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‘Dr. Phil’ Spinoff Clears Half of U.S.

Upcoming CBS Television Distribution series and “Dr. Phil” spinoff “The Doctors” has cleared half the country, including all of the top 10 markets and 18 of the top 20.

The series, to launch in fall 2008, has snagged deals with stations owned by CBS, Gannett, Cox, Scripps Howard, Belo and Post-Newsweek, among others.

The upcoming hourlong strip features a team of five practicing medical professionals, ranging from a plastic surgeon to an ob/gyn to a therapist, who will try to engage viewers by investigating and discussing medical topics such as painkillers, obesity and how to lose weight.

“The Doctors” (working title) will be hosted by ER physician Dr. Travis Stork (“The Bachelor”).

Other experts include Dr. Lisa Masterson, an obstetrician/gynecologist; Dr. Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon; Dr. Tara Fields, a licensed marriage and family therapist; and Dr. Jim Sears, a pediatrician. To support the show, these doctors will make appearances on “Dr. Phil” throughout the 2007-08 season.

CBS-owned stations set to air the show include WCBS-TV in New York, where it will air at 9 a.m., and KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, where it will air at 11 a.m. Other CBS-owned outlets that will carry the show include KYW-TV in Philadelphia, KTVT/KTXA in Dallas and WFOR in Miami.

Gannett stations signed on include WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., KARE-TV in Minneapolis, WKTC-TV in Cleveland and KUSA-TV in Denver. Cox Television stations in San Francisco (KTVU-TV), Atlanta (WSB-TV) and Pittsburgh (WPXI-TV) also have agreed to carry the show.

“This is a show that is completely unique to television; I can’t believe that it’s never been done before,” said Roger King, CEO of CBS Television Distribution. “We are on terrific stations and on strong time periods, and this show will only make lineups stronger. That response we’ve had has been exciting.”

“The Doctors” will be produced by Stage 29 Productions and executive produced by Jay McGraw, Dr. Phil McGraw’s son, who has served as co-executive producer or executive producer of seven “Dr. Phil” prime-time specials on CBS. “The Doctors” is the first series to come out of a production deal he has with the studio.

“We’re really creating a new daytime format here with a medical version of ‘Dr. Phil,’” Jay McGraw said. “Over the past decade I’ve watched my dad perfect the formula for giving advice to America. It seems like a natural extension to apply that ‘gold standard’ formula to medical problems.”

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TC

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GREAT ANOTHER BLOW HARD NO IT ALL. FUCK DR. PHIL

Patrick

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TC, if you are going to criticize someone, please learn to freakin' spell and how to use the standard grammar of the English language, you ignorant ass. "GREAT ANOTHER BLOW HARD NO IT ALL. FUCK DR. PHIL"
what you should have written was: "Great, another blow hard know it all. Fuck Dr. Phil!
If you can't use the language, then don't criticize someone who can. You just make the rest of us look like inbreds.

AR

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Hahahahaha.... "NO IT ALL"....

Now that's a smart person.....

Helen

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"NO IT ALL"???
Maybe you should watch the program after all - you might just learn something.

mizzbitchy

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WOW, you guys all seem so smart. Geeze, ummm, I thought the comments were for the new show coming out, not some idiot that misspelled. DONT YOU KNOW WE NEED MORE MAPS IN THIS COUNTRY!

mizzbitchy

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WOW, you guys all seem so smart. Geeze, ummm, I thought the comments were for the new show coming out, not some idiot that misspelled. DONT YOU KNOW WE NEED MORE MAPS IN THIS COUNTRY!

mizzbitchy

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WOW,ALL OF YOU SEEM SO SMART. Geeze, ummm, I thought the comments were for the new show coming out, not for some dumb idiot that misspelled. DONT YOU KNOW WE NEED MORE MAPS IN THIS COUNTRY!

mizzbitchy

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WOW,ALL OF YOU SEEM SO SMART. Geeze, ummm, I thought the comments were for the new show coming out, not for some dumb idiot that misspelled. DONT YOU KNOW WE NEED MORE MAPS IN THIS COUNTRY!

mizzbitchy

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WOW,ALL OF YOU SEEM SO SMART. Geeze, ummm, I thought the comments were for the new show coming out, not for some dumb idiot that misspelled. DONT YOU KNOW WE NEED MORE MAPS IN THIS COUNTRY!

mizzbitchy

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WOW,ALL OF YOU SEEM SO SMART. Geeze, ummm, I thought the comments were for the new show coming out, not for some dumb idiot that misspelled. DONT YOU KNOW WE NEED MORE MAPS IN THIS COUNTRY!

mizzbitchy

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oops

Hilary

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The McGraw family annoy me

Metalwarrior

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Please visit:

http://thecoolnews.org

Thank you

Meredith Zern

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Actually, Patrick, wouldn't it be "know-it-all"?

Just sayin'...

J

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LOL- nice try at syntax there, Patrick-

Way to separate yourself from the herd....

me

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I'm with J on this one. Patrick, you're rebuke is full of problems. I'll point out one more. It's "inbreeds," not "inbreds."

Anyway, the point of my post is to recommend a title for the new show. They should call it "Doctor's Orders." Whouldn't that be better than "The Doctors?" Either way, they need to come up with something better than that.

J

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Know it all? Shouldn't it be hyphenated. Know-it-all, dumb asses...

sdfs

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Alert('Dumb ass alert');

theotherme

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Dear me,

Please note the difference between "you're rebuke" and "your rebuke."

Best,
theotherme

Shari

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Most all of you crack me up.......you're, your, no, know, inbred, inbreed...

Who cares? I do. You are the kids left holding the bag at the end of the day growing up to be smarter that what you really are. I can only imagine where this country will be with people so smart as you. I bet not one of you went to school/college to get a fine education and spelling lessons.

Anyway, thanks for showing me what America is really made up of: dumb asses.

Terminally Blonde

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Heeeeeeheeeeeee

Perhaps Dr. Phil's next new show will be "The Grammar Cops." Hey, there's an idea.

Thanks for the laughs, I had a really rotten shitty day.

Terminally Blonde

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Heeeeeeheeeeeee

Perhaps Dr. Phil's next new show will be "The Grammar Cops." Hey, there's an idea.

Thanks for the laughs, I had a really rotten,shitty day.

Wait....is my spelling/grammar perfect?

Dr. Who?

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Amazing. Somebody types something into an internet blog using standard internet shorthand (because its faster to spell "no" than "know") and all of a sudden this blog is full of english teachers. Next thing ya know people are gonna be like "It's not LOL, stupid. It's Laugh-Out-Loud. What a dumbass." Umm, no... you're a dumbass. Why dont you comment on Dr. Phil, instead of the guy who posted before you?

For a blonde chick, Terminally Blonde is the smartest person in this room.

Cathy Horgan

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Hi, Is there any way of getting a CD of the "The Doctors" tv program that had the use of laser treatment? We are a Laser Treatment Clinic and many of our clients saw the program and said how good it was.

thank you, and see you on TV

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