Dr. Oz is being replaced by his own daughter. Due to Dr. Mehmet Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania, the “Dr. Oz” show is set to end on Jan. 14, 2022. Three days later, Daphne Oz’s new talk/cooking show “The Good Dish,” a spinoff from “Dr. Oz,” premieres in 90% of the country.
“The Good Dish” is also hosted by Gail Simmons and Jamika Pessoa. The trio did a weekly cooking segment on “Dr. Oz.”
On Nov. 30, the cardiothoracic surgeon turned daytime-TV host formally announced that he’s entering the Republican primary field to replace the outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey. He becomes the latest TV or movie star to seek public office, following the likes of Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cynthia Nixon, the “Sex & the City” actress who unsuccessfully ran for New York governor.
“Dr. Oz” was previously renewed through the 2022-23 season, which would have taken it well into any potential Senate career if Oz were to win next year.
At the time of Oz’s Senate-race announcement, it was not immediately clear what his plans were for his syndicated talk show, which is now in its 13th season — although he quickly replaced his show’s website with one for his campaign.
Fox-owned stations in Philadelphia and New York soon pulled “Dr. Oz” from airing in their markets.
“Audiences have been loving what Daphne, Gail and Jamika have been serving up during their weekly segments on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ for years,” Zack Hernandez, senior vice president and general sales manager of U.S. syndication sales at Sony Pictures Television, said in a statement accompanying the “Good Dish”/”Dr. Oz” news Monday. “We have long believed ‘The Good Dish’ would make an excellent stand-alone series and are delighted to be able to deliver this fresh take on the cooking genre to our station partners and their viewers across the country.”
“There is no better time for a show like ‘The Good Dish,’” executive producer Amy Chiaro and co-executive producer Stacy Rader added. “Daphne, Gail and Jamika know how to make food accessible with the ability to seamlessly deliver home, lifestyle and trending content. These incredible women will make you laugh, enjoy cooking again and make your life just a little easier. It’s the most fun you can have in the kitchen without having to do the dishes.”