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TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Officially Gets New General Manager

Jan 22, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“Turner Broadcasting has named Jennifer Dorian general manager of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), it was announced today by Coleman Breland, President of Turner Network Sales (TNS), to whom she will report,” Turner Broadcasting has announced.

It’s the confirmation of a story we first read about last fall in the web publication “Cinematically Insane.

That publication wrote at the time “Effective immediately, Jennifer Dorian, previously the chief strategy officer for Turner Entertainment Networks, takes on the position of general manager of TCM, a role formerly filled by Jeff Gregor. Whereas Gregor managed the channel in addition to his responsibilities as chief marketing officer for sister networks TNT and TBS, Dorian will be dedicated solely to TCM, which will remain based in Atlanta.”

A TCM spokesperson confirmed all of that to us today, noting that Gregor continues with the company as CMO of TNT and TBS. Under Turner’s recent reorg, TCM is no longer part of the same group at TBS and TNT.

Today’s press release continues, “Additionally, Genevieve McGillicuddy has been promoted to vice president of brand activation and partnerships for TCM, up from senior director, reporting into Dorian. Both are based in Atlanta.

“In her new role, Dorian, who most recently served as chief strategy officer for Turner Entertainment Networks, is charged with growing and developing the TCM brand by implementing strategic, innovative and revenue-generating business initiatives that secure the network as a preeminent lifestyle brand. Dorian’s oversight includes implementation of dynamic and immersive brand extensions such as TCM Classic Film Festival and the TCM Classic Cruise, growing cross-platform digital opportunities, spearheading revenue-generating initiatives through licensing partnerships and e-commerce, and enhancing TCM’s value to its affiliate partners as well as cultivating its passionate fan base.

“….In her elevated role, McGillicuddy is responsible for leading the development and implementation of all brand activation initiatives including sponsorships, licensing, and merchandising, as well as brand and retail partnerships, in order to generate awareness, audience reach and revenue opportunities for TCM. She also serves as managing director of the TCM Classic Film Festival.”

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75 Comments

  1. When will the dates for the 2015 Turner Classic Movie Cruise be released? I couldn’t find any information online about it. The virus protection I have on my computer warned me not to open the site that came up when I goggled it.
    Would you please send cruise information to my e-mail?
    Thank you.
    Bonnie Coppola

  2. Question is will you raise the network out of the sewer swill muck and mire it has sunk to these last years with more and more modern-day movies from the ’70s to the present and the extreme excess of foreign films? Do you honestly have what it takes to return this suffering, dying network and return it to the true class it had at its origin? This was always meant to be a network of the truly old classic films, not a trash bin of garbage you can find on any Turner cable channel, I know.

    • I couldn’t have said it better.

  3. I knew something had changed. This was the channel I always watched. The movies are horrible now.Have not watched anything this year. I am taking it off my package.

  4. I loved Tom when you use to air movies that to me were classics, but lately it seems you are airing shows that frankly I don’t think anyone watches. What happened to Hitchcock Sunday? I still watch you but only if you have something worth watching. It seems you have one decent show on a night and the rest is just taking up air time. Whoever does your schedule should have a vacation for a while.

  5. im 84 years old and I’m tired of reading the captions on the silent movies my eyes are red bloodshot and sore. I refuse to watch your channel anymore. It’s now a pleasure watching turning classic it’s a punishment . Now my son is taking me to the eye doctor.

  6. I agree with those who see a serious decline in the offerings of TCM. I rarely watched any other channels and now I almost never have it on. I check the channel daily hoping to see the types of movies they used to show and find very few “classic” material. I do believe the two women who were recently promoted to management simply are not qualified. The channel is losing its followers and it will not survive if it isn’ revived.

    • Bravo, well said.

  7. How sad your on demand schedule today has only one true classic movie and the rest are x rated trashy films how sad to see this channel lose its class I’m glad I can find and buy my classic movies starting my own movie library today and dropping this trashy channel !

  8. I echo the comments above – TCM is now a pale shadow of a once great channel – a channel on which I can hardly ever find anything worth watching. Same junk I can find anywhere else. Truly, TCM has lost their way. Sure not a “preeminent lifestyle brand” for me – not that I would be remotely interested in such a thing!!

