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TCM Announces Month-Long Spotlight on 70th Anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist

Airs every Monday and Tuesday in November beginning Nov 6 co-hosted by blacklisted actress Lee Grant and author Glenn Frankel.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies will spotlight the 70th anniversary of “The Hollywood Blacklist,” a turbulent period during the Cold War that was the result of the American government embarking on what some considered to be a “witch hunt” against communism, ruining many careers and lives. The month-long programming event begins Nov. 6 and will continue every Monday and Tuesday in November highlighting the professionals that were affected along with the films they worked on. Joining TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz as co-hosts are blacklisted actress and director Lee Grant (The Landlord) and author Glenn Frankel (High Noon: The Hollywood

TCM Launches Final Year of Trailblazing Women Initiative Celebrating Women's Contribution to the Film Industry

Month-long programming event begins Oct. 2 hosted by Illeana Douglas.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced the final year of Trailblazing Women, a three-year initiative in partnership with Women In Film Los Angeles (WIF) to raise awareness about the historical contributions of women in the film industry. This year’s programming event will examine the substantial impact that female writers, editors and producers have held within the film industry. Hosted by actress, producer and director Illeana Douglas, Trailblazing Women premieres Oct. 2 and airs every Monday throughout October. The theme of the 2017 programming slate - Trailblazing Women: Creators That Made a Difference - highlights female creative influences during

TCM to Remember Legendary Comedic Actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day

Programming tribute to include The Nutty Professor (1963), The King of Comedy (1983), and The Bellboy (1960).
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five film tribute on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4 in honor of of the nearly 50 years Mr. Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon encouraging viewers to donate to the charity. Lewis, who passed away Sunday Aug 20 at the age of 91, knew success in movies, on television, in nightclubs, on the Broadway stage from

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-31-17

Are your favorites appearing this week?
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August on TCM sees the return of the month-long programming event Summer Under The Stars, which sees the channel offer a daily tribute to actors and actresses. The event gets off to an early start with Diane Keaton in the spotlight with a selection of some of her movies and the TV special where she received her AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton - Monday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) TCM pays tribute to Diane Keaton, recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Tune in for a night of programming including the

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-24-17

The semi-weekly spotlight 50 Years of Hitchcock comes to an end as July comes to an end.
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The last full week of July on TCM has nights paying tribute to Ava Gardner and star-of-the-month Ronald Coleman. The semi-weekly spotlight "50 Years of Hitchcock" comes to an end, Noir Alley continues, and '50s Car Culture gets featured one night. Starring Ava Gardner: The Barefoot Contessa (1954) - Monday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt. Click above to see an exclusive video on why The Barefoot Contessa means so much to TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. '50s Car Culture: Hot Rod (1950)

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 07-03-17

The week ahead.
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This week begins with looks at the American Dream and Independence Day. The big summer spotlight "50 Years of Hitchcock" runs on Wednesdays and Fridays and is sure to bust DVRs. Ronald Coleman is the Star in the Month running on Thursdays. The American Dream: America America (1963) - Monday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America. Independence Day: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's

T2: Trainspotting is the Pick of the Week

New releases this week include a Trainspotting sequel, Alfred Hitchock's second film, some Power Rangers, and more.
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The mid-'90s were a great time to be a burgeoning cinephile. Independent films were becoming mainstream, which meant you could catch really interesting, off-beat, non-studio films at the mall. Guys like Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino were blowing up cinemas with films not like anything this young college student had ever seen before. Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting was a great shot of adrenaline (er, heroin?) right to the center of this movie lover’s heart. It was so stylish and entertaining. It used music to huge effect. And despite the dead, crawling babies and the diving into the worst toilet

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-26-17

June closes out with the following highlights from TCM.
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Audrey Hepburn begins the last week of June with her last night as the Star-of-the-Month. Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey consider The Lady Eve as one of The Essentials. Also nights of films starring James Caan, films revolving around European vacations, and epic westerns. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - Paris When It Sizzles (1964) - Monday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on track. Rollerball (1975) - Tuesday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The star of a bloodthirsty future sport tries to clean up the

