.


Go to TopSpecials & Events

Superheroes Decoded Parts 1 & 2
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm & 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, October 8th
Superheroes Decoded Parts 1 & 2Kicking off AFN‘s “Superhero Week,” this two-part documentary special reveals the surprising true beginnings of America’s legendary superhero characters. The first superheroes emerged in the dark days of the Great Depression and evolved into the blockbuster franchises we know today – their epic origin story is the story of America. With rare access to top creators at both DC and Marvel, “Superheroes Decoded” uncovers how the rise of the superhero parallels America’s rise as a superpower in the 20th century, evolving through the decades into a uniquely American mythology that has captured audiences across the globe.

Superhero Week
AFN|movie — Monday, October 9th to Sunday, October 15th
Superhero WeekJoin AFN|movie for a full week of epic superhero themed movies. Pictures from both the Marvel and DC universes will be copiously represented. The event centerpiece will be the AFN world premiere of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” on Saturday 10/14 at 7pm. Check AFN schedules for movies and show-times.

Return to the Cole
Thursday, October 12th AFN|prime 7:50pm & AFN|spectrum 9:50pm
Return to the ColeThis Navy Media Production revisits the terrorist bombing attack against the United States Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole on 12 October 2000 while it was being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor. 15 crewmembers were killed and 39 injured. Check schedules at myafn.net for additional air times.

Navy Birthday
AFN|movie — Begins at 9:00am (CET/JKT) Wednesday, October 13th
Navy BirthdayNavy is celebrating its 242nd birthday this year. The central theme of this year will be “Sea Power to Protect and Promote.” Join us for a day of movies commemorating the day. Starting at 9am.

BET Hip Hop Awards
AFN|prime Pacific 3:00pm CET / 10:00pm JKT Saturday, October 14th
BET Hip Hop AwardsThis event returns to highlight the best of the year in hip-hop music, with bold performances and breakthrough freestyle cyphers. This seminal award show singularly celebrates hip-hop and sets social media on fire with the click of a hashtag, placing it among the most social award shows all year. This is the one show where the hottest rap stars of today share the stage with the icons of tomorrow.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, October 1st

TrollsEnter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, October 6th

UnfriendedUshering in a new era of horror, Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier. After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov. TV-MA

AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, October 8th

MinionsEver since the dawn of time, minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. Rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now they’ll earn a shot to work for a new boss—the world’s first female super-villain—and try to save all of Minionkind… from annihilation.

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of JusticePREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, October 14th

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of JusticeIt’s been several years since Superman’s colossal battle with Zod devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne. Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta, while the conniving Lex Luthor launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel. Part of AFN‘s Superhero Week.

Dracula UntoldPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, October 18th

Dracula UntoldBe transported to 15th-century Transylvania, where Vlad III, prince of Wallachia is a just ruler. With his wife, Mirena, Vlad rules a prolonged period of peace and protection for his people from the Ottoman Empire. But when Sultan Mehmed II demands 1,000 boys including Vlad’s son for his army, Vlad makes a deal with a monster enabling him to defeat the Turks — but at a large cost.

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, October 20th

Get OutNow that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. TV-MA

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, October 21st

The VisitDirector M. Night Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

The Purge: Election YearPREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, October 27th

The Purge: Election YearThe next terrifying chapter in “The Purge” saga occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America. It’s been two years since Leo Barnes stopped himself from an act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn. TV-MA

Ouija: Origin of EvilPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, October 28th

Ouija: Origin of EvilSit-in on the follow-up tale to the 2014’s sleeper hit movie. In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a stunt to their séance scam business and unwittingly invite actual evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is possessed, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send the possessor back to the other side. It was never just a game.


Go to TopReturning Series

MacGyver 2 Sun Oct 01 AFN|prime 7:00pm
Hawaii Five-0 7 Sun Oct 01 AFN|prime 8:00pm
Blue Bloods 8 Sun Oct 01 AFN|prime 9:00pm
Bob’s Burgers 8 Mon Oct 02 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
The Simpsons 29 Mon Oct 02 AFN|spectrum 7:30pm
Family Guy 17 Mon Oct 02 AFN|spectrum 8:00pm
Kevin Can Wait 2 Mon Oct 02 AFN|spectrum 8:30pm
NCIS LA 9 Mon Oct 02 AFN|prime 8:00pm
Lucifer 3 Mon Oct 03 AFN|prime 8:00pm
Scandal 7 Thu Oct 5 AFN|spectrum 8:00pm
Curb Your Enthusiasm 9 Sat Oct 7 AFN|spectrum LateNight 12:00am
Girl Meets World 3 Sun Oct 8 AFN|pulse 7:30pm
Once Upon A Time 7 Sun Oct 8 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
The Middle 9 Mon Oct 9 AFN|pulse 7:00pm
Fresh Off the Boat 4 Mon Oct 9 AFN|pulse 7:00pm
Madam Secretary 4 Mon Oct 9 AFN|prime 9:00pm
Riverdale 2 Fri Oct 13 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
NOVA 44 Sat Oct 14 AFN|prime 8:00pm
Jane the Virgin 4 Sat Oct 14 AFN|pulse 7:00pm
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 3 Sat Oct 14 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
Supernatural 13 Sat Oct 14 AFN|prime 7:00pm
Mr. Robot 3 Sat Oct 14 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm
Supergirl 3 Sun Oct 15 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
The Flash 4 Sun Oct 15 AFN|spectrum 8:00pm
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 3 Sun Oct 15 AFN|spectrum 9:00pm
Arrow 6 Sun Oct 15 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm
Shark Tank 9 Mon Oct 16 AFN|pulse 9:00pm
The Walking Dead 8 Mon Oct 23 AFN|spectrum 9:00pm
Transparent 4 Tue Oct 24 AFN|spectrum LateNight 11:00pm
Blindspot 3 Sat Oct 28 AFN|prime 8:00pm

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, #TheBigDeal Production: Rock Grant. Narration: Rock Grant. September 28, 2017.