  9. I’m sad to see the serious decline in the crap that TCM has started showing. It content that I fell,other horrible networks would even show. It is no longer a classic network and like other subscribers I to will be discontinuing my subscription. It’s really sad. Just one more thing that’s going to hell in America. Your new manger is going to destroy or has already ruined TCM. Goodbye to Classic programing on TCM. Hopefully some network will see the value of the class is movie programming and begin true classic movie, and film noir. “All the presidents men” is not TCM material. As well as all the crap that’s been airing for the last year. Thanks to all those who have voiced their opinion. But we can forget about TCM. TCM as it was originally designed is gone. Thanks a lot you idiots ( TCM new management team.)

  10. What a terrible shame, I used to look forward to watching your movies, but now I quickly change the channel. Obviously your manager has 0 taste in picking out good movies. Excess of silent movies, subtitled movies and cowboy garbage. Please find a manager that has some movie taste before your station fades off into the sunset.

  11. Absolutely HATE the movies from the 70s, 80s, and 90s that are being shown. These are NOT classics. They stink. You have abandoned your fan base. The question is, “Why?”

    • TCM Laura, I agree with you. Jennifer Dorian has not pulled TCM out of it’s downward spiral.

  12. I MUST SAY I AGREE WITH ALL THE ABOVE COMMENTS. TCM IS NO LONGER MY FAVORITE CHANEL.

  13. TCM used to be my favorite channel. I never expected this to happen and I’m quite disappointed in Turner “CLASSIC” Movies. It’s losing its uniqueness along with its formerly very loyal viewers. Why be like all the others? Why would they do this? Big mistake. Stick to older movies and stop selling out. And hire people who appreciate what TCM was originally meant to be.

  14. What on earth has happened to TCM?! Have they abandoned the true classics?…. I don’t even watch anymore… Please go back to the true classics … Movies from the 30s, 40s, and 50s….. The programming is now PITIFUL.

  15. I have been a fan of classic movies for many, many years. My fascination with the classic movies began with Million Dollar Movies on channel 9 and the Sunday specials on channel 5 back in the day. My interest grew with the advent of cable TV and American Movie Classics. You can’t imagine my joy in watching the excellent selection of classic movies on AMC. Sadly the station changed and stopped airing true classic films. Then I discovered TCM. For years your programming was amazing. It was the only station I watched 24/7 literally. However, I started to notice that the quality of your programming began to deteriorate. Whoever is doing the scheduling does not take into account that movies from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s are not classics. Please rethink your programming schedule and start showing movies from the 30’s, 40’s , 50’s and 60’s or TCM will continue to lose its audience. Why are your executives devoting so much time to cruises, festivals, tours, wine vineyards, etc. what they should be concentrating on is how to keep the station from losing its audience. Please go back to the original classic formula that put TCM on the map as the best classic movie station on cable.

  16. I agree that they should show primarily 30’s 40’s and 50’s movies as well, but I got a good chuckle out of reading these comments hahaha. 28 year old, huge fan of TCM from PA. Dad turned me on to it several years ago. Before that I always discounted it because “the movies are in black and white”. Boy was I wrong. I try getting all my friends in to it.

  17. Ok as of today I am deleting your station. What total garbage you are playing this a.m. Just when I think the movies you are showing can’t get any worse, they do. Goodbye I will miss the good movies you used to show!

  18. I just read all the comments posted its a relief to see other viewers have the same sadness about the loss of all the classics we look forward to I personally have your station on 24/7 you now run the same movies over and over I do not want to see movies from the 60s and upward I want to see more noir bogart gangster murder mysteries that made your channel as popular as it was it would be sad to see this network disappear I hope Robert is reading all these negative comments maybe he can help us fans

  19. I agree with the comments that your programming needs to change because of the large amount of poorly rated films being shown. To be a classic by definition, a movie needs to be great. Why not simply eliminate all one and two star films in your broadcast schedule? Where I disagree with most of the comments is, besides the classics of the 30’s-60’s, there are many films made in the 70’s-90’s that are great. Certainly a 10-20 year test of time after the date of release could qualify a great film as classic. Be inclusive but selective in your programming. Schedule mostly four star movies. Make three stars the exception for reasons of acting or another outstanding quality. Create a library of hall of fame type films that you can be proud of showing and your audience will grow.

