Dr. Phil is a reality/talk television show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw’s success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in the form of “life strategies” from his life experience as a clinical psychologist. The show covers a wide variety of topics, including weight loss, financial planning, errant children, gift suggestions, children who have been diagnosed with autism, unhappily married couples, rebellious teenagers, mothers who dress far from their age, mothers who refuse to attend weddings, children being stars in their parents’ rights, dysfunctional families, mothers who refuse to give their married sons monies and support for charitable causes.
Since September 8, 2008, Dr. Phil has been broadcast in HDTV with a revamped look and a new theme written and performed by McGraw’s son, Jordan.
Reruns of the series began broadcast on the new Oprah Winfrey Network as of January 2011.
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