After 13 seasons and a pretty sound audience, “The Dr. Oz Show” is now ending for good.
Sony Pictures Television has confirmed that the long-running health series is getting cut at the end of the 13th season. The show is getting a terminal diagnosis because the host of the series, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is running for a senate seat in Pennsylvania.
‘The Dr. Oz Show’ is No More
This is the host’s first attempt to run for any kind of public office. We know he’s entering as a Republican and that a lot of his inspiration comes from the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oz had said that “the system is broken,” but not much else is clear regarding his political affiliations.
The 61-year-old’s political career would get in the way of “The Dr. Oz” show in many ways. So, what’s going to fill in that TV gap?
It will be replaced by a spin-off series. It will be co-hosted by Oz’s daughter, Daphne Oz. The new show is called “The Good Dish” and will also feature “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons and “Next Food Star” winner Jamika Pessoa as hosts as well. “The Good Dish” is actually a popular weekly segment on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
“Audiences have been loving what Daphne, Gail, and Jamika have been serving up during their weekly segments on The Dr. Oz Show for years. We have long believed The Good Dish would make an excellent stand-alone series and are delighted to be able to deliver this fresh take on the cooking genre to our station partners and their viewers across the country,” Zack Hernandez, the VP and General Sales Manager of Sony Pictures Television, said to the news outlet.
Not to mention, Daphne Oz has been incredibly successful in her own right already. She is a veteran of “The Chew” and the talk show team even took home an Emmy in 2020.
History of Mehmet Oz in the Entertainment World
While we know him the most from “The Dr. Oz Show,” Mehmet Oz got started in the entertainment world as a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” That’s another show that has also since been retired.
It was actually Oprah Winfrey that produced and helped create “The Dr. Oz Show” in 2009.
During the show’s long run, it has cumulated a total of nine Daytime Emmys and was even scheduled for a 14th season before he announced his Senate run. The show was dropped as part of the Federal Communications Commission.
The show had a good run but will wrap up for good on January 14. Then, “The Good Dish” will start on January 17.