  20. Okay, I get it. American film studios, ironically owned initially by Russian Jews who immigrated to New York and were disctiminated against, did the most harm to minorities, particularly Africans, by descriminating against them and perpetuating stereotypes that will never go away. But what moron at TCM thought that it was a good idea to show a Stepin Fetchit movie during the Martin Luther King holiday? One hundred years after Birth of a Nation, someone in progrsmming could only find eye rolling darkies making fools of themselves, and dancing and singing? If that’s the best that the programmers at TCM can come up with, then we haven’t exactly overcome, have we? Outrageous. With all the films at your disposal, the best that you could come up with was Stepin Fetchit? My suggestion for next MLK Day is to stick primarily with Warner Brothers films, which tended to be the least embarassing, and treated African Americans with a little more dignity than the other movie studios. May I suggest that next year you program such films as Intruder in the Dust, a film about a proud Black man, in a film that has one of the most accurate film sets depicting poor people in the south that I have ever seen; The Petrified Forest, depicting the dichotomy between two African American men; In This Our Life, which was considered to be so accurate for the time that the film could not be exported to Europe; Odds Against Tomorrow, with one of the best New York style racists in film,; Cooley high was an excellent choice, but may I suggest Malcolm X? Since TCM gets to skate by in Februrary, why not have Spike Lee, or even better Samuel L. Jackson do some sort of programming and hosting for a month? Stepin Fetchit? Mammy from Gone With the Wind would have been far more palatable. And while we’re at it, why are none of The Essentials featuring African Americans?

    • it took me 10 years to realize Charlie Chan movies disappeared. I read due to stupid pc police. TCM has sold out

  21. ,WHAT KIND OF FILM DO I WATCH WHEN DRINKING NITE TRAIN, T-BIRD, OR WILLIAMS IRISH ROSE,,,OR MOGEN DAVID OR MANISCHEVITZ, OR SPANADA,,,,,you people are a class act….please help.

  22. Yes I agree with most of the comments, TCM two female mantra have taken a once wonderful channel and turned it into a “Once in awhile wonderful channel”. With soooo many movies from the silent era though the 1950’s tell us why they need to repeat the same movie sometimes 3 times a month. I can’t remember the last time they played, Little Lord Fauntelroy, is this a ploy to make us buy the old movies? My last grip is some of the great 4 star movies play during the middle of the night, what gives with that? Your new programming manager needs to go back to film school and get an education on what “classic” means.

  23. It would be so nice to see you play more happy, upbeat movies. My elderly mother sits back in her room playing your channel with the sound as high as it will go…ALL DAY LONG I AM FORCED TO HEAR, SCREAMING, CRYING, DOGS BARKING, BABIES WAILING….PLEASE GIVE THIS CARE TAKER A BREAK…..IM BEGGING YOU!!!!!!!!

  24. People really need to relax. I recently started watching TCM again and I think the programming is great. It’s now 2016. Complaining about movies from the 60s, 70s, and even 80s as not being classic enough is curmudgeonly. I like the broad range of programing to choose from and it keeps me returning to the network. This new direction has definitely brought this viewer back to the network.

  25. I used to watch TCM constantly. I hate it now – really hate this station. Silent Sundays have now morphed into silent German Wednesdays followed by German subtitled movies followed by women director night followed by other movies I never watched. I used to only turn it off when they played non stop musicals – now I hardly ever watch this channel

    I miss the old TCM very much and I will not be watching – well, I have no choice I don’t like what you play. It became very evident that something had changed with the programing on this channel

    Well I hope the Under 50 viewers find it great but that is never what the Classic Movie channel was all about.

