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#TheBigDeal — October 2022

Fall is in the air, football is in full swing, and AFN's fall lineup is front and center!

We swing in to the month continuing our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with the 35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The pageantry includes entertainment and a new group of award winners.

Saturday Night Live returns for the show's 48th season with a new cast and exciting group of celebrity hosts. A new fall means a host of new series across all our AFN channels. East New York debuts with a strong cast of characters trying to stop crime an violence on the city's mean streets. The Winchesters tells the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester met Mary Campbell and put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world; the Supernatural prequel debuts on AFN Spectrum. Anne Rice's Interview with The Vampire highlights vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac telling the story of his life to renowned journalist Daniel Molloy. Just in time for Halloween!

The quest for the World Series begins in Major League Baseball with six teams vying for the coveted trophy. As one league winds down two more begin another with the NBA and NHL taking center stage. And the football train rumbles along in the NFL and college ranks.

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!

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East New York
AFN|prime 8:00pm CET/JKT Monday, October 3rd

East New York

From executive producers of "NYPD Blue," East New York stars Amanda Warren as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, the newly promoted boss of the 74th Precinct in East New York – a working-class neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn in the midst of social upheaval. With family ties to the area, Haywood is determined to deploy creative methods to protect her beloved community with the help of her officers and detectives. But first, she has the daunting task of getting them on board, as some are skeptical of her promotion, and others resist her methods of leadership.


So Help Me Todd
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm CET/JKT Tuesday, October 4th

So Help Me Todd

Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin star as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden) and Todd (Astin), her talented but aimless son whom she hires as her law firm's in-house investigator. As the black sheep of the Wright family, Todd is a laidback, quick-thinking, former private detective who fell on hard times after his flexible interpretation of the law got his license revoked. Margaret's penchant for excellence and strict adherence to the law is at complete odds with Todd's scrappy methods of finding his way through sticky situations.


Alaska Daily
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm CET/JKT Friday, October 7th

Alaska Daily

From the mind of Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight"), "Alaska Daily" stars Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a fiercely talented and award-winning investigative journalist who leaves her high-profile New York life behind after a fall from grace to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.


Walker: Independence
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, October 9th

Walker: Independence

Set in the late 1800s, this origin story follows Abby Walker, an affluent Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West, as she crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt's journey takes them to Independence, Texas, a small town with a big future.


Fire Country
AFN|prime 8:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, October 9th

Fire Country

Bad choices don't make a bad man. At least that's what Bode Donavan's been told. Midway through a five-year prison stretch, he's been trying to convince himself of it, too. He gets the chance to prove it, signing on to an unconventional prison-release program: in exchange for reduced sentences, convicts are paired with firefighters battling Northern California wildfires. The heat is turned up when Bode's assigned to the program in his rural hometown, the place where all his troubles began.


The Winchesters
AFN|spectrum 9:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, October 16th

The Winchesters

Before Sam and Dean, there was John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester, this is the epic, untold love story of how John met Mary, and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world.


AFN|pulse 9:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, October 16th


#TextMeWhenYouGetHome became a viral, worldwide movement following the 2021 death of Sarah Everard. The slogan sparked awareness around the vulnerability women feel while out in public alone. In this gripping, true-crime docuseries, each episode follows the case of an innocent woman who has been abducted, harmed or even killed while she was out by herself.


Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire
AFN|spectrum 9:00pm CET/JKT Wednesday, October 19th

Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire

In the year 2022, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac tells the story of his life to renowned journalist Daniel Molloy; beginning in 1910 New Orleans, Louis forms a vampire family with the vampire Lestat, complete with teen fledgling Claudia.


AFN|prime 9:00pm CET/JKT Thursday, October 20th


In the year 2552, humans on the planet Madrigal fight for independence from Earth, but a fatal encounter with the Alien Covenant complicates things; Master Chief John-117 and his fellow super-soldier "Spartans" join the fight.


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35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards
AFN|prime Pacific 7:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, October 2nd

35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

Sylvia Beatriz hosts the annual event featuring a group of new awards including Daddy Yankee, Los Lobos, and retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Olga E. Custodio.


2022 BET Hip Hop Awards
AFN|spectrum 7:00pm CET/JKT Saturday, October 8th

BET Hip Hop Awards

This year's honorees include Trina with musical performances by Armani White, Glorilla, and Moneybagg Yo! Drake leads the nominations with 14, followed by Kanye West with 10 and Kendrick Lamar with 9. The awards will be hosted by Fat Joe.


