The Dr. Oz Show

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The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show logo.png
GenreTalk show
Created byOprah Winfrey
Directed byScot Titelbaum
Presented byMehmet Oz
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons13
No. of episodes1,681
Production
Executive producers
  • Amy Chiaro
  • Stacy Rader[a]
ProducerMehmet Oz[b]
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42-44 minutes
Production companies
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkSyndication
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) –
January 14, 2022 (2022-01-14)

The Dr. Oz Show (or simply Oz) is an American syndicated daytime television talk show that originally aired between September 14, 2009, and January 14, 2022. The show was hosted by New-Jerseyite Mehmet Oz. Each episode features segments on health, wellness and medical information, sometimes including true crime stories and celebrity interviews.[1] It was co-produced by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions/Harpo Studios and OzWorks LLC/Oz Media in association with Sony Pictures Television.[2]

The Dr. Oz Show received nine Daytime Emmy Awards during its run, five for Outstanding Informative Talk Show and four for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host, as well as criticism for some of its subject matter.[3]

After Oz's November 2021 announcement that he would run as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, the show ceased production and aired its final episode on Friday, January 14, 2022. A food-themed spin-off talk show, The Good Dish, filled the timeslot on most stations from January 17 through the end of the 2021–22 television season, with its final original episode airing May 25, 2022.[4][5]

Overview[edit]

Each episode segments into A, B, C, and D blocks.

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 166 September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) May 31, 2010 (2010-05-31)
2 179 September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07) June 13, 2011 (2011-06-13)
3 176 September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) June 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)
4 175 September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10) July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)
5 175 September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09) August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25)
6 177 September 8, 2014 (2014-09-08) June 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)
7 181 September 14, 2015 (2015-09-14) July 27, 2016 (2016-07-27)
8 180 September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12) July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)
9 177 September 18, 2017 (2017-09-18) July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)
10 175 September 17, 2018 (2018-09-17) July 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
11 185 September 16, 2019 (2019-09-16) July 24, 2020 (2020-07-24)
12 175 September 14, 2020 (2020-09-14) July 21, 2021 (2021-07-21)
13 88 September 13, 2021 (2021-09-13) January 14, 2022 (2022-01-14)


History[edit]

Michelle Obama and Mehmet Oz dance routine from a 2013 episode of The Dr. Oz Show

In 2009, Winfrey offered to produce a syndicated series featuring Mehmet Oz through her company, Harpo Productions.[6] The Dr. Oz Show debuted September 14, 2009. It received Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Informative and Outstanding Talk Show Informative Host in 2010, winning the latter.[7]

For the first four seasons, shows were recorded in Studio 6A at NBC Studios in New York,[8] but vacated Rockefeller Center after NBC reclaimed the space for its Late Night franchise.[9] Beginning with season five, The Dr. Oz Show was recorded in the ABC Television Center East on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.[10] The show later moved to Studio 42 at the CBS Broadcast Center in 2020.[11]

In April 2018, Sony Pictures Television renewed The Dr. Oz Show for seasons 11 and 12, taking it through 2020–21.[12]

In March 2020, in-studio production was shut down after a staffer experienced "subtle" symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. Episodes began filming at Oz's home afterward. The show announced that it would return to studio tapings for its season premiere on September 14, 2020 with limited crew members and without a live audience.[11]

In September 2020, The Dr. Oz Show was renewed for seasons 13 and 14, through 2022–23.[13]

Ending[edit]

Oz declared his candidacy on November 30, 2021, for the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania; this forced television stations in Pennsylvania and surrounding states and markets as far west as Cleveland, Ohio, to immediately drop the show from their schedule in order to remain in compliance with the equal-time rule.[14][15] The show's website was also relocated to drozshow.com, as Oz personally owns the doctoroz.com domain, which was repurposed for his campaign website.

On December 13, 2021, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) confirmed that The Dr. Oz Show would air its final episode on Friday, January 14, 2022.[4] The final program, which featured a discussion about shrinkflation and an interview with Maria Shriver, did not directly reference the show's end until the last segment, which was filmed in a different studio, in which Oz confirmed he was stepping aside due to his run for office, but expressed pride in how the series had, in his view, benefited viewers over its thirteen seasons.[16]

The Good Dish[edit]

On Monday, January 17, 2022, most stations that aired Dr. Oz began filling its timeslot with a new SPT-distributed series titled The Good Dish, a food-themed talk show based on Oz's "The Dish" cooking segments, hosted by Mehmet Oz's daughter Daphne Oz, Gail Simmons, and Jamika Pessoa. Sony had originally announced the series in 2019 to air alongside Dr. Oz beginning in fall 2020; at the time, the show was set to be hosted by Simmons, Pessoa, Daphne Oz, and Vanessa Williams.[17] Unable to sell it into syndication following the initial announcement, Sony revived the concept as a replacement for Dr. Oz for at least the remainder of the 2021–22 TV season.[4] On March 9, less than two months after its launch, Deadline Hollywood reported The Good Dish would not be renewed in syndication beyond its initial partial season, with SPT exploring other cable or streaming outlets for the program.[5]The Good Dish produced 87 episodes, finishing on May 25, 2022.[18]

Reception[edit]

According to a 2013 article in The New Yorker, the series was at that time "among the most highly rated daily television programs" in the United States.[6] It consistently scores ratings with daytime television's primary demographic of women from ages 25–54.[12] During the 2016 season, The Dr. Oz Show averaged a 1.4 Nielsen household rating in live-plus-same day numbers.[19] It had a 1.2 Nielsen household rating in 2017 and a 1.1 rating during the 2018 season.[12]