    Lost me as a viewer for sure. I noticed comments started here in 2015 – well unlike the last commenter, I think things have gotten progressively worse to the currently barely watchable channel

    • I arrived to the US from the UK in 1960 and am an American citizen. I was drawn to TCM for a variety of reasons — that it was the only channel showing a variety of Hammer, Ealing and UK MGM movies among others, given me a nostalgic evening.I was a great admirer of. Robert Osborne intros and wrapups, well versed guest hosts, and silly perhaps, those five mins comdys (Behind the 8 ball etc) and travelogs. All gone. My biggest complaint among the many offered is why on earth do they show 5 to 10 days of movies highlighting a particular star. By the time I am up to the fourth or fifth film about jiggling Harlow, .or drawling Stewart or some remote start from a one reeler.I am off the channel. Do we really need ten films in a row of one particular star??
      Magillycuddy and Dorian need to know that not film fans are writing a book about Hollywood or creating an Encyclopedia of a film industry that nobody cares about

  26. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who is tired of the same movies being repeated over and over. If I see another “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” scheduled, I’ll scream – only shown 3-4 times over 2 months. It seems the best Classics come on in the early a.m. or very late p.m. I put in a suggestion to air “Bus Stop” with Marilyn Monroe – haven’t seen this pic in years. I really don’t understand why TCM keeps running the same movies over – plus movies that have a 1 or 2-star rating. Every time I see this I groan, “oh another STELLAR movie!!! Please TCM, show some different classic films. That’s why we tune in.

  27. The network is called Turner ‘Classic’ Movies. If you want movies from the 1980’s to present, try: The Movie Channel, Showtime, Cinemax, STARZ, HBO, FLIX, Sundance TV, MoreMax, AMC, FXM, IFC, Lifetime Movie Network, HuLu, Crackle, and the Disney Channel.
    TCM was the only channel that broadcast films from the 1920’s thru the 1960’s. Robert Osborne and co-host Ben Mankiewicz gave us reviews of movies that captured the historical context of the movie.

  28. I am very sad to say that TCM seems to becomming just another television channel. I can’t stand to watch regular channels that now can squeeze 7 or more sickning commercials in but compared to some of the movies that are now being shown on TCM I am afraid I will have to channel cruise all night. There are many night owls like me that are old and retired but can almost feel like a kidd again watching some old favorites from the 40’s and 50’s not 1970 & 80’s,..Y’all be carefull, you are hurting a lot of long time faithful and loyal fans,…

  29. With the departure of robert osborne and appearance of mr. I love my humorous quips makeiwetz, TCM is going down the same path as AMC. The movie assortment has become horrible. No more fun black and white classics from 30’s- 50’s. Now the movies are mainly 60’s-2015. Plus same movies are played over and over on the same day. Cleopatra staring Elizabeth Taylor was on 4 plus times today. That has become the norm. Ever since ben makeiwetz has come aboard the quality has suffered. His snarky remarks grate unlike the wonderful stories Mr.Osbourne treated watchers. I was shocked to see a viewer as a new host. WHY ? With so many of our icons , robert wagner for example, available do they hire a fan? REALLY? Thank goodness I found an app called classic movies to watch. All old wonderful black and white surprises. TCM you have made two huge bad bad mistakes 1. If it isn’t broke why fix it? 2. Know who your customer base is comprised of and cater to that group. I will add a third, don’t replace your biggest asset, Bob Osborne with a smart alec know it all because he is the nephew of a great director. He dresses horribly and had zero appeal. I too am saying goodbye to TCM. Love you Robert Osborne wherever you are ….god speed.

