'Dr. Phil' to end daytime talk show after more than two decades

He will leave at the conclusion of the season this spring.

Published: February 2, 2023 2:13pm

Updated: February 2, 2023 3:52pm

Dr. Phil McGraw says he is ending his eponymous daytime talk show after more than 20 years on air, but he plans on focusing on prime-time programming with a project early next year. 

"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 said Wednesday. "I am compelled to engage with a broader audience because I have grave concerns for the American family, and I am determined to help restore a clarity of purpose as well as our core values."

McGraw, who started his television career on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in the late 1990s, will leave his show at the conclusion of the season this spring. He plans on announcing a prime-time partnership with a scheduled launch for early 2024.

CBS, which syndicates his program, plans on offering reruns of the show, following a similar path to "Judge Judy," which last aired in June 2021.

"We plan to be in the 'Dr. Phil' business with the library for years to come and welcome opportunities to work together in the future," CBS Media Ventures President Steve LoCascio said.

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