At the Movies critics now at the unemployment line

I don’t often post TV news here, but given how long I have been a fan of At the Movies (formerly Ebert & Roeper, formerly Siskel & Ebert) I figured I wasn’t the only one who watched this weekly movie review show. I was never really a fan of what Ebert had to say, but definitely miss Gene Siskel (RIP) and thought Roeper provided wonderful commentary. I actually agree with the bigwigs at ABC that the recent replacements (Lyons and Mankiewicz) were hurting the show’s reputation and have been replaced. I remember guess spots by both AO and Phillips and think they should be a very interesting pair to watch.

TV Squad

A.O. Scott will take one At the Movies chair. The film critic for The New York Times, Scott is a frequent contributor to The Charlie Rose Show and other pop culture programs. Scott’s partner will be Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago Tribune and former writer for The Los Angeles Times, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, The San Diego Union-Tribune and The Dallas Times Herald.