  30. WOW!
    I’m almost 63 yrs of age and perhaps a tad younger than many who’ve overwhelmingly commented on “the demise of TCM.” I’ve only been a TCM viewer for almost 10 years and don’t have the length of TCM viewing to compare and contrast to when it went on the air in the ’90s. So perhaps I, too, would have preferred “vintage TCM” to its’ current offerings.
    But I’m guessing TCM has to continually modify its’ breadth of decades considered as “classic films” as, quite frankly, its’ oldest viewers regularly “fade into the sunset” (read: BOUGHT THE FARM; RUN OUTTA GAS; FADE TO BLACK; CURTAINS!).
    I’m not as down about TCM showing more recent films from the ’60s and more recent decades IF they’re truly good motion pictures. I’d rather view and learn why audiences and critics think “Fort Apache: The Bronx” is a highly-regarded film by many by at least trying to stretch my brain cells a tad and view it (and I did watch in its’ entirety and “appreciate” it more than in past attempts, though I’ll likely never view it again).
    I’d prefer seeing “The Last Picture Show” (1971?) once every six months than some of the 1 & 2-star hooey from the ’30s – ’50s. Though my tastes do prefer the better/best films from the ’30s – ’50s, there are MANY films from the past 50 years which are far better than some of the stinkers released 60 – 80+ years ago.
    Though I’m not as drawn to the silent films, I’ve been fascinated by some of them (and yes, even the foreign silent films; they also expand my understanding of different cultures and periods).
    And I love it when a guest shares one of their favorite films which ISN’T part of TCM’s usual rotation, such as when Candace Bergen recently joined Robert to share a French classic film this month (Robert’s last sighting by this viewer).
    Though Bob Osborne is truly a gem and will be incredibly missed (it’s June ’16 & I’ve RARELY seen him the past two months!), I usually do like Ben Mankiewicz’s intros and comments, though like Robert he must bite his tongue when having to promo some true duds. I didn’t think it appropriate for Mankiewicz or TCM to promo his late father’s last book title during one of this year’s monthly updates, but that may be in part because I only associated his father’s work with politics, not the film industry. I’ve have adjusted to a woman substituting for Osborne (she’s got incredibly long and luscious hair, but her name escapes me).
    The increasing “strategies and tactics” to “grow the TCM brand,” e.g. TCM Wine Club (or whatever it’s branded) and the auctions undoubtedly have their fans. I can’t fault TCM’s managers for trying new endeavors while keeping commercial advertising off the channel. But I’d much rather view a late ’30s “Travel Talks” film break of New Orleans or Hong Kong than hear once again about that wino club!
    Enough said (“10-4, Eleanor!”).

  31. Thank you tcm. I love your channel as I can find so many movies from my favorite era of movies from eatly 1900s to 1950 s. I record whatever I want on my dvr and I have to upgrade to Tivo as I need more space. For all the people that complain about Tcm playing movies from after the seventies you have to inderstand they are trying to appeal to more people. Just record your movies you like and you will have them when they are playing movies that are not your cup of tea and stop complaining. TCM IS THE ONLY GREAT CHANNEL OF CLASSIC MOVIES AND I WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY TO BE A TURNER CLASSIC MOVIE FAN FOREVER. MY FAVORITES ARE MOVIES FROM THE 1930’s HIGH SOCIETY and Victorian gilded age style movies. I LOVE ANTIQUES AND ANTIQUE BLDGS. THANKS AGAIN TURNER CLASSIC FOR BEING A BIG PART OF MY LIFE!!

  32. I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT MY FAVORITE MOVIES WITH INGRID BERGMAN, IRENE DUNNE, GARY COOPER, FRED ASTAIIRE, GINGER ROGERS, Dick Powell, RUby Keeler, Barbara Stanwyck. I mainly like comedies and musicals and.happy films.. THANKS AGAIN TO TCM

  33. At first I thought it was just me that noticed how disappointing TCM has become, then I looked it up on the Internet and saw others felt the same. I can’t believe the terrible movies that they have been showing for quite some time. It used to be the only channel I watched for great old movies. Now I rarely watch it unless there is a golden oldie on (Which is becoming more rare each day). I would like to know who is picking out these awful flicks. If I wanted to watch junk, I could find it on all the other tv channels. I guess TCM does not care about their viewers anymore, because they just lost me. What a terrible shame. Some of the porn they show and the language has totally turned me off to them.
    Signed, an ex viewer.

    • i agree—wanted nice old christmas movies re THE BISHOPS WIFE–sad to see so much terror on this channel plus outer space stuff–you lost this person too—watchIng ME TV from now on and the FOOD CHANNEL

  34. I grew up in the 60’s & 70’s and appreciate watching many old films from the past as far back as the earliest silent films to present day films. While not all films may be known as “Classic” films, TCM has shown some very good films like “The WHISPERERS” and “Bunny Lake is Missing”. Films I have never seen before but enjoyed seeing for the first time thanks to TCM. I hope TCM will continue to show little known films such as these to give viewers a variety you DON’T see on other networks. Also, there is one movie I wish you’d play called, “The Shuttered Room”, it Scared the Beejeezus out of me when I was younger and I’d Love to see it again !! Thank you TCM and to all the movie hosts & hostesses on TCM keep up the good work?.

