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Alec Baldwin is returning to TV hosting on January 6 — that was quick. Baldwin will be seen taking over hosting duties on TCM’s Private Screenings to interview TCM’s Robert Osbourne . Osbourne, who usually hosts Private Screenings among his many duties on the network, is switching chairs that one night, to pick the night’s four movies — and be interviewed about his career by Baldwin. Baldwin’s a good choice — of the several actors who’ve co-host TCM’s The Essentials franchise with Osbourne over the years, he was by far the best. Baldwin co-hosted the 2009 and 2010 seasons of the film showcase, spotlighting a specific movie each week, with discussion before and after the film. After Baldwin left, Drew Barrymore took over. The Osbourne table-turning is part of TCM’s celebration of its 20th anniversary, Osbourne having been the face of the network since its launch. Baldwin’s interview with »

- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist

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