Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Dr. Phil Pulling the Plug on Himself, Number 1 Talk Show Ending Run This Season


That’s it for Dr. Phil. He’s pulling the plug on himself after 21 seasons come this spring.

Phil McGraw has the number 1 talk show, or sometimes number 2 as it battles with Live with Kelly and Ryan. But his average audience is around 1.5 million people a day.

Dr. Phil is 72 and has a net worth of $460 million according to reports. So why not hang it up?

McGraw says in a statement:

I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television. 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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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