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Dr. Oz to End Talk Show For Senate Run

Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Oz is officially checking out of daytime. Variety shared Sony Pictures Television's announcement that the chatfest will officially conclude Jan. 14.

In November, Oz announced he is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Not long after, the Fox Station Group pulled the show from New York and Philadelphia stations.

But the time slot will stay in the family. The one-hour syndicated program The Good Dish, hosted by Daphne Oz, Gail Simmons, and Jamika Pessoa, will take Dr. Oz's place. 

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The Good Dish has been picked up by station groups nationwide, including Hearst, Fox, Nexstar, Gray, and Sinclair; it will kick off Jan. 17 in more than 90% of the country, including top market stations in Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The Good Dish initially started as a segment on Dr. Oz. Currently in the middle of Season 13, Dr. Oz has nabbed ten Daytime Emmys during its run.

Zack Hernandez, senior vice president and general sales manager of U.S. Syndication Sales for Sony Pictures Television, shared:

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.