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#TheBigDeal — August 2022

Grab your popcorn and hit the couch or your favorite recliner. August is full of movies with a few premieres to boot.

AFN celebrates National Coast Guard Day with The Finest Hours. Travel back to 1952 when a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker's sinking stern. The Coast Guard attempts a daring rescue in ferocious weather.

Celebrate Women's Equality Day with Battle Of The Sexes. Emma Stone stars as Billy Jean King as she takes on professional tennis hustler Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

Speaking of sports, the PGA tour crowns its season champion in the battle for the FedEx cup and prize money. With the majors complete the stage is set for the richest payday yet for this year's champion.

For more information on all of AFN TV's programming, including airtimes in your area – be sure to check our schedule.

Have a great month and thank you for watching AFN TV!

Go to TopNew Series

My Killer Body with K. Michelle
AFN|pulse 10:00pm CET/JKT Tuesday, August 9th

My Killer Body with K. Michelle

As one of the very first celebrities to come forward with her personal health struggles after silicone injections nearly took her life, R&B chart topper K. Michelle will help men and women desperate to reverse plastic surgery procedures that now threaten their lives in My Killer Body with K. Michelle. With the number of cosmetic surgeries on the rise and an alarming number of these procedures resulting in post-surgery suffering and trauma, each episode will follow two patients who desperately need help as well as K. Michelle's ongoing personal story.


Flipping Showdown
AFN|pulse 7:00pm CET/JKT Thursday, August 11th

Flipping Showdown

Ken and Anita Corsini give renovators the opportunity to win $100,000 and start their own flipping franchise! They'll judge as three teams use their imaginations and business savvy to max out their home's value and take away a career-launching prize!


Tales of the Walking Dead
AFN|spectrum 9:00pm CET/JKT Monday, August 15th

Tales of the Walking Dead

Tales of the Walking Dead consists of six original one-hour standalone episodes focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse. Each episode has its own distinct tone and point of view — but the stakes are high in each story, pushing new, indelible characters with relentless, life-threatening choices and situations. TV-MA


The Green Planet
AFN|spectrum 6:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, August 21st

The Green Planet

Presented by Sir David Attenborough, The Green Planet takes viewers on a journey into the hidden world of plants, to experience it from their perspective and on their timescale. The result is a revelation – plants are as aggressive, competitive and dramatic as animals, locked in desperate battles for food, for light, to reproduce and to scatter their young. Their solutions to the problems of living are often wondrous, beautiful and other-worldly.


Abraham Lincoln3 Part Mini-Series
AFN|spectrum 4:00pm CET/JKT Begins Sunday, August 28th

Abraham Lincoln

From the impoverished childhood of Lincoln to his days as a young prairie lawyer and budding politician, through his unlikely election to the presidency and his assassination only five days after the end of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln offers viewers new and surprising insights into the man consistently ranked by historians and the American people as the country’s greatest president.


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The Finest Hours
AFN|movie 7:00pm CET/JKT Thursday, August 4th — National Coast Guard Day

The Finest Hours

On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker's sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Mass., Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew against seemingly impossible odds.


The 2022 Little League World Series
AFN|sports — August 17th to August 28th

The 2022 Little League World Series

The 2022 Little League World Series is scheduled to take place from August 17 to August 28 at the Little League headquarters complex in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Ten teams from the United States and ten teams from around the world will compete in the 75th edition of the Little League World Series.


Battle of the Sexes
AFN|movie 7:00pm CET/JKT Friday, August 26th — Women's Equality Day

Battle of the Sexes

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world.


2022 MTV Video Music Awards
AFN|prime 7:00pm CET/JKT Monday, August 29th

2022 MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV VMAs 2022 celebrates the best music videos of the past year and features unforgettable performances, tributes and appearances from the biggest stars in music. Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X get seven VMA nominations, with Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran getting five.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, August 5th


Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down. TV-MA


Out Of NowheresvillePREMIERE
AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, August 12th

Out Of Nowheresville

The lives of a middle-aged woman and her best friend are turned upside down after they stumble onto a dead body and nearly one million dollars in cold, hard cash. Forced to make choices that will change them forever, they embark on a deadly road trip full of twists and turns. TV-MA


AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, August 19th

The Stand In

Her career in shambles, a reclusive movie star hires her stand-in to serve 90 days in rehab for her, not expecting how much the look-alike will relish the role. The stand-in flips the script and steals the star's identity, career and boyfriend in this comedy about trading places. TV-MA


