More details will be forthcoming (channel, format, day/time) but Ebert should have never been forced into television “retirement” anyways. Certianly not for the doofus Ben Lyons and his alter ego*. His health certainly had something to do with it, but still.
And yet, since his exile from television his writing has become so razor sharp and pinpointed that I almost don’t want to see this happen. I also wonder how he will hold up in front of the camera.
In my mind this should be formatted similar to ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, except you know, with a focus on film and television. In a classy round-table, Ebert wouldn’t be forced to carry the load. [Time]
Also: His childhood home has been granted landmark status. That’s bonkers. [Sun Times]
*Seriously has anyone ever watched the idiot twins hosting At the Movies and thought, “you know I don’t miss Roger Ebert one bit.”