It's hard to believe, but it's already been 12 seasons since we welcomed Dr. Phil into our homes with his daytime talk show! From holding the first live drug intervention on TV to getting the very first interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the "female" voice behind the Manti Te'o hoax, Dr. Phil has had many memorable moments over the years.
This Tuesday marks a huge milestone for the program, its 2000th episode! To commemorate this incredible occasion, Dr. Phil is going to update the viewers on where some of his most memorable guests are now, even bringing some of them back, giving his dedicated audience a chance to see this show’s incredible impact.
"It seemed like just yesterday that Oprah announced on her show that I was 'loading up the truck and movin' to Beverly,'" Dr. Phil said about moving to Hollywood to launch his iconic show. "These past 12 years have truly been an incredible journey for me and my staff. Every person I have had on the show has been for a purpose. You can't imagine how much gratitude I have for the show guests who've been willing to open up their lives and become teaching tools for America and the world."
Dr. Phil was the first spin-off from The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in its 12 seasons, he has welcomed nearly 15,000 guests, received letters from five million fans searching for help, and has been the leader in daytime talk shows since its 10th season. The show has also doled out more than $21 million in guest support services and referred 61,000 hours of therapy to those in need from a network of hundreds of psychotherapists.
While his impact on audiences everywhere has been legendary, so have his unique one-liners, also known as 'Dr. Phil-isms.'
Check out the video above to see more about Dr. Phil's plan to celebrate his 2000th episode!