About the Show


2021-2022 - SEASON 20


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, began its 20th season on September 13, 2021. DR. PHIL has remained the #1 daytime talk show since its 10th season.


Originally launched in the fall of 2002 with the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” 16 years prior, DR. PHIL is enjoyed by millions of viewers across the nation and consistently ranks as the #1 daytime talk show among all first-run syndicated strips. Additionally, DR. PHIL is licensed to nearly 50 territories and countries worldwide. 


Dr. 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. Dr. 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.


Over the course of more than 3,000 shows, Dr. McGraw has welcomed nearly 19,000 guests, received letters from over five million viewers asking for help, made available over $37 million in guest support services, referred 75,000 hours of therapy from a network of over 500 psychotherapists and, ultimately, impacted countless lives across the U.S. and worldwide. Dr. McGraw is the author of nine #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages, with over 33 million copies in print. 


DR. PHIL is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Media Ventures, formerly known as CBS Television Distribution, which also distributes the show. Carla Pennington and Dr. Phillip C. McGraw are the executive producers.


Follow the show at:  

Web: drphil.com

Facebook: facebook.com/drphilshow

Twitter: twitter.com/drphil 

Instagram: instagram.com/drphil


Jerry Sharell

VP, Communications                                                                                        



Jerry Sharell

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