AAfter 21 seasons, Dr. Phil McGraw’s daytime talk show will come to an end in 2023. McGraw signed a five-year contract with CBS Media Ventures in 2018 and is expected to offer networks the option of airing previously recorded episodes during the upcoming 2023-24 season.
McGraw has been a part of daytime television for over 25 years and has helped tens of thousands of guests and millions of viewers with issues ranging from mental health to parenting to addiction to marriage.
However, he is not done yet and is expected to reveal information about a “strategic primetime arrangement” that would allow him to impact television and audiences more effectively.
The project’s debut is set for next year.
McGraw is concerned about the American family and wants to restore clarity of purpose and core values. He has been producing scripted projects and hosting two podcasts, Mystery & Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil and Phil in the Blanks, according to CBS officials who spoke to Variety.
Dr. Phil’s television career took off when he frequently appeared as a guest expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the 1990s. He moderated over 4,000 shows with over 20,000 guests and over 5 million viewer letters.