The fall is the best season for television, and starting this September, AFN will introduce many new & exciting shows from this year’s freshman contenders. Along with the new, we will see the return of your longstanding shows, with new seasons and fresh episodes. AFN primetime promises a balanced and current mix of programs from the US entertainment spectrum.
The NFL’s 2016 season starts September 8th, and AFN will air every game and every team during week 1. To get tune-in information for AFN’s NFL week 1, download this PDF document or go to myAFN.net for the latest updates.
On August 25 AFN introduced Sports Talk with Willie & Jay on Facebook LIVE. If you are a sports devotee, particularly a football fan, we strongly encourage you to give this AFN original production a look.
AFN|pulse 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, September 9th
Queen Sugar follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father — an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Harley and the Davidsons
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 11th
A Harley-Davidson is more than a motorcycle. It is an American symbol, built from the ground up by founders Walter and Arthur Davidson and their friend Bill Harley. But the road to success was not exactly smooth – it was filled with innumerable obstacles, ruthless competitors and extraordinary risks. Three part miniseries.
AFN|prime 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, September 21st
NCIS alumni Michael Weatherly plays Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick.
This Is Us
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, September 22nd
Sometimes life will surprise you. This series follows a unique ensemble as their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. This modern dramedy will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, September 23rd
Kiefer Sutherland returns to primetime in a new conspiracy thriller playing Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack. He will struggle to prevent his country and family from falling into chaos as he is thrust into the most difficult presidency ever.
Kevin Can Wait
AFN|pulse 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, September 22nd
Kevin James returns in a comedy about a newly retired cop looking forward to quality time with his friends and family. When his oldest daughter announces she’s dropping out of college to support her fiancé, Kevin knows his only choice is to move them both into his home to keep her in school.
AFN|pulse 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 24th
This reimagining of the classic series is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government. Mac uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives.
AFN|prime Pacific 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 24th
17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody moves in with his freewheeling criminal relatives in a Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family.
AFN|prime 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 25th
Cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles in this reimagined series from the hit movie franchise. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique.
Son of Zorn
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, September 26th
This new hybrid live-action/animated comedy is about a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son.
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, September 27th
A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Beautiful, tough and gifted, Ginny Baker is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut.
The Martian — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 3rd
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. Watney survives and finds himself stranded and alone on the planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
The Walk — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 10th
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man—Philippe Petit has ever, or will ever, walk between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy, and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and James Badge Dale.
McFarland, USA — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 17th
Based on the 1987 true story, novice runners from an economically challenged California town build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. The team and community bond to build a championship cross-country team, and an enduring legacy. Stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz and Carlos Pratts.
Searching for Sugarman — PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 24th
Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. But the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity. But over the next two decades, a bootleg recording emerges in South Africa where he became a phenomenon.
|Dancing with the Stars||23||Tue Sep 13||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|Blindspot||2||Thu Sep 15||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|If Loving You Is Wrong||2||Thu Sep 16||AFN|pulse||9:00pm|
|The Voice||11||Tue Sep 20||AFN|pulse||7:00pm|
|Gotham||3||Tue Sep 20||AFN|prime||9:00pm|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||4||Wed Sep 21||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|NCIS||14||Wed Sep 21||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|New Girl||6||Wed Sep 21||AFN|spectrum||7:30pm|
|Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||4||Wed Sep 21||AFN|spectrum||8:00pm|
|NCIS: New Orleans||3||Wed Sep 21||AFN|prime||9:00pm|
|Scream Queens||2||Wed Sep 21||AFN|pulse||9:00pm|
|Survivor: Millennials vs Gen X||33||Thu Sep 22||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|The Goldbergs||4||Thu Sep 22||AFN|pulse||7:30pm|
|Law & Order: SVU||18||Thu Sep 22||AFN|spectrum||8:00pm|
|Modern Family||8||Thu Sep 22||AFN|pulse||8:00pm|
|Black-ish||3||Thu Sep 22||AFN|pulse||8:30pm|
|Chicago PD||4||Thu Sep 22||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Empire||3||Thu Sep 22||AFN|prime||10:00pm|
|Grey’s Anatomy||13||Fri Sep 23||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|The Big Bang Theory||10||Fri Sep 23||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|Chicago Med||2||Fri Sep 23||AFN|prime||8:00pm|
|How to Get Away With Murder||3||Fri Sep 23||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|The Blacklist||4||Fri Sep 23||AFN|prime||9:00pm|
|Superstore||2||Sat Sep 24||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|Rosewood||2||Sat Sep 24||AFN|spectrum||8:00pm|
|Lucifer||2||Sat Sep 24||AFN|prime Pacific||9:00pm|
|Hawaii Five-O||7||Sun Sep 25||AFN|prime Pacific||8:00pm|
|Blue Bloods||7||Sun Sep 25||AFN|prime Pacific||9:00pm|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||8||Mon Sep 26||AFN|prime||7:00pm|
|Bob’s Burgers||7||Mon Sep 26||AFN|spectrum||7:00pm|
|The Simpsons||28||Mon Sep 26||AFN|spectrum||7:30pm|
|Last Man Standing||6||Mon Sep 26||AFN|pulse||7:30pm|
|Dr. Ken||2||Mon Sep 26||AFN|pulse||8:00pm|
|Family Guy||16||Mon Sep 26||AFN|spectrum||8:30pm|
|Once Upon a Time||6||Mon Sep 26||AFN|pulse||9:00pm|
|Quantico||2||Tue Sep 27||AFN|spectrum||9:00pm|
|Criminal Minds||12||Thu Sep 29||AFN|prime||8:00pm|
On August 25th the AFN sports programming team, Willie & Jay, went live on Facebook with their first ever Sports Talk show. Topics range from covering frequently asked questions, answering direct viewer questions and more. Take a look:
CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, Video Production: Rock Grant, Video Talent: Eric Gabriel. SportsTalk with Willie & Jay Hosts: William Price and Jason Stevenson, Moderated By: Marisa Gaona, Production: Rock Grant, Kimberly Antos, Fabian Montgomery, Keren Olson, Research & Development: George Smith. August 29, 2016.