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King World Retains ‘Dr. Phil’ Through 2014

Aug 3, 2005  •  Post A Comment

King World Productions has retained the rights to distribute the syndicated talk strip “Dr. Phil” for an additional five years, through the 2013-14 season.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Roger King, CEO of King World/CBS Enterprises along with “Dr. Phil” host Phillip McGraw.

King World also announced it has renewed the series on a number of Viacom-owned television stations through the 2010-11 season, including WCBS-TV in New York, KYW-TV in Philadelphia, WBZ-TV in Boston, KTVT-TV in Dallas, WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, KCNC in Denver, KUTV in Salt Lake City and KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas as well as KCBS-TV in Los Angeles and WBBM-TV in Chicago, both of which will air the series starting this fall.

“Dr. Phil” has also been renewed through 2011 on WWJ-TV in Detroit, KMAX-TV in Sacramento, Calif., KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, WJZ-TV in Baltimore and WGNT-TV in Norfolk, Va., all of which will begin airing the series starting with the 2006-07 season.

“Dr. Phil,” which is produced by Paramount Domestic Television, distributed by King World Productions and created by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, is in its third season.