Alec Baldwin has been named the cohost of the next season of THE ESSENTIALS, TCM's Saturday night showcase of top classic movies.
The season starts in March.
You could say I'm unenthused about this pick, to put it mildly. Fortunately the movies shown in this series are so well-known that typically I've already seen those films which interest me.
Much more exciting news is a special coming up on TCM in December: THE AGE OF BELIEVING: THE DISNEY LIVE-ACTION CLASSICS. It premieres on TCM on Sunday, December 14th.
The Disney special will be narrated by Angela Lansbury. Participants include Dick Van Dyke, Kurt Russell, Lesley Ann Warren, Tim Conway, Dean Jones, and Disney/film historian Leonard Maltin.
TCM will devote Sundays in December to many Disney live-action films, including THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, OLD YELLER, POLLYANNA, THE PARENT TRAP, 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, and many more.