DR. PHIL, the Emmy-nominated hit syndicated, daily one-hour talk show hosted by America's most popular psychologist and lifestyle strategist, Dr. Phil McGraw, begins its 11th season on September 10, 2012. DR. PHIL became the leader in daytime talk in its 10th season. For the previous nine seasons it ranked behind only the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and consistently ranks within the top 10 among all first-run syndicated strips.
Originally launched in the fall of 2002 to the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the launch of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” 16 years prior, DR. PHIL is enjoyed by millions of viewers nationally . Additionally, DR. PHIL is licensed to more than 40 markets worldwide.
McGraw's success stems from his signature “get real” approach to helping his guests solve their problems, stripping through their emotional clutter, helping them to get down to the bare bones of their issues and giving them the challenge they need to move ahead. McGraw champions those who suffer from such silent epidemics as domestic violence, child abuse, depression, racism, substance abuse and other health issues that are prevalent in society but go largely undiscussed by their victims.
DR. PHIL launched Season 10 with the highly sought-after interview of George and Cindy Anthony, parents of Casey Anthony, who was found not guilty in the death of her young daughter. Part one of the three-part series earned the show its most watched launch in seven years, and placed it atop the syndicated daytime talk shows, where it has remained ever since.
Emmy-Award winning Executive Producer Carla Pennington has been with DR. PHIL since its first season, as have Co-Executive Producer Angie Kraus and Senior Supervising Producer Kathy Giaconia.
DR. PHIL was created by Harpo Productions, is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.
September 10, 2012