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-19-17

Tina Fey and other highlights of the week ahead.
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Audrey Hepburn continues as June's star-of-the-month, as do the Noir Alley and Gay Hollywood spotlights. Tina Fey makes her debut as The Essentials co-host, and there are nights of themed programming focusing on Cult Classics, actor Louis Wolheim, and stories set around European Vacations. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - How to Steal a Million (1966) - Monday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A legendary art collector lends his prized (replica) Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus is a fake, though, the collector's daughter enlists the services

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-12-17

What are you watching this week?
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TCM can have breakfast or dinner with star-of-the-month Audrey Hepburn on Monday night. David Letterman and Alec Baldwin talk about The Big Sleep. In addition to more entries in Gay Hollywood and Noir Alley, there are nights of programming focused on Marlene Dietrich, Powell & Pressburger, and Father's Day. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - Monday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A young writer gets caught up in a party girl's carefree existence. Desire (1936) - Tuesday, June 13 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Before they can marry, two society types run off with

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 06-05-17

See what's in store.
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No need for June gloom thanks to TCM. Monday nights will focus on star-of-the-month Audrey Hepburn. In addition to David Letterman, Billy Bob Thorton stops in to guest-program. The programs Gay Hollywood and Noir Alley both continue on the schedule. Star of the Month: Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday (1953) - Monday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity. The Black Cat (1934) - Tuesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Stanist faces off with the vengeful man whose wife and daughter he has stolen.

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-29-17

Suggestions to beat the June gloom.
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TCM's Memorial Day Marathon concludes on Monday, Clark Gable gets one last night as the Star-of-the-Month, and Alec Baldwin and David Letterman have a Brief Encounter on "The Essentials". The TCM Spotlight focuses on Gay Hollywood, and there's another collection of "Treasures from the Disney Vault." Memorial Day Marathon: Destination Tokyo (1944) - Monday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - It Started in Naples (1960) - Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An American lawyer trying to settle his brother's affairs in

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-22-17

This is a good week for fans of war movies.
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TCM presents their traditional Memorial Day Marathon, starting on Friday at 8 pm ET. Alec Baldwin and David Letterman fit in a military comedy on "The Essentials" on Saturday. Plus, more Dennis Miller hosting Creature Features, more from Star-of-the-Month Clark Gable, and a night of Grand Dame Guignol. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - Monday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - Gone With the Wind (1939) Tuesday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle

Music Legends Are Featured on getTV May 28: The Who, Chuck Berry, David Bowie & More

The block also includes rare appearances and performances by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John, Frankie Valli, Ray Charles, Simon & Garfunkel, and more.
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Press release: Rock n’ roll rules on getTV, as the network celebrates the 30th Anniversary of LA BAMBA with a “Get Lost In TV” lineup featuring a special presentation of the 1987 classic, as well as rare appearances and performances by some of music’s most legendary artists on some of television’s most beloved variety shows, on Sunday, May 28, starting at 7:45 p.m. ET. LA BAMBA (1987)—7:45 p.m. ET Lou Diamond Phillips shines in his career-defining turn as rock n’ roll pioneer Ritchie Valens, in this critically acclaimed biopic that follows the teenage phenom from his humble beginnings in Pacoima,

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-15-17

A look at what's playing this week.
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This week on TCM David Letterman continues his appearances on "The Essentials", Dennis Miller presents another night of Creature Features, and fans gets another night featuring Star-of-the-Month Clark Gable. There are also themed nights that focus on films made by brothers, starring Frances Dee, and more from the year 1967. Grey Gardens (1976) - Monday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Documentary of a reclusive mother and her daughter who created their own world in their mansion known as "Grey Gardens". Star of the Month: Clark Gable - China Seas (1935) Tuesday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A sea

TNT to Premiere AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton Thursday, June 15, at 10 p.m.

