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Note:  Since TCM stopped publishing the Now Playing magazine, I have started creating a replica 'At A Glance' document which has a summary of the TCM schedule for the month.  I typically release this document around 4 weeks in advance so it can be used to plan out viewing for the following month, similar to the lead time we used to have with the magazine.  I then post a reply to this message thread which has the details on how to download the new document.  For the latest update, please go to the most recent message in the thread below.

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For those of you who would like an early reference for the TCM October 2017 schedule, here is a partial substitute for the Now Playing guide.

In general, the Now Playing guide consisted of two main parts:

 (1) The monthly movie listings with the full details for each film, including plot summary, director, stars, etc.

- For this you can refer to the online monthly schedule for October at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/october2017.html

 

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month.)

There are also online daily and weekly schedules, if you prefer either of those.

 (2) The ‘At A Glance’ section which gives an overview of the schedule highlights, daytime themes, primetime themes, premieres, etc.

- Attached is a rough ‘At A Glance’ document which has been assembled from the online schedule data (5 pages in PDF format).

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mipqh6bowcua42t/OCT%20AT%20A%20GLANCE.pdf?dl=0

 

Some comments:
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Each premiere for the month is listed under the corresponding date section, regardless of the start time. (TCM has previously only listed premieres that were scheduled to start during primetime hours, or were part of one of the weekend ‘showcases’.)
- Thanks to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premiere data.
- The daytime themes are best guesses since this information is currently not online.
- Hope you find this helpful.
 

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For those of you who would like an early reference for the TCM October schedule, here is a partial substitute for the Now Playing guide.

 

In general, the Now Playing guide consisted of two main parts:

 

 (1) The monthly movie listings with the full details for each film, including plot summary, director, stars, etc.

 

- For this you can refer to the online monthly schedule for October at:

 

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/october2017.html

 

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month.)

There are also online daily and weekly schedules, if you prefer either of those.

 

 (2) The ‘At A Glance’ section which gives an overview of the schedule highlights, daytime themes, primetime themes, premieres, etc.

 

- Attached is a rough ‘At A Glance’ document which has been assembled from the online schedule data (5 pages in PDF format, must be signed in to download).

 

attachicon.gifOCT AT A GLANCE.pdf

 

Some comments:

- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.

- Each premiere for the month is listed under the corresponding date section, regardless of the start time. (TCM has previously only listed premieres that were scheduled to start during primetime hours, or were part of one of the weekend ‘showcases’.)

- Thanks to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premiere data.

- The daytime themes are best guesses since this information is currently not online.

- Hope you find this helpful.

This is fantastic. I had downloaded the monthly schedule to use over the holiday weekend and was really missing the theme info. Beyond that I always like to scope out the Silent Sunday Nights and Imports for the month so I was really missing that. And the PREMIERES!!! Yea!! Always try to scope those out to see the movies I haven't seen before. Thank you so much you kind, wonderful, helpful person!

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Just a reminder for those who would like early schedule information for October, you can use the links in the original message below to see the full TCM schedule as well as a roughly equivalent 'At A Glance' section.

 

I fixed the link to the At A Glance section above so that you no longer have to be signed in to view it.  I also made a few mostly cosmetic changes to the .PDF file from the original post.

 

Note:  If you use Safari as your web browser on a Mac, you may need to 'right-click' on the link and pick 'Open Link in New Window' or a similar option.

 

Thanks for the very nice comments.  I plan to provide similar information for November sometime early in October.

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Here is the early TCM schedule information for November 2017:

(1) The complete online monthly schedule for November is at:

 

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/november2017.html

 

- Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month.
- The online daily and weekly schedules for November are also available.

(2) The ‘At A Glance’ document which gives daily themes, TCM premieres, etc. is at the following link (5 pages in PDF format).

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3meo0lap03bbak4/NOV%20AT%20A%20GLANCE.pdf?dl=0

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- The daytime themes are best guesses since this information is currently not available online.
- Thanks to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premiere data.
 

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for December 2017:

(1) The replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with daily themes, TCM premieres, etc. is at the following link (5 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q40det8188gmifa/DEC AT A GLANCE.pdf?dl=0

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- As a bonus this month an alphabetical schedule of holiday movies is included (see page 5).
- The daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not available online.
- The primetime schedule for Dec. 13 is still to be announced (listed as ’TBA’).  I will update the document when TCM fills in the schedule.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premiere data.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for December is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/december2017.html

- Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month.
- The online weekly schedules for December are also available.  See the “December Schedule Is Up” message thread for examples.

Hope you find this information to be helpful!

 

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The alphabetical schedule of holiday movies included in the 'At A Glance' summary for December has been updated to include a few more holiday-related films.  If you are interested, you can download the document from the first link for December shown above (holiday films are listed on page 5).  Happy holiday viewing!

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for January 2018:

(1) The replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with daily themes, TCM premieres, etc. is at the following link (4 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vyjsz0qfn7crv7/JAN AT A GLANCE.pdf?dl=0

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- The daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not available online.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premiere data.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for January is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/january2018.html

- Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month.
- The online weekly schedules for January are also available.  See the “January 2018 Schedule Is Up” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/156672-january-2018-schedule-is-up/

Hope you find this information to be helpful!

