‘I am Shifting on from Daytime’
Dr. Phil is coming to an finish.
The long-running daytime discuss present, hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw, will wrap after its present 2022-23 season, its twenty first.
McGraw is ending his time with the present after signing his most up-to-date contract with CBS Media Ventures, which was good for 5 years, in 2018. The syndication firm is anticipated to present networks the choice to run previously-taped episodes for the forthcoming 2023-24 season.
“I’ve been blessed with over 25 great years in daytime tv,” McGraw stated in an announcement despatched to PEOPLE. “With this present, we have now helped 1000’s of friends and hundreds of thousands of viewers by the whole lot from dependancy and marriage to psychological wellness and elevating kids. This has been an unbelievable chapter of my life and profession, however whereas I am shifting on from daytime, there’s a lot extra I want to do.”
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CBS Media Ventures stated that McGraw will quickly share particulars on a “strategic primetime partnership” that can assist him “improve his influence on tv and viewers.”
The challenge is anticipated to launch subsequent yr.
Concluded McGraw: “I’m compelled to have interaction with a broader viewers as a result of I’ve grave issues for the American household, and I’m decided to assist restore a readability of function in addition to our core values.”
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The transfer comes as McGraw has been focused on producing scripted projects and internet hosting two podcasts, Phil within the Blanks and Thriller & Homicide: Evaluation by Dr. Phil, CBS insiders informed Selection.
McGraw’s television career took off when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Present a number of instances as an professional within the Nineteen Nineties. His personal present was launched in late 2002. He has hosted practically 4,000 episodes that featured 20,000 friends and acquired letters from 5 million viewers.
A mean of two million individuals nonetheless tune in to every episode of Dr. Phil, placing it on the second highest-rated discuss present. Dwell with Kelly and Ryan is presently No. 1, in accordance with Selection.
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Steve LoCascio, president of CBS Media Ventures, stated in an announcement of McGraw’s choice: “Phil is a valued associate and member of the CBS/King World household, and whereas his present could also be ending after 21 years, I am completely satisfied to say our relationship is just not.”
He added, “Phil modified the daytime panorama because the drive behind one of the widespread discuss exhibits ever on daytime TV. We plan to be within the Dr. Phil enterprise with the library for years to come back and welcome alternatives to work collectively sooner or later.”
McGraw’s exit comes amid the ending of different daytime discuss exhibits like The Wendy Williams Present, The Ellen DeGeneres Present, Dr. Oz, and The Actual.