Siskel & Ebert (television) Syndicated television series beginning September 18, 1986. Chicago film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert reviewed current films each week. Originally aired as Siskel & Ebert and the Movies. Gene Siskel passed away in February 1999. For the 1999-2000 season, beginning September 4, 1999, the title of the show was changed to Roger Ebert & the Movies. In 2000 it became Ebert & Roeper and the Movies when Richard Roeper joined the cast.