Dr. Phil’s Daytime Talk Show to End After 21st Season

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After a successful run of over two decades, Dr. Phil’s daytime talk show is set to conclude after its 21st season in 2022-2023. The renowned TV host, Dr. Phil McGraw, announced his departure from the show after signing a five-year contract with CBS Media Ventures in 2018.

Reflecting on his remarkable television journey, Dr. Phil expressed his gratitude, stating, “I have been blessed with over 25 fantastic years in daytime television. With our show, we have helped tens of thousands of guests and millions of viewers with a wide range of issues, from mental health and parenting, to addiction and marriage. This has been an incredible period in my life and career, but even though I’m leaving the daylight, there is still so much I want to accomplish.”

While his daytime talk show may end, Dr. Phil is not slowing down. CBS Media Ventures has announced that he will soon reveal details about a “strategic primetime arrangement” that will allow him to expand his impact on television and reach a larger audience. The project is set to debut next year.

Dr. Phil has already ventured into producing scripted projects and hosting two popular podcasts, namely Mystery & Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil and Phil in the Blanks. His expertise and engaging approach have made him a trusted figure in the media industry. In the 1990s, his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show propelled his television career. Since then, he has moderated over 4,000 episodes, featuring more than 20,000 guests and receiving over 5 million viewer letters.

With an average of 2 million viewers per episode, Dr. Phil’s talk show holds the distinction of being the second-most watched program in its genre. However, it’s worth noting that Live with Kelly and Ryan currently reigns as Variety’s top-rated program.

While the end of Dr. Phil’s daytime talk show marks a significant milestone, CBS Media Ventures President Steve LoCascio assured fans that their collaboration with Dr. Phil will continue. He stated, “Phil is a treasured partner and member of the CBS/King World family, and while his show may be ending after 21 years, I’m delighted to announce our connection will continue. As the driving force behind one of daytime television’s most watched conversation shows, Phil transformed the daily scene. We intend to continue our Dr. Phil collaboration with the library for many years and welcome any future collaboration opportunities.”

Dr. Phil’s departure coincides with the conclusion of other popular daytime talk shows, including The Wendy Williams Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz, and The Real. As the era of these shows comes to an end, it opens up new opportunities for Dr. Phil to explore and make an impact in his future endeavors.