After 21 seasons, Dr. Phil McGraw is set to bring his long-running daytime talk show to an end.
There won’t be any further production if the current season ends later in 2023.
“I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television,” the 72-year-old TV personality said in a statement released on Tuesday.
“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,” he added. “But while I’m moving on from daytime, there is so much more I wish to do.”
The popular show host will be turning his attention to primetime programming endeavours and will soon be announcing a “strategic prime-time partnership.”
“I am compelled to engage with a broader audience because I have grave concerns for the American family,” McGraw stated, “and I am determined to help restore a clarity of purpose as well as our core values.”
He made several appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show beginning in the late ’90s before he started his self-titled daytime talk show in 2002.
As of now, CBS Media Ventures has opened up on plans to “offer stations library episodes of Dr. Phil for the 2023-2024 season and beyond. The classic library episodes will include new content such as wraparounds and intros by McGraw, as well as guest updates.”