Elvis Mitchell dropped as co-host of Roger Ebert’s new show

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Elvis Mitchell, host of KCRW’s The Treatment, will not co-host the new Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies as was announced in September.The reason remains somewhat of a mystery. Since the pilot was shot, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, there had been “growing concern about whether Mitchell was the right person for the job.” A source who saw the show’s pilot said that Mitchell and his co-host, Associated Press movie critic Christy Lemire, had “little on-air chemistry.” But Ebert shot down that possibility in a Tweet: “Elvis and Christy had great chemistry, as anyone could see who bothered to watch the pilot we posted.” A new co-host will have to be announced soon: The show debuts Jan. 21.