Over the course of its run, The Dr. Oz Show and other similar medical talk shows have been criticized for featuring subject matter that is not supported by published studies. The British Medical Journal found that more than half of the recommendations on these shows contradicted medical research.[20] Producers for the show have stated that the series gives viewers "the most information and the greatest number of tools they can use to make their own choices."[6]

International versions[edit]

Country Title Network Hosts Date aired
 Chile Dr. TV Mega Claudio Aldunate August 1, 2011 – 2012
 Colombia[21] Doctor S.O.S. RCN Andrés Mejía (2012)
Luis Felipe Mora (2012–2013)
February 6, 2012 – 2013
 Peru Dr. TV América Televisión Tomás Borda March 26, 2012 – December 30, 2016
 Portugal[22] E aí, Doutor? RecordTV Antônio Sproesser May 23, 2011 – December 29, 2012
 Russia[23] О самом главном
O samom glavnom
Russia 1 Sergey Agapkin, Mikhail Politseymako,
Alexander Myasnikov, Tatyana Shapovalenko
April 20, 2010 – March 14, 2022[24]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Honorees Result
2010 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Talk Show Episode The Dr. Oz Show Nominated
2010 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Nominated
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Won
2011 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Talk Show Episode The Dr. Oz Show Nominated
2011 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Won
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Won
2012 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Won
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Nominated
2013 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Won
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Nominated
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing Bill Taylor, Glenn A. Arber Nominated
2014 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Nominated
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Won
Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News or Morning Program Scot Titelbaum, Debra Mackrell Won
2015 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Nominated
Outstanding Technical Team The Dr. Oz Show Nominated
Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News or Morning Program Scot Titelbaum, Debra Mackrell Nominated
2016 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Won
Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News or Morning Program Scot Titelbaum, Debra Mackrell Nominated
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing Jorge Silva, Derek Vintschger Nominated
Outstanding Technical Team Steve Annenberg, Anthony Giannantonio, John Nugent, Lisa Rosenberg, Rob Salamanca, Zachary Spira-Bauer, Paul Wilken Nominated
Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design Robin Bemporad, Jesse Cervantes, Paul Philipps, Raj Soni Nominated
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Nominated
2017 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Won
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Nominated
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing Jorge Silva, Derek Vintschger Nominated
2018 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Won
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Nominated
2019 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Dr. Oz Show Nominated
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Mehmet Oz Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'The Dr. Oz Show' Renewed for Season 10". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Episodes: The Dr. Oz Show". TV Guide. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 20, 2019). "Daytime Emmy Nominations: 'Days Of Our Lives' Leads Programs & CBS Tops Networks". Deadline. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Otterson, Joe (December 13, 2021). "'Dr. Oz Show' to End in January as Host Pursues Pennsylvania Senate Run". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2022). "'The Good Dish' Not Returning For Season 2 In Syndication; Sony Pictures TV Exploring Options". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Specter, Michael (January 28, 2013). "The Operator". The New Yorker. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Finke, Nikki (June 28, 2010). "2010 Daytime Emmy Winners: 'As The World Turns', 'Bold & Beautiful', 'Young & Restless', 'General Hospital', 'Cash Cab', 'Ellen', 'Dr Oz', And 'The Doctors'". Deadline. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  8. ^ "Dr. Oz — New York News | NYC Breaking News". Myfoxny.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  9. ^ Bond, Paul (May 7, 2013). "NBC Dumps $25 Million Jimmy Fallon NYC 'Tonight Show' Studio". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  10. ^ Get Show Tickets! | The Dr. Oz Show
  11. ^ a b "The Dr. Oz Show Resumes Production in Studio amid COVID-19 Pandemic". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  12. ^ a b c Albiniak, Paige. "'Dr. Oz' to Live Long, Healthy Life in Syndication". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "'The Dr. Oz Show' Renewed For Seasons 13 & 14 Ahead Of Today's Fall Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. September 14, 2020. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  14. ^ Battaglio, Stephen (November 30, 2021). "Here's what happens to Dr. Oz's talk show now that he's running for Senate". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  15. ^ "'The Dr. Oz Show' Pulled In New York & Pennsylvania In Light Of Mehmet Oz's Senate Run". Deadline. December 1, 2021. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  16. ^ "The Supermarket Squad Investigates Shrinkage! Food Packages Are Getting Smaller". The Dr. Oz Show. January 14, 2022. CTV (Canada). CFTO-DT.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (October 29, 2019). "Syndicated 'Dr. Oz Show' Spinoff Series 'The Good Dish' Eyed For Fall 2020 Launch By Sony TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  18. ^ "WNYW HDTV - TV Listings Guide". On TV Tonight. May 25, 2022. Retrieved May 25, 2022.
  19. ^ Holloway, Daniel (June 9, 2016). "'Dr. Oz' Renewed Through 2018-19 Season". Variety. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  20. ^ Allan, G. Michael; Vandermeer, Ben; Campbell-Scherer, Denise; Banh, Hoan Linh; Lindblad, Adrienne J.; Garrison, Scott; Turgeon, Ricky D.; Finley, Caitlin; Cotton, Candra (December 17, 2014). "Televised medical talk shows—what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study". BMJ. 349: g7346. doi:10.1136/bmj.g7346. PMC 4269523. PMID 25520234.
  21. ^ "'Doctor S.O.S', el nuevo programa del Canal RCN". Entretengo. November 22, 2011.
  22. ^ "Apresentado pelo médico Antonio Sproesser, o vespertino 'E aí, doutor?' estreia este mês na Record". Extra. May 15, 2011.
  23. ^ "Sony Hopes for a Blockbuster as 'Dr. Oz' Format Goes to China". The New York Times. September 22, 2010.
  24. ^ Since March 15, 2022, the show continues to air without Sony Pictures International's involvement in the production due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ credited as co-executive producer
  2. ^ credited as supervising producer

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