Despite announcing that he will discontinue his 21-year talk show in the coming months, daytime television psychologist “Dr. Phil” McGraw assures his audience that they haven’t seen the last of him.
The most well-known offshoot of Oprah Winfrey’s programme, which once ruled daytime TV, was “Dr. Phil.” After appearing as a frequent guest on Winfrey’s show, The Texan’s programme launched in September 2002.
According to a statement from McGraw, “we have assisted thousands of guests and millions of viewers with our show through everything from addiction and marriage to mental wellness and raising children.” “This has been an amazing chapter in my life and career, but even though I’m leaving the day job, there is still so much I want to do.”
There was no specific date provided for Phil’s final episode because the broadcast TV season typically finishes in the spring.
The 72-year-old McGraw said he wants to concentrate on prime-time programming and has an unnamed project planned for the beginning of next year.
While there won’t be any more “Dr. Phil” episodes produced in the interim, the programme will still be available on TV. His programme is syndicated by CBS Media Ventures, which has announced that it will provide stations with a bundle of reruns along with sporadic new wraparound programming for upcoming seasons.
The sitcom “Judge Judy,” which aired its final original episode in June 2021 but is still well-liked in repeats, pioneered that cost-cutting strategy.
According to Steve LoCascio, president of CBS Media Ventures, “We want to remain in the ‘Dr. Phil’ business with the library for years to come and welcome possibilities to work together in the future.”