#TheBigDeal — July 2017

In this issue:

Returning Series
Movie Premieres

July is an exciting month on AFN as we offer up a long list of great movies, specials and returning series. We will kick off the month with a “Marvel’s Avengers Weekend” starting Friday, June 30th. AFN|movie will marathon every Marvel Universe movie released before 2016. The marathon will crest with the AFN premiere of Captain America: Civil War Saturday July 1st at 7pm CET/JKT. You will be able to catch some movie re-airs from the marathon on Sunday July 2nd as well. Go to myafn.net for tune-in times.

AFN’s Independence Day celebrations will include a horde of Fourth of July specials on AFN|spectrum on the 4th and 5th, while AFN|movie will host an epic serving of patriotic movies all day. Check out the Specials section below, or go to myafn.net for tune-in times.

The complete adventures of Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” trilogy will air on AFN|movie Saturday, July 15th starting with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at 1pm, The Desolation of Smaug at 4pm and culminating with the AFN world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at 7pm. This epic trilogy was directed by Peter Jackson and was written in 1937 by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Keep an eye open July 20th – 23rd for AFN social media content from San Diego Comic-Con. This grand convention offers the opportunity for AFN to get the latest on trends and news on the best movies and shows on television. Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/myAFN/ and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AFNtelevision for posts and updates. #SDCCAFN

What’s summer without our toothy finned friends? Discovery Shark Week is back on AFN|spectrum starting July 23rd. Daily specials with everything you ever wanted to know about these eating machines start at 5pm CET/JKT during the week. Go to myafn.net for tune-in times.

What do you get when you mashup “Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm and “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen? The answer is the “Hunstman” franchise – comprised of Snow White and the Huntsman and The Huntsman: Winter’s War. AFN|movie will bring you both features starting at 4:30pm Saturday, July 29th.


Go to TopReturning Series

Playing House
AFN|spectrum 7:30pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 1st
Playing HouseChildhood best friends Maggie Caruso and Emma Crawford have shared countless adventures raising Maggie’s daughter Charlotte together in their hometown of Pinebrook. The BFFs have overcome unexpected hurdles since Emma moved back home to help Maggie, including navigating colorful characters from their past and surviving countless dating misadventures. The table turns when its Maggie’s turn to come to Emma’s rescue as their friendship faces its biggest challenge yet.

AFN|spectrum 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 1st
KilljoysSeason 2 ended with Dutch calling for war in an effort to make Khlyen and Pawter’s deaths count, while teammate Johnny, accompanied by the literally gun-armed Clara, bid their ship Lucy goodbye and set off all by his lonesome, unable to tell Dutch and his brother D’avin that he’d killed Delle Seyah in retaliation. But unbeknownst to any of them, Aneela is alive and kicking and coming after them.

American Grit
AFN|prime 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, July 3rd
American GritThis season will be more about John Cena’s “Hustle, Loyalty and Respect” mantra, rather than this Gold’s Gym meathead attitude with “How much ya bench?” The new format promises to have a wider appeal being more about the mental game than the physical one.

AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT)Wednesday, July 12th
YoungerAt the end of Season 3, Liza spilled the beans to her friend and co-worker Kelsey that’s she’s actually 41, not 27. And we saw the end (…again) of Josh and Liza’s relationship. Rumor has it that the show will travel to Ireland at the end of the season for a special episode.

AFN|prime 8:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, July 13th
SuitsWill things change between Mike and Harvey now that Mike is a legit lawyer? What did Donna Paulsen mean when she told Harvey she wanted “something more?” Can Louis Litt withstand yet another personal heartbreak? Is Jessica Pearson really gone for good? And where will Rachel Zane and Mike’s relationship go now that they both are lawyers?

The Fosters
AFN|pulse 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, July 16th
The FostersAt the end of last season, pretty much everyone was in peril. Callie was in the clutches of a pimp/drug dealer and Stef was headed in the wrong direction to find her; Jesus, still recovering from a traumatic brain injury, had just found out about Emma’s abortion and that Brandon and Mariana were also keeping the secret from him; and Lena was about to lose her job as Anchor Beach Charter School was on the cusp of going private. Season 5 will jump in from there.

Game of Thrones
AFN|spectrum LateNight 11:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, July 17th
Game of ThronesWith a plethora of fan theories and rumors, Season 7 of the highly anticipated series returns for another season. Like the previous year, this year will largely consist of original content not found in George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, but adapts material from the upcoming sixth and seventh novels “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring.”

AFN|spectrum 9:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, July 19th
ShooterSeason 2 follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of normalcy. Josh Stewart is set as a series regular playing Solotov, an assassin with a connection to Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe) and his team from Afghanistan.

AFN|spectrum LateNight 12:00am (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 29th
BallersSeason 3 of this pumped-up series has been unleashed, and opportunity is oozing everywhere beyond Miami. “You’ve blown up your entire client list chasing global domination,” Ricky warns Spencer. That chase appears to include a football team in Las Vegas. Look out, Raiders?

AFN|spectrum LateNight 12:30am (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 29th
InsecureIt doesn’t look like things are going to get any easier for Issa Dee, as she awkwardly moves across social tableaux declaring her “hella confused,” “hella tempted,” and “hella lit.”


Go to TopSpecials

American Experience: The Great War
AFN|spectrum 1—7:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, July 4th
American Experience: The Great WarDrawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

A Capitol Fourth
AFN|spectrum 6:30pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, July 5th
A Capitol FourthA Capitol Fourth celebrates Independence Day honoring our country’s birthday with an all-star salute. From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this top-rated extravaganza features coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Wednesday, July 4th
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks SpectacularCelebrating America’s birthday is a blast with the presentation of the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The centerpiece of this breathtaking, LIVE summer special is the nation’s largest patriotic pyrotechnic display, with over 40,000 fireworks illuminating the night sky over the Hudson River. The nation’s top musicians perform their hottest hits, and the biggest Hollywood stars are on hand to help honor Independence Day.

SyFy Presents: Live from Comic-Con
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, July 20th — Sunday, July 23rd
SyFy Presents: Live from Comic-ConZach Levi will host this three night event, which will be broadcast during San Diego Comic-Con. Expect discussion of all the biggest news coming out of each day of the Con, trailer breakdowns, guests, coverage of the events at the Con and, generally, a lot of geeking out.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

Captain America: Civil WarPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 1st

Captain America: Civil WarPolitical pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.

Star Wars: The Force AwakensPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 8th

Star Wars: The Force AwakensThirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 15th

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesThis epic final film in The Hobbit Trilogy is based on the timeless masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo’s journey culminates in a desperate and dangerous choice as darkness converges on the Lonely Mountain and the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Ian McKellen is Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom.

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 22nd

WarcraftBlizzard Entertainment’s popular game comes to life in a world-colliding conflict. The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

The Huntsman: Winter’s WarPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 29th

The Hunstman: Winter's WarBefore the story of Snow White – evil Queen Ravenna betrays her good sister Freya by freezing her heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric alongside fellow warrior Sara, the only woman who’s ever captured his heart. Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, #TheBigDeal Production: Rock Grant. Narration: Eric Gabriel. June 28, 2017.