CBS Refills Its Prescription for ‘The Doctors’

Syndicated talk show will keep dispensing medical advice for two more seasons

Last Updated: December 14, 2009 @ 9:46 AM

Syndicated talk show "The Doctors" will be sticking around: Stations in 48 of the nation’s top 50 TV markets have renewed the series for two more seasons.

CBS Television Distribution announced the extension today, saying the series has been extended through the 2011-12 season by stations representing 91 percent of the country. The show is currently in its second year.

Jay McGraw, a k a Dr. Phil’s son and the executive producer of the show, expressed gratitude for the renewal.

"We have more ideas than we know what to do with," he said. “Our approach has always been to put the viewer first, so the staff works hard every day to produce an informative, entertaining show that viewers truly want to see. This renewal really affirms that we’re hitting the right notes.”

During the just-wrapped November sweeps, "The Doctors" averaged a 2.0 household rating, up 18 percent from the same timeframe last year.