It looks like Dr. Phil McGraw will be on television for years to come. Variety reports that the 68-year-old psychologist and television personality recently extended his overall contract with CBS with the deal seeing his popular talk show Dr. Phil getting renewed through 2023. McGraw will also continue to be involved in several other projects on the network.
“Dr. Phil is a titan of daytime television, setting the gold standard delivering clinically sound, common-sense, usable information to millions of homes every day. There has truly never been anyone else like him and we are thrilled to continue our longtime relationship,” – said CBS president of sales Steve Hackett in a statement.
Besides hosting and producing his own talk show on CBS, Dr. Phil McGraw also produces daytime talk show The Doctors, daily syndicated newsmagazine DailyMailTV, and has co-created drama Bull for the network.
“I am so proud to extend my relationship with CBS … Our success is all about the team. Carla Pennington, my unbelievably talented executive producer since day one, leads the most talented and committed team in television, delivering quality, meaningful content every day CBS Television Distribution for so many years. And perhaps the most important team member, my wife, Robin, who has been a part of the show since its inception and is such an invaluable touchstone for me personally.” – said McGraw in a statement.
Since its premiere in 2002, Dr. Phil established itself as one of the most watched daytime talk shows on television. The show covers an array of different topics and sees McGraw offering advice to his guest using his experience as a clinical psychologist. Almost 2,200 episodes of the program have aired to date.