One of the most popular talk shows, “Dr Phil,” offering advice and guidance on a wide range of personal and relationship issues, will end after 21 seasons on the air. The series’ conclusion was announced on Tuesday after the 72-year-old former clinical psychologist opted to stop producing the show.

Hosted by psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2020 for his contributions to daytime television, the show has been a staple of daytime television for over two decades. 

According to Variety, sources at CBS have revealed that the decision to end “Dr. Phil” was made by host Dr. Phil McGraw himself rather than the network. McGraw is reportedly looking to transition into primetime programming.

The show first premiered in 2002 and quickly gained a large following due to its relatable and insightful content. During its long run, the series earned 31 Daytime Emmy nominations, which speaks volumes about its content of it.

Over the years, “Dr. Phil” has tackled various topics, from addiction and mental health to family dynamics and relationship issues. With its straightforward approach and straight-talking host, the show has become known for providing practical and often life-changing advice to its viewers.

Despite its longevity and widespread popularity, the show will be concluding its run to allow Dr. Phil to pursue other projects and interests. In a statement, the host said, “After 21 seasons, I have decided to step away from “Dr. Phil” to focus on other endeavors. It has been an incredible journey, and I am grateful to everyone who has been a part of it.

Obviously, the news of the “Dr. Phil” ending has shocked many fans of the show, who have grown to love and trust Dr. Phil over the years. However, it is also being celebrated as a testament to the longevity and impact of the show.

Dr. Phil has significantly impacted daytime television, offering support and guidance to countless individuals navigating life’s challenges. Despite its conclusion, the show’s legacy and positive influence on the lives of many will continue to endure.

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