Welcome to #TheBigDeal

Out with the old, in with the new! #TheBigDeal is all about what is going on at AFN – and we want you to be in the know! More than just a re-brand of the AFN TV Talk blog, we want to provide a resource of Who, What, When, Where and Why on AFN – while converging TV with AFN internet resources and social media.


Go to TopBlack History Month on AFN

Black History month on AFNThe official 2016 theme for Black History Month is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory. AFN will focus on movies and specials set in revered locations from Black History throughout the month of February. For complete listings on what AFN has to offer for the month, go to our special Black History myAFN.net programming search page (blackhistory.myafn.net).

 

SelmaPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7pm (CET/JKT) Saturday February 6th

SelmaSelma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr, Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey.

Along with this AFN premiere, AFN|movie will bring you the old plantations of the south with 12 Years a Slave, Roots and Amistad; the battlefields of war with Glory, Miracle at St. Anna, Men of Honor and Red Tails; the hallowed towns of the Civil Rights movement in The Help and The Heat of the Night; and the Urban landscapes of The Soloist, Won’t Back Down and Fruitvale Station. Go to the Black History myAFN.net programming search page (blackhistory.myafn.net) for complete listings.

Independent LensSundays 5pm (CET/JKT) on AFN|spectrum will offer several specials from the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens with documentaries on Jim Crow racism, African American photographers and The Black Panthers. Also offered will be JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness – About the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act 1965.

OWN at the ApolloJoin us in Harlem, NY Saturdays 2pm CET, 10pm JKT on AFN|prime Pacific with a reserved seat at the famed Apollo Theater in for several Legends: OWN performances featuring Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire.

AFN|family’s Together Time will offer an eclectic mix of movies Sundays 4pm (CET/JKT) suitable for family viewing, Including White Water, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, Ruby Bridges and Selma, Lord Selma.

Go to TopSuper Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50The TV event of the year will be brought to you LIVE on AFN|sports Monday February 8th at 12am CET, 2am AST, 3:30am AFG and 8am JKT.
REPLAYS will be on AFN Sports:
MON 12am CET, 2am AST, 3:30am AFG & 8am JKT
and
MON 6pm CET, 8pm AST, 9:30pm AFG & TUE 2am JKT

As an added bonus we will be live-chatting during the game, and sharing messages on-air during the pre-game and game. Be sure to use #SB50AFN to join the conversation. We will be monitoring Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Go to Top2016 88th Academy Awards & Red Carpet

Oscar®
The biggest entertainment awards show of the year will be brought to you LIVE as they unfold from Hollywood California. Tune in to AFN|movie for full coverage from the Red Carpet to the stage podium for this yearly grandiose event.


Live: Monday, February 29th 2:30am CET, 10:30am JKT
Encore: Monday, February 29th 7pm (CET/JKT)
The Academy awards will be preceded by Red Carpet coverage as well:
Live: Monday, February 29th 1am CET, 9am JKT
Encore: Monday, February 29th 5:30pm (CET/JKT)

Go to TopWalking Dead – Mid-season Return

The Walking DeadLet’s face it, the idea that our zombie-hardened survivors would settle down to a normal life in Alexandria was always a big pipe dream. “Happily ever after” is not in the cards for these protagonists, and they are on the move once again. In the mid-season finale we were introduced to Negan whose gang rolled up against Daryl, introducing a new dreaded character into the story.

Go to TopX Files – I want to believe… again.

The X FilesA special six episode season will bring back conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and realist Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) for more FBI cases involving the strange and unexplained. Mulder and Scully have been off the road since 2002, same with their old FBI boss Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and fellow agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Also power-broker and devious Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis) plus The Lone Gunmen will all figure into the revival.

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Fabian Montgomery, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, Video Production: Rock Grant, Video Talent: Eric Gabriel, January 11 2016.

Operation: Chillax Moviethon

Relax Reflect Recharge with AFN|movie

It has been a big year for us at AFN, and we will take the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of 2015, and face 2016 head-on with a fresh positive start. AFN will ring-in the New Year with the cream of the crop from AFN’s movie premiere list from 2015, and bid a suiting farewell to the year.

Operation: Chillax

From December 27th to January 2nd AFN|movie will feature a four acclaimed movies starting at 5pm each day. The event will typically start with a family movie, followed by two TV-G, TV-PG or TV-14 movies, ending with a TVMA rated title at the end of the day, so parental discretion is advised as the evening progresses.
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Relax, kick back and watch a collection of the best AFN premiere movies from the past year.
Reflect on the past year to glean from the positives, and learn from the negatives.
Recharge with a positive resolve for 2016…And have a happy and prosperous New Year!

