"Dr. Phil" began its 14th season on September 14, 2015. Since its inception, the show has been hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw, a noted author and clinical psychologist.
"Dr. Phil" aired its first episode on September 16, 2002, capitalizing on McGraw's numerous successful appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Though initially produced by Winfrey's Harpo Productions, the show has been produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution with Peteski Productions since 2007.
There are more than 2,190 episodes of "Dr. Phil," including the occasional prime time specials that air on the CBS television network. Reruns of the show are broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network as of September 2015.