At the Movies Cancelled!
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:45:44
Boo! Hiss! At the Movies, the long-running, syndicated review show that once featured often opposing critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, has been cancelled. Disney-ABC Domestic TV issued the following statement:
"After 24 seasons with us in national syndication, the highly regarded movie review show 'At the Movie," (formerly known as 'Siskel & Ebert' and 'Ebert & Roeper') will air its last original broadcast the weekend of August 14, 2010. This was a very difficult decision, especially considering the program's rich history and iconic status within the entertainment industry, but from a business perspective it became clear this weekly, half-hour, broadcast syndication series was no longer sustainable. We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding work of the program's current co-hosts A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips and top-notch production staff, and it is with heartfelt appreciation that we extend very special thanks to the two brilliant, visionary and incomparable critics that started it all, Roger Ebert and the late Gene Siskel."
The show reach the pinnacle of fame in the 1980s, thanks to the personalities of Siskel and Ebert, but it petered out and never achieved the same recognition it once enjoyed.
Did you watch At the Movies as a kid? Did you even know it was still on the air?