Emmy-winners Michael J. Fox, Bill Hader and Eli Wallach have each signed up to take the seat opposite Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne as part of the network’s Guest Programmer showcase in the second half of the year. Regularly during the year, TCM invites a celebrity to exchange star status for a role as a devoted fan of classic film by picking a few favorite movies and sharing with viewers what he or she has come to love about each one. Hader is slated to in September, while Fox is set for November and Wallach for December.
Hader has been a fixture on the popular series Saturday Night Live for the past five years and earned an Emmy for his work as a producer on South Park. He has also turned out memorable appearances in films such as Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Five-time Emmy winner Michael J. Fox, whose television career includes the long-running hits Family Ties and Spin City, joins Robert Osborne Tuesday, Nov. 9, for a night of movies chosen by Fox himself. The evening kicks off with Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear-war comedy Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
Wallach, who has turned in countless memorable performances over the decades (including his 2010 performance in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), will be featured on Friday, Dec. 10, three days after he turns 95. Wallach’s lineup will begin with Elia Kazan’s powerful drama Baby Doll (1957), which earned him a BAFTA Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer.