Dr. Phil McGraw is putting a condo on his wrist and he’s cashing out of the daytime talk show business.
His syndicated show, “Dr. Phil,” will end after 21 seasons with its run of original episodes with the current 2022-2023 television season, the show’s 21st.
After 21 seasons, his daytime syndicated show, “Dr. Phil,” will end its run of original episodes at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.
Many of us were introduced to Phil when he began making regular guest appearances on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
McGraw received such a great response that he landed his own spinoff talk show produced by Oprah’s Harpo Studios.
“Dr. Phil” premiered in 2002 and was an instant hit. The ratings were through the roof and he only came second to the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Once Oprah gracefully bowed out, the lane was wide open for Phil for years until he fell no. 2 to “Live with Kelly & Ryan.“
In a statement, Phil McGraw said, “I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television.”
“With this show, we have helped thousands of guests and millions of viewers through everything from addiction and marriage to mental wellness and raising children. This has been an incredible chapter of my life and career, but while I’m moving on from daytime, there is so much more I wish to do.”
Thanks to Dr. Phil we now have to deal with Bhad Bhabie…
If he’s leaving… can he take her with him?
As for what’s next for Dr. Phil McGraw…he plans to focus on primetime programming with a new partnership, slated for an early 2024 launch.
“I am compelled to engage with a broader audience because I have grave concerns for the American family, and I am determined to help restore a clarity of purpose as well as our core values,” he said.
I wish him all the best.