Fox-Owned Stations Renew Dr. Oz Through 2017


Hypochondriac, couch potatoes everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. Broadcasting & Cable is reporting syndicated talker Dr. Oz has been renewed on Fox-owned TV stations through 2017.  

Dr. Oz was picked up by 13 Fox-owned stations in 13 markets, adding seven new markets along the way. From the report:

The new markets include Los Angeles, where the show will switch over from ABC's KABC; Dallas; Houston; Phoenix; Minneapolis; Orlando; and Charlotte. The switch will happen in fall 2014 In all markets where the show is changing stations. Dr. Oz, hosted by Oprah Winfrey protégé and cardiologist Dr. Mehmet Oz, will remain on Fox stations in New York; Chicago; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and Austin, Texas. Fox did not renew the show in Atlanta, where it currently airs.



 

Oprah, Dr. Oz and Barbara Walters Among Forbes’ Most Influential Celebrities


 The bumpy start of Oprah’s cable network OWN hasn’t impacted the former daytime talk show host’s influence. Oprah earned the top spot on Forbes’ Most Influential Celebrities list. The Mighty O wasn't the only daytime celebrity to make the list. Oprah protégé Dr. Oz and The View’s Barbara Walters landed on spots No. 6 and No. 7 respectively. Check out the Forbes’ Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities after the jump!

J.R. Martinez Drops by Dr. Oz Thursday



Former All My Children star, Dancing With the Stars competitor and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez will appear on Thursday’s episode of Dr. Oz. During the episode, Martinez shares how his mother gave him a verbal boot in the behind, in an attempt to get him to get out of his depression post injuries.

 Watch the clip of Martinez on Dr. Oz after the jump!



Linda Dano and Dr. Oz Support Rosie O’Donnell’s Building Dreams for Kids Gala


Former Another World diva Linda Dano and talk show host Dr. Oz were among the celebrities who turned out in support of Rosie O’Donnell’s (pictured above with wife Michelle Rounds and Dano) Building Dreams for Kids Gala Benefiting Rosie’s Theater Kids on October 15 in New York City. The gala was held at the New York Marriott Marquis. Other guests included Gayle King, Orfeh and Sia. See more photos after the jump!



Dr. Oz “Honored” to Take Over Oprah’s Time Slots



 
You would think Dr. Mehmet Oz would be sweating bullets as he accepts the time slot throne his boss and friend Oprah Winfrey recently left him when she vacated daytime for cable. Not so says the host of Dr. Oz.

"I don't feel pressured, I feel honored by the spot. I feel a responsibility to give to the audience what she has done so beautiful for 25 years. You really learn this when you're around her a lot. She recognized people don't change what they do based on what they know. They change on what they feel, when you get that visceral awareness in your heart, it's important to do it. So for me, it's all about getting people to trust the good in me. And that trust is not just because they think you are honorable, it's also because they think you're competent. That marriage creates a trust that folks will follow you to."

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