Ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Phil is ending after 21 seasons! Not long ago, the host of the show announced to Variety that the long-running daytime talk show will wrap up this spring after 21 seasons.
One of the most-watched series, hosted by American television personality Dr. Phil McGraw, will come to an end after its current 21st season. Read on to know more about Dr. Phil including his net worth.
What is the net worth of TV host Dr. Phil McGraw?
As per Celebrity Net Worth, the American TV personality, author, and former psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw has an estimated net worth of a whopping $460 million. He was the longtime host of the talk show Dr. Phil which premiered in September 2002.
According to a report by People magazine, the host ended his contract with CBS Media Ventures, which was good for five years, in 2018. In an official statement issued to Variety, he said, “I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television.”
McGraw went on to say, “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.”
In a statement, the company stated that Phil “plans to announce a strategic prime-time partnership, scheduled for an early 2024 launch.” The ending of the talk show marks the end of an era for daytime television.
‘Dr. Phil’ talk show was accused of a toxic workplace
In February 2022, the air was filled with toxic workplace claims, about the talk show Dr. Phil. At that time, many employees of the show came forward and spilled the beans about the working environment of the show.
One ex-employee claimed to BuzzFeed News, “Everyone was just pretty miserable. You would walk into the building and there was just a palpable dread and anxiety. ’Dr. Phil’ — the show about mental health where everybody who works on it has terrible mental health because our work conditions were really bad.”
Other employees alleged that they had nightmares about going to work, meanwhile a group of people from staff defended the TV icon, by saying the “intense” atmosphere was “always professional.”
All these allegations were denied by Phil’s attorney. His attorney, H. Patrick Morris, stated that none of the tales directly implied McGraw was to blame for the “negative environment” at the workplace.
Despite the controversy that swirled in the air last year, the daytime talk show Dr. Phil was the most-watched daytime syndicated talk show for nearly a decade up until last year. The show lost its title to “Live! With Kelly and Ryan,” but it still had a good viewership.
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