Roger had remained on as a consultant after health issues forced him off the air three years ago.
The new team will revive the tradition of newspaper critics -- with Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and A.O. Scott of the New York Times. Phillips had been a regular host with Roeper, and Scott with Ebert. Roger has long admired both of them -- and it's always been his hope that the legacy of the show would return to its roots.
The new show rolls out September 5th.