Go to TopMade-for-TV Movies

Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed August 3
After single lawyer Chastity Jeffries meets Xavier Collins, he seems to be everything she is looking for in a partner—handsome, smart and a lawyer as well. As his affection turns to obsession, Chastity realizes that she has been swept up by Xavier's passion and abandoned her principles.
The Wrong Cheer Captain
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed August 10
A young cheerleader, Kate, suspects the newly made Cheer Captain, Anna, had something to do with the mysterious death of Emma, who was her main competition. Now Kate becomes the center of attention for Anna who proceeds to sabotage her life.
The Walls Are Watching
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed August 17
A young couple is terrorized by the former owner of the home they now occupy. Instead of a honeymoon, life becomes a cat and mouse game for these newlyweds as they try to survive being hunted by a man who knows every inch of the residence better than they do; and who has nothing left to lose.
Waking Up To Danger
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed August 24
A young mother attempts to pick up the pieces after a horrible accident damages her memory, but she soon begins to suspect that her husband's indiscretions are what caused her suffering and her whole family might still be in danger.

Go to TopReturning Series

Resident Alien 2 Thu August 11 AFN|prime 9:00pm
Kevin Can Go F*** Himself 2 Wed August 24 AFN|spectrum 9:00pm

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Kyle Hammit, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, July 29, 2022.

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#TheBigDeal — July 2022

If the corn is knee high then it must be the 4th of July, time for barbecue and fireworks. AFN has plenty to help celebrate our nation's independence! We welcome the month with a slew of July 4th celebrations including Salute To Veterans: 4th of July and A Capitol Fourth. AFN celebrates USA all the way throughout the month on AFN | movie with titles including Glory, Zero Dark 30, and Saving Private Ryan.

Everyone out of the water… SHARK!!!! It's Shark Week time!!! Check out the finned nemesis in a wide variety of shows guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and far from the shore!

Blue Bayou kicks off July's Friday late night movie premieres. And you can keep up with the Jones's all month with our Lifetime movie premieres.

It wouldn't be July without the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and Homerun Derby. The women take center stage at the WNBA All-Star Game and Skills Challenge. And traditions hold true with breakfast at Wimbledon from London and The Open golf championship, this year being played on The Old Course at St. Andrews.

For more information on all of AFN TV's programming, including airtimes in your area – be sure to check our schedule.

Have a great month and thank you for watching AFN TV!

Go to TopNew Series

All American: Homecoming
AFN|pulse 9:00pm CET/JKT Thursday, July 7th

All American: Homecoming

All American: Homecoming follows a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills and an elite baseball player from Chicago as they contend with the high stakes of college sports. The drama is set against the backdrop of the HBCU experience at Bringston University, where Black excellence is a way of life.


America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston
AFN|spectrum 6:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, July 10th

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston is a giant mosaic as diverse as the country itself. The series is about the outdoors, but ultimately about people. It's about traditions and adaptations, preservation and exploitation. Through his inquisitive yet easy-going and relatable style, Baratunde will tell the story of each place by meeting the people who know it best.


Women of the Movement
AFN|prime 7:00pm CET/JKT Monday, July 18th

Women of the Movement

This mini-series is based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley, who in 1955 risked her life to find justice after her son Emmett was brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South. Unwilling to let Emmett's murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world's stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the civil rights movement as we know it today.


Masterpiece: All Creatures Great & Small
AFN|spectrum 6:00pm CET/JKT Saturday, July 23rd

Masterpiece: All Creatures Great & Small

All Creatures Great and Small is a series based on British vet and author James Herriot's beloved books. The sometimes heart-rending, often hilarious fish-out-of-water story of young Herriot will sweep you away to the breathtaking beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, where you'll encounter James' eccentric boss Siegfried Farnon and his wayward, charming brother Tristan; the spirited, beautiful farmer Helen Alderson; close-knit and quirky villagers; and a host of other characters, two-legged and four!


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Salute To Veterans: 4th of July
AFN|spectrum 6:00pm CET/JKT Tuesday, July 5th

Salute To Veterans: 4th of July

Hosted by Terry Bradshaw, Co-Host of FOX NFL SUNDAY, The Salute to Veterans series honors and covers the top issues that 22 million veterans and 3.3 million active duty troops, reservists and military personnel face daily.


A Capitol Fourth
AFN|spectrum 6:30pm CET/JKT Tuesday, July 5th

A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth welcomes country music star and four-time Grammy nominee Mickey Guyton as host of the 42nd edition of America's national Independence Day celebration. Guyton will lead an all-star cast in a patriotic evening of unrivaled musical performances.


