DESCRIPTION: (from Disney-ABC Domestic Television's press release, August 2009) At the Movies announced today that film critics A.O. (Tony) Scott of the The New York Times and Michael Phillips of the The Chicago Tribune will co-host the long-running series when its new season premieres the weekend of September 5, 2009. Both of these seasoned and influential film critics, who have appeared on the series repeatedly as guest co-hosts, will bring their extensive credentials and respected personas to the program. "We are thrilled that A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips will be lending their well-respected and influential voices to At the Movies," said Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group, who oversees ABC Media Productions. "They are regarded by millions of people as authorities in film criticism and will take the series back to its roots of one-on-one film debate that was established when the show first began with Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel." The series, which will embark on its 24th season, will continue to employ its "see it," "skip it," or "rent it" ratings system.