The Essentials

Saturday 8:00 PM on Premiered Apr 01, 2001 In Season




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The Essentials

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This showcase series on TCM features discussions before and after the presentation of a classic film in historical, political and narrative context, as well as giving some behind-the-scenes titbits The first two seasons were hosted by Rob Reiner, with the next two by Sydney Pollack and the fifth by Peter Bogdanovich. Season 6 saw a format change with TCM regular Robert Osborne coming on as co-host, along with film critic Molly Haskell, the format having been changed to accommodate some discussion and even disagreement. The seventh season saw Osborne teamed up with Carrie Fisher. Season 8 co-starred Rose McGowan.

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 1/17/2009

Season 8 : Episode 26