Here is the week’s line-up (All Times CET/JKT):

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th 2015

5:00pm – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

7:00pm – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

9:30pm – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

12:30pm – TED (TVMA)

Sunday, December 27th
 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28th 2015

5:00pm – Rio 2

7:00pm – Maleficent

9:00pm – Unbroken

11:30pm – The Equalizer (TVMA)

Monday, December 28th
 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th 2015

5:00pm – Mr. Peabody & Sherman

7:00pm – Noah

9:30pm – The Fault in Our Stars

12:00am – 22 Jump Street (TVMA)

Tuesday, December 29th
 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30th 2015

5:00pm – Cinderella

7:00pm – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

9:30pm – Transformers: Age of Extinction

12:30am – Neighbors (TVMA)

Wednesday, December 30th
 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st 2015

5:00pm – Home

7:00pm – Gravity

9:00pm – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

11:30pm – The Heat (TVMA)

Thursday, December 31st
 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1st 2016

5:00pm – How to Train Your Dragon 2

7:00pm – Guardians of the Galaxy

9:00pm – X-Men: Days of Future Past

11:30pm – American Hustle (TVMA)

Friday, January 1st
 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd 2016

5:00pm – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

7:00pm – Man of Steel

9:30pm – The Maze Runner

11:30pm – Gone Girl (TVMA)

Saturday, January 2nd

Stop Bullying—Body Positive: A Special AFN|family Event

AFN is excited to announce a special broadcast event on Sunday October 25th “Stop Bullying—Body Positive”. The event will feature special programs around the topic of positive body image. Today, kids face millions of voices from the media telling them how they need to look, and some young people will stop at nothing to get to “that perfect shape.” Bullies sense and prey upon the weaknesses of negative body image and can greatly aggravate side effects that can lead victims to dangerous behavior. Many topics will be explored as “Stop Bullying – Body Positive” puts fat shaming, eating disorders and other body image topics under examination.

Trisha Prabhu -Rethink SoftwareInterspersed in the event will be a 10 minute short entitled “Rethink” about 16 year-old Trisha Prabhu, who created a software program that is a non-intrusive, innovative product that encourages social media users to “rethink” their thoughts before posting them on-line.

Following is the schedule for this important television event. Also feel free to browse the very helpful online resources after the schedule. Let us know what you think on AFN‘s Facebook Page, send us a tweet at @AFNtelevision or @AFNlistens, or drop us a line at myAFN.net.


NFL Characters Unite (2015) PREMIERE— 1:00pm CET/JKT
NFL Characters UniteNFL stars share deeply personal stories of facing hardships in their lives and mentor young people in their communities who are currently struggling to fit in, deal with bullying and overcome adversity. Players featured in this year’s initiative include Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles, Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams, and 2014 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion cornerback Richard Sherman and Coach Pete Carroll. Through meaningful conversations and unique one-on-one confidence building activities made possible by local YMCAs, the players encourage the kids they meet to find the character, strength, and courage to persevere and pursue their own dreams.

The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010) PREMIERE— 2:00pm CET/JKT
The Fat Boy ChroniclesJimmy Winterpock at age 14, wants to get into shape and impress a pretty classmate while contending with relentless bullying at school in this emotional drama inspired by actual events. Jimmy is five-foot-five, and weighs 187 pounds. He’s constantly tormented by his cruel classmates, and can’t summon the energy to participate in school sports. But when Jimmy meets a classmate who sees past his appearance, he decides that it’s high time to make a change that will improve his standard of living.

To Be Fat Like Me (2007) PREMIERE— 3:30pm CET/JKT
To Be Fat Like MePretty, popular, athletic 17-year-old Aly is on the fast track to college when an accident damages her knee and any chance for an athletic scholarship. A documentary contest, and her mother’s constant struggle with weight, gives her the idea to go undercover at high school wearing a “fat suit” and hidden camera to prove that personality can outshine physical difference. Aly has always been slim and confident, so she is totally unprepared for the reality of how the world treats a “fat” girl, and she begins to understand how intolerant she has been of her own mother’s experience.

