Daytime television psychologist “Dr. Phil” McGraw says he plans to end his talk show after 21 years in the coming months, but viewers haven’t seen the last of him.
“Dr. Phil” was the most prominent spinoff from Oprah Winfrey’s show, which once dominated daytime TV.
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The Texan’s program debuted in September 2002 after he’d been featured as a regular guest on Winfrey’s.
“With this show, we have helped thousands of guest and millions of viewers through everything from addiction and marriage to mental wellness and raising children,” McGraw said in a statement to People.
“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.”
The traditional broadcast TV season ends in spring; there was no date given for Phil’s final show.
McGraw, 72, said he wants to focus on prime-time programming and is planning an unspecified project for early next year.
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The Associated Press contributed to this article.