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‘Dr. Phil’ Renewed in 80 Percent of Country

Jan 5, 2005  •  Post A Comment

King World has renewed the syndicated talk strip “Dr. Phil” through the 2008-2009 season on stations representing 80 percent of the country, King World CEO Roger King announced Wednesday.

Stations that have signed on now represent all top 20 markets: WCBS-TV (New York), KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV (Philadelphia), WBZ-TV (Boston), KRON-TV (San Francisco), KTVT-TV (Dallas), WRC-TV (Washington), WXIA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV (Detroit), KPRC-TV (Houston), KING-TV (Seattle), WTSP-TV (Tampa, Fla.), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KTVK-TV (Phoenix), WKYC-TV (Cleveland), WPLG-TV (Miami), KCNC-TV (Denver), KMAX-TV (Sacramento) and WKMG-TV (Orlando, Fla.). Station groups that have picked up “Dr. Phil” include Viacom, Post-Newsweek, Hearst-Argyle, Belo, Emmis, Meredith Broadcasting Group, Media General, Cox, Young and Freedom.

“Dr. Phil” is produced by Paramount Domestic Television, distributed by King World Productions and created by Harpo Productions.

Christopher Lisotta