CBS: ‘Dr. Phil’ Renewed Through 2017

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Via Press Release:



CBS Television Stations Among First to Extend Through 2017

Strong Ratings Drive Renewals and Upgrades Across the Country


CBS-LogoLOS ANGELES – JANUARY 24, 2013 – DR. PHIL, the top-rated talk show in daytime,  has been renewed through the 2016-2017 season in 77% of the country, including by the CBS Television Stations Group, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales at CBS Television Distribution. 


The three-year extension will take DR. PHIL through its 15th season.


DR. PHIL airs on 13 CBS-owned stations, including those in the top 5 markets: WCBS, New York; KCBS, Los Angeles; WBBM, Chicago; KYW, Philadelphia; and KTVT, Dallas-Ft. Worth. Other groups with stations signing on include Young Broadcasting, Post-Newsweek, LIN Television, Sinclair Broadcast, Dispatch Broadcast, Media General, Cox Television and Cordillera.


“To have a talk show on the air for 15 years is a huge accomplishment,” DiSalvo said. “Stations have really sat up and taken notice of the fact that DR. PHIL is the best news lead-in in the marketplace today. Recognizing that value, DR. PHIL has gotten some nice upgrades during the renewal process. We’re thrilled to continue to be in business with Dr. Phil for years to come.”


“I’m excited to continue my dynamic partnership with Leslie Moonves and my CBS family,” Dr. Phil McGraw said. “We’ve certainly got the best O&O group in the business. My staff and I have never been more passionate about the work that we are doing at the DR. PHIL show, and we take very seriously the faith and confidence that our viewers continue to show by bringing us into their homes each day. This renewal gives us the endorsement to continue to do the work we do, telling compelling stories for years to come.” 

“DR. PHIL has long played a major role in the success of our stations’ daytime schedules,” said Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations. “We love working with the best in the business and look forward to continuing our great partnership with Phil for many years to come.” 

DR. PHIL, currently in its 11th season, is averaging 4.2 million viewers a week and is the #1 talk show in daytime. 

DR. PHIL was created by Harpo Productions and is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp. Dr. Phil McGraw is host and executive producer. Carla Pennington is executive producer. 

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 13 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD’s critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows  Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 and #2 newsmagazinesEntertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, along with omg!INSIDER; the #2 court show Judge Joe Brown; reality dating show Excused; freshman talk show The Jeff Probst Show; the upcoming late-night talk show The Arsenio Hall Show; the upcoming talk show The Test; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods,Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.

TBS Cancels Lopez Tonight: 546,000 People Are Pissed, No One Else Cares

We are pleased to announce that The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that TBS will not be renewing George Lopez’s late night talk show, Lopez Tonight.

“TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight,” a spokesperson added. “We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.”

Really?  “…Immensely talented?”  This was a “…difficult decision?”  OK… Let’s be completely honest: George Lopez sucks donkey balls… metaphorically speaking, of course.  What the man does in his personal time, we have no insight on nor can we comment on.  But, the fact is that he hasn’t been funny in over a decade.  Don’t get us wrong, he used to be funny but ever since he got his horrible sitcom on ABC that lasted six seasons, he started just phoning it in and collecting checks and letting  the horrible writers on that show write all of his comedy… and apparently think for him as well.


Seriously, have you ever been able watch his sitcom and been able to tolerate it for more than five minutes without wanting to repeatedly punch yourself in the face.  George Lopez is one of the most unfunny crapfests ever put on prime time network television just barely more tolerable than $#*! My Dad Says.  Truthfully, there is one reason and one reason only to have ever watched that show: the hottie mom and daughter.  But, Hell, I have the Internet and there are plenty of places to go to that are dedicated exclusively to hottie Latinas (of the mother and daughter variety as well) that provide far more entertainment.

Constance Marie & Masiela Lusha... See what we mean?

As noted, Lopez Tonight was as equally unfunny (sans the hotties) as his sitcom, and even worse, very polarizing.  His political rants are mean-spirited and he’s actively alienating any kind of mainstream audience that used to appreciate him and if any of the 500 thousand people who are fans of his don’t think this played a part in his audience numbers falling off the cliff they are delusional.  Oh, and if you’re wondering why we included a pic of two actresses who were on his show that was canceled three years ago ask yourself this: would you have preferred reading this piece having only pictures of George Lopez’ ‘I-was-fed-rock-candy-with-slingshot’ face, a donkey and a guy punching himself in the face? We didn’t think so.

So, good riddance, George.  We’re looking forward to the reruns of The X-Files or Seinfeld that will undoubtedly be taking your place… or perhaps we’ll just go to bed earlier.