Encore presentation will air on sister network TCM.
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Press release: Following the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton on June 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Turner's TNT will televise the celebration as a one-hour special, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton, premiering Thursday, June 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will then encore the special on Monday, July 31, during a night of programming dedicated to Keaton's work. This marks the fifth year the Emmy-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks. In addition to the encore presentations of the special, TCM's July 31 tribute

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-08-17

For those planning their week.
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This week on TCM David Letterman continues to talk with Alec Baldwin about "The Essentials", Dennis Miller returns to host another night of Creature Features, and fans gets another night featuring Star-of-the-Month Clark Gable. There are themed nights about cattle drives, models, the year 1967, and Mother's Day. The Far Country (1955) - Monday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - Possessed (1931) Tuesday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A factory girl rises to the top as mistress of a

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 05-01-17

Featuring a dose of David Letterman.
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This week TCM gets a visit from David Letterman as Alec Baldwin takes the reins of "The Essentials" and Dennis Miller shines a spotlight on Creature Features. There is also a 100th Birthday Tribute to Danielle Darrieux, Clark Gable is the Star of the Month, and Noir Alley continues. 100th Birthday Tribute: Danielle Darrieux - The Rage of Paris (1938) - Monday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A penniless woman sets out to snare a rich husband. Star of the Month: Clark Gable - It Happened One Night (1934) Tuesday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A newspaperman tracks

Emmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Alec Baldwin to Host TCM's The Essentials

David Letterman, Tina Fey, and William Friedkin set to join as special guests, premiering May 6.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that Emmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Alec Baldwin will host The Essentials, TCM’s popular franchise showcasing “must see” classic films. Joining Baldwin each week throughout the season will be one of three special guests: late-night television icon David Letterman; acclaimed actress, writer, and comedian Tina Fey, and legendary filmmaker William Friedkin. Together, Baldwin and his guests will introduce a hand-picked classic and offer color commentary on its cultural significance, its influence on other films, behind-the-scenes stories and their own personal reflections. The new season of The Essentials, which airs every Saturday night, premieres May

COMET TV: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Giveaway

You can keep the prize pack or share with friends.
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Cinema Sentries has teamed up with COMET TV to award one lucky reader a Mystery Science Theater 3000 prize pack. As seen above, the giveaway includes two limited Edition MST3K Pint Glasses (you can only get these glasses in this pack), a Moon stress ball, and a custom MST3K flyer. COMET TV is an American digital broadcast television network that focuses on science fiction and other genre fare. It is available over the air, on cable, streaming for free online and now on ROKU and APPLE TV! To find in your area, vist their website. Select programming for the rest

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-17-17

See anything you'll be watching?
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This week TCM gets a visit from guest programmer William Daniel, and shines a spotlight on Claude Rains in the '30s. There are also themed nights of programming under the headings of "Post-War Melodrama", "U-Boats", and "Thinly Veiled Bios". 1776 (1972) - Monday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) The founding fathers struggle to draft the Declaration of Independence Gentleman Jim (1942) Tuesday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett. The Invisible Man (1933) Wednesday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A scientist's experiments with invisibility turn him into a madman. On The

getTV Pays Tribute to Don Rickles By Airing Classic Friars' Club Roasts on Mon. Apr 10

Including the 1968 Friars’ Club Roast of Johnny Carson, and the 1971 Friars’ Club Roast of Jerry Lewis.
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Press release: getTV celebrates the life and legacy of comedy king Don Rickles with a Monday night variety block highlighting some of his most memorable Friars’ Club Roasts, on Monday, April 10 starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Charmingly known as “Mr. Warmth” for his devastating wit and sharp sense of humor, Rickles quickly rose through the comedy ranks as the quintessential “insult comic,” famously catching the eye of Frank Sinatra who encouraged other celebrities to see him during his early club acts, and frequently appearing as a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON. Throughout his Emmy®-winning

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 04-03-17

See what TCM has planned for the week and make your plans accordingly.
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For those not heading to Hollywood for the 8th TCM Classic Film Festival, here are the highlights of what will be airing this week, including nights of programming focused on Faye Dunaway, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nunnally Johnson, and character actors Live From the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival: Faye Dunaway - Monday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Holiday (1938) Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A Czech refugee uses women to advance his business

