Entertainment Alec Baldwin to replace Robert Osborne as host of TCM’s ‘The Essentials’ Alec Baldwin will host "The Essentials" on Turner Classic Movies. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images / Angela Weiss By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 April 18, 2017 4:14 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Alec Baldwin has been chosen to succeed the late Robert Osborne as host of TCM’s “The Essentials” beginning next month. Baldwin was the co-host of the show from 2009 to 2011 with Osborne, who died in March at the age of 84. The 59-year-old actor will be joined by a who’s who of celebrity guests as they screen and discuss classic films. David Letterman will join Baldwin for his first show May 6, which will screen “The Bad and the Beautiful.” His “30 Rock” co-star, Tina Fey, will join for the June 24 airing of “Rear Window,” and “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin will co-host the show on Aug. 12 for an airing of “The Quiet Man.” By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.