Phil McGraw, host and executive producer of Dr. Phil, has signed a new deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue the show through 2023. The extension adds three years onto McGraw’s current deal and will take the daytime talk show through its 21st season.
Combined, the world’s 10 highest-paid TV show hosts earned $462.5 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before management fees and taxes. Dr. Phil McGraw, Ellen DeGeneres And Ryan Seacrest lead the pack.
Sources say Sinclair and Tribune have agreed to carry the show from Dr. Phil McGraw and his son Jay, first announced in June 2015, giving it the clearances it needs to get off the ground this fall.
A multi-million dollar paycheck — that’s just what the doctor ordered. Daytime TV’s straight-talking Southerner is this year’s highest-paid host, banking $88 million pretax in Forbes’ 12-month scoring period, ahead of second-ranked Ellen DeGeneres ($75 million) and American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest (No. 3, $55 million).
Life Reimagined, a nonprofit subsidiary of AARP, today announced a new collaboration with Dr. Phil McGraw, marking the first time Dr. Phil’s approach to helping people reflect, evaluate priorities and take action to live their best lives, is available in a customized, interactive digital platform. “Each one of us is made up of a combination […]
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.