#TheBigDeal — December 2017

At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes
It is unknown if bestselling author Marjorie Holmes had the warfighter in mind when she penned this quote, but it is apparent that it’s a good fit with the men, women and families serving and supporting our country overseas. Like no other time of year, the holiday season revitalizes that piece of home we all carry in our hearts. AFN will do its very best to fuel the Yuletide hearth with diverse holiday programs for the entire family.

For the first 25 days of December AFN will premiere daily holiday themed movies. The “25 Days of Christmas” on AFN|movie & AFN|family starts Friday, December 1st. The event will feature over fifty movies leading up to Christmas day. Sunday nights will also have premiere double feature titles. Check myafn.net for air times.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day recalls those who died or were injured when Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked in 1941. AFN will commemorate the event with special features on AFN|movie Thursday, December 7th at 1:00pm & 10:30pm.

After Christmas day, leading up to the New Year, AFN will present the best 2017 titles that premiered on AFN|movie and AFN|family’s Together Time from Tuesday, December 26th to Monday January 1st. Check myafn.net for daily air times.

 

Go to TopReturning Series

Channel Zero: No End House
AFN|prime 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, December 2nd
Channel Zero: No End HouseA young woman named Margot Sleator (played by Amy Forsyth), visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed. Season 2.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, December 3rd
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare to come, when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its highly anticipated fifth season with a special two-hour premiere.

Shadowhunters
AFN|pulse 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, December 14th
ShadowhuntersThe Shadow World is in upheaval as Valentine and The Circle continue to grow stronger by the minute, while the team quickly becomes disillusioned with The Clave and their reaction to the recent events. Loyalties will be tested, unlikely bonds will be made and relationships will be pushed to the limit as the team and their Downworlder friends make their way in a new world. Season 2.

 

Go to TopSpecials & Events

UFC 218
AFN|sports2 4:00amCET/12:00pmJKT Sunday, December 3rd
UFC 218From the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, the event will be the first for the promotion at the newly-built venue. On the main card: Max Holloway vs. José Aldo, Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou, Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis, Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje and Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson.

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special
AFN|prime 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, December 4th
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary SpecialThe Special was filmed on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original sound-stage. In it, Burnett will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q & As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, as well as the effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.

Psych: The Movie
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, December 8th
Psych: The MovieBased on the dramedy series, the TV movie follows the characters three years later as pseudo-psychic detective Shawn Spencer and Burton “Gus” Guster open up their new office called “psychphrancisco,” and are solving a case after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. Trouble ensues, and the Psych team seeks justice.

Army/Navy Game
AFN|sports Saturday 9:00pm CET/ Sunday 5:00am JKT December 9th & 10th
Army/Navy GameFor the first time since 2012, the winner of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy will be decided in a battle between Army and Navy at the 118th Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia, Pa. Join and engage with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as your message may be shared live on-air during the game. Use #ArmyNavyAFN for your spirit messages and media posts.

WWE: Clash of Champions
AFN|sports2 2:00am CET/10:00am JKT Sunday, December 17th
WWE: Clash of ChampionsThis year the event will come you LIVE from the Boston Massachusetts TD garden. The card will feature matches resulting from SmackDown LIVE. All championships from SmackDown will be defended, which includes the WWE Championship, United States Championship, SmackDown Tag Team Championship, and the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

UFC 219
AFN|sports2 4:00am CET/12:00pm JKT Sunday, December 30th
UFC 219Cris “Cyborg” Justino defends her title against Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 219 in Las Vegas. On the main card: Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza, Jimmie Rivera vs. John Lineker, Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny, Khalil Roundtree Jr. vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza, Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn, Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese, Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek, Lous Smolka vs. Matheus Nicolau and Marvin Vettori vs. Omari Akhmedov.

 

Go to TopMovie Premieres

Why Him?PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, December 1st

Why Him?Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry and Ned’s panic level escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question. TV-MA


KrampusPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, December 2nd

KrampusWhen his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force intent on punishing non-believers? All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life, laying siege to the fractured family, and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive. May not be suitable for younger viewers.


Office Christmas PartyPREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, December 8th

Office Christmas PartyWhen the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs. TV-MA


Almost ChristmasPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, December 9th

Almost Christmas A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died. The beloved patriarch asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

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

#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

S.W.A.T.
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.

 

Go to TopSpecials & Events

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

LoganPREMIERE
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.


AlliedPREMIERE
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.


BaywatchPREMIERE
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


The MummyPREMIERE
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.


Ted 2PREMIERE
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

SERIES SEASON PREMIERE CHANNEL TIME (CET/JKT)
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.