“Dr. Phil” McGraw says he’ll stop making new episodes of his daytime TV show after 21 years and wants to focus on prime-time programming.
Dr. Phil to end talk show after 21 years on air
Daytime television psychologist “Dr. Phil” McGraw says he plans to end his talk show after 21 years in the coming months, but viewers haven’t seen the last of him.
Dr. Phil was the most prominent spinoff from Oprah Winfrey’s show, which once dominated daytime TV. The Texan’s program debuted in September 2002 after he had been featured as a regular guest on Winfrey’s.
“With this show, we have helped thousands of guest and millions of viewers through everything from addiction and marriage to mental wellness and raising children,” McGraw said in a statement on Wednesday.
“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.”