#TheBigDeal — June 2017

In this issue:

New Series
Movie Premieres
Returning Series

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and LGBT service members and dependents deserve to know their country stands beside them. Stemming from that spirit, AFN has reserved every Thursday night in June for LGBT-themed triple features starting at 7pm CET/JKT. And on Thursday, June 1, AFN|movie will air an encore Junathon of “When We Rise” from 9am to 6pm CET/JKT. “When We Rise” chronicles the personal and political struggles of a diverse group of LGBTQ+ individuals who helped pioneer a portion of the civil rights movement from its infancy to the successes of today. Check myafn.net for adjusted air times.

The NBA Finals are coming and the Championship Trophy will be crowned on the first team to win four games in the best-of-seven game series. AFN will bring it all for you as the epic fight unfolds. Check myafn.net sports schedule for adjusted game times.

 

Go to TopNew Series

Good Behavior
AFN|spectrum 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, June 4th
Good BehaviorLetty Raines is a thief and con artist who is always one bad decision from implosion. Fresh out of prison, she’s attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the killer.

The F Word with Gordon Ramsay
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, June 8th
The F Word with Gordon RamsayBased on the U.K. series of the same name, award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay hosts a new food variety show. Each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and good cooking with Ramsay’s passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind series.

Daytime Divas
AFN|pulse 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, June 8th
Daytime DivasBased on the book “Satan’s Sisters,” by “The View” host Star Jones, the series follows the character of Maxine, played by Vanessa Williams, as she launches a popular daytime TV show called The Lunch Hour. Maxine and her co-hosts Mo, Kibby, Nina, and Heather are all friends when the cameras are rolling, but as soon as they get behind the scenes it changes, drastically.

The Quad
AFN|pulse 8:00pm (CET/JKT)Friday, June 9th
The QuadAmbitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher is the newly-elected President of (the fictional) Georgia A&M University. Upon arriving, Eva is charged with saving the prestigious HBCU from bankruptcy and her twenty-year Junriage from crumbling while managing a tumultuous relationship with her rebellious only daughter. A diverse group of freshman also promises to keep Eva’s hands full.

Rebel
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, June 16th
RebelOfficers of color encounter conflicts during a time when law departments are dealing with charges of brutality and misconduct. The show features many issues taken from current headlines, the story centers on officer Rebel Knight, a tough, intelligent, well-respected Oakland detective. However, once Rebel becomes the focus of an intense internal affairs/criminal investigation, she is forced to leave her job.

I Love Dick
AFN|spectrum LateNight 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, June 20th
I Love DickSet in a colorful academic community in Texas, the story follows frustrated filmmaker Chris, and writer, Sylvere, who are in a troubled Junriage. And then there’s Professor Dick. The story is adapted from Chris Kraus’ novel of the same name, and is told from shifting viewpoints revealing contradictory interpretations of the same events. Two half hour episodes will air every Tuesday.

Blood Drive
AFN|prime 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, June 22nd
Blood DriveLos Angeles in the near future: water is as scarce as oil, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade. It’s a place where crime is so rampant that only the worst violence is punished, and where Arthur Bailey — the city’s last good cop — runs afoul of the dirtiest and meanest underground car rally in the world. The master of ceremonies is a vaudevillian nightmare, the drivers are homicidal deviants, and the cars run on human blood.

 

Go to TopMovie Premieres

The Wizard of LiesPREMIERE
AFN|movie 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 3rd

The Wizard of LiesIn 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. The movie examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight. TV-MA


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

Jason BourneMatt Damon returns to his most iconic role as the CIA’s most lethal former operative as he is once again drawn out of the shadows. For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role.


Daddy’s HomePREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 17th

Daddy's HomeDaddy’s Home follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading biological father (Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.


Pitch Perfect 2PREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, June 24th

Pitch Perfect 2The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to summer 2012’s hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

 

Go to TopReturning Series

SERIES SEASON PREMIERE CHANNEL TIME (CET/JKT)
The Expanse 2 Sun Jun 4 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
Colony 2 Sun Jun 4 AFN|spectrum 8:00pm
Fear the Walking Dead 3 Mon Jun 5 AFN|spectrum 9:00pm
Food Network Star 13 Mon Jun 5 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
House of Cards 5 Fri Jun 9 AFN|spectrum LateNight 12:00am
So You Think You Can Dance? 14 Tue Jun 13 AFN|pulse 7:00pm
FaceOff 12 Wed Jun 14 AFN|prime Atlantic 7:00pm
MasterChef 8 Thu Jun 15 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
Wynonna Earp 2 Sat Jun 17 AFN|prime Pacific 9:00pm
Kingdom 3 Sun Jun 18 AFN|spectrum Latenight 11:00pm
The Haves and the Havenots 4 Wed Jun 21 AFN|pulse 10:00pm
Queen Sugar 2 Thu Jun 22 AFN|pulse 9:00pm
TURN: Washington’s Spies 4 Sun Jun 25 AFN|prime Pacific 7:00pm
Preacher 2 Mon Jun 26 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm
Big Brother 19 Thu Jun 29 AFN|prime 7:00pm
Zoo 3 Fri Jun 30 AFN|prime 9:00pm

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

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