Dr Phil announced the end of the hit talk show after 25 years: ‘I still have a lot of things to do’

It’s the end of an era for Dr. Phil.

The famous talk show host, full name Phil McGraw, first appeared on screen in the late 90s as a resident expert on human behavior on the internet. Performance by Oprah Winfrey.

He’s been running his own show for 25 years and 21 notable seasons.

Program distributor CBS Media Ventures announced the news, noting that McGraw has decided to end his on-screen therapy.

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Dr. Phil has run his number one daytime talk show for 25 years. (Getty)

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“I’ve been fortunate to have over 25 great years on daytime television,” McGraw said in a statement.

“With this show, we’ve helped thousands of guests and millions of viewers overcome everything from addiction and marriage to mental health and parenting.

“This has been an incredible chapter in my life and career, but while I’m continuing from the day, I still have a lot of work to do.”

CBS announced it will keep Dr. Phil will air for the remainder of 2023 to 2024 by airing a bundle of repeat episodes, supplemented with new content from McGraw. This content will include updates on previous guests and new developments in counseling and therapy.

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McGraw launched his show in 2002, with the help of Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.

In his latest statement, he hinted at a new business venture on the horizon.

He is said to intend to announce a “strategic partnership in prime time” and hopes to launch it in early 2024.

“I was forced to engage with a wider audience because I care deeply about the American family and I am determined to help restore our clear purpose and core values,” said McGraw. .

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