Turner Classic Movies has not yet posted an official January schedule, but some online sleuthing by various TCM fans has turned up interesting information about tentative plans for that month. The information has been posted in two discussion threads at TCM.
Angela Lansbury will be the January Star of the Month, with at least two dozen Lansbury films on tap. The films will start off with her earliest work, as a teenager at MGM, in films such as GASLIGHT (1943) and NATIONAL VELVET (1944).
It looks as though TCM may even be planning to show the 1982 TV production of SWEENEY TODD as part of the Lansbury tribute.
January will also feature a repeat screening of the long-unseen THE CONSTANT NYMPH (1943).
For those who haven't yet enjoyed reading it, I highly recommend Jacqueline's typically thoughtful analysis of THE CONSTANT NYMPH at Another Old Movie Blog.
An important footnote regarding THE CONSTANT NYMPH: Today Warner Archive shared the good news that the film will be out on DVD "before Santa comes to town."
January is also slated to include a number of films from 20th Century-Fox, including the excellent Welles-Fontaine version of JANE EYRE (1943) and the Betty Grable films A YANK IN THE R.A.F. (1941), MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947), and MY BLUE HEAVEN (1950).
A couple more interesting, relatively obscure titles which may air in January are Paulette Goddard in THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (1946) and Merle Oberon in NIGHT IN PARADISE (1946).
The excellent Joan Bennett-James Mason film THE RECKLESS MOMENT (1949), currently available only on Region 2 DVD, is also on the tentative schedule.
In November TCM will feature a "Battle of the Blondes, and December's Star of the Month is the greatly loved William Powell.
December will also feature the return of someone else loved by TCM fans:
It will be great to welcome Robert Osborne back to the station this December!