With TCM Movie Host Robert Osborne Taking a Break Following Surgery, Network Has All-Star Lineup Ready to Fill In

Jul 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The face of Turner Classic Movies, film historian and host Robert Osborne, is taking a three-month break from his duties on TCM to recover from minor surgery and to get in a holiday, reports TCM.com.

While Osborne is off the air, the network will turn to guest hosts, including film and TV star Robert Wagner, who’s lined up for this week; MGM musical great Jane Powell, set for the week of July 18; and Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren, due up the week of July 25.

Other guest hosts will be announced in the weeks to come.

Osborne will return in November for his on-air duties, and will be on board as planned for the TCM Classic Cruise in December.


  1. It will be great to have these people guest hosting, but Ben Mankiewicz does an excellent job for TCM already.

  2. It’s great that TCM has the rep to get these wonderful hosts.
    Perhaps it’s just me, but Osborne clearly has reverence for film, where Ben often comes off snarky and “hip” in his comments.
    RJ and Tippi are awesome choices; I hope Eva Marie Saint can do a session, too.

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