Ebert and Roeper are officially leaving 'Ebert and Roeper'.

moonmaster

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Film critics Ebert, Roeper leaving their TV show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Influential film critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper are departing the movie-review show that bears their names, the two announced separately, leaving the program's future unclear.

Ebert, 66, who has been sidelined as co-host of "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper" since 2006 due to health problems, said in a statement posted on Monday on the Web site of the Chicago Sun-Times that he was ending his relationship with the show.

He had no explanation for his departure, but said producers had decided to "take the program in a new direction." Ebert, arguably America's best-known film critic, had remained active behind the scenes despite losing his voice to cancer.

His announcement came a day after Roeper, 48, said his last appearance on the show would be an episode airing August 17. Both Ebert and Roeper are columnists for the Sun-Times.

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As a long time watcher of the show, even after Ebert had to leave, I am sad.
 

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Full story.

As a long time watcher of the show, even after Ebert had to leave, I am sad.

Eh, as long as Ebert still does his column in the Times, I'm fine with it.

As for Roeper. . .I could never warm up to him. And since Ebert's been gone since 2006 anyways, meh.
 

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I always thought the show was called "At the Movies" not "Ebert & Roeper" and that the latter 'subtitle' is banking on their pre-existing credibility as film critics on print. In effect, this means that the show would STILL be called "At the Movies"
 

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