Starving In Suburbia (2014) — 5:00pm CET/JKT
Starving In SuburbiaWhen seventeen year old Hannah stumbles upon a website about Thinspiration — an online community devoted to anorexia as a life choice — she becomes an obsessive follower of the site founder, ButterflyAna. By the time Hannah’s family realizes what is happening and get Hannah the help she needs, the disease has fully taken hold and Hannah is refusing to eat. Will this family be able to exorcise the demon of anorexia from their lives, or is it too late?

WEB RESOURCES

DoD schools website – http://www.dodea.edu/stopbullying/
The bullying Awareness and Prevention Program web with resources for parents, students and administrators from the U.S. Department of Defense Educational activity (DoDEA).

Stop Bullying Now – http://www.stopbullying.gov
Great resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Get the information that you need to help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community.

Bullying and body image – http://www.stopbullying.gov/blog/2013/07/01/bullying-and-body-image
From the Stop Bullying Blog – a good article on the subject of body image, bullying and suggestions on encouraging a healthy body image. Filled with useful links.

What is Bullying – http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html
Find out what bullying is and what the different types are. You can also learn more about other topics related to bullying.

Prevent Bullying – http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/index.html
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy. Find out what you can do.

Prevention at School – http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/at-school/index.html
Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying.

Warning Signs – http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/warning-signs/index.html
There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action. Not all children who are bullied or are bullying others ask for help.

For Educators – http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/educators/index.html
Schools are a primary place where bullying can happen. Helping to establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and knowing how to respond when bullying happens are key to making sure all students are able to learn and grow.

Special Site for kids – http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html
Find facts, webisodes, and quizzes about bullying for kids. Visit StopBullying.gov for more information.

AFN’s 2015 Fall Season

The 2015 fall season is upon us, and we are excited to introduce you to all the new series coming to AFN’s line-up. There are twelve brand new primetime programs, all eminent series from leading U.S. networks and cable. AFN’s schedule will also include over 60 returning nationally successful shows from previous seasons.

This year we’ve carefully planned the schedule so that we are always offering you a variety of different show types strategically grouped together on channels and times. The shows flow together with a similar appeal lowering the likelihood of you “missing out,” because your favorite shows are playing at the same time. All these new primetime shows will have quick turn-around scheduling, and will be brought to you within days of US air. The majority of AFN’s prime-time schedule follows this rule. AFN is committed to keeping you current with your favorite shows.

Go to http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/SeriesCycle.aspx to see start dates for all new and returning series on AFN. You can also download AFN’s 2015 Fall Primetime Schedule.

New Primetime Programs:

Minority Report
Premieres on AFN|pulse Tuesday September 22, 9:00pm CET/JKT

Minority ReportBased on the hit Feature film by Steven Speilberg from a story by famed science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick, the series takes place in 2065 Washington, D.C. where Dash is a Precog, with the ability to predict crimes. Unfortunately, the Pre-Crime Unit was dismantled in 2050, forcing law enforcement to rely on other methods. Before it was dismantled, Dash, his twin brother Arthur, and their foster sister Agatha were part of the program that gave them their unique gifts. Now, Dash is using his ability to assist Detective Lara Vega in preventing crimes, at the same time seeking out his missing twin and trying to keep his gift from being revealed, as there are those who want to obtain and control the precogs at any cost. Stars Meagan Good, Stark Sands, Laura Regan and Nick Zano.

Limitless
Premieres on AFN|prime Wednesday September 23, 9:00pm CET/JKT

LimitlessBased on the 2011 feature film, this series revolves around Brian Finch, who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced by the FBI into using his cognitive abilities to solve complex cases. Working closely with him is Special Agent Rebecca Harris, a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle, a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora, a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined; making him the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed. Stars Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Hill Harper and Colin Salmon.

Scream Queens
Premieres on AFN|pulse Wednesday September 23, 9:00pm CET/JKT

Scream QueensWallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin. But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, Scream Queens is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty. Stars Jaime Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Nasim Perdad, Billie Lourde, Oliver Hudson, Diego Boneta, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount and Guest Starring Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.

Heroes Reborn
Premieres on AFN|pulse Friday September 25, 7:00pm CET/JKT

Heroes RebornFrom the same creators who imagined NBC’s original critically acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, this epic 13-episode event chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Blamed for a terrorist attack, those with special abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives. While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills and some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura, Matt Parkman, Mohinder Suresh and the Haitian, among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind. Stars Jack Coleman, Gatlin Green, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Rya Kihlstedt, Zachary Levi, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Danika Yarosh and Henry Zebrowski.

