#TheBigDeal — September 2016

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.


Go to TopNew Primetime Fall Series

Queen Sugar
AFN|pulse 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, September 9th
Queen SugarQueen 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
Harley and the DavidsonsA 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
BullNCIS 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
This Is UsSometimes 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.

Designated Survivor
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, September 23rd
Designated SurvivorKiefer 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 Can WaitKevin 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
MacGyverThis 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.

Animal Kingdom
AFN|prime Pacific 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 24th
Animal Kingdom17-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.

Lethal Weapon
AFN|prime 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 25th
Lethal WeaponCop 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
Son of ZornThis 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
PitchA 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.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 3rd

The MartianDuring 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.

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 10th

The WalkTwelve 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.

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 17th

McFarland, USABased 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 SugarmanPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, September 24th

Searching for SugarmanRodriguez 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.


Go to TopReturning Primetime Fall Series

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


Go to TopSports Talk with Willie & Jay

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.