Manny P. here…
Turner Classic Movies is temporarily losing their venerable host, Robert Osborne. For the next three months, upcoming movie-intro segments will be conducted by a revolving door of guest stars including Robert Wagner, Jane Powell, and Tippi Hedren. Other names will be soon be announced by the cable channel.
The reason for Osborne’s brief departure is to give him an opportunity to recover from minor surgery. He plans on attending the TCM Cruise set for December. All recorded segments featuring the longtime face of TCM will continue to air, such as the Guest Programmer series, and The Essentials.
Robert Osborne has been the primetime host of the television network since TCM made its on-air debut in April, 1994. He recently signed a multi-year deal with the cable network. He’s expected to return to his anchor chair in November. We wish Robert Osborne the best on his slight setback, and we hope to enjoy his work again real soon on Turner Classic Movies.
Until next time> “never forget”