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The Essentials (2001– )

TV Series | Documentary, Talk-Show

Alec Baldwin hosts The Essentials, TCM's popular franchise showcasing "must-see" classic films. Joining Baldwin each week throughout the season will be one of three special guests: late-night television icon David Letterman, acclaimed ...See moreAlec Baldwin hosts The Essentials, TCM's popular franchise showcasing "must-see" classic films. Joining Baldwin each week throughout the season will be one of three special guests: late-night television icon David Letterman, acclaimed actress, writer and comedian Tina Fey and legendary filmmaker William Friedkin. Together, Baldwin and his guests will introduce a hand-picked classic and offer color commentary on its cultural significance, its influence on other films, behind-the-scenes stories and their own personal reflections. See less
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13   |   12   |   8   |   7   |   6   |   Unknown   See all
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Updated Apr 9, 2001

Release date (First episode)
Apr 9, 2001 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Robert Osborne
Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host   See fewer
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Molly Haskell
Herself - Host Herself - Host   See fewer
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35
Rose McGowan
Herself - Host Herself - Host   See fewer
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27
Carrie Fisher
Herself - Hostess Herself - Hostess   See fewer
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22
Drew Barrymore
Herself - Co-Hostess Herself - Co-Hostess   See fewer
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21
Alec Baldwin
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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16
Tina Fey
Herself - Special Guest Herself - Special Guest   See fewer
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7
David Letterman
Himself - Special Guest Himself - Special Guest   See fewer
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7
William Friedkin
Himself - Special Guest Himself - Special Guest   See fewer
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2
Patricia Neal
Actress Actress   See fewer
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1
Madeleine Stowe
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Peter Bogdanovich
Himself (2005-2006) Himself (2005-2006)   See fewer
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Sydney Pollack
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Rob Reiner
Himself Himself   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 58 votes