Dr. Phil is everybody’s doctor, but it’s with a heavy heart that it was announced that he will no longer be taking new patients. According to Entertainment weekly, the twenty one season running talk show will come to a close this year. After Dr. Phil announced his plans to retire the Dr. Phil show.

The daytime talk show simple titled Dr. Phil began in 2002 and since has been an icon of serious moments of Dr. Phil trying to help individuals or families work through various issues or addictions. All the way to absolute crazy moments like the infamous  “Catch me outside” girl who became a pop culture meme because of her attitude and lines while on the show.

However, this won’t be the last time Phil McGraw will appear on television, shortly after announcing the end to his daytime talk show, he announced upcoming plans in 2024 to reach a much wider audience in a prime time slot. Phil went on to say why he was doing all of this for “I am compelled to engage with a broader audience because I have grave concerns for the American family, and I am determined to help restore a clarity of purpose as well as our core values.” (Phil McGraw)

With such a history in Entertainment it’s good to know this won’t be Dr. Phil’s final goodbye, but it will be the end of an era for television as his show has helped hundreds of thousand going through similar issues. While others say this announcement couldn’t have come soon enough.  We’ll just have to wait and see what comes next from one of America’s most well known doctors.

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