No more thumbs for Roger Ebert. He announced his departure from At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper on July 21, one day after Richard Roeper said he was quitting. It marks the end of one of the longest running shows in television history. Roeper, who joined the show in 2000 after Gene Siskel’s death, said disagreements during contract negotiations were his reason for leaving. Ebert, who is battling cancer, has been unable to appear on the show after a 2006 mouth surgery that left him unable to speak. He was still affiliated with behind-the-scenes work for At the Movies, but that’s no more either. Ebert is planning to create a new show for TV, and he’s taking his copyrighted two thumbs rating system with him. —Alison Sher