Roger Ebert's 'At The Movies' set to return in January

Roger Ebert Presents At The Movies will debut on January 21, 2011 on public television in 192 markets and on the Armed Forces Network, according to Roger Ebert’s tweets. The newest iteration was initially supposed to star critics Elvis Mitchell and Christy Lemire, but Mitchell has been dropped, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The new cohost has not been announced.

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  • Amanda Kiwinerd

    Oh dear, that’s going to be too hard to watch. It’s very hard to even look at him.

    • Buffy Freak

      Roger isn’t even going to be on the show.

      • Al

        Yes he is. He’ll have a segment where he will appear. He talks through a computer program.

  • Marcus

    The new co-host should be Richard Roeper. He’s still reviewing films; I bet he’d love to do this.

    • Woot

      He was asked that question, he says he has his own thing and is really busy.

  • Redeye

    Welcome back–I really missed watching this show . I have been a fan since the 70’s with the wonderful late Siskel and the great Ebert. Ebert and Richard Roeper did a great job until Roger became ill. It is a shame that the show was then cancelled when A.O Scott and Michael Phillips had great chemistry, and I looked forward to their reviews every week!! All the best to you Roger, and good luck with the new version– I will be watching!!(Maybe you could bring back A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips!?!)

  • scorpio9094

    Amanda, Roger is not going to be one of the hosts as you can see above in the article. It will be Lemire and someone to be announced.

  • harry

    I love Roger Ebert!!!

  • frank wright

    Good , more experts……

  • dlauthor

    Phillips! Bring him back! He’s Chicago local, and he’s experienced!

  • billk

    If it says Roger Ebert and he is not on air, it will fail.

    • dlauthor

      Well, thanks, Karnak. Wonder why they programmed it, then.

      Thing is, Roger has said he’ll be on it, in a recurring segment separate from the main reviews.

  • mickey

    Can…not…friggin….wait!!!! I so miss At The Movies.

  • Ryan

    I think the reason At the Movies got cancelled is because Roeper left or fired or whatever happened. If he had very quickly chosen a permanent replacement and the show turned into “Roeper and so-and-so” it’d still be going. Having two brand new people wasn’t the same in anybody’s eyes, or at least not to me

  • Les

    Agreed that while it is so sad to see what Roger looks like now, the courage he is showing to go forward and do what he does as well as if not better than anyone is a wonderful tribute to him.
    An enthusiastic thumbs up!!!!!!!

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