Dr. Phil McGraw’s long-running talk show will end its 21st season in 2022-2023 after more than two decades on daytime television. He signed a five-year deal with CBS Media Ventures in 2018 and has decided that the time has come to leave the show.
CBS Media Ventures is currently offering networks the opportunity to broadcast repeat episodes of the show during the 2023-24 season.
McGraw expressed his gratitude and shared his plans for the future: “Having had the opportunity to help so many people over the past 25 years through my show has been an incredible experience for me both professionally and personally.”
“Even though I’m leaving daytime television, I want to make an impact and expand my reach across all media platforms.” He also confirmed that more information about his “strategic primetime arrangement” with CBS Media Ventures, which will allow him to increase his influence in television and positively impact audiences worldwide, will be released soon.
Dr. Phil McGraw has been busy, focusing on various projects such as scripted program production and hosting two podcasts titled Mystery & Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil and Phil in the Blanks.
His efforts are part of his goal of assisting in restoring clarity of purpose and core values within the American family. His project is set to debut sometime next year, and he has stated that he is motivated and compelled to interact with a larger audience.
McGraw’s television career began in the 1990s when he frequently appeared as an expert guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. This eventually led to his show premiering in late 2002, and he went on to host 4,000 episodes with 20,000 different guests and receive 5 million viewer letters over the years.
Dr. Phil has become a permanent fixture in talk shows, with an average of 2 million viewers tuning in each episode, ranking second only to Live with Kelly and Ryan in viewership. LoCascio, Steve
CBS Media Ventures President expressed his delight at the decision to continue their relationship with the acclaimed show despite its 21-year run coming to an end. He remarked that McGraw had single-handedly revolutionized daytime conversations and looked forward to future collaborations.
The announcement of Dr. Phil’s departure coincides with the cancellation of many other popular daytime talk shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The Real, and Dr. Oz. For more than two decades, McGraw’s work has been praised and valued as a source of comfort and guidance for millions of people around the world.
As a result, CBS Media Ventures anticipates capitalizing on Dr. Phil’s success by continuing its partnership with his library for many years.