Halloween KillsHalloween Special Premiere
AFN|movie 10:00pm CET/JKT Friday, October 28th

Halloween Kills

The Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn't over yet. Michael manages to free himself from Laurie Strode's (Jamie Lee Curtis) trap to resume his ritual bloodbath. As Laurie fights for her life from injuries from her last encounter with Michael, she inspires her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), and all of Haddonfield to fight back. TV-MA


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If Walls Could Talk
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed October 5
After the death of her father, Olivia moves home to help her mother, Rebecca, who claims there is a ghost in the house. When Rebecca breaks her hip, Olivia hires a health aide whose patience and warmth seem too good to be true.
She Went Missing
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed October 12
A reporter's long-dormant stalker reemerges when she returns to her hometown to investigative the disappearance of her childhood best friend.
Buried in Barstow
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed October 19
A single mother and former hit woman's dark past keeps coming back to haunt her, despite her desire for a quiet life.
Fatal Fandom
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed October 26
When famous pop star Eden Chase is almost kidnapped by a crazed fan, she enlists the help of handsome, brooding bodyguard Jackson Reed to move into her home and become her full-time security. However, when Jackson develops an unhealthy attachment to Eden, she soon realizes the one person she calls her protector is now a predator who's harboring a dark secret from the past.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Movies

AFN continues its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with more films on AFN|movie:

Price of Glory
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, October 6th

Price of Glory

Boxer Arturo Ortega (Jimmy Smits) could have been a contender but was cheated by a duplicitous manager. So Arturo channeled his ambition into training his sons: Sonny (Jon Seda), Jimmy (Clifton Collins Jr.) and Johnny (Ernesto Hernandez). After he hastily rejects an offer from a major fight promoter (Ron Perlman), Arturo's sons begin to question his leadership and struggle against their family ties.


Tio Papi
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Saturday, October 15nd

Tio Papi

Wild bachelor Ray Ray Dominguez dreams of nothing more than a carefree life of indulgence in Miami, but his plans are abruptly changed when he becomes the legal guardian of his sister's six children.


Go to TopReturning Series

Saturday Night Live 48 Sun October 2 AFN|prime PAC 10:00pm
The Equalizer 3 Mon October 3 AFN|prime 7:00pm
Young Sheldon 6 Mon October 3 AFN|pulse 8:30pm
The Walking Dead 10 Mon October 3 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm
CSI: Vegas 2 Tue October 4 AFN|spectrum 9:00pm
The Good Doctor 6 Tue October 4 AFN|prime 7:00pm
Southern Charm 8 Tue October 4 AFN|pulse 10:00pm
Cherish the Day 2 Thu October 6 AFN|pulse 9:00pm
Star Trek: Lower Decks 3 Fri October 7 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
The Good Fight 6 Fri October 7 AFN|spectrum 9:00pm
Creepshow 3 Fri October 7 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm
America's Funniest Home Videos 33 Sun October 9 AFN|family 6:00pm
Walker 3 Sun October 9 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
S.W.A.T. 6 Sun October 9 AFN|prime 7:00pm
Blue Bloods 13 Sun October 9 AFN|prime 9:00pm
Kung Fu 3 Sun October 9 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
NCIS: Los Angeles 14 Mon October 10 AFN|prime 9:00pm
All American 5 Sat October 15 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
All American: Homecoming 2 Sat October 15 AFN|pulse 9:00pm
Chucky 2 Thu October 27 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm

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

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#TheBigDeal — September 2022

September is here and Fall is in the air... and so are the footballs! AFN kicks off another season of college and pro football as we begin the quest towards CFP's Championship and the Super Bowl! Football isn't the only sports highlighting September. The tennis world descends on Flushing Meadow, New York for the 2022 rendition of the U.S. Open. Baseball makes its way towards the playoffs with wildcard spots still up for grabs!

Fall also means a new lineup of primetime television from the networks and studios. With our new and returning series AFN has everything from true crime investigative reporting to drama shows featuring crime ripped from the headlines.

It's not all crime, doom and gloom. Bob still hearts Abishola, Bart Simpson is still wreaking havoc in Springfield, and all's good in The Neighborhood. September also kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month featuring movies highlighting the celebration.

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!

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The Challenge: USA
AFN|pulse 7:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, September 4th

The Challenge: USA

For the first time in "Challenge" history, reality titans from the CBS universe will compete in the most unpredictable and demanding game of their lives. With an ever-changing game, players will be in a constant state of paranoia, unable to trust anyone but themselves. The CBS all-stars from SURVIVOR, BIG BROTHER, THE AMAZING RACE and LOVE ISLAND will compete on THE CHALLENGE: USA.


We The People with Judge Lauren Lake
AFN|prime 4:00pm CET/JKT Tuesday, September 13th

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

Family lawyer and legal analyst Lauren Lake helps litigants resolve issues.


Quantum Leap
AFN|pulse 9:00pm CET/JKT Tuesday, September 20th

Quantum Leap

It's been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it.


The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family
AFN|spectrum 8:00pm CET/JKT Wednesday, September 21st

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family

Explore an epic three-part series that charts the rise and fall of the Boleyns. Using 16th Century original sources we get to hear the Boleyns in their own words. It is a thrilling story of love, sex, betrayal and obsession played out in a Tudor court rife with gossip, backstabbing rivalries and intrigue. This story is brought to life through dramatic reconstruction and the inside view of some of the world's leading Tudor experts.


