AFN TV adding 12 new shows to fall line-up

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AFN TV adding 12 new shows to fall line-up

by: George A. Smith, AFN Broadcast Center Public Affairs | .
Defense Media Activity | .
published: September 14, 2015

Fall is an exciting time for Stateside TV fans eagerly waiting for fresh episodes of their favorite shows and new program debuts.  The American Forces Network (AFN) is bringing a similar viewing experience to the overseas military audience with 12 new primetime shows and more than 60 highly rated returning shows. 

”We are excited to offer viewers many new programs, such as Minority Report, Scream Queens and Supergirl as well as returning favorites like Scandal, The Blacklist and the NCIS franchises across the AFN platforms,” said AFN Broadcast Center’s Chief of Entertainment Programming Karreem Lowe.  “We believe our audience will thoroughly enjoy our fantastic line-ups on AFN|prime, AFN|spectrum, AFN|family and AFN|pulse.”

Throughout the week, AFN is scheduling many similar shows on the same channel and same night to lessen the chances of a viewer choosing one favorite program over another.  Saturdays on AFN|prime it’s Supernatural, Grim and Sleepy Hollow.   Sundays on AFN|spectrum it’s Superhero Sundays with Flash, Arrow and Gotham.   Mondays on AFN|pulse it’s Muppets, Fresh off the Boat, Last Man Standing and Dr. Ken. 

“The AFN lineup showcases the freshest, most popular programming from U.S. cable and broadcast networks as well as informative programs that connect with our diverse audiences,” Lowe said. “Our goal remains to serve our valued overseas viewers by achieving quick turn-around scheduling and air shows within days of the U.S. airing of shows.”

In addition to the exciting new primetime shows, AFN is debuting two additional high profile shows:  the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

AFN’s TV entertainment programmers have scheduled a live social media chat to talk about the new fall TV season.  Find out how shows are selected and share your thoughts on AFN’s Television programming.  The chat will be on Twitter @afnlistens Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. Central European Time and 7 a.m. Japan/Korea Time Sept. 16 using #afnchat.   Facebook users can join in the chat on Facebook.com/myAFN.

For a complete listing of the start dates for all of the new and returning shows on AFN TV, go to http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/SeriesCycle.aspx .