Moviecollector's elusive Old Schedules project
This page contains a series of reports. I am not affiliated with TCM, though I respect and admire the actual TCM employees and various movie restoration experts for their years of hard work. This presents info from all the old TCM schedules I could come up with, collected and fit together from four different sources, in order to have as complete a picture as possible (see bottom of page for missing months).
I believe this might be of interest to movie fans who might be trying to track down rare or hard-to-find movies, just to see if they might still exist, as well as to view historical scheduling patterns. These pages get updated by me once a month.
Any ideas just message me on the TCM forums.
Total TV slots - a count of all the time slots on TCM within given period (larger numbers)
Unique Features - a count of all the unique features on TCM within given period (smaller numbers)
The TCM Schedules Summary
is a tabular listing of the Unique Features put together. It is large and your browser will take a while to load it.
The Future Premieres
listing is a subset of the TCM Schedules Summary report. It lists features which occur for the first time either in the present month or ahead in the future. (As per "Last Updated" date at top of report)
Below the numbers get smaller and more significant, only features 45 min or longer are counted.
Reports #3 & #4
A count of Unique Features, movies only (>44 min, no shorts, no TV series episodes or serials, some TV movies & TV specials)
Reports #5 & #6
A count of movies scheduled 7x or less over the entire timeframe of schedules I have. Rarities are cumulative up to each year.
Reports #7 & #8
A count of films from non-TCM-library studios. This isn't as precise, but is still a rough indicator, for these reasons:
By "non-TCM library", only films from these specific following production companies are excluded. Smaller acquisitions and other related films are not accounted for:
Reports #9 & #10
MGM, RKO, Warner Bros, First National, Vitaphone, United Artists, Goldwyn, Monogram, Associated Artists, Hanna-Barbera, Castle Rock, New Line Cinema,
Turner, Allied Artists, Rankin/Bass, Lorimar, Ruby-Spears, Fleischer Studios
A count of films from non-TCM-library studios, and those only shown 7x or less.
That's that for now.
Here are some lists of movies that I don't believe were scheduled within the timeframe of TCM schedules I have. Genre must not be "Short", and Duration must be 45 min or longer. Some earlier movies are of unknown duration, and are therefore are also listed.
Moviecollector's Missing Months
All months are accounted for from July 2001 - present.
MISSING MONTHS - I'm still looking for these monthly schedules:
[this "missing months" list updated last on March 16 2017]
May-June 1994 (TCM went on air in May, not sure these even existed)
All of 1999
Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec 2000
If you have any of these months, maybe you can help me fill them in. I would prefer the original HTML files or original mailers (flatbed-scanned or copied). PM me for further details if you want to help.