Phil McGraw announced Tuesday that his 21-year run of “Dr. Phil” daytime television will end in the spring.
According to CBS Media Ventures, a content creator affiliated with the CBS network owned by conglomerate Paramount Global, the talk-and-advice show will go off the air after this season.
McGraw, 72, plans to announce a “prime time partnership” that will begin in 2024, according to a statement from CBS Media Ventures.
“This has been an incredible chapter in my life and career,” McGraw said in a statement.
The transition will keep him in the CBS family.
“His show may end after 21 years, but I’m glad our relationship doesn’t.
The company plans to continue offering reruns of the show, which may include new intros, for the season after its final airing.
“We plan to do the ‘Dr. Phil’ business with the library for many years to come and welcome the opportunity to work together in the future,” said LoCascio.
McGraw moved to California “Dr. Phil.” McGraw’s advice helped create an industry that later welcomed another TV doctor, Mehmet Oz, onto the airwaves.
He began his entertainment career as an American life coach on Oprah Winfrey’s show in the 1990s.
In 1996, before her television debut, McGraw met Winfrey and hired Winfrey to assist and advise her in a beef industry defamation case. According to her Oprah site, “she learned about his candid approach to life coaching.”
In 2004, two years after Winfrey’s production company launched the show, McGraw appeared to offer help to Americans, and at the same time the show was for entertainment purposes rather than professional counseling or therapy. was accused of providing a disclaimer that
At the time, a disclaimer was included stating that materials provided in the program were “not necessarily authored or endorsed by a certified mental health professional.”
Sociologist Julie Albright, an expert in family therapy at the University of Southern California, said in 2008, “It’s hard to deliver treatments and interventions in the half hour or hour spots.”
When McGraw visited Britney Spears’ Los Angeles hospital room in 2008, the question arose as to whether the show was for entertainment or popular therapy. infant.
At the time, Spears also had a string of high-profile incidents, including shaving his head and attacking a car with an umbrella.
In response to criticism that he was trying to insert himself into the story for entertainment value, McGraw canceled a planned show about the pop star situation. , the show was about Spears’ situation prior to hospitalization, stating that she went to the hospital at the request of her parents.
“Dr. Phil” has attempted to distance itself from the idea of providing medical advice and psychotherapy, but McGraw said Tuesday that its legacy includes helping everyday viewers heal and evolve. I accept the idea that it contains
“The show has helped thousands of guests and millions of viewers with everything from addiction and marriage to mental health and parenting,” he said in a statement to CBS Media Ventures. I’m here.
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