Say goodbye to “Ebert and Roeper at the Movies.”
Both of the famed film critics will not be renewing their contracts with the show because Disney has decided to take it in a different direction.
Roeper released a statement Sunday, explaining that “Several months ago, Disney offered to extend my contract, which expires at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season. I opted to wait. Much transpired after that behind the scenes, but an agreement was never reached, and we are all moving on.”
Ebert followed suit yesterday, announcing his departure on the Chicago Sun Times web site.
He said that though there would be changes, the trademark “thumbs up” rating system would continue.