Roger Ebert plans to produce new movie review show

  • Fri Mar 26th, 2010 5:45am
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Associated Press

CHICAGO — Roger Ebert says he and his wife are going ahead with plans to produce a new movie review television program with the working title “Roger Ebert presents At the Movies.”

The famous movie reviewer wrote Thursday on his Chicago Sun-Times blog that they even know who will host.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reviewer writes he would like to make “occasional appearances” on the air. Ebert lost his ability to speak after cancer surgery.

Ebert also writes: “the Thumbs will return,” referring to the well-known “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” reviews.

Meanwhile, Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced it will cease producing “At The Movies,” the successor show to the movie review programs Ebert had with the late Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel, and later Richard Roeper of the Sun-Times.

The last show will air the weekend of Aug. 14.

On the Net:

blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/