CBS Media Ventures revealed on Tuesday that “Dr. Phil” will finish this spring after 21 seasons, underlining that Dr. Phil McGraw made the choice to stop producing new episodes.
For the 2023–2024 season and beyond, the media business plans to repackage and air past episodes of the daytime program.
According to the announcement, the repurposed episodes would include additional material including “wrap-arounds and intros by McGraw,” 72 as well as “guest updates.”
“I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television,” McGraw said in a statement. “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.”
With new agreements set to debut in early 2024, McGraw said he will switch his attention to prime-time programming.
“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 added.