Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz have signed on to replace Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper on the long running syndicated Television review show At the Movies. According to Variety, the new duo will kick things of on September 6th.
At the Movies plans to launch a new look to its format. Included in the show will be a critics round up, where the new hosts will engage with critics from across the country via satellite. And the "thumbs" will no longer be utilized as that form of rating system still belongs to Roger Ebert and Marlene Iglitzen, Gene Siskel's widow.
Richard Roeper and current co-host Michael Phillips will tape four more shows, the last of which will air on August 15th.