  35. RIP TCM. it was a great ride while it lasted. Classic is what it means. They just do not make em like that any more. If I want to watch movies newer than 1980 there are way more choices. TCM is what it’s name says, classics. Better dialog, better wardroning, real actors, meaningful stories. PLEASE all those who want newer, go to AMC, etc

  36. Classic movies, the best from the early and mid-20th century, are great expressions of American culture.
    I’m sorry they are gone, replaced by movies that are not classic, just old. And tired. Gone too is the thoughtful context and comment offered by Robert Osborne and the traditional hosts. Now, on the weekend, we are expected to watch an inarticulate, uncomfortable young woman who knows neither film nor audiences. “Diversity”? Yes, TCM now offers hosts with nothing to say. What a shame.

  37. I have been watching TCM from the start. I consider myself a film buff , if you want to call it that. I’m a little disappointed with the programing also. I know it’s all about money, everything is. It’s nice to have variety in the programming . I agree that TCM should stick with mostly Good Classic films from the 30s, 40, and 50s. Silent Sundays was ok, and I even liked TCM Underground Drive in Movies after 2am on Friday nights. If they want to have Nights during the month to show Good films from the 60s and 70s like Getaway, with Steve Mcqueen or Serpico or True Grit with the big man John Wayne who made great movies in the 60s or Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. Many good Movies where made in those years and they are Classics , by a long shot. Now even though Tootsie was funny I would draw the line some place, too new and not a classic.I also don’t care to much for the new girl ether. She is too nervous and she just does not give out any movie trivia with her intros. Ben M. has been a host for along time and he is very informative , so cut him some slack and stop being a jew hater . Be honest you just don’t like the guy or his Dad pal. The main thing I would like to know is why has TCM not shown It’s A Wonderful Life In almost 7 years at Christmas time. There has to be a reason. Does anyone know ? I have asked, I never get an answer. I do hope they go back to playing better movies. Oh yeah, I think Robert is trying to retire. This is like his 3rd career ya know.

    • Because It’s A Wonderful Life is owned by one of the broadcast networks and they play it every Christmas.

  38. What is with entire days of Esther Williams movies? Danny Kaye? Dumb musicals.
    I want film noir!
    TCM stinks recently.

  39. I’m astounded at how flat and dull the programming is now.
    Middle on the road vanilla at best.The homogenization to my mind must be the result of many films being bought up by a variety of companies that refuse to lease them.
    i can’t believe that in contrast to the university of film that this network used to be that its handlers would opt for such bloodless,superficial programming.
    Further,in a time where the American middle and working class has been returned to the depression era status that most of these twentieth century films were informed by,the elitist wine commercials and cruise ads are a slap in the face to many millions of people who were once simpatico with the directors,writers and actors of the classic era.
    The new face of Turner classics as represented by the wooden mannequins that now read from the teleprompter to us is completely unconvincing.
    This is corporatism at its worst and yet another defeat for film arts in the twenty first century.

  40. Hello I am 47 very young for this channel but I grew up watching westerns and war movies from the 40 and 50 to me those were movies. Decent movies with out the sex the bad language. Quit putting movies from the 70,80s . What’s next 90s. Tcm is classic, classic comes from the GOLDEN ERA, That’s what it means. 2. The girl now narrating she does a bad job of it put a guy who’s our age to do this job since we are the ones that watch this and are identified with someonone who’s been there. Get the old guys back no women pleased unless she is from the era. ( 70,80 get it). Or unless you getting on the band wagon with all this equality bullshit what next a quee really I don’t think none of the ones from this generation care

