But he’s probably coming back soon — possibly in prime time…
‘Dr. Phil’ Show Coming to an End After More Than Two Decades: ‘So Much More I Wish to Do’
Joe Saunders with His Glory News reports:
“Dr. Phil” is stepping down from daytime television. Phil McGraw, the TV psychologist who’s made the drama of therapy a daily staple for viewers for more than 20 years, is going off the air at the end of this season, CBS Media Ventures announced Tuesday. But he’s probably coming back soon — possibly in prime time.
In a statement, CBS Media Ventures said McGraw “will focus on prime-time programming and plans to announce a strategic prime-time partnership, scheduled for an early 2024 launch.”
McGraw himself said it was time to move on. “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,” he said, according to CBS. “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’s television career began with his appearances on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” in the late 1990s. As Variety reported, he launched his own “Dr. Phil” syndicated show in 2002, produced by Winfrey’s Harpo productions and distributed by King World Productions, owned by CBS.