In September 2002, Dr. Phil McGraw debuted his very own talk show after being the “resident expert on human behavior” on Oprah Winfrey’s show. His first appearance on Oprah’s show was in April 1998.
For the last 21 years, Dr. Phil has aired just about every single day on CBS and in syndication on other channels.
On Jan. 31st, Dr. Phil made a statement announcing that the show is coming to an end.
“I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television. 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. 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.”
Dr. Phil, who is 72 years old, will definitely be kept busy even without the daily talk show. He is currently an executive producer on the TV show So Help Me Todd, which stars Skylar Astin and Marcia Gay Harden.
He also hosts two podcasts, Phil In The Blanks and Mystery & Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil.
The final episode will be in the spring. What do you think about the Dr. Phil show coming to an end? Let us know in the comments.