Ebert & Roeper and the Movies (television) After the death of Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert continued the Siskel & Ebert show, using guest critics, with a title of Roger Ebert & the Movies during the 1999-2000 season. Starting August 28, 2000, Richard Roeper, a Chicago Sun-Times syndicated columnist, joined the show, which was then renamed, as a regular. In 2001 the title of the show was shortened to Ebert & Roeper, and in 2007 it became At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper. In August 2006 Ebert left the show after complications due to tumor surgery, and Roeper continued with guest hosts. Ebert decided in April 2008 that he would be unable to return. See also At the Movies.