I also think that this Sunday morning gig is kind of a "ghetto" slot, and that something much more creative could occur if film noir was given one Friday night a month--say the second Friday of every month--to show four films in prime time with related subject matter (special videos, interviews, etc.) That was sort of the format that was used in the summer noir series awhile back, but it too was constrained by TCM's apparent need to recycle its library holdings first, and--as you note--scatter only a few crumbs of rare film and/or off-beat programming in this area.
For now, however, we see a ten-month commitment (nine months of scheduled programming) that doesn't push much of an envelope WRT film noir. It also appears that some constraints have been applied to the film selection based on the previous "Summer of Darkness" schedule--several of the films that one would expect to see here given the FNF's own restoration efforts (TOO LATE FOR TEARS, WOMAN ON THE RUN) are conspicuously absent in this first schedule incarnation.
For someone who might be inclined to compare the two lists, here is a link back to the June/July 2015 "Summer of Darkness" schedule:
Our earlier analysis of it seems to be something that has just rolled off the last page of the Blackboard's cache.