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The Doctors
Doctors 2008 logo.png
Format Talk show/Medical
Created by Phil McGraw
Directed by Lynn Hermstad
Starring Travis Lane Stork (host)
Jim Sears (co-host)
Lisa Masterson (co-host)
Andrew Ordon (co-host)
Theme music composer Moon Martin
Opening theme cover version of "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" chorus
Country of origin  United States
Production
Executive producer(s) Jay McGraw
Carla Pennington
Phil McGraw
Producer(s) Veronica Torres
Lisa Williams
Michelle Wendt
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel First-run syndication
Picture format 480i
Original run September 8, 2008 – present
Chronology
Related shows Dr. Phil
External links
Official website

The Doctors (alternatively The Drs as seen on logo bugs and background graphics[1]) is a daily American syndicated talk show airing daily in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Sweden and Finland. It debuted on September 8, 2008[2][3]. The hour-long daytime program is produced by Phil McGraw and his son Jay McGraw and is distributed domestically and globally by CBS Television Distribution. The series is a spin-off of Dr. Phil and is the first talk show to be spun off from another talk show spin-off, as Dr. Phil itself is a spin-off of The Oprah Winfrey Show[4].

It was announced in December 2009, that sophomore talk show The Doctors was cleared through the 2011-2012 season. The second season premiered September 7, 2009[5].

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The concept, which originated on Dr. Phil, mostly focuses on health and medical issues, as a team of medical professionals discuss a range of various health-related topics and answer questions from viewers who are too embarrassed to ask their own doctors.

The series is hosted by emergency room physician and former The Bachelor participant Travis Lane Stork, a Vanderbilt University trained physician, who has appeared frequently on Dr. Phil, with pediatrician Jim Sears, obstetrician/gynecologist Lisa Masterson, and plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon rounding out the discussion panel[6].

Reception

The show had not ranked in the top 20 syndicated programs at all during the beginning of its first season, coming in behind the syndicated version of the game show Deal or No Deal among new syndicated programs, garnering a 1.3 rating at the time of its launch[7]. Since then, it has been the only talk show to gain viewers this season, registering a 1.5 rating by the end of October, up to 1.9 by December, and 2.3 by January, surpassing Deal or No Deal; the show remains the top new talk show of the season[8].

There is also evidence in individual markets of the show's success: for instance, in Buffalo, New York, the show is credited with increasing the lead-in for WKBW-TV's 5:00 newscasts, to the point that the station is once again competitive with other stations in the market[9]. (However, that station was airing repeats of brokered interviews in that time slot, which garnered very low ratings.)

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