  41. GOLDEN ERA means movies that were made in Hollywood between 1930 and 1950 and a handful from the 60s that’s all.
    Not movies from the 70,80,90. Get it producers. You hiring woman and they are f….. K up don’t get an the band wagon or you will loose the channel and your jobs you already have lost more than half your viewers.
    Also don’t put a teen girl to narrate the movies she does a afoul job of it and she does not represent the channel with her age. Plenty of all actresses and actors from the era 50,40 who still around who need a job.
    Hire me and I’ll fix it

  42. Awful, awful, awful film now from 60’s and 70’s!!!
    Not classic. Really saddens me. You try to make your voice heard on Twitter and they immediately remove your comment!! Only voice heard now comes from TCM. 30’s,40’s, 50’s much better film.
    I can see now people in charge there have NO respect for clasdic film and couldn’t spot one if it were right under their nose!

  43. TCM has completely lost its great movie programming. Too bad they chose a super young film student who is psychoanalyzing movies from a film student perspective. People watch movies for entertainment, nothing else. Her repertoire is limited probably due to lack of knowledge and experience. How many posts till you do something. I understand Ted Turner owns the massive film rights to MGM, RKO, Warner bros, etc. There is no excuse for the garbage shown. Somebody help.

  44. Tomorrow nights’ line up includes “The Lord of the Rings”. By what definition does this movie qualify as a classic? I suggest TCM should change the meaning of the acronym to stand for Turner Cinema Modern!

  45. It is quite obvious from reading previous comments about the poor movie programming, either no one is reading these comments or no one gives a damn. This week’s movie schedule on TCM is horrible. If classic 30’s, 40’s and 50’s movies are not aired, please change the name to reflect the inferior movie offering. TCM was the last place I had to escape and transport to a different time and place. So disappointed.

  46. No one is listening, or no one cares and it shows. It has changed and obviously will not return to the great classic movie programming it once was, because evidently no one working there knows what it used to be like – they are too young. Hire some people who care about “classic movies”, I mean really CARE and get the programming back to what it should be. IS ANYONE LISTENING!?!! this forum has been going on for almost 2 years.

  47. With all the wonderful movies that were made in the 30s,40s..the garbage that TCM Has been showing I hope they enjoy watching because I will purchase my own DVD ‘s and drop your station. The trash of TV shows on cable now isn’t worth me paying my hard earned money for cable period. Cable execs give a flip what they provide it is all about the money.

  48. Have been a fan of TCM close to forty years. WHAT WENT WRONG this station is so far away from where they started will not even watch TCM.

    Cannot tell you the last time for i.e.:

    Camelot
    Mario Lanza movies
    Pillow Talk
    and Etc

  49. I am truly saddened at what has happened to my go-to channel ,TCM !!! I’ve been a fan and avid watcher for over 20 yrs. !! Anytime that I just wanted to enjoy some beautiful and wholesome entertainment , I knew exactly where to turn !! All the classics of the early years of films , when the stories had meaning and morals ! And the actors were true stars !! Or comedies , without vulgar themes , just clever and clean dialog ! But , suddenly that classy host Robert Osborne was fading away and along with him most of the great classics !! But even worse , a few months ago , when I turned on TCM … I saw and heard the worst trash I have EVER seen on any channel ! Foul language and nasty X rated sex scenes .. I was so shocked and disappointed!! Plus now , there are history lessons ,documentaries , wine buying tips etc. lousy films from late 60s , 70’s and 80’s ! PLEASE spare us all the unbearable new programming ! I hate to say goodbye to another wonderful pleasure of life ! Those who are your devoted fans , just want great classic films !! That’s all !! Don’t want to sound too melodramatic , but you’re breaking my heart !! ?

  50. Alas, Turner Crappy Movies now 🙁

  51. Really don’t like the new format, real classics are few and far between and musicals and bad movies repeated constantly. Don’t need anything post 1950s. Hardly ever watch anymore. Bring back the old format or you will lose more viewers.

  52. TCM PROGRAMMING SUCKS. BYE!

  53. Does anyone know who’s idea it was to go from a first rate classic movie channel, to just another piece of crap in the cesspool of television programming,I guess I just miss having a place to go that wasn’t filled with filth, stupidity,and nonsense.

