Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced today its hit podcast The Plot Thickens will premiere Season 4: Here Comes Pam on Oct. 25, 2022, diving into the life and work of trailblazing actress Pam Grier.
This season will tell the story of Pam Grier as only she can tell it: about bravery, both onscreen and off; about race in Hollywood and in America; and about how real life is a lot messier than the movies. The Plot Thickens host Ben Mankiewicz sat down for more than 20 hours of interviews with Grier, and the season will feature new interviews with her colleagues, friends, and family including Quentin Tarantino, Gloria Steinem, Philip Bailey, Michael Schultz, and more.
“Ben and I talked for hours and hours about my life and career, and I was surprised about the things that made me emotional and made me laugh all these years later,” said Pam Grier. “It was tough to re-live some of those harder moments, but it was all worth it when I remember John Lennon getting me thrown out of a bar when I was 25.”
In conjunction with the launch of season four, Grier will appear on TCM on Oct. 19 and 26 to introduce some of her iconic films including Coffy (1971) and Foxy Brown (1974).
The first trailer for The Plot Thickens Season 4: Here Comes Pam can be downloaded on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
Interviews, press assets, and episode 1 are available upon request.
Learn more at tcm.com/Podcast.
About The Plot Thickens
The Plot Thickens is the official podcast from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) about movies and the people who make them. Season one premiered in May 2020, diving into the life and work of Oscar®-nominated director, writer, and actor Peter Bogdanovich. Season two, “The Devil’s Candy,” launched in June 2021 and chronicled the tumultuous production of the 1990 film The Bonfire of the Vanities. Season three uncovered fresh insights into the life and times of the iconic Lucille Ball and debuted in October 2021. The podcast has garnered more than six million downloads and several industry awards: it was named a Webby Honoree in 2021 and 2022; won best branded podcast from the 2021 Adweek Podcast Awards; and was nominated for best entertainment podcast at the Ambie Awards two years in a row. It has been featured on “best-of” lists from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, NPR and Vanity Fair. Season four, “Here Comes Pam,” will premiere in October 2022.
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents classic films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting “where then meets now.” TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. With more than two decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through popular events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics screening series, and the TCM Classic Cruise. In addition, TCM produces the wildly successful podcast “The Plot Thickens,” which has had more than 6 million downloads to date. TCM hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app. Fans can also enjoy a classic movie experience on the Classics Curated by TCM hub on HBO Max.