Atlanta-based TCM host Robert Osborne is taking a three-month break from duties at the network for unspecified minor surgery and a well-deserved vacation, the network announced today.
Osborne recently signed a multi-year agreement with TCM.
Given that he has pre-taped a lot of material, he won’t disappear from the network. Otherwise, there will be guest programmers. Actor Robert Wagner will be around this week. Jane Powell, then Tippi Hedren will follow. TCM has not finalized future guest hosts.
Obsorne, a renowned film historian, has been the network’s host since 1994.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog