‘Dr. Phil’ To End After 21 Seasons

Another daytime fixture, Dr. Phil McGraw, is leaving after more than two decades as one of television’s most popular talk show hosts. His syndicated daytime show, Dr. Phil, will end its run of original episodes with the current 2022-2023 television season, the show’s 21st. McGraw’s decision comes as his most recent contract is coming to an end. Dr. Phil received a five-season renewal in 2018 as part of a mega-deal extension with CBS Media Ventures, taking it through its current season.

Phil McGraw Entends CTD Deal Through 2023

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.

Talking Money: World’s Highest Paid TV Hosts

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. 

‘Dr. Phil’ Production Company Sues Ex-Employee


Dr. Phil On Tap At PromaxBDA Station Summit

Tribune, Sinclair Pick Up Daily Mail TV Show

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.

Dr. Phil Tops Ellen As Highest Paid TV Host

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).

Dr. Phil Partners With AARP’s Life Reimagined

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 […]

CBS Orders Scripted Dr. Phil Pilot


Dr. Phil’s Rx: Less Sensation, More Advice

Last fall, Dr. Phil used the Penn State scandal to address sexual abuse of children.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.