The Muppets
Premieres on AFN|pulse Monday September 28, 7:00pm CET/JKT

the MuppetsThe Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult, new Muppet series, for “kids” of all ages. Stars Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel and Peter Linz.

Grandfathered
Premieres on AFN|Spectrum Wednesday September 30, 7:00pm CET/JKT

GrandfatheredSuccessful restaurateur and man-about-town Jimmy is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. But all that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy’s adult son, Gerald, and his baby daughter, Edie. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat. Can Jimmy teach Gerald to be a little more like him in order to win the affection of Edie’s hot mess of a mom, Vanessa? Will Jimmy and Sara fall for each other all over again, even though she’s the one thing he never dates – a woman his own age? And who’s higher maintenance, Jimmy or the baby? Stars Josh Peck, Paget Brewster, Christina Milian, Kelly Jenrette and Ravi Patel.

The Grinder
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Wednesday September 30, 7:30pm CET/JKT

The GrinderA comedy about two brothers: one a spotlight-grabbing actor who plays TV’s most popular lawyer and the other, a real-life small-town attorney who has yet to find his spotlight. Dean spent eight seasons playing the title role on the hit legal drama “The Grinder.” When his series ends, he decides to move back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where his brother, Stewart is poised to take over the family law firm. Despite having no law degree, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom, Dean’s charisma and flair for the dramatic make him absolutely certain he has something to contribute to the firm. Dean and Stewart don’t see to eye to eye, but when they stop arguing with each other and start arguing together in court, they make a formidable team. Stars Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, William Devane, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Hana Hayes, Connor Kalopsis and Natalie Morales.

Blood & Oil
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Saturday October 3, 7:00pm CET/JKT

Blood & OilBilly and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. Stars Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Amber Valletta, Scott Michael Foster, India de Beaufort, Adan Canto, Miranda Rae Mayo and Delroy Lindo.

Dr. Ken
Premieres on AFN|pulse Monday October 5, 8:30pm CET/JKT

Dr. KenBefore he was an actor, Ken Jeong was an honest-to-goodness M.D. Now, in “Dr. Ken,” the breakout comedy star of “The Hangover” movies and TV’s “Community” brings medicine and laughter together as a grumpy and beleaguered HMO doctor whose challenging professional life is trumped only by his home life, in which his success as a husband and father is brought into question on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane. Stars Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dave Foley, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai and Krista Marie Yu.

Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Premieres on AFN|pulse Thursday October 15, 8:00pm CET/JKT

Crazy Ex-GirlfriendRebecca Bunch is a single woman in pursuit of her elusive longtime soul mate Josh, who dumped her while they were dating in high school in 2005. It’s now 2015 and after being inspired by a TV commercial for a butter spread, she restarts her pursuit of Josh after she spots him in New York City. When he tells her that he is moving to West Covina, California (“Just two hours from the beach, four hours in traffic”), Rebecca decides to move there as well, hoping that it will give her a fresh start and hopefully bring her closer to the still-elusive Josh. Stars Rachel Bloom, Santino Fontana, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III, Vella Lovell and Pete Gardner.

Supergirl
Premieres on AFN|prime Tuesday October 27, 7:00pm CET/JKT

SupergirlKara Zor-El is Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret, finally embraces her superhuman abilities to be the hero she was meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped Krypton at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the powers she shares with her famous cousin keeping her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant. Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood and Chyler Leigh.

Chicago Med
Premieres on AFN|spectrum Wednesday November 18, 8:00pm CET/JKT

Chicago MedA new installment of the compelling Chicago franchise joins Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. taking you on an emotional ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors that holds it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago Police and Fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running. Stars S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell and Brian Tee.

Returning Primetime Programs:

 Chasing Life  Switched At Birth  Dancing With The Stars  Castle  NCIS: Los Angeles  The Voice  NCIS  The Voice  Mysteries of Laura  Law & Order  Survivor  Empire  The Middle  The Goldbergs  Grey’s Anatomy  Scandal  How To Get Away With Murder  Modern Family  black’ish  Big Bang Theory  The Blacklist  Nashville  Amazing Race  Gotham  Hawaii Five-O  Blue Bloods  Bob’s Burgers  The Simpsons  Brooklyn Nine-Nine  Family Guy  Fresh Off the Boat  Last Man Standing  Once Upon A Time  Agents of Shield  Chicago PD  Criminal Minds  Sleepy Hollow  Bones  The Good Wife  CSI: Cyber  iZombie  Vampire Diaries  The Originals  Supernatural  Reign  The Flash  Arrow  Chicago Fire  Jane the Virgin  Grimm  Mom  Elementary  MasterChef Junior  America’s Next Top Model  Scorpion  NCIS: New Orleans  Madam Secretary

Go to http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/SeriesCycle.aspx for information on all new and returning series on AFN.