X Games Summer 2022
AFN|sports::AFN|sports2::AFN|prime ATL - July 23rd to July 25th

X Games Summer 2022

X Games 2022 will return to Southern California – hosting BMX and Moto X competitions from two unique Monster Energy athlete training facilities at Slayground and SloanYard, as well as Skateboarding at California Skateparks' Training Facility.


Shark Week 2022
AFN|spectrum - July 25th to July 31st

Shark Week 2022

The days are getting longer. The weather is getting hotter. You can feel it in your heart, Shark Week is here! Get your heart pumping for Shark Week starting July 25th. Search for shows on AFN here.


The Fatal Flaw: A Special Edition of 20/204-Part Series
AFN|prime Pacific 8:00pm (CET/JKT) - Begins Sunday, July 31st

The Fatal Flaw: A Special Edition of 20/20

In each installment of this four-part series, firsthand accounts from authorities and journalists illuminate the disturbing events as they describe the twists and turns of the investigation and the breakthrough moments that led investigators and police to the killer's doorstep, featuring commentary from ABC News legal analyst and 20/20 correspondent Ryan Smith, ABC News contributor Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News legal contributor and former prosecutor Matt Murphy.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 1st

Blue Bayou

Antonio LeBlanc is a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou. He's married to the love of his life, Kathy, and raising his beloved stepdaughter, Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must soon confront the ghosts of his past after learning that he could be deported from the only country he's ever called home. TV-MA


Escape Room: Tournament of ChampionsPREMIERE
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, July 2nd

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is the sequel to the box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world. In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive…and discovering they've all played the game before.


21 BridgesPREMIERE
AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 8th

21 Bridges

An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island. TV-MA


AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 15th


Boogie is the coming-of-age story of Alfred "Boogie" Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation. TV-MA


AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 22nd

Buck Run

In rural Pennsylvania, 15-year-old Shaw is a bullied outsider trying to cope with his mother's death and a reunion with his estranged, alcoholic father. TV-MA


AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, July 29th

Cosmic Sin

Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo star in the new epic sci-fi adventure set in the year 2524, four hundred years after humans started colonizing the outer planets. Retired Military General James Ford (Willis) is called back into service after soldiers on a remote planet are attacked by a hostile alien fleet. The threat against the human race escalates into an inevitable interstellar war. General Ford teams up with General Eron Ryle (Grillo) and a team of elite soldiers in a race to stop the imminent attack before it is too late. TV-MA


Go to TopMade-for-TV Movies

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed July 6
Co-authors of the bestselling book series, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Kristine and her husband Dr. Richard Carlson had an amazing life with their two daughters. But when Richard tragically passes away, Kristine is knocked off balance. Comfortable with living in Richard's shadow, she is now forced to navigate the unchartered territory of becoming a single mom while dealing with pressure to become the new face and voice of the "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" brand.
Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Wrong Blackmail
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed July 13
After stepmother and family matriarch, Robin, is returned after being kidnapped, the Jones women face their hardest challenges yet to keeping their business and their family intact.
Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Wrong Family
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed July 20
For generations, the wealthy Jones family has dominated life in and around the seaside town of Pacific Hills. After the death of patriarch Theodore Jones, his second wife, Robin, assumed control of the family business. Now someone is coming after the family, trying to beat them at their own game. Using threats, blackmail, and even murder, whoever it is will stop at nothing to destroy the family and everything they've built.
Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Wrong Letter
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed July 27
Robin Jones and her four stepdaughters have just survived several attempts on their lives by a family member who they assumed they could trust; moving on from the ordeal, they realize that their problems haven't disappeared.

Go to TopIndependence Month Movies

Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Movies

AFN commemorates our nation's independence with a series of films that highlight historical figures and events in American history – all month on AFN|movie:

AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, July 4th


Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States' first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle. TV-MA


Zero Dark Thirty
AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, July 11th

Zero Dark Thirty

Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. TV-MA


Saving Private Ryan
AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, July 18th

Saving Private Ryan

Following the Normandy Landings, Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find and bring home paratrooper Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. TV-MA


Air Force One
AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Monday, July 25th

Air Force One

Communist radicals hijack Air Force One with the U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board. TV-MA


Go to TopReturning Series

Teen Mom 2 11 Sun July 10 AFN|pulse 10:00pm
Real Housewives of Miami 4 Mon July 11 AFN|pulse 10:00pm
Darcey & Stacey 3 Tue July 19 AFN|pulse 9:00pm
Blood & Treasure 2 Sat July 23 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Kyle Hammit, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, June 30, 2022.