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At The Movies host to also host new version of GUTS

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 6th 2008 3:03PM
Ben LyonsI know what you're thinking: Roger Ebert is going to host a kid's game show? That's what he's going to do for his return to weekly television? Nah, it's not Roger. And it's not co-host Richard Roeper either. Both are leaving the syndicated movie review show.

It's actually Ben Lyons, son of movie critic Jeffrey Lyons and one of the replacements for Ebert & Roeper (along with Ben Mankiewicz). Lyons is going to host an updated version of the classic Nickelodeon game show GUTS. It will now be called My Family's Got GUTS. Because just GUTS would have sounded stupid?

The original GUTS (and you have to spell it in all caps) was hosted by Mike O'Malley (with co-host Moira Quirk) and featured three kids doing battle with each other in various stunts. At the end they had to climb a giant rock mountain for a trophy. Sort of a mini-American Gladiators without all of the one-on-one battles and trash talk.

Besides these two gigs, Lyons also appears on E! as a host and reporter.

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