Saturday, April 21, 2018

TCM Spotlight on Movie Series on Tuesday in May

Movie series are a concept familiar to modern day audiences. Among the many examples are the Star Wars series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and, most notably, the James Bond series. As common as movie series might seem now, they were even more common during the Golden Age of Hollywood. So great was the popularity of such series as that the Blondie series, The Cisco Kid, and yet others racked up a large number of entries over the years. With but a few exceptions (the entire Thin Man series and the early Tarzan entries), most films belonging to movie series were programmers or B-movies, the sort of movies that would occupy the bottom half of a double bill. Regardless, they proved very popular and were often guaranteed money makers for the studios that made them.

Next month the TCM Spotlight will be on movies series. Every Tuesday night and Wednesday night next month Turner Classic Movies will air a number of movies in series starting at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central. May 1 sees TCM airing entries in the Blondie and Mexican Spitfire series. On May2 TCM will air entries in the Maisie and Great Gildersleeve series.  On May 8 they are airing movies in the Tarzan series. May 9 viewers will be treated to entries in the Jungle Jim and Bomba the Jungle Boy series. On May 15 Turner Classic Movies is airing entries in the Andy Hardy series. On May 16 they'll be showing films from the Five Little Peepers and Dr. Kildare series. May 22 sees movies from the Nancy Drew series and the Miss Marple series. May 23 TCM will show the "Thin Man" movies and Perry Mason movies. On May 29 they will be airing movies in the Boston Blackie and Bulldog Drummond series. Finally, on May 30 TCM will show entries in the Lassie and Rusty series.

If you are a fan of the old movie series, then you will definitely want to tune into TCM on Tuesday nights next month!

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