Summer is just around the corner and we have a wave of theatrical premieres coming to AFN|movie. We kick-off the month with All The Way starring a brilliant Bryan Cranston reprising his Tony Award-winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson. Throughout the month, we’ll have an eclectic line-up coming your way, so check out the list, there’s sure to be something for every taste.
We will be introducing some new series to AFN, most notably Greenleaf, from OWN produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey along with Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker, Tye White and many more – promising to become this summer’s best new hit series…And check out all the returning summer shows, from the 11th season of America’s Got Talent, to season 18 of Big Brother, the sophomore season of Zoo and many more.
We know the excitement of the NBA and Stanley Cup finals and championships will be of utmost interest during the month. The vast majority of the games will be brought to you live with some replays. Be sure to check AFN|sports, AFN|sports 2 and AFN|prime Atlantic on myAFN.net and the myafn.net sports search engine for air times in your time zone.
We will wrap-up the month with a yearly television tradition coming to you a little earlier this year. Summer just wouldn’t be the same without Shark Week taking another seven-day bite starting June 27th.
All the Way — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, June 1st
This movie offers a riveting behind-the scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Staking his presidency on what would be an historic unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power. Stars Bryan Cranston, Anthony Makie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford, Frank Langella, Aisha Hinds, Mo McRae and Marque Richardson.
Kill Your Darlings — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, June 3rd
Kill Your Darlings is the previously untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that would lead to their Beat Revolution. This is the true story of friendship and murder that led to the birth of an entire generation. Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Olsen. (TV-MA)
Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 4th
With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt out in the cold, a new threat, called the Syndicate, soon emerges. The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation. Stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris.
Inside Out — PREMIERE
AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, June 5th
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Stars Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith.
Unfinished Business — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, June 10th
Tired of playing second-fiddle to his obnoxious boss, businessman Dan Trunkman quits and forms his own competing mineral sales firm. He takes a retiring associate and a dim-witted sales applicant with him. After a year and a half of struggle, a promising deal is in sight — then promptly folds, thanks to Dan’s ex-boss. Determined to save the deal, Dan and company fly to Germany, where a series of outrageous obstacles awaits. Stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost and James Marsden. (TV-MA)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 11th
Greg is a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a “co-worker” than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom insists he spend time with Rachel, a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer, he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. Stars Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal and Connie Britton.
The Wedding Ringer — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, June 17th
Doug Harris is a lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams. Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy. Stars Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers and Olivia Thirlby. (TV-MA)
Terminator: Genisys — PREMIEREAFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 18th
When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian, dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future… Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee and JK Simmons.
Top Five — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, June 24th
Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous and holding it all up to the light. Stars Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, JB Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco and Leslie Jones. (TV-MA)
Into the Woods — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 25th
This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski and Johnny Depp.
AFN|spectrum 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 4th
A cross between gritty crime drama and sci-fi thriller, inspired by Whitley Strieber’s best-selling novel, Alien Hunter. The show is about the disappearance of a decorated FBI agent’s wife, which leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists called “Hunters” who do not come from this world.
Kids’ BBQ Championship
AFN|family 6:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, June 6th
Eddie Jackson and Camila Alves host this pint-size outdoor grilling competition, which will award one young champion a $20,000 prize.
AFN|spectrum 7:30pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, June 8th
Six elementary school teachers try to mold young minds, even though their own lives aren’t really together. Whether it’s Ms. Snap hooking up with the school’s janitor or Ms. Bennigan flirting with the resident “hot dad”, the ladies teaching the youngsters on this comedy series are far from being the role models that parents would like teachers to be.
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, June 8th
Comic George Lopez stars as a fictionalized version of himself in this semi-autobiographical sitcom of his struggle of being between two worlds. Being too rich to go back to his Latino, working-class roots, he feels too ethnic to fit into the world of affluent celebrities.
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, June 10th
The classic horror film “The Omen” is re-imagined in a contemporary take on the life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture. Although he’s now a romantic, complex protagonist, Thorn grew up seemingly unaware of the evil forces around him. The past catches up with Damien, forcing him to face his true identity – that of the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, June 21st
This new workplace comedy from the producers of “The Office” is about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, June 26th
The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, is full of dark secrets and lies. Headed by Bishop James, and his wife and matriarch Lady Mae, they unite with their estranged daughter Grace who returned home after 20 years following the mysterious death of her sister, Faith.
|America’s Got Talent||11||Wed Jun 01||AFN|pulse||7:00pm|
|Beauty and the Beast||4||Sat Jun 04||AFN|pulse||8:00pm|
|Undercover Boss||7||Sun Jun 05||AFN|spectrum||8:00pm|
|Deadliest Catch||12||Sun Jun 05||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Kingdom||2||Sun Jun 05||AFN|spectrum||11:00pm|
|Younger||2||Wed Jun 08||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|The Soul Man||5||Wed Jun 08||AFN|spectrum||8:30pm|
|MasterChef||7||Thu Jun 09||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|Bates Motel||4||Fri Jun 10||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|Devious Maids||4||Fri Jun 10||AFN|pulse||9:00pm|
|When Calls the Heart||3||Fri Jun 10||AFN|pulse||7:00pm|
|The Last Ship||3||Mon Jun 13||AFN|prime||8:00pm|
|TURN: Washington’s Spies||3||Thu Jun 16||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Rizzoli & Isles||7||Tue Jun 21||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Big Brother||18||Thu Jun 23||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|Pretty Little Liars||7||Thu Jun 23||AFN|pulse||8:00pm|
|Odd Mom Out||2||Mon Jun 27||AFN|pulse||8:30pm|
|Stitchers||2||Thu Jun 30||AFN|pulse||9:00pm|
Sharks, sharks, and more sharks, totally jawsome! We’ve got to wait till Monday June 27th to enjoy another week dedicated to the planet’s most awesome creatures. We will bring you another fascinating lineup of these toothy creatures that have been given a yearly spotlight by Discovery since the 1980s, with this summer’s event marking its 29th year.
CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, Video Production: Rock Grant, Video Narration: Eric Gabriel, May 27 2016