February 01, 2023

Film & TV

Dr. Phil daytime talk show to end its run after 21 seasons

CBS will end its run of original episodes in the spring of this year

By Sarah Khan February 01, 2023
Dr. Phil daytime talk show to end its run after 21 seasons

Phill McGraw is ready to move on.

The 72-year-old television personality is putting a full stop to his eponymous talk show after 21 seasons.

As per reports, the original episodes will end its run this spring, while its home network, CBS, “hopes” to keep it on air with a package of repeats through at least the 2023-24 season.

“I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television,” McGraw said in a statement.

“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.”

McGraw alluded to a new TV venture of his to come, noting that he is currently looking to announce a “strategic primetime partnership” that will be designed to allow him to “increase his impact on television and viewers.”

Steve LoCascio, president of CBS Media Ventures, also released a statement ahead of McGraw’s exit from Dr. Phil.

“Phil is a valued partner and member of the CBS/King World family, and while his show may be ending after 21 years, I’m happy to say our relationship is not,” he shared.

“Phil changed the daytime landscape as the force behind one of the most popular talk shows ever on daytime TV. We plan to be in the ‘Dr. Phil’ business with the library for years to come and welcome opportunities to work together in the future,” LoCasio added.