The American Presidency with Bill Clinton
AFN|spectrum 6:00pm CET/JKT Sunday, September 25th

The American Presidency with Bill Clinton

The HISTORY Channel's new series The American Presidency with Bill Clinton, is hosted and executive produced by President Bill Clinton and explores the history of the American presidency and the struggle for a more perfect union across six themed episodes: race, extremism, the struggle for rights, presidential vision, and global power.


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74th Primetime Emmy Awards
AFN|prime 7:00pm CET/JKT Tuesday, September 13th

74th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in American prime time television programming from June 1, 2021, until May 31, 2022, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


Go to TopMovie Premieres

AFN|movie 10:00pm (CET/JKT) Friday, September 2nd

Range Roads

When her parents are killed in a sudden car accident, television actor Frankie King returns to her hometown in rural Alberta to face this tragedy after being estranged from her family for 20 years. As she struggles to reconnect with her brother Grayson, old wounds are reopened and family secrets uncovered. TV-MA


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close9/11 Special
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Sunday, September 11th

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Oskar, who lost his father in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, is convinced that his dad left a final message for him somewhere in the city. Upon finding a mysterious key in his father's closet, Oskar sets out in search of the lock it fits. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by a tirelessly active mind, Oskar has a journey of discovery that takes him beyond his loss and leads to a greater understanding of the world.


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Fallen Angels Murder Club: Friends To Die For
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed September 7
Ex-convict and aspiring lawyer Hollis Morgan becomes the subject of police scrutiny when a member of her book club is found murdered. Refusing to get stuck with another bad rap, Hollis sets out to find the killer after a second book-inspired murder.
Fallen Angels Murder Club: Heroes and Felons
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed September 14
Members of the Fallen Angels Murder Club search for answers surrounding the mysterious death of one of their own. Hollis soon finds herself at the center of the investigation when a journalist who's reporting on the murder also winds up dead.
He's Not Worth Dying For
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed September 21
When Isla and Grace discover that Jake was cheating on them, the girls turn on each other in a jealous rivalry and use their arsenal of social media platforms to badmouth and attack one another.
Sins In The Suburbs
AFN|movie — 7:00pm Wed September 28
Heather, a struggling artist living in a quiet neighborhood, meets her new neighbor: the good-looking photographer Tyler. While at first intrigued, Heather begins to question if Tyler may be involved in reports of a local serial killer.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Movies

AFN commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of films on AFN|movie:

AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, September 15th


Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos star in this celebration of Selena Quintanilla Perez, a girl from South Texas with global talent, incredible will and magnetic charm. Young. Beautiful. Enormously gifted. At 23, Selena shone as a fresh star in a vibrantly new musical field. But just as she was poised to be the next pop-music sensation, her life was tragically cut short.


The Book of Life
AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Tuesday, September 20th

The Book of Life

The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.


AFN|movie 7:00pm (CET/JKT) Thursday, September 29th


An aspiring young musician named Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Hector becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family's stories and traditions.


Go to TopReturning Series

Queen Sugar 7 Thu September 8 AFN|pulse 10:00pm
Good Trouble 3 Thu September 15 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
NCIS 20 Tue September 20 AFN|prime 7:00pm
NCIS: Hawai'i 2 Tue September 20 AFN|prime 9:00pm
Bob Hearts Abishola 4 Tue September 20 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
The Voice 22 Tue September 20 AFN|pulse 7:00pm
City on a Hill 3 Wed September 21 AFN|spectrum 10:00pm
New Amsterdam 5 Wed September 21 AFN|pulse 9:00pm
FBI 5 Wed September 21 AFN|prime 7:00pm
FBI: International 2 Wed September 21 AFN|prime 8:00pm
FBI: Most Wanted 4 Wed September 21 AFN|prime 9:00pm
Chicago Med 8 Thu September 22 AFN|spectrum 7:00pm
Chicago Fire 11 Thu September 22 AFN|spectrum 8:00pm
Chicago PD 10 Thu September 22 AFN|spectrum 9:00pm
Survivor 43 Thu September 22 AFN|prime 7:00pm
The Amazing Race 34 Thu September 22 AFN|prime 9:00pm
Law & Order: Organized Crime 3 Fri September 23 AFN|prime 7:00pm
Law & Order: SVU 24 Fri September 23 AFN|prime 8:00pm
Law & Order 22 Fri September 23 AFN|prime 9:00pm
grown-ish 4 Fri September 23 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
The Neighborhood 5 Mon September 26 AFN|pulse 8:00pm
La Brea 2 Wed September 28 AFN|pulse 8:00pm

CREDITS— Contributing Writer/Editor: Kyle Hammit, Blog Layout and Design: Mark Middleton, August 31, 2022.