Dr. Phil Coming to an End After More Than 20 Years on the Air – E! Online
It’s the end of an era in daytime TV.
Dr. Phil will say goodbye when its current season comes to a close later this year, E! News confirms.
Hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw, the daytime talk show premiered in September 2002 and has run in syndication for 21 seasons.
“I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television,” McGraw said in a statement on Jan. 31. “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.”
In recent years, the 72-year-old has diversified his resume within the entertainment industry. He is currently an executive producer on CBS’ So Help Me Todd, starring Skylar Astin and Marcia Gay Harden. McGraw also hosts two podcasts, Phil in the Blanks and Mystery & Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil.
Source link It’s the end of an era for fans of the television show, “Dr. Phil.” After more than two decades on the air, CBS has announced the show will be coming to an end.
For twenty-two seasons, “Dr. Phil” has featured guest interviews, one-on-one sessions between Dr. Phil McGraw and guests, and other psychological advice. It has been a source of relief, guidance, and education for viewers around the world.
The show premiered in 2002 and has since been nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy Awards, winning three. It has been broadcast in over 130 countries around the world and has spawned spin-off shows like “The Doctors” and “Pet Planet.”
In a statement, Dr. Phil thanked the creators and producers of the show for the opportunity to reach so many people. He said, “It has been an incredible privilege to be able to reach people who were reluctant to ask for help to begin with, and to take that extra step and go on national television.”
He went on to say, “I will always be grateful to the dedicated team of producers who put their hearts and souls into making each episode and season of the show; their unwavering commitment, creativity and passion are what made ‘Dr. Phil’ a success.”
While the show will be coming to an end, we can still expect to see Dr. Phil around. He’ll be continuing to host his podcast, “The Phil in the Blanks Podcast,” and he’ll also be continuing to publish new books sharing his advice and insight.
Fans who have watched the show for many years can take comfort in knowing although “Dr. Phil” is ending, Dr. Phil himself will still be available to help and guide whenever needed.