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Classic TV On Today

‘Seinfeld’ Ponders the Question: Is Soup a Meal?

Enter Kenny Bania, Granny boxes a “jackrabbit” and Endora teaches Darrin a lesson.

The Flintstones The Twitch Fred Flintstone Rock Roll 1962
Classic TV On Today

Everyone’s Doing the Bedrock Twitch!

Fred Flintstone turns rock-n-roller, George Jefferson gets disco fever, and we meet Theo Huxtable’s friend Cockroach.

Cecil Kellaway and Tyrone Power in The Luck of the Irish (1948)

St. Patrick’s Day Classic Movie Pick: 1948’s ‘The Luck of the Irish’

Tyrone Power, Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Cecil Kellaway, Anne Baxter and Jayne Meadows lead this charming 1948 comedy about an American reporter who meets a leprechaun while traveling in Ireland.

Warwick Davis as the title monster in 1993's Leprechaun

Syfy’s St. Patrick’s Day Marathon Celebrates 30 Years of ‘Leprechaun’

See the killer Leprechaun face off with Jennifer Aniston in the 1993 original, visit the hood (twice) and even go to space during a 24-hour lineup featuring all eight darkly comic horror movies, the first six with Warwick Davis in the title role.

Mickey Rooney and Kelly Reno The Black Stallion (1979)

TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: ‘The Black Stallion’ and Other Animal-Themed Films

The March 15 evening lineup also includes Born Free (1966), Lassie Come Home (1943), National Velvet (1944) and Sounder (1972).

John Williams conductor composer Great Performances theme PBS

13 TV Themes Composed By Movie Maestro John Williams

He’s received his 53rd Oscar nomination this year for his Fabelmans score, but the legendary big-screen composer has also created memorable TV themes, including Lost in Space, Great Performances and Sunday Night Football.

Steven Spielberg and Cyndi Lauper in the music video for Lauper's

Steven Spielberg on the Small Screen

The filmmaker, who might win his third directing Oscar for The Fabelmans, has had a legendary movie career, but don’t overlook his impact on television.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and Other Sci-Fi Films on TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar

The March 10 evening lineup also features Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), The Time Machine (1960), Destination Moon (1950) and Forbidden Planet (1956).

Teresa Wright as Eleanor Gehrig and Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig in

TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: ‘The Pride of the Yankees’ & Other Sports Movies

The March 9 evening lineup also features ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ (1956), ‘This Sporting Life’ (1963), ‘Hoop Dreams’ (1994), ‘The Stratton Story’ (1949) and ‘Pat and Mike’ (1952).

Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill the Butcher in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York

TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: ‘Gangs of New York’

Martin Scorsese’s multi-Oscar-nominated 2002 historical drama makes its TCM premiere March 8 as the centerpiece of a night of acclaimed crime films that also includes The French Connection, Shaft (1971) and more.

Bob Hope introducing the 25th Academy Awards ceremony, the first to be televised, in 1953

Watch Bob Hope’s Opening at the First Oscars TV Broadcast in 1953

“Television. That’s where movies go when they die,” quips the host, along with other zingers that good-naturedly reflect the tension between the film industry and young upstart television 70 years ago.

Robert Shaw in his Best Supporting Actor Oscar-nominated role as King Henry VIII in

Historical Films on TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar

A Man for All Seasons (1966), Julius Caesar (1953), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Cleopatra (1934), and Marie Antoinette (1938) are featured on March 7.

King Kong chained -- but not for long -- in the 1933 classic

After 90 Years, ‘King Kong’ Is Still a Wonder

Happy 90th anniversary to the film that introduced cinema’s greatest ape!

Retro wave, 80s concept TV with Video player and vhs cassette

Bryan Cranston hyping Preparation H in the ’80s?

Never underestimate that unknown actor you see cutting his or her teeth with roles in television commercials — that person might be a star of tomorrow.