 

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for February 2018:

(1) The replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (6 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nuedgwig775b0nx/FEB AT A GLANCE.pdf?dl=0

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- This month an Oscar award category is used as a single theme for each day.
- A summary of daily themes is included on page 6.
- Since there is a single theme for each day, all films for the month are listed.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the historical TCM schedule data.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for February is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/february2018.html

- Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current Star of the Month.
- The online weekly schedules for February are also available.  See the “February 2018 Schedule Is Up!” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/158016-february-2018-schedule-is-up/

Hope you find this helpful!

 

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Thanks cmovieviewer, those AT A GLANCE really helps me out. I search the schedule a month in advance to plan what to watch & what to record for later. I still miss a few "should have watched" based on this board's conversation after the fact. So the more info I can view "beforehand" the better.

Somehow I had missed this thread before....but I'll be sure to check in the future.

BTW, when "at a glance" is viewed using your link, I only see PG 1. I substituted a "1" for the "0" at the end of the URL and it instantly d/l the entire PDF to my desktop. Easy.

Let's hope March is researched as easily.
THANKS!
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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for March 2018:

(1) A replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (5 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s1pya4sf4xugn2v/MAR AT A GLANCE.pdf

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Some of the daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not yet available.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM schedule data.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for March is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/march2018.html

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current 31 Days of Oscar theme.)

- The online weekly schedules for March are also available.  See the “March Schedule Is Up” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/158409-march-schedule-is-up/

Hope you find this helpful!

 

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for April 2018:

(1) A replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (5 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jey7nvi95l8b9ht/APR AT A GLANCE.pdf

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Some of the daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not yet available.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM schedule data.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for April is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/april2018.html

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current 31 Days of Oscar theme.)

- The online weekly schedules for April are also available.  See the “April 2018 Schedule Is Up” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/160002-april-2018-schedule-is-up/

Hope you find this helpful!

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for May 2018:

(1) A replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (8 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xpwulzwx76rimc/MAY AT A GLANCE.pdf

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM schedule data.
- Some of the daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not yet available.
- The listings this month are more complete to include all films for the daytime themes as well as the Memorial Day weekend marathon.
- An overview schedule for the Movie Series Spotlight is also included.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for May is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/may2018.html

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current star of the month theme.)

(3) The online weekly schedules for May are also available.  See the “May Schedule Is Up” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/164748-may-schedule-is-up/


Hope you find this helpful!

 

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Thanks, cmovieviewer.  I appreciate the information you make available well in advance of the next month.  I'm still adjusting to the lack of a paper Now Playing Guide mailed to me a few weeks ahead of the coming month.  With your links and information, I can take my time in looking over At A Glance and the list of premieres for films I'd like to view and/or record before they've already been broadcast.  Thanks again.

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for June 2018:

(1) A replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (7 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/crljhgwcaq32bta/JUN AT A GLANCE.pdf

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM schedule data.
- Some of the daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not yet available.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for June is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/june2018.html

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current star of the month theme.)

(3) The online weekly schedules for June are also available.  See the “June Schedule is Up! Leslie Howard SOTM” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/169429-june-schedule-is-up-leslie-howard-sotm/


Hope you find this helpful!

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for July 2018:

(1) A replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (8 pages in PDF format):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jgqdk04hmuy2rmx/JUL AT A GLANCE.pdf

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- The PDF file is stored in a Dropbox folder, but you do not need a Dropbox account to view or download it.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM schedule data.
- Some of the daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not yet available.
- The “50 States in 50 Movies” Spotlight films are identified.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for July is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/july2018.html

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current star of the month theme.)

(3) The online weekly schedules for July are also available.  See the “July Schedule is up” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/182508-july-schedule-is-up/


Hope you find this helpful!

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for August 2018:

(1) A replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (8 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l88gm1wusaoqc41/AUG AT A GLANCE.pdf

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- The PDF file is stored in a Dropbox folder, but you do not need a Dropbox account to view or download it.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM premier data.
- In honor of Summer Under the Stars month, every film is listed.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for August is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/august2018.html

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the current star of the month theme.)

(3) The online weekly schedules for August are also available.  See the “August 2018 Schedule is up” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/185779-august-2018-schedule-is-up/


Hope you find this helpful!

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Here’s an early look at the TCM schedule for September 2018:

(1) A replica ‘At A Glance’ schedule summary with TCM premieres is at the following link (7 pages in PDF format).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f8vn8extsj2jg0w/SEP AT A GLANCE.pdf

- You may need to ‘right-click’ or ‘option-click’ on the above link to bring up a window.
- The PDF file is stored in a Dropbox folder, but you do not need a Dropbox account to view or download it.
- TCM premieres are indicated with ‘(P)’ preceding the movie title.
- Thanks very much to MovieCollectorOH for the TCM schedule data.
- Some of the daytime themes are best guesses since this information is not yet available.

(2) For reference, the online monthly schedule for September is at:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/september2018.html

(Ignore the banner at the top which shows the Summer Under The Stars theme.)

(3) The online weekly schedules for September are also available.  See the “September 2018 Schedule Now Available” message thread for examples:

http://forums.tcm.com/topic/186193-september-2018-schedule-now-available/


Hope you find this helpful!

 

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This is nice and appears to be the only way I will access the ever so easy Now Playing Email Guide.

EDIT: I wrote to TCM in the help category, and they are supposed to have manually added my email to the list. I should receive something on 8/15. Now I am trying to get the FilmStruck newsletter.

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