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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Director's Alert: Dr. Phil Spinoff Coming to WKYC

The Director's Cut Blog has learned this afternoon that WKYC, Channel 3, will be among the Gannett stations who will air the new Dr. Phil spin off, currently titled "The Doctors" which will premiere in the Fall of 2008.

"The Doctors," under executive producer Jay McGraw, features a dream team of five practicing medical professionals, ranging from a plastic surgeon to an OB/GYN to a therapist, who each day will engage viewers by investigating and discussing hot-button medical topics such as painkillers, obesity, how to lose weight, what not to feed your child and why some vaccines can be dangerous. They'll bust medical myths and answer burning questions viewers are too embarrassed or afraid to ask their own doctors.

"The Doctors" will be hosted by ER physician Dr. Travis Stork ("The Bachelor"). Other experts include Dr. Lisa Masterson, an obstetrician/gynecologist; Dr. Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon; Dr. Tara Fields, a licensed marriage and family therapist; and Dr. Jim Sears, a pediatrician. To support the show, these doctors will make appearances on "Dr. Phil" throughout the 2007-08 season.

Other Gannett Broadcasting stations to air the show include WUSA (Washington, D.C., market #9), KARE (Minneapolis, market #15) and KUSA (Denver, market #18).

Courtesy: CBS Television Distribution

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