'Dr. Phil' renewed through 2017

Television's top syndicated talk show is set to keep doling out advice on the airwaves until at least 2017.

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CBS Television Distribution announced today that "Dr. Phil," the reigning daytime talk show since Oprah Winfrey left the air, has been picked up for an additional three years, carrying it through the 2016-17 season.

"Dr. Phil has long played a major role in the success of our stations’ daytime schedules," said CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn. "We love working with the best in the business and look forward to continuing our great partnership with Phil for many years to come."

The therapeutic talk show has been a steadily high ratings performer since McGraw branched off on his own, averaging 4.2 million viewers in its current season. And... how is that working out for him?

"I’m excited to continue my dynamic partnership with Leslie Moonves and my CBS family," McGraw said of his renewal. "We’ve certainly got the best O&O group in the business. My staff and I have never been more passionate about the work that we are doing at the Dr. Phil show, and we take very seriously the faith and confidence that our viewers continue to show by bringing us into their homes each day. This renewal gives us the endorsement to continue to do the work we do, telling compelling stories for years to come."

The renewal will guarantee McGraw's unique brand of straight talk will persist through a 15th season. "To have a talk show on the air for 15 years is a huge accomplishment," said CBS Television Distribution sales president Joe DiSalvo. "Stations have really sat up and taken notice of the fact that Dr. Phil is the best news lead-in in the marketplace today. Recognizing that value, Dr. Phil has gotten some nice upgrades during the renewal process. We’re thrilled to continue to be in business with Dr. Phil for years to come."

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Written by: kyleiam
Jan 24th, 2013, 4:34 pm

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Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 7:19 am

Dr.Phil,I am watching your show on the Own channel. This story really touched my heart when I watched it the first time it was on,so I could not help but to watch it again. I think it was about 8 years ago now that my nephew lost his life to the Choking game. He and about 10 of his friends were taking Xanax and choking each other. He was found by a friend at 3:00 AM on the ground with a cable cord around his neck. He and his girlfriend had been fighting most of the night and he was messed up on the xanaxes that she had given him. She said that she would keep his pills and give them to him as she wanted. We were told that if she wanted him out of it she would load him up with them and her friend said thats what she had done that nite, after which they said he wanted to play the game, they could not choke him enough by they put the cable around his neck and just hung him. The other girl said she had tried to get him down but his girlfriend would't help her and he died.Neither of them were charged.!! I just don't understand whats wrong with our legal system sometimes. I wish there was some way to film areplay of that morning and make all these kids that are doing this stuff watch it.My family and I feel like his death was senseless, maby if we could do this then his death would make a difference, if he saved even one person his death would not have been in vain..................................Thank you Jamie Williams

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