Last month one of our rabid readers told us WPTV had given Dr. Phil the boot from their airwaves. We looked around and couldn’t find this confirmed or denied but now it appears that it is very much true.
Turns out WPTV did give Dr Phil the boot to make way for Oprah’s newest creation, The Doctor Oz Show hosted by … yes Dr. Mehmet Oz.
For Miami/Ft Lauderdale Oprah.com lists WTVJ and WPLG. It doesn’t specify either or just shows both stations for whatever reason. Maybe they haven’t hashed the details out yet?
West Palm Beach will get Oz via WPTV, in Dr Phil’s spot if we had to guess.
We wished WSVN would dump this Divorce Court crap and go with a show like Dr Oz, at least the show’s good enough to watch on mute! Where would WTVJ and WPLG even put Oz in their line up?
On the other hand WPBF snagged Dr. Phil and at least at the moment it appears that if they don’t put Phil on at 2pm on weekdays they might remove their 5pm newscast like WPLG did. That way some of those hopefully nice Dr. Phil ratings rub off on their 6pm newscast.
The Dr Oz Show debuts September 14th. And on these news housewives (and the gays) around South Florida threw their knickers in the air!
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