  54. So very sorry to see that TCM has removed actual “stood the test of TIME” classics with bizarre “who cares” documentaries (that seem more like reality TV and a range of other non-classic movies pulled out from the archives apparently (in order to save money Ms. Dorian?). TCM should have been the station to help lift the young up to up to a standard of quality classics (again, that have stood the test of TIME). Instead it appears that, along with repeating movies and odd movie choices in their programming, they are lowering the standard of the movies/documentaries (??) being shown. It is sad to me, because I always thought that TCM stood firmly in its stance of quality, classic movies. TCM appears to be heading downward due to lack of quality in what they are showing and I predict that many people are now turning away from TCM. oh yes, TCM may live on, however it will not be anything like what it was intended to be – the quality is being removed! Very sad!

  55. About TCM; No offense intended but it appears that these two new bimbos are right wing demobrat’s and hired deliberately to murder the great movie classics of yesteryear. I personally take offense to the programming and I’m sure Siskel & Ebert would give both Genevieve and Jennifer 2 thumbs down!
    Sometimes, I almost think they pick the cheapest line up possible to justify their exorbitant salaries.
    There is nothing Classic about TCM anymore, thank goodness for 4 new stations showing classic films, but the downside is they all have 5 minutes of commercials for every 4 minutes of movie time.
    What could possibly make TCM worse? Having Nancy Pelosi host the new TCM show. Heil Hitler!

  56. Im tired of the repeats and the non classic movies also. Where is Robert Osborne????

  57. Dear Mark offense taken no need to bring politics into this discussion.

  58. I AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE ABOVE—DO WE REALLY THINK THESE TWO WOMEN WILLGET THE MESSAGE? DO THEY READ THESE? WHERE ARE ALL THE GREAT CHRISTMAS MOVIES RE THE BISHOPS WIFE-ETC I AM GOING TO THE FOOD CHANNEL OR ME-TV WITH LITTLE COMMERCIALS

  59. Like everything else quality takes second place to profit and the long time fans be damned. The people who run TCM don’t care what we want to see. They’ll play what they want.

  60. I have watched TCM since it began. I am 75. These are not classics that they are airing. I do not know what they are except that it is trash. You never see the following:

    Mario Lanza
    Camelot
    They did run the Thin Man Series last week love those last year they ran them New Years Eve that was nice.
    Summer Place
    I could go on but what is the use.

    Does this new manager not read these posts does she not care GUESS NOT

  61. The older version of TCM was like a good homemade apple pie with custard – The new – is like eating a flypaper

  62. Yesterday, a series of Elvis movies which they did very recently, today a series of Red Skelton movies which they also did very recently. Why? I’m sure TCM possesses in their library some great films which barely or never see the light of day. I’m very disappointed with this programming philosophy. Besides the old B&W American movies they also ran some great old foreign movies. Very rare these days. Maybe a new classic movie channel needs to be created.

  63. I subscribed to the package i now have for satellite tv only so to get the tcm channel SO WHAT HAS HAPPENED? No longer wish to have the channel as the movies are simply not classic and are either the same thing over and over. If you expect to keep customers you need to go back the format that worked for you for so long. New management needs to know what the viewers want and from what I have heard many many people feel as I do. Unless TCM can revert to what I once loved I will cancel the package on my satellite to view something worth watching as well as save money. I’m not paying for something not fit to watch. Classic means exactly that. The upcoming programs I see advertised for TCM not looking good. The host other than Ben are just as disgusting.

  64. what has happened to tcm. Stinks…no longer watching!!

  65. I no longer watch TCM and I was a huge fan for years..repetitive movies, no real classics shown much anymore, Who is making this once wonderful channel a mess? Come on, get back on track . I want to cancel my feed and I never thought I’d do that.

  66. Wow TCM your channel is now a waste of time, haven’t watched it since you ‘decided’ more recent films are classics. Shame, always enjoyed the old films.

  67. Yep, agree 100% the channel is appealing more to younger people now, the joy of it is, the younger people don’t pay the provider bills.

  68. It’s an agendized station now. It has to devalue and diminish the classics and those who follow them. They’re basically mocking you as they play this crap. Haha we got your station now, take this Woody Allen propaganda post instead.

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