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-27-17

Featuring themed nights of programming under the headings of "African-American Independents", "Brainwashed", and "April Fools".
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This week TCM shines their spotlight on Kathryn Grayson, Dan Duryea, the works of Guy de Maupassant, and some picks by Robert Osborne. There are also themed nights of programming under the headings of "African-American Independents", "Brainwashed", and "April Fools". Kiss Me Kate (1953) Monday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". The Three Faces of Eve (1957) Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities. Diary of a Madman (1963) Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m.

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-20-17

A great week of movies to watch in the dark.
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This might the scariest week of the year on TCM outside of October as themed nights focus on thieves, killers, monsters, and more. Also, Noir Alley returns next Sunday with Tension. Monday, March 20 - Psycho Killers Psycho (1960) at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. | Review Peeping Tom (1960) at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear. Tuesday, March 21 - Femme Fatales Double Indemnity (1944) at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An insurance salesman gets seduced

TCM to Remember Robert Osborne with 48-Hour Tribute

Tribute to feature his most memorable TCM interviews and moments.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate two entire days to honor the legacy of longtime host Robert Osborne. Airing all day on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, the 48-hour tribute will feature an extensive collection of the long-form interviews Osborne conducted during his 23 year tenure with the network, including: Memorable installments of Private Screenings and Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival. Special edition of Private Screenings where actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Osborne on the host's 20th anniversary at the network Robert's first-film introduction for the network of Gone with the Wind Among the Private

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-06-17

Hope you like your movies with Burton.
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TCM's Star of the Month Richard Burton can't be contained to just one night like most honorees and dominates the week with films over five days. Sunday brings another installment of Noir Alley. Star of the Month: Richard Burton - Prince of Players (1955) Monday, March 6 at 9:45 p.m. (ET) Acclaimed tragic actor Edwin Booth struggles to rebuild his career after his brother assassinates President Lincoln. Star of the Month: Richard Burton - The Night of the Iguana (1964) Tuesday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A defrocked priest surrenders to the sins of the flesh in a Mexican

This Sunday getTV Showcases Classic Comedy Including a Rare Jerry Seinfeld Appearance on The Merv Griffin Show

The night also includes the Friars Club Roasts of comedy icons Johnny Carson & Don Rickles, and two classic episodes of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
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Press release: This Sunday night at 11 p.m. ET, getTV presents a rarely seen Jerry Seinfeld stand-up appearance from 1986 on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW. Seinfeld appeared on Merv Griffin’s talk show more than a dozen times in the early 1980s prior to his breakthrough in the sitcom SEINFELD, where he referenced his Griffin appearances in a legendary episode in which Kramer (Michael Richards) recreates the set from THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW in his apartment. In addition to the Seinfeld guest spot, the night includes a lineup of some of the top male comedy performers of all-time, with two Friars

TCM to Launch New Noir-themed Programming Franchise 'Noir Alley'

New franchise hosted by Film Noir Foundation founder & president Eddie Muller premieres March 5 and airs every Sunday at 10 a.m.
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Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is taking up permanent residence in the shadowy world of film noir with the launch of Noir Alley, a new programming franchise hosted by Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation. Known to classic film fans as “The Czar of Noir,” Muller will explore the genre from every angle as he introduces a different noir classic each week. Noir Alley will air Sundays at 10 a.m. (ET) starting March 5 with a screening of the movie widely credited as the first film noir, The Maltese Falcon (1941). Film noir, with its

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 02-27-17

Curious how Days of Oscar From A to Z concludes?
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar From A to Z concludes this week, starting with Three Comrades, co-scripted by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about three life-long friends sharing their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars, which earned Margaret Sullavan a nomination for Best Actress. The finl selection is Z about a political assassination that uncovers a hotbed of corruption. It won for Best Film Editing (Françoise Bonnot) and Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Costa-Gavras), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Jorge Semprún and

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