The next round of Jeopardy guest hosts has been announced, and it includes Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. For each guest host’s appearance, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice equal to the cumulative winnings of the contestants on their respective episodes.
The renewal comes as the long-running syndication staple launches its 12th season today.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a heart surgeon and television personality, said he “misspoke” on Fox News when he said that reopening schools “might be a trade-off some folks would consider.”
A staff member on The Dr. Oz Show has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the syndicated show to shut down production. New episodes will continue airing daily, and host Dr. Mehmet Oz will film remotely from his home.
Distributor Sony Pictures Television announced this morning that Fox Television Stations have agreed to continue airing the syndicated health-and-fitness talk show through the 2018-19 season, which would be its 10th.
It’s been a humbling stretch for the heart surgeon who built his own successful syndicated talk show. Critics, including some in Congress, scolded the hyperactive health evangelist for promoting questionable diet aids he’s since sworn off. In April, a group of 10 doctors urged that he be removed from Columbia University’s medical faculty, accusing him of promoting “quack treatments.” His show has lost half its viewers over the past five years. His show begins its seventh season today.
Producers and distributors are hard at work revamping and tweaking magazines, game shows and talkers to improve ratings come September. Nothing’s off limits, including sets, hosts, formats and staff. Case in point: Access Hollywood, which is getting a new set behind those doors.
Dr. Michael Crupain joins the syndicated show in the newly created position of chief of staff of the medical unit that researches and verifies scripts, evaluates expert guests and edits medical animations.
Dr. Mehmet Oz will air an episode of his syndicated talk show today that specifically takes on the group of 10 doctors from around the country who wrote to a Columbia dean about him. The group suggested last week that Oz promotes “quack treatments” of weight loss supplements with no scientific proof that they work.
“Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine,” said a letter 10 physicians sent to a Columbia University dean earlier this week. Led by Dr. Henry Miller of California’s Stanford University, the doctors wrote that Oz “has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain.”
New talk show The Real is doing well with younger women but Meredith Vieira is struggling, as did prior shows starring former Today co-hosts.
While his day-time health show reaches millions, Dr. Oz has come under fire for endorsing nutrition supplements with dubious efficacy. Today, Oz was on Capitol Hill to testify on a Senate hearing about such weight loss scams, and to address his role in providing fodder for false advertisements.
NEW YORK (AP) — Quick-thinking good Samaritans, including TV’s “Dr. Oz,” helped save the life of a British tourist whose leg was severed by a runaway taxi in midtown Manhattan. The 23-year-old victim, Sian Green, was struck in a Rockefeller Center plaza Tuesday. Union plumber David Justino fashioned a tourniquet with his work belt for […]
Dr. Mehmet Oz led almost 100 racers in a 5K run down the Las Vegas Strip at 6:30 a.m. this morning as part of the ongoing PromaxBDA Station Summit. Oz, host of Sony Pictures Television’s recently renewed Dr. Oz, led racers from Planet Hollywood down the Strip and back. Oz, a cardiovascular surgeon at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital, is at the annual gathering meeting with stations that carry his show. Sony and Oz stations are reviewing marketing plans for the talk show’s fifth season premiering this fall. In addition to the 5K run, Oz appeared on a morning news show and an afternoon talk show on Meredith’s Las Vegas Fox affiliate KVVU.
Dr. Oz host Mehmet Oz is developing a Hearst magazine that the publisher will begin testing in first quarter 2014 with an initial print run of 800,000 copies. Earlier this month, TVNewsCheck reported that an Oz magazine was in development. Dr. Oz was co-created by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television. Hearst also […]
Television’s major syndicators will meet next week with TV station creative services directors at the third annual PromaxBDA Station Summit, sharing promotional plans and trying to whip up some of that enthusiasm for their new offerings including CBS Television Distribution’s Arsenio Hall and Bethenny from Warner Bros.
NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” took the gold for drama series at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday. The win marked the first time since 1975 that the sudser has won the top prize at the Daytime Emmy fete — and only its second drama series nod in its nearly 50-year run on NBC.
Hearst’s stations are the latest to reup the daytime talker from Sony Pictures Television, extending its run through the 2016-17 season.
The Cox Media ABC affiliate will replace Dr. Oz with a half-hour newscast anchored by Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt followed by the syndicated Family Feud.
The Sony-distributed talk show also adds seven Fox O&Os, including KTTV Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man claims an insomnia cure promoted on “The Dr. Oz Show” left third-degree burns on his feet. Frank Dietl, of Southampton, N.J., filed a lawsuit in Manhattan state Supreme Court. The New York Daily News says Dietl was confined to his bed for weeks after using the so-called […]
While Katie got off to a big start Monday, the best among the talk show newcomers, veterans Ellen and Dr. Oz returned with noteworthy season premieres. Ellen scored a 3.0 in total households in metered markets, and its highest rating since the 2006-07 season.
Sony’s syndicated TV doctor has become so popular that some magazines, like Woman’s World and First for Women, put him on their covers without his consent. “His television show appeals to our readers because they feel like they’re in the room with him,” says Ellen Levine, editorial director of Hearst Magazines.
The North Carolina NBC affiliate will be featured on the syndicated talk show on May 23 for its efforts to help area residents lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
As a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz is used to paying attention to details. And he brings that same laser focus to his Sony-distributed talk show. He visits stations, tapes promotional spots for them and advertisers, does interviews, gathers feedback and pours over ratings books to learn what works and what doesn’t. Those are some of the reasons he’s got syndication’s No. 2 talker.
With ratings in a slump, Dr. Phil and his producers decided to focus more on topical subjects that women can use to deal with real-life issues. It was a good move. His show has taken over the top talker spot that was occupied by Oprah before she left syndication for cable. But things could change when some formidable new competition takes to the airwaves this fall.
NEW YORK (AP) – Television already has “The Biggest Loser.” Dr. Mehmet Oz is looking for the biggest number of losers. “The Dr. Oz Show” said Monday that it had netted its 1 millionth participant in its “transformation nation” health effort, and the number is climbing. One of those people will win a $1 million […]
In the week ending Sept. 18, Dr. Phil started its 10th season with a 3.9 rating – a 63% increase from the week before – its highest season premiere since 2004. Dr. Oz came in second with a 2.9 season premiere week, up 61% from the week before. And Ellen’s rating climbed 53% percent from the previous week to 2.3, making it her strongest season premiere ever.
Appropriately, an Oprah spin-off, Sony’s Dr. Oz, can be declared the nominal Oprah replacement, having snagged her coveted news lead-in slot in more than 80 markets. But it’s no guarantee of success. With Oprah gone in the fall, the time period will be a wide open and highly competitive battleground where it’s quite possible no show or station will carve out a wide advantage.
When The Oprah Winfrey Show concludes its run on Denver CBS O&O KCNC on May 25, McGraw-Hill’s ABC affiliate KMGH hopes to replace it in viewers’ minds with The Dr. Oz Show at 4 p.m. The station will move its 4 p.m. newscast to 3 p.m.