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May 26, 2012

SNL's Bill Hader hosts TCM's Essentials Jr.

Actor and writer Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) will return to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) this summer to host the network's popular TCM Essentials Jr. showcase. Hader will present 13 films that are ideal for parents to introduce to kids, beginning Sunday, June 3, at 8 p.m. (ET) with 12 Angry Men (1957), the gripping story of guilt or innocence starring Oscar® winner, Henry Fonda and directed by legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet.

The following is the complete summer 2012 schedule of TCM Essentials Jr., hosted by Bill Hader. Each Sunday's installment will begin at 8 p.m. (ET).

The schedule of movies:

June 3 – 12 Angry Men (1957)
June 10 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)
June 17 – Rio Bravo (1959)
June 24 – The Circus (1928)
July 1 – Lassie Come Home (1943)
July 8 – The Bank Dick (1940)
July 15 – The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
July 22 – The Great Escape (1963)
July 29 – The Band Wagon (1953)
Aug. 5 – The Invisible Man (1933)
Aug. 12 – 42nd Street (1933)
Aug. 19 – North by Northwest (1959)
Aug. 26 – Ball of Fire (1941)
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