Summer Movie #bingeAthon

Summer time is a great time for sightseeing, hitting the local pool, and binge watching your favorite movies!! Every day in July – AFN is having a movie “Binge-A-Thon”. Check out AFN|movie as we showcase a different franchise of films on each night for you to binge watch – including multiple world premieres. With just about every genre covered there’s sure to be something for everyone. So check out the schedule, mark your calendar and get ready for some great entertainment on AFN!!

Be sure to join the conversation and let us know what you think with hash tags: #AFNmovie & #bingeAthon …and connect with us on social media for daily binge-a-thon questions and more! We’re on Facebook: facebook.com/myafn and Twitter: @AFNtelevision & @AFNlistens

WEDNESDAY PREMIERES:

The Smurfs 2PREMIERE
July 1st, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Smurfs 2The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs. Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry

 

How to Train Your Dragon 2PREMIERE
July 8th, 7:00pm CET/JKT
How to Train Your Dragon 2When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

 

Rio 2PREMIERE
July 15th, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Rio 2It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement

 

Teen Beach 2PREMIERE
July 22nd, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Teen Beach 2Enjoy another great Disney musical as Modern day teens Mack and Brady get a real world visit from Lela, Tanner, Butchy, and other surfer and biker pals from the beach party film within a film, West Side Story. Starring: Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Mollee Gray

 

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the TombPREMIERE
July 29th, 9:00pm CET/JKT
Night at the Museum 3When the exhibits at New York’s Natural History Museum start behaving strangely, Larry Daley must find out the cause. He learns that the Tablet, which magically brings Teddy Roosevelt, Jedediah and the other exhibits to life at night, has started to decay. Larry, along with his son and museum friends, must travel to London’s British Museum to learn how to prevent the Tablet’s magic from disappearing. Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson

 

SATURDAY PREMIERES:

Think Like a Man TooPREMIERE
July 4th, 7:30pm CET/JKT
Think Like a Man TooAll the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. Starring: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey

 

X-Men: Days of Future PastPREMIERE
July 11th, 7:30pm CET/JKT
X-Men Days of Future PastThe X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

 

Taken 3PREMIERE
July 18th, 8:30pm CET/JKT
Taken 3Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name. Starring: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

 

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!PREMIERE
July 25th, 8:00pm CET/JKT
Sharknado 3Run like the wind! Hide where you can! The Sharknado is back and this time, the entire east coast is in the eye of the storm. Shearing winds of teeth and death will ravage the Eastern Seaboard from Washington D.C. all the way down to Orlando, Florida. It’s up to Fin, April, David Hasselhoff, and a horde of celebrity cameos to save the entire country! Starring: Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Frankie Muniz, Bo Derek and David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff #Sharknado3

 

JULY MOVIE SCHEDULE (starting at 5pm each day):

DATE TITLE
July 1st The Smurfs
The Smurfs 2 [premiere]
July 2nd Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
July 3rd Transformers
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Age of Extinction
July 4th Think Like a Man
Think Like a Man Too [premiere]
July 5th Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
July 6th Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Ocean’s Thirteen
July 7th Star Trek
Star Trek: Into Darkness
July 8th How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [premiere]
July 9th Batman
Batman Returns
Batman Begins
July 10th Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
The Bourn Ultimatum
The Bourne Legacy
July 11th X-Men: First Class
X-Men: Days of Future Past [premiere]
X-Men
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Wolverine
July 12th Men in Black
Men in Black II
Men in Black 3
July 13th Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
July 14th Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 15th Rio
Rio 2 [premiere]
July 16th Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
July 17th The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift
Fast & Furious
Fast Five
Fast & Furious 6
July 18th Taken
Taken 2
Taken 3 [premiere]
July 19th Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
July 20th Sex and the City
Sex and the City 2
July 21st Drumline
Drumline: A New Beat
July 22nd Teen Beach
Teen Beach 2 [premiere]
July 23rd Insidious
Insidious: Chapter 2
July 24th Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
July 25th Sharknado
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! [premiere]
July 26th The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spider-man
Spider-man 2
Spider-man 3
July 27th Thor
Thor: The Dark World
July 28th Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
July 29th Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb [premiere]
July 30th G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
July 31st Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

AFN|sports2 – More Greatness!

