New Co-Hosts For At The Movies After Ebert, Roeper Step Down

July 22, 2008

Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper has decided to step down as co-hosts of At The Movies when the show returned in September...Washington (ChattahBox) – Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper has decided to step down as co-hosts of At The Movies when the show returned in September.

The two will be replaced by film critics Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz when the show comes back for its 23rd season in September.

This news of their replacements came just after the two announced they no longer wanted to be associated with the program.

The show is going to be receiving changes this season, as there will be a Critics Round-Up, as well as recommended films, etc.

Brian Frons, president of daytime programming for Disney-ABC TV Group put out a statement saying “Over the years, At the Movies has become synonymous with fun, compelling movie reviews. With the addition of Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz as our talented, charismatic new co-hosts and exciting new segments planned, we’re confident that audiences will be enjoying At the Movies for many years to come.”

The show will return to national syndication the weekend of September 6th.


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