Goodbye to a Beloved Show
After an incredible two-decade run, the famous television show hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw is coming to an end. Dr. Phil announced in 2018 that the show would conclude after the 2022-2023 season, marking 21 years on the air. His decision comes after signing his most recent five-year contract with CBS Media Ventures.
Dr. Phil expressed gratitude for his 25 years of success in daytime television, where he has helped tens of thousands of guests and millions of viewers with issues ranging from mental health to addiction and marriage counseling. Although he is stepping away from the daytime spotlight, he still has exciting career goals in mind.
While we say goodbye to his show, Dr. Phil McGraw has big plans to expand his reach and influence on television and viewers. He is working on a significant primetime initiative set to launch in the coming year. McGraw aims to instill more purpose and fundamental values in Americans, using his platform to inspire and entertain.
During this time, Dr. Phil has been occupied with developing plots for scripted projects and hosting two podcasts – Mystery & Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil and Phil in the Blanks. These projects reflect his deeper connection with people’s struggles and a desire to engage constructively on a larger scale.
As Dr. Phil prepares for his new venture, he is diligently working to ensure its success. With the intention of appealing to audiences and positively impacting their lives, he has already started laying the groundwork. By developing captivating content for his podcast series and creating exciting plots for scripted shows, he aims to bring meaningful entertainment to the masses.
Many details about this upcoming project are still unknown, but one thing is certain – Dr. Phil is committed to making a lasting impression on those who watch or listen.
Dr. Phil McGraw’s television career skyrocketed when he became a frequent guest expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the 1990s. His own show premiered in 2002, and since then, he has hosted over 4,000 episodes with over 20,000 guests and received more than 5 million letters from viewers.
Currently, Dr. Phil is the second most-watched talk show, with an estimated 2 million people tuning in to each episode on average. His impact on daytime television has been remarkable, earning him a treasured place in the hearts of viewers.
Although the show will be ending, CBS Media Ventures expresses their continued connection with Dr. Phil. Steve LoCascio from CBS Media Ventures expressed his delight in the collaboration’s future, stating, “We intend to continue our Dr. Phil collaboration with the library for many years to come, and we look forward to future opportunities for cooperation.”
While iconic daytime talk shows like The Wendy Williams Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz, and The Real are also bidding farewell, it marks a shift away from this particular format of programs that have entertained audiences for decades.
So, let’s bid farewell to Dr. Phil’s show, but eagerly anticipate the next chapter in his journey, where he will undoubtedly continue to impact lives and inspire millions.