AFN|xtra is becoming AFN|sports2 starting June 1st at 9pm CET, and 4pm JKT.

AFN|sports2AFN|sports2 will provide another dedicated 24/7 sports channel. This means more live games and more sporting events than before. With 16 more hours on weekdays you will get 80 more hours of sports per week. That is a seriously competitive service, even for CONUS cable, satellite or online.

You may be concerned as to what is happening to the entertainment shows on AFN|xtra. Some shows will move to the new AFN|sports2, and some will find a new home on AFN|prime and AFN|spectrum. Here’s where the shows are going:

AFN|spectrum:

Mondays beginning June 1st

  • Tosh.0 (Season 7) 10:00pm CET/JKT
  • At Midnight (Season 2) 10:30pm CET/JKT

AFN|prime:

Beginning June 1st

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live (Mon-Fri) 11:00pm CET/JKT
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tue-Sat) 12:00am CET/JKT

Here is the new weekly schedule for WWE and UFC programming on AFN|sports2:

  • WWE Raw: Tuesdays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 2nd)
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Thursdays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 4th)
  • WWE Smackdown: Fridays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 5th)
  • WWE NXT: Saturdays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 6th)
  • WWE PPVs: LIVE (beginning with Money in the Bank on June 14th, check for air time)

Month of the Military Child 2015

AFN celebrates and recognizes the importance of military children around the world as you, their parents, serve our nation. Since 1986, each April has been designated as “Month of the Military Child,” and this year AFN is featuring special programming every weekend. This year’s photo submission campaign was once again a huge success, and we are no longer accepting any new photographs.

As part of this celebration, AFN|family will be having special Together Time Saturdays and Sundays showing movies and programs for kids of all ages, including for the grown-up variety. It is our greatest wish that our young (and young at heart) viewers enjoy the shows.

Kids Matinee Weekend: Saturday, 4/4 & Sunday, 4/5

Muppets Most Wanted – Saturday 4/4, 3:00pm CET/JKT
The entire Muppets gang goes on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations as they find themselves entangled in an international crime caper.
The BoxtrollsPREMIERE

Sunday 4/5, 4:00pm CET/JKT

The BoxTrollsMonsters who live underneath the streets of Cheesebridge are a community of lovable oddballs raising an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs.

My Little Pony Weekend – Saturday, 4/11 & Sunday, 4/12

Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks
Encore, Saturday 4/11, 3:00pm CET/JKT

Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms.

The Princess PromenadePREMIERE
Sunday 4/12, 3:00pm CET/JKT

The Spring Promenade is nearly here, and the ponies are preparing for it with the help of the Breezies.

The Runaway RainbowPREMIERE
Sunday 4/12, 4:00pm CET/JKT

The Rainbow Celebration is almost near as everyone in Ponyville prepares and awaits the first rainbow of the season.

Twinkle Wish AdventurePREMIERE
Sunday 4/12, 5:00pm CET/JKT

The Winter Wishes Festival is finally coming and all the ponies in Ponyville are excited to see Twinkle Wish, a wishing star who grants each pony one special wish.

Wings & Wheels Weekend- Saturday, 4/18 & Sunday, 4/19

Cars – Saturday 4/18, 3:00pm CET/JKT

Hot-shot racecar Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Cars 2 – Saturday 4/18, 4:30pm CET/JKT

Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own.

Planes: Fire & RescuePREMIERE

Sunday 4/19, 4:00pm CET/JKT

Planes-Fire & RescueWhen Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

Teen Spirit Weekend – Saturday 4/25 & Sunday 4/26

Nicky Deuce – Saturday 4/25, 3:00pm CET/JKT

When sheltered suburbanite Nicholas Borelli II is sent to stay with his tough Uncle Frankie in Brooklyn for the summer, he gets an urban makeover.

Splitting AdamPREMIERE

Sunday 4/26, 3:00pm CET/JKT

Splitting AdamAfter accidentally stumbling into his uncle’s mysterious “tanning bed”, Adam learns the answer to all of his problems – multiple Adams.

Bad Hair DayPREMIERE

Sunday 4/26, 4:30pm CET/JKT

Bad Hair DayHigh school tech whiz Monica is determined to become prom queen. But on the big day, she has a bad hair day, a destroyed prom dress, and everything goes badly wrong.