Phil McGraw told Variety that he is in his final season of filming for the hit show ‘Dr. Phil’, which has run for a total of 21 seasons.
“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,” McGraw shared with Variety.
After being a regular guest on the Oprah Winfrey show in the 90s, McGraw was given his own daytime show. The show currently averages 2 million viewers an episode.
CBS has noted that McGraw was the one who decided to end the production of ‘Dr. Phil’.
McGraw and CBS appear to be planning a new show that will likely be something for prime time. CBS Media Ventures said it will be announced at a later date and planned to be launched in early 2024.
McGraw said, “I am compelled to engage with a broader audience because I have grave concerns for the American family,” he said, “and I am determined to help restore a clarity of purpose as well as our core values.”
Before becoming a TV personality, McGraw earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and was a licensed psychologist practicing clinical psychology in Texas.
Below is a clip from one of the more memorable ‘Dr. Phil’ episodes:
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