#TheBigDeal — July 2016

Summer is here and we’re cooking up some fun. Check out the 31 Degrees of Separation July movie event, where we will air 31 movies that share actors all of July. And we created a companion game to test your movie knowledge. We will also bring you special Comic-Con 2016 multi-media coverage so that you can interact with us at the convention and stay on top of the hottest entertainment trends.

Summer movie premieres and series will include Chappie, Spies and the fourth season of Ray Donovan. And as a special treat we will simulcast the world premiere of Sharknado 4 from SyFy so you can engage and participate in the social feeding frenzy.

The MLB All Star game will also be given special attention, so keep an eye on your social feeds starting July 8th for news and information leading up to the big game on July 12th. And we didn’t forget the ESPY awards coming to you July 13th LIVE on AFN|sports. Thursday 2am CET, 3am AST, 4:30am AFG & 9am JKT.


Go to TopComic-Con 2016

Since its humble beginning in the 1970’s, Comic-Con has grown to feature all aspects of the popular arts presenting thousands of special guests including film and television directors, producers, writers and actors. AFN wants to connect you to this highly anticipated experience by being a virtual presence for you on-location via social media. Follow our live streams and engage us real-time on the convention floor. Look for live Tweets, Facebook Live posts, and Instagram media as the AFN media team shares the convention experience. Running from July 20th to the 24th be sure to follow us on Twitter at @AFNtelevision #SDCCAFN, AFN.Radio.Television on Instagram and AFN American Forces Network on Facebook.


Go to Top31 Degrees of Separation: July Movie Event

31 Degrees of SeparationThroughout the month of July, AFN|movie will give you a chance to connect one actor from the 9 pm movie from one night to another actor the next night. Who was the connecting actor from X-Men First Class (starring Kevin Bacon) and Prometheus? Starting on July 1st connect all the actors that link Kevin to appearing once again in the last movie of the month on July 31st. To add to the fun we have created a game to add to the fun which you can play here. Share your results on your social feeds and challenge your friends & family.


Go to Top2016 MLB All-Star Game

MLB 2016 All-Star GameThis year’s All-Star game will be coming to you live from San Diego’s Petco Park and AFN is going to be rubbing elbows with MLB legends and stars. Starting July 11th we will light up AFN’s social media as we cover the Fanfest, Home Run Derby, media events and big game. Follow us and join in @AFNtelevision #ASG on Twitter, AFN.Radio.Televion on Instagram and AFN American Forces Network on Facebook. And watch the MLB All-Star Game: National League vs. American League LIVE on AFN|sports. Wednesday 2am CET, 3am AST, 4:30am AFG & 9am JKT.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

Hitman: Agent 47PREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:30pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 1st

Hitman: Agent 47An elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research—and forty-six earlier Agent clones—endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds and Thomas Kretschmann. (TV-MA)

Fantastic FourPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 2nd

Fantastic FourThis re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical forms in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.

AFN|family 4:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, July 3rd

PixelsAs kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant saved the world thousands of times—at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. When intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults—and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by retro video game sprites. Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox.

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 8th

ChappieEvery child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel, a dangerous idea that will challenge and pit Chappie against powerful forces that would ensure that he is the last of his kind. Stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. (TV-MA)

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

Paper TownsAdapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), “Paper Towns” is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears—leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship—and true love. Stars Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith and Jaz Sinclair.

AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 15th

SpySusan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer and prevent a global disaster.Stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Miranda Hart and Jude Law. (TV-MA)

Ricki and the FlashPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 16th

Ricki and the FlashLoaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife. Stars Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan and Rick Springfield.

Sharknado: The 4th AwakensPREMIERE
AFN|movie 2:00am (CET) /9:00am (JKT) Monday, August 1st

Sharknado: The 4th AwakensTaking place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in Sharknado 3, Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years. But now sharks and ‘nados are being whipped up in places (and ways) that are completely unexpected… Sharknado 4 will be simulcast with SyFy stateside allowing you to join in on the social-media fun @AFNTelevision with #SharkNado4. Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid , David Hasselhoff, Ryan Newman, Tommy Davidson, Cheryl Tiegs, Gary Busey, Cody Linley, Imani Hakim and Masiela Lusha.


Go to TopNew & Returning Series

Ray Donovan (season 4)
AFN|spectrum 11:30pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 1st
Ray DonovanThe blowback from last season’s armed conflict with the Armenian mafia will have far reaching effects. Ray Donovan wants to be a better man, but it doesn’t look like life is going to let him stay on the straight and narrow, especially if he is going to protect his family. With Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson and Eddie Marsan.

Mr. Robot (season 2)
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 14th
Mr. Robot“Control is an illusion” is the tagline for season 2.0. And we learned from season 1.0 that control isn’t the only thing that’s illusory. More of the same for our troubled security engineer Elliot Anderson and his enigmatic anarchist hacktivist leader Mr. Robot. With Rami Malek and Christian Slater.

Killjoys (season 2)
AFN|prime Pacific 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 16th
KilljoysFollowing the season one cliffhanger, season two begins with Dutch and John trying to find their brother-in-arms who’s been kidnapped at the hands of Dutch’s childhood mentor, Khlyen. As truths are revealed, their loyalties are tested as they struggle to balance the lives of their killjoy family and defending the good of the Quad. With Hannah John-Kamen, Luke Macfarlane and Aaron Ashmore.

Hello World! (New Mini-Series)
AFN|family 4:00 & 5:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 16th
Hello World!Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund, HELLO WORLD! is a six-part series taking a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today’s most celebrated musicians. The series brings out the universal themes of the artists’ music by using it as a soundtrack for the stories of animals in the wild. Featuring the music of Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, Joan Jett, Dave Matthews, Usher Raymond, and Steven Tyler.

Suits (season 6)
AFN|prime 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 21st
SuitsSeason six picks up immediately following Mike Ross’ plea deal, as he begins his two-year sentence for conspiracy to commit fraud. Having spared his colleagues at Pearson Specter Litt, Mike will face the harsh reality of prison life while Harvey, Jessica, Louis, Donna, and Rachel deal with the fact that their once-bustling firm is now a ghost town. With Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Maghan Markle.


CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, Video Production: Rock Grant, Video